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Wiltshire parking consultation – just days left to have your say

Wiltshire Council is reminding residents and business there are just a few days left to have their say in a comprehensive review of car parking across the county. So far…

Local web designer goes global with debut book for children

A local web and graphic designer has gone her own way when it comes to publishing books.  After nearly 10 rejections from traditional publishers, Amy Whitewick naturally chose the path…

Melksham town council objects to planning application for 263 homes in Shurnhold

MELKSHAM Town Council has objected to a planning application to build 263 homes just off the A365 in Shurnhold.  Melksham Town Council considered the application by Gladman Developments at a…

Melksham train journeys – 2014 and looking ahead to 2015

In 2014, the new train service brought long distance public transport connectivity to Melksham.  A three day survey in October revealed over 100 different start points and destinations right across…

Lottery funding to benefit Melksham Conigre Mead

MELKSHAM’S Conigre Mead will benefit after Wiltshire Wildlife Trust received a £498,800 from the Lottery Fund (HLF).  The money has been handed over to fund a new three year project…

Parking consultation – don’t miss out

Wiltshire Council is reminding residents and business to have their say in a comprehensive review of car parking across the county. So far more than 2,500 responses have been submitted…

George Ward planning application to be discussed

THE planning application for 270 homes on the former George Ward site is to be discussed at upcoming Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council meetings.  Both councils will…

Melksham schools make the grade

NEARLY every primary school in Melksham and the surrounding villages have seen improved exam results since last year, published in the latest national primary school league tables. The results show…

Bowerhill to benefit from improved sporting facilities as building begins

BUILDING work has started on a new sports facility that will also benefit community groups.  A modern pavilion built to Sport England standards is being built on the field next…

Wiltshire Council do not know the cost of highway repairs

Independent Wiltshire Councillor Terry Chivers has been told that the council are unable to tell him how much eight temporary repairs to a pothole in Atworth has cost to repair. …