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Broughton Gifford Parish council vacancy available

Due to the resignation of Richard Hall, a vacancy has arisen for a parish councillor in Broughton Gifford. Anyone interested must make it known in writing by Friday 24th April…

Wiltshire Council quizzed on Garden waste charges

A COMPREHENSIVE garden waste information pack was released by Wiltshire Council earlier this month, but it left several questions unanswered about how the scheme would operate and the impact it…

Broughton Gifford Parish Council by-election result

MARTIN Freeman has been elected onto Broughton Gifford Parish Council after receiving the majority of votes after last week’s election.  He gained a total of 137 votes compared to the…

‘Bigger Picture’ Question Time Come with your local candidates

Come and hear the candidates who are seeking to be your next MP talk about the big issues that are seldom addressed in the general ‘to and fro’ of the…

Election debate at Brookside

As part of the Orders of St John’s current campaign to ensure the elderly have a point of view in the forthcoming election, Brookside, along with BBC Wiltshire radio, are…

Gladman Development decision delayed until April at the earliest

THE decision from Wiltshire Council whether to approve an application for 263 new homes in Shurnhold has been delayed.  The Wiltshire Council strategic committee was expected to make a decision…

Encouraging Wiltshire residents to register to vote

With the General Election now just a few months away, Wiltshire Council is working hard to encourage as many people as possible to make sure they can use their vote.…

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…