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Success for campaign to save village shop

CAMPAIGNERS have said that they are ‘delighted’ that a planning application to convert the village shop in Whitley into housing has been refused. The Whitley Community Hub is…

Council staff keep Melksham blooming!

THE town centre’s floral displays have been kept blooming thanks to the hard work of town council staff. Speaking to Melksham News, groundsman Richard Collett said, “We have approximately…

A million thanks as Wiltshire coronavirus fund breaks £1million barrier

A FUND launched to help small charities and community groups tackle the effects of the pandemic has broken the £1million barrier. The Wiltshire Community Foundation report, “The Wiltshire…

Charges at railway station car park

CAR parking charges have been introduced at Melksham Railway Station. The charges were introduced on 1st August – however, visitors are entitled to the first 30 minutes of…

£1,000 boost for Sight charity

Local charity ‘Wiltshire Sight’ has recently been awarded a cheque for £1,000 from Waitrose and Partners Melksham.  The money came through the ‘Your Partners Through It All’ Community…

Town councillor resigns

MELKSHAM Town Councillor, Caroline Andrewes has resigned from the council. The councillor, who represents the North ward has cited her ‘increased disillusionment’ with the council, as well as personal…

Villagers prepare to fight plans for new housing development

Shaw and Whitley residents have raised strong concerns about a proposal to build nine houses on land to the south of First Lane, Whitley. Residents say that they…

Market Place to become continental piazza?

MELKSHAM’S Market Place could become a continental-style ‘piazza’ in a bid to attract shoppers back to the town centre. The idea is one of many by Melksham Town…

This Issue

Latest town council meeting in more detail

Latest town council meeting in more detail

A MEETING of Melksham Town Council descended into chaos  with one county councillor labelling it…

EXCLUSIVE: Town council branded as ‘undemocratic’ following last night’s fracas

EXCLUSIVE: Town council branded as ‘undemocratic’ following last night’s fracas

LAST night’s virtual meeting of Melksham Town Council boiled over into acrimony as members of…

Bikeability programme needs venues and instructors to help people get on their bike

WILTSHIRE Council’s Bikeability cycle training programme is seeking venues and instructors to help children and…

New visiting and hairdresser protocols for Melksham’s Brookside Care Home

VISITS to Brookside care home and the return of hairdressers are two of the changes…

Summer holiday activities are go!

PARENTS looking for summer activities for their 5 – 12 year olds can now find…

Blenheim House care home welcomes back visitors

Blenheim House care home welcomes back visitors

BLENHEIM House has begun welcoming back visitors to the care home following government guidance. The…

Volunteers keep Melksham tidy

VOLUNTEERS were out in force at the weekend to clear Melksham town centre of litter.…

Revised plans for proposed Beanacre solar farm

A number of changes have been made to the proposed plan for a new solar…

Keep shopping local! Shops praise community support – but they still need your help!

IT’S been seven weeks since non-essential shops were allowed to reopen and Melksham business owners…

Eat out to help out! Enjoy a discounted meal and support a local business

DINERS can eat out this month and enjoy a discounted meal, whilst supporting a local…

Christmas lights switch-on cancelled – but the spectacular show WILL go on!

MELKSHAM’S Christmas Lights team have promised that the town will still have a spectacular festive…

Volunteering and helping out

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

MELKSHAM-based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK, have been manufacturing 3-D printed face masks and donating them to local care homes. “Knorr-Bremse wanted to do something in support of…

Rocking Horse Nursery children make bunting for Mavern’s elderly residents

Rocking Horse Nursery children make bunting for Mavern’s elderly residents

THE children at Rocking Horse Nursery took VE Day bunting over the Mavern House Nursing Home to help the elderly residents celebrate VE Day. “Before lockdown we were…

VE Day Party Bags from the Melksham Community Meal team

VE Day Party Bags from the Melksham Community Meal team

THE Melksham Community Meals Team had a busy time for VE Day delivering party bags to 50 of their users. The oldest couple were Allan and Edna…

Things to do

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham are launching our new online youth club. Join them online and join in with their online activities, live chats and fun at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoungMelkshamOnlineYouthClub/…

People asked to share their lockdown experiences

People asked to share their lockdown experiences

PEOPLE are being asked to share their stories and experiences of living in lockdown to help Wiltshire Council create a new archive. The council’s Wiltshire and Swindon…

Blue Sky & Beyond: Bringing blue skies into your home

Blue Sky & Beyond: Bringing blue skies into your home

Pound Arts Corsham to host digital alternative to Blue Sky Festival 8-14 June 2020 It is with enormous pleasure that today Pound Arts launches Blue Sky &…

Staying well

Melksham gets in tune!

Melksham gets in tune!

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…

Dementia lifeline reopens

Dementia lifeline reopens

ALZHEIMER’S Support has resumed home support visits to people living with dementia in Wiltshire this week. The Wiltshire charity, which stopped visits to all but the most…

Father and son support people to be healthy

Father and son support people to be healthy

A member of Wiltshire Council’s Active Health team has enlisted the help of his son to put together a short exercise video to support those individuals who…

Fundraising

Carer Support Wiltshire launch fundraising appeal

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched by Carer Support Wiltshire that will raise money to give unpaid carers in Wiltshire a break. Many of us have found…

Local business needs more laptops to help home school

MORE than 70 refurbished laptops have been gifted to school children and young people in Wiltshire to help with their home schooling during the pandemic. Melksham Oak…

Time to don your cape!

DOROTHY House Hospice Care are calling on the superhero inside each one of us. Over the last three months, our nation has spent a lot of time thinking…

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