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A statement from Melksham Independent News

A statement from Melksham Independent News

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…

Melksham pulls together in face of national crisis

AS the whole country changed in devastating ways last week, affecting every aspect of people’s lives in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, Melksham’s community was quick to…

To all residents of the community – you are not alone

A special message to all Melksham residents from the Leader of Melksham Town Council Dear residents of our community, I know we are currently facing unprecedented circumstances in our community…

Oak student tests positive for coronavirus

MELKSHAM Oak School has offered reassurance that it is taking the necessary preventative measures after the news that a student has tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19). A spokesperson from…

All systems go for campus as contractors are appointed

The principal contractor has been appointed to construct Melksham Community Campus, with work set to get under way this year. Wiltshire Council says, “This marks another significant milestone for the…

Evening and Sunday Bath bus service saved

Evening and Sunday bus services to Bath are to continue, following weeks of uncertainty. Faresaver – who operate the X72 service between Melksham to Bath during the day from Monday…

Melksham and Bath to work together to solve heavy lorry problem

THE town council is appealing for local authorities to work together to bring an end to the rising number of heavy lorries travelling through the town on the A350. The council…

Campaigners ‘flabbergasted’ as Wiltshire Council refuse to ban dangerous pesticide

WILDLIFE campaigners have said that they are ‘flabbergasted’ by Wiltshire’s Council’s decision to continue using controversial pesticides. Councillors have voted down a proposal to end the use of glyphosate to control…

Government go-ahead for bypass gets mixed reaction

THE news that the government is to help fund a new A350 Melksham bypass has been met with a mixed reaction locally. Whilst some residents have welcomed the news and its…

Dangerous pesticide ban to be considered by Wiltshire Council

WILTSHIRE Council is discussing a ban on its use of controversial pesticides – a move that has been welcomed by local campaigners.  The council came under fire from local residents and…

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