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Local issues to be discussed at Area Board meeting

The Melksham Area Board will return this Wednesday, 7th June at the Melksham United Church with discussions on a range of local issues. Following the recent local elections the six…

Become a Broughton Gifford parish councillor

BROUGHTON Gifford Parish Council have two vacancies for parish councillors.  Councillor Martin Freeman said, “It’s a great opportunity to serve your community. We will co-opt someone to fill the vacancy…

10 things people need to know ahead of election day

Wiltshire prepares to  go to the polls this week as people cast their votes in the general election. The polls open throughout the county from 7am to 10pm on 8th…

MyWilts app goes from strength to strength

People are able to report more issues to Wiltshire Council than ever before as the MyWilts app goes from strength to strength. Anyone can now report a missed bin collection…

“A time of big changes for Melksham”

IT’S been an exciting year for Melksham according to mayor Terri Welsh, speaking at the annual mayor’s reception last week when she presented Civic Awards to local ‘community champions’. In…

Town to fly flag for Commonwealth Day

Melksham Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at 10am on Monday 13th March to celebrate Commonwealth Day. This unique initiative, now in its fourth year, will see over…

Area board hands out £32,000 at penultimate meeting

MELKSHAM Area Board handed out nearly £32,000 to local groups at a meeting last week, including £7,570 through its community grants scheme. The council board gave a total of £31,935…

Solar cash a bonus for council budget

THOUSANDS of pounds paid to the town by a solar energy company will fund extra grass cutting in the park and cemetery, new play equipment and children’s summer activities. Melksham Town…

£19million boost for Wiltshire’s roads

WILTSHIRE Council is to receive £19million in government funding to improve roads, repair potholes and tackle congestion in the county. The funding is part of a £1.2billion set aside by…

Town council raises tax to support community services

RESIDENTS in Melksham will see their precept increase from April as the town council seeks to make up for cuts being made by Wiltshire Council. Melksham Town Council met last…