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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…

Melksham Without Parish Council set its precept

Melksham Without Parish Council set its precept at its Full Council meeting held on Monday 23rd January. The council agreed to set its precept – the proportion of council tax…

Neighbourhood plan gets council approval

Melksham’s Neighbourhood Plan is an important step nearer to completion now both the area’s councils have approved the draft. Councillors from both Melksham Town and Melksham Without councils have recently…

Council objects to new homes on The Spa

MELKSHAM Town Council has objected to an application to build 19 new homes on The Spa. A developer has applied to build a block of eight flats and 11 detached bungalows…

Community Emergency Group meeting a success

Over 60 people attended the Community Emergency Group (CEG) update meeting hosted by Melksham Without Parish Council and Community Action: Whitley and Shaw (CAWS) at Shaw School last month. Chair…

Lib Dems fight against more grammar schools

Liberal Democrat councillor Jon Hubbard has proposed a motion which asks Wiltshire Council to reject plans to  increasing the number of grammar schools in the country. The Liberal Democrats believe…

Villages to get say on neighbourhood plan

MELKSHAM Neighbourhood Plan volunteers will be visiting Bowerhill and Shaw over the next week to get villagers’ views on the future of the area. The group will hold exhibitions in Shaw…

Parish slates ‘scared’ county council over controversial housing decision

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has slammed Wiltshire Council in a recent letter, saying the authority is ‘too scared’ to defend local people against housing developers. In a scathing letter to council…