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The pride of Melksham! Praise for “phenomenal” pandemic volunteers.

 MELKSHAM’S “phenomenal” pandemic volunteers have been praised by the town council. “We should shout from the rooftops that this town council is proud of what our community has done over…

Town council in two minds about future of virus support service

MELKSHAM Town Council is to discuss the future of the Melksham Community Response scheme and who should manage it. Councillors have been presented with the option to support the handover…

Opposition grows to housing plan

OPPOSITION to a proposal to build a new housing estate on land situated to the south of Woodrow Road, continues to grow across the town. Residents, both Melksham’s councils, and…

All harmful chemicals banned from public green spaces

ENVIRONMENTALLY harmful herbicides, pesticides and insecticides have been officially banned by Melksham Town Council. The blanket ban follows the council’s decision to stop using controversial glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, in 2018…

Young people reluctant to report crime in King George V park

Young people who are victims of crime, have difficulty coming forward to report incidents to the police. This is according to information shared by local police inspector, Andy Fee, at…

Melksham Library to reopen next week

MELKSHAM Library will reopen next week, providing a new order and collect service to local residents.  The library, one of eight  to reopen in Wiltshire,  will be open from Monday 21st September,…

Parish council gives tentative thumbs up to solar farm

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has raised no objections to plans for a new solar farm in Beanacre. However, as part of their response to the planning application, the parish council has…

Late-night disorder in town centre now a police priority

PREVENTING disorder in Melksham’s town centre has been made a priority by the local community policing team. According to statistics for the last six months, incidents in the town centre account…

Hundreds say goodbye to much-loved pet shop

HUNDREDS of people from across the community have shared their feelings about the closure of long-standing pet shop, Petstown. After 39 years supporting the town’s pets and their owners, Frances…

New seven-day target for public questions to town council

QUESTIONS asked by the public at town council meeting will now be answered  within seven days, “if possible”. Answers to questions will be shared publically on the town council’s website,…

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