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Wiltshire Council secures £312,000 to help homeless

Wiltshire Council has secured more money to help rough sleepers off the streets in the county. They successfully bid for a central Government grant to tackle homelessness in Wiltshire, and…

Parish council to make new home in Bowerhill

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council is planning to move its offices from the Market Place to the sports pavilion on the Bowerhill sports field. The move has been brought about due to…

Hear about Air Ambulance’s new airbase at its AGM

AN update on Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase at Semington, near Melksham, will be given at the charity’s Annual General Meeting this Wednesday 6th June. The charity recently moved to…

Mystery surrounding fish deaths continues

THE Environment Agency’s investigation into the death of over 1,000 fish in Clackers Brook has drawn a blank about the cause – however, more fish deaths have been reported in Semington Brook.…

Town council praise Melksham’s volunteers

MELKSHAM Town Council is encouraging the community and local organisations to find out more about volunteering as part of Volunteers Week. The council have also taken the time to praise all…

Could you fill a vacancy at Melksham Without Parish Council?

Following the recent resignations of cllr Steve Petty and cllr Joanne Pattison, Melksham Without Parish Council has two vacancies for councillors to be co-opted. If you have a keen interest…

Applications open for town council grants

APPLICATIONS for a grant from Melksham Town Council are now being accepted from any local groups who provide a service or activity to people in Melksham. There are three types…

Melksham Co-op re-opens following a £675,000 revamp

The Co-op launched a new-look store on Blackmore Road in Melksham last week, following a £675,000 overhaul. The revamped Co-op offers a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy…

Wiltshire-wide ‘Turning’ initiative begins in Melksham

Churches from all over Wiltshire are preparing for an exciting time of outreach called The Turning. “Through the Turning, Christians have been able to spread the good news of Jesus…

Grandmother launches petition for better support for disabled children

A GRANDMOTHER from Seend has launched a petition asking for local authorities to provide better support to children with special educational needs (SEN), following the experience of her own grandson. Local…