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Melksham Without to raise tax to save play areas

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council will charge residents more council tax from April, to cope with cuts being made by Wiltshire Council. Councillors agreed  to raise its precept – the proportion of…

Bus Consultation – have your say

Wiltshire Council are a currently conducting a consultation on the bus services that they subsidise in Wiltshire.  They are having to make savings, and the Melksham bus services that may…

Wiltshire Council’s care provider still not up to standard

A CARE agency based on Lowbourne still does not meet national standards despite making improvements across the board in its recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. MiHomecare Wiltshire, which is contracted by…

Speed limit change on the Sandridge Road

WILTSHIRE Council has proposed to change the speed limit from 30mph to 40mph on  the A3102 Sandridge Road.  The proposed speed limit change will affect the stretch of road from the…

Case builds against council merger ahead of Wiltshire Council decision

THE final public meeting to discuss the future of local government in the town has taken place and a decision is likely to be made on 24th November. Melksham Town…

MP supports call for first aid in schools

LOCAL MP Michelle Donelan has voiced her support for British Red Cross’s call for emergency first aid training to be included in the national school curriculum. The ‘Every Child a…

New parking charges

NEW parking charges are now in force in three Wiltshire Council-owned car parks in Melksham, following a  county-wide consultation earlier this year. New rates will apply from 8am to 6pm…

PM announces ‘root and branch’ review of children’s homes after questioning from local MP

A wide-ranging, independent review of children’s homes in England has been ordered by the Prime Minister after a question was raised in Parliament by Melksham MP Michelle Donelan. The former…

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…