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A statement from Melksham Independent News

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To all readers

We are sad to announce that due to last night’s new restrictions
introduced by the Prime Minister, we will have to
temporarily cease production of Melksham Independent News. 

However our latest edition – which our wonderful staff had worked on right up to the last minute – is available via the link below.

We would urge everyone who can, to read the online edition which contains lots of advice and contact numbers for support groups. Please use these – and pass the contact details on to elderly/vulnerable people that you know (by phone only, of course). 

Keep visiting our website; we will be working hard to bring you news and updates including news about the fantastic work still being done in our community to help the most vulnerable.

We are a family-run business and we would like to pay tribute to our wonderful team, including  our deliverers who were waiting and willing to bring you this latest edition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the years – long may it continue! Together, we will come through this and emerge from it as a stronger community than ever before.

Please follow the Government’s advice and stay indoors
unless absolutely necessary.

Look after each other and stay safe.

Ian and Susan Drew, Kate Drew and Joe McCann
and all the team at Melksham Independent News.






7 Responses to A statement from Melksham Independent News

  1. Glenn M Phillips

    March 25, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Good Luck to you all and hope you weather this financially.
    All the best

  2. Sue Mortimer

    March 25, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Shame we have temporarily lost delivery of our much read and much loved Melksham News. You have been part of our community for so long may the country soon be rid of this wretched virus. As you say we come through this together making our wonderful community even more wonderful.

    Stay safe Ian and Sue and Team and all your families too.
    God bless. Sue Mortimer

  3. Brian Warwick

    March 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    `Thanks for the fantastic way Melksham News serves the Melksham Community and particularly our over 50″s.

    best wishes to the Drew family, keep well

    Brian Warwick
    Melksham Seniors

  4. Sandra and John Phillips

    March 27, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Sad not to receive our Melksham News delivered – and especially at Easter Time…
    Take great care all of you and our very best wishes to you all.
    Thank you for all you have done in the past for our family and we are certain you will again.
    Take great care, stay safe and well and see you all soon
    Sandra and John Phillips

  5. Tessa Bools

    April 1, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Sad to not be delivering The Melksham News to everyone on our round. Take care and stay safe. Yours Tessa and James Bools

  6. Philip & Sandra Wells

    April 5, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    We will miss your fortnightly delivery through our letterbox. Full of essential and interesting news & views.
    We will continue to read your digital newspaper to maintain a critical link with our community.
    Keep up the good work until we emerge from the other side of this crisis.
    We will meet once more for coffee and breakfast at the Arthouse.

    Best wishes to you all from
    Sandra Wells – Arthouse volunteer
    Philip Wells – Avon Bowls Club Secretary.

  7. Lough Burger

    April 6, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Please help enforce the message to stay at home!!!!

    So many people still out playing on fields with their kids across melksham. Is playing frisbee or football essential?! Some parks are fenced off, but others aren’t and families are flocking to those still open

    The message is clear..Stay home!

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