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Preparations well under way to welcome refugees

Preparations are progressing to welcome refugees to Wiltshire so they can make the county their home. Wiltshire Council is joining with public sector partners and the community to ensure homes,…

Council seeks views on threat of ending Hopper service

THE Connect2 RUH bus service, also known as the ‘Hopper’, could be scaled back or stopped completely next summer, as Wiltshire Council prepares to stop funding the bus. The council has…

Melksham Town Council appoints new facilities and hospitality team manager

Melksham Town Council has announced the appointment of Tim Cross as facilities and hospitality team manager with effect from Monday 19th October.  Tim will be responsible for the successful operation…

Wiltshire Council could block fracking plans

WILTSHIRE Council last month announced that it would be unlikely to permit fracking in the county, and said exploration would cause unnecessary distress to residents. In a briefing sent to local …

MP visit is as easy as ABC

ABC Day Nursery in Melksham recently received a visit from Michelle Donelan MP. The nursery welcomed Michelle Donelan and congratulated her on her recent electoral success. In light of the…

Calls for Wiltshire council leader to resign in light of peerage

LOCAL people have raised concerns about councillor Jane Scott’s decision to continue as Leader of Wiltshire Council despite her recent appointment to the House of Lords.  Following cllr Scott’s announcement…

What cost to taxpayers as Wiltshire Council severs contract with Balfour Beatty?

WILTSHIRE Council will end their contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places two years early, following years of complaints about their standard of work. It was announced this month that the two…

Campus to be discussed at Area Board

Wednesday 9th September’s Melksham Area Board meeting will now be held at 7pm in Melksham Assembly Hall, not in Seend. The meeting will focus primarily on the community campus with…

Lib Dems slam cuts to health budget

LOCAL Liberal Democrats have hit out at suggestions that the Government could cut over £1million from Wiltshire’s health budget. It was announced last month that as part of wider Government action…

New film about Melksham Neighbourhood Plan

A short film explaining the Melksham 2026 project, which looks at the future development of Melksham and its surrounding villages, has now been uploaded to new Melksham Neighbourhood Plan website.…