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Campus? What campus? Answers expected at next week’s Area Board meeting

A SPECIAL meeting of Melksham Area Board will be held next week on Wednesday 18th October, 7pm at the Melksham United Church with a single item on the agenda – the Melksham Campus.

After months of waiting for news, it is expected that next week’s meeting will finally answer the many questions around what is happening with the new ‘Melksham Health and Wellbeing Centre’, which is being planned for the Melksham House site in the town centre.

As the community waits to hear what is happening next, locals have been amused by a number of road signs around the town centre pointing the way to the campus that is yet to be built.  “It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes… I can see the Campus, it’s wonderful. What a building, what a facility. You must be really silly if you can’t see it. Only the really intelligent can see it’s magnificence,” joked Paul Carter on the Sham Shout Outs Facebook page.

Claire Humphries Harrall said, “Sign will have rusted and been replaced by the time we get a Campus!”

“Why is it campus and not health & wellbeing… have they decided to change the name again? Why not just signpost Melksham House?” queried Deborah Burns.

“Is this an early April Fool?” added Maggie Hicks.

Jon Hubbard, chair of Melksham Area Board said, “We are very pleased to have a special meeting of the board on 18th October. This will allow us the opportunity to discuss the plans for this local project and I’d like to encourage local residents to come along and have their say.”

You can find out more about upcoming area board meetings by visiting: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-democracy-area-boards or by contacting Rhys Schell on 01225 716752 or rhys.schell@wiltshire.gov.uk