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County cuts £500,000 from bus budget

BUS services in Wiltshire will take a £500,000 hit next year despite strong opposition from a huge consultation which saw over 11,000 responses to the council’s cost-cutting plans. Wiltshire Council last…

Town Council takes over Time Credit Scheme

Melksham Town Council will continue running a Time Credit scheme in Melksham following the closure of Time Credits in Wiltshire. Wiltshire Time Credits, run by an organisation called Spice, has…

Community Toilet Scheme

Wiltshire Council is launching a Community Toilet Scheme and is looking for Melksham businesses to help. The council is looking for businesses it can work with across the county to…

Lib Dems choose new candidate for Chippenham

The Liberal Democrats have started preparing for a snap General Election following the result of the EU Referendum. As part of that process, the local party has selected Helen Belcher…

Have your say on Council Tax Reduction Scheme

People are being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to how the Council Tax Reduction scheme is delivered next year. Wiltshire Council is asking people for their views…

Council to fund future sports stars

With the Rio Olympic games underway and Paralympic Games about to start, Wiltshire Council, working in partnership with local businesses, is already looking to Toyko 2020 and beyond. The Funding…

Over £9,500 given to local groups at Area Board

OVER £9,500 was given out to local groups at last month’s Melksham Area Board to support their work in the community.  A total of £9,670.40 was agreed upon by the…

Have your say on Forest estate plans

PLANS have been revealed for a possible 152 new homes to be built on Woodrow Road to the north of Melksham Forest. The plans were announced in April and caused…

Expenses investigation a ‘waste of resources’, says MP

MELKSHAM’S MP has hit out at allegations that her 2015 election campaign was over budget after Wiltshire Police last week confirmed it was investigating both the current and former Chippenham…

New councillor for Broughton Gifford

BROUGHTON Gifford Parish Council has filled its vacancy by co-opting local woman Claire Johnson onto the council. Claire will fill the vacancy announced in January this year. Councillor Martin Freeman said,…