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Small rates rise in Melksham

At a meeting of Melksham Town Council held earlier this month it was agreed to set the precept (the proportion of council tax payable to the town council) at a…

Wiltshire councillors ‘banned from seeing confidential agendas’

Wiltshire Independent Councillor Terry Chivers is challenging a decision by Wiltshire Council to ban councillors from receiving confidential agendas, unless they are on the committee that the agendas are issued…

Calls for Melksham Town Bridge to be cleaned

CALLS have been made from several groups to have the Town Bridge cleaned whilst structural work is carried out at the start of next year.  Melksham Town Council, Melksham Trust…

Campus development won’t impact on Christmas Lights

Wiltshire Council would like to reassure the Melksham community that the town’s Christmas lights will not be affected next year by work to provide the new community campus. The council…

Wiltshire Council asks Government for car park money

As part of its review into the county’s car parking service, Wiltshire Council has asked the Government to consider giving up the rates they charge on car parks so residents…

Anger at road resurfacing delay in Melksham

Local councillor Jon Hubbard has slammed plans to delay the resurfacing of Spa Road in Melksham again, following an announcement by Wiltshire Council. The delay, announced this week, is being…

Wiltshire Council doubles response to flood risk

Wiltshire Council has reassured communities that they are doing all they can to prepare for winter as heavy rain brings a greater risk of flooding. The council has called on…

Broughton Gifford Parish council vacancy available

Due to the resignation of Margaret Lomas, a vacancy has arisen for a parish councillor in Broughton Gifford. Anyone interested must make it known in writing by Thursday 2nd October…

Bowerhill Seating locations decided

BOWERHILL Residents Action group (BRAG) has been awarded an Area Board grant to buy more seats for the village. One has already been earmarked for the green opposite Tesco and…

Atworth survey hits every home in the village as housing future considered

A housing needs survey is shortly to be conducted in Atworth. Mitch Roberts, parish clerk explained, “Our parish plan is currently being reviewed, by a steering group, who are engaging…