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Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

With local elections less than three months away, prospective candidates and agents are being invited to a webinar briefing to find out everything they need to know.  Led by Wiltshire…

RSPCA appeals for information after puppy is found dead in a pet carrier

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead puppy was discovered in a pet carrier that had been dumped beside a rural road in Wiltshire.  A member of the…

More houses for Melksham? Plan for 170 new houses revealed

More houses for Melksham? Plan for 170 new houses revealed

PLANS for 170 new houses on land to the west of the A350, to the north of Melksham, have been revealed.  The new development, situated on two agricultural fields, lies…

Police candidate responds to “no confidence” petition

Local councillor, Jonathon Seed, who is standing for election to be the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, has responded to a petition calling for a “vote…

Melksham Without Parish Council precept & budget 2021/22

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has agreed to a reduction in precept of 1.5% for 2021/22, whilst maintaining all services and continuing with existing projects.  The precept is the proportion of…

Community should be ‘proud’ of pandemic volunteers

THE work of the Melksham Community Support volunteers has been hailed as something the whole town should be proud of, by a local councillor. Talking at this month’s Melksham Area Board…

CCTV project ‘on hold’ after grant deferal

PLANS for a new CCTV system covering the town could be delayed for up to six months, after an application for grant funding was deferred. Melksham Town Council, who are leading…

Age Friendly Melksham win Lottery grant to help launch friendly phone call service

THE National Lottery Local Community Fund have awarded Age Friendly Melksham a £2,044 grant to review and develop their Friendly Phone Call service.  Phillipa Huxtable, Age Friendly co-ordinator said in…

Wiltshire Council rejects town council’s “peculiar” grant bid for Market Place project

Melksham Town Council’s application for a grant to support its plan for more markets in the Market Place was rejected by Wiltshire councillors at this month’s Melksham Area Board meeting.…

Footpath improvements planned

IMPROVEMENTS  are to be made to a “narrow” footpath on the A365 that is regularly used by school children. The footpath on Bath Road, between Dunch Lane and Corsham Road…

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