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Wiltshire Council play areas to reopen

Wiltshire Council play areas to reopen

Wiltshire Council’s play areas will reopen from Saturday (4 July) and families are strongly advised to follow the social distancing measures in place to protect others and use the facilities…

Council dismisses lockdown suggestions

Wiltshire Council has dismissed suggestions the county could be one of the next locations in the country to go into lockdown. Media reports today (30 June) had stated there had…

Crime updates for Melksham – 22/06/20 – 29/06/20

Crime updates for Melksham – 22/06/20 – 29/06/20

Here are the community relevant crimes that have been reported in the Melksham area. If you have information that may be useful to the police regarding any of these or…

Spotlight on some of the town’s incredible volunteers

Liz Sandell Why did you want to volunteer to help? Living alone and furloughed from both my usual jobs I felt very isolated from the world. The news was full…

Friendly phone calls – a lifeline for those stuck at home

The Friendly Phone Calls service that was set up due to the pandemic and is delivered by Melksham Community Support, has reached out and called people over 700 times over…

Community Response team – dealing with people’s prescriptions

AT the beginning of lockdown in March, many people over the age of 70 were advised to stay at home – especially if they had underlying health issues and were…

Melksham ‘sews together’ for virus frontline workers

OVER 1,100 personal protection items, such as face masks, have been hand-made by local group Melksham Sews Together, and donated to frontline staff and key workers in the area to…

Melksham community radio gets licence for go-ahead

A new community radio station for Melksham has been awarded a licence by the broadcasting industry regulator OFCOM, bringing a new era of communication to Melksham and the surrounding villages…

New mayor is voted in

MELKSHAM’S new mayor is cllr Pat Aves, who was voted in by councillors at the Annual Melksham Town Meeting, held on 1st June. She took over leadership from cllr Jon…

Melksham’s Black Lives Matter protest hits international headlines

MELKSHAM’S Black Lives Matter protest, held in the Market Place earlier this month, has made international news. As protests in support of the movement were held across the globe, The Economist,…

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