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Minding the gap – charity offers trauma support for people across Wiltshire

LOCAL mental health charity Wiltshire Mind is trialling a new trauma counselling service.  The Melksham-based charity reports, “Traumatic events can have a massive effect on our mental health. Support for…

‘Get boosted’, says local vaccine centre

STAFF at Melksham’s vaccination centre are encouraging the community to book their Covid booster jabs.  They have also said that they are now vaccinating eligible patients aged 12 to 15…

Melksham’s Covid vaccine centre is back open!

MELKSHAM’S vaccination centre at Spencer Sports and Social Club will be reopening this week to help support the national drive to give Covid booster jabs to all eligible adults by…

Residents urged to play their part to mitigate the risk of new COVID-19 variant

WILTSHIRE Council is asking Melksham residents to keep playing their part to protect each other, as national measures are introduced to mitigate the risk of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron.  …

Carbon monoxide warning; watch out for the danger signs

DORSET & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind the public of the importance of carbon monoxide alarms following an incident on 3rd November.  Two people staying in…

Surviving Winter appeal to help keep elderly and vulnerable warm is needed more than ever

WILTSHIRE Community Foundation is launching its twelfth annual Surviving Winter appeal to help keep hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people warm and save lives over the coldest months.  The Surviving…

Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds now available outside of school

PARENTS across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now arrange for their child to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of school.  Previously, vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds…

Advice for patients who are contacting doctors’ surgery

GIFFORDS Surgery in Melksham has responded to criticism from a patient who was unhappy about the time it took for the surgery to respond to his call. The surgery explained…

Life-saving defibrillator for Bowerhill Industrial Estate

A NEW life-saving defibrillator has been installed on the Bowerhill Industrial Estate.  The new defibrillator can be found at Westbury Packaging on Lancaster Rd – it has been purchased by…

Covid roundup

THE latest figures for Covid infection and vaccination rates for Westbury have been released. The current percentage of people aged 16+ within Westbury who have had both doses of the…

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