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£31,000 boost for local groups

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of grants to local initiatives at their meeting last week. £31,633 was awarded at the meeting held on Wednesday 4th March from the area…

Wiltshire Council budget proposals agreed – £344m to be spent on services

Budget proposals detailing Wiltshire Council’s  direction for 2020/21 and its financial strategy for the next five years, have been agreed. Wiltshire Council say, “The plans, signed off at today’s (25…

A case for CCTV in Melksham?

Town councillors have decided to involve the public in determining the need for CCTV in Melksham.   They say, “It’s really important that this is established one way or the…

Safety campaigner hopeful for future of town’s CCTV

A LOCAL community safety campaigner has welcomed the news that the town council is to explore the future development of the town’s CCTV coverage. The news comes following criticism last month by…

Community divided over merger for town and parish councils

THE proposal that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council, continues to divide the community. Residents from the town and the parish met at a public meeting…

Have your say on council merger proposals

RESIDENTS are being asked for their say on a proposal that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council. A public survey from Wiltshire Council is running…

Bowerhill election – nominations sought

A NOTICE of election has been posted by Melksham Without Parish Council to elect a councillor for the Bowerhill Ward, with a  nomination deadline of Friday 14th Feb. at 4pm.…

Join the debate on climate change at area board meeting

THE next Melksham Area Board will focus on waste, environment and the climate. The meeting will be held on Monday 6th January at Melksham Rugby Club at Oakfields, Eastern Way. Doors…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Passionate about education

I am passionate about education it really can transform lives and create opportunities.  That is why I have campaigned for more money for our schools for years – even before…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Education a top priority

Education has always been one of my top priorities and passions.  It was the topic of my maiden speech given that it is the building block for the future of…

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