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No date for reopening of public toilets

PUBLIC toilets in the town centre are still currently closed due to the transmission risks of Covid-19. The toilets, located in the Market Place, are jointly funded by…

Local deaf man raises awareness of communication issues caused by face masks

A LOCAL man, who is profoundly deaf, is raising awareness about the communication issues caused by face masks. From this Friday, 24th July, wearing face coverings in shops in…

‘Laughing gas’ drug use on the rise in Melksham

LOCAL councillors and police are raising awareness about the dangers of the recreational use of nitrous oxide cannisters – commonly known as ‘laughing gas’. The  colourless gas is…

Melksham Community Meals on the look out for new home

Melksham community meals is looking for a new home for its popular service in the town. The organisation’s chair, Sue Mortimer, has reported that the committee at Spencer’s …

Historic telephone boxes adopted by council

TWO local red telephone boxes have been successfully adopted by the town council for use for community projects. The council plans to meet with local group Melksham in Bloom…

Melksham Makers’ Market returns this Saturday

EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the first Melksham Makers’ Market of the year; slightly later than planned but better late than never!  Organisers of the market Sarah Hillman…

Library reopening delay comes under fire

A LOCAL book lover has criticised Wiltshire Council for its delay in reopening libraries in the county.  Wiltshire Council has earmarked early August as a possible date for reopening…

Tensions flare at town council meeting

ONGOING tensions between councillors at Melksham Town Council flared up at a meeting this week. At the full council meeting, one councillor described others as ‘not particularly pleasant’,…

This Issue

**EXCLUSIVE** Melksham Town Council now in a “very, very dark place” following “farcical” meeting last night

THE bitter row between Melksham Town Councillors took a bizarre new turn yesterday when a…

HMRC urges parents to claim Child Benefit

HMRC urges parents to claim Child Benefit

PARENTS in the South West are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they…

Leisure centres to start reopening next month

Wiltshire Council has confirmed that it intends to begin a phased reopening of its leisure…

Amnesty Goldney Garden Party moves online!

Amnesty Goldney Garden Party moves online!

FOR the first time in over thirty years, the members of Amnesty International Bristol will…

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service virtual open day – Friday 24th July

ANYONE interested in becoming a firefighter with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service can…

Assembly Hall reopening in limbo

THE reopening of Melksham’s Assembly Hall remains in limbo despite recent news from the government that…

Community waits for news on Blue Pool reopening

LOCAL swimmers are awaiting news about when Melksham Blue Pool will re-open, despite swimming pools…

Still time to create a shared vision for your neighbourhood

THERE is still time to have your say on the proposed Melksham Neighbourhood Plan. The…

Will Melksham ever get its campus?

Mixed reaction to revised campus timeline THERE has been a mixed reaction to the news that…

The power of community news

Melksham Independent  News has been accepted as a member of the Independent Community News Network…

BREAKING NEWS: Arthouse Café will permanently close

BREAKING NEWS: Arthouse Café will permanently close

Melksham Rotary has announced that the ArtHouse Café will not be reopening due to the…

Volunteering and helping out

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

MELKSHAM-based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK, have been manufacturing 3-D printed face masks and donating them to local care homes. “Knorr-Bremse wanted to do something in support of…

Rocking Horse Nursery children make bunting for Mavern’s elderly residents

Rocking Horse Nursery children make bunting for Mavern’s elderly residents

THE children at Rocking Horse Nursery took VE Day bunting over the Mavern House Nursing Home to help the elderly residents celebrate VE Day. “Before lockdown we were…

VE Day Party Bags from the Melksham Community Meal team

VE Day Party Bags from the Melksham Community Meal team

THE Melksham Community Meals Team had a busy time for VE Day delivering party bags to 50 of their users. The oldest couple were Allan and Edna…

Things to do

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham are launching our new online youth club. Join them online and join in with their online activities, live chats and fun at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoungMelkshamOnlineYouthClub/…

People asked to share their lockdown experiences

People asked to share their lockdown experiences

PEOPLE are being asked to share their stories and experiences of living in lockdown to help Wiltshire Council create a new archive. The council’s Wiltshire and Swindon…

Blue Sky & Beyond: Bringing blue skies into your home

Blue Sky & Beyond: Bringing blue skies into your home

Pound Arts Corsham to host digital alternative to Blue Sky Festival 8-14 June 2020 It is with enormous pleasure that today Pound Arts launches Blue Sky &…

Staying well

Melksham gets in tune!

Melksham gets in tune!

A new community radio station for Melksham has been awarded a licence by the broadcasting industry regulator OFCOM, Bringing a new era of communication to Melksham and…

Dementia lifeline reopens

Dementia lifeline reopens

ALZHEIMER’S Support has resumed home support visits to people living with dementia in Wiltshire this week. The Wiltshire charity, which stopped visits to all but the most…

Father and son support people to be healthy

Father and son support people to be healthy

A member of Wiltshire Council’s Active Health team has enlisted the help of his son to put together a short exercise video to support those individuals who…

Fundraising

Carer Support Wiltshire launch fundraising appeal

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched by Carer Support Wiltshire that will raise money to give unpaid carers in Wiltshire a break. Many of us have found…

Local business needs more laptops to help home school

MORE than 70 refurbished laptops have been gifted to school children and young people in Wiltshire to help with their home schooling during the pandemic. Melksham Oak…

Time to don your cape!

DOROTHY House Hospice Care are calling on the superhero inside each one of us. Over the last three months, our nation has spent a lot of time thinking…

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