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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…

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…