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Speed warning signs now in action

NEW speed indicator devices (SIDs) have been installed across the town, warning speeding motorists to slow down. The new SIDs have been installed on Spa Road, King Street, Semington…

Melksham joins campaign to fight threat to neighbourhood planning

MELKSHAM’S Neighbourhood Plan steering group has backed a campaign that is urging local councils to unite to fight the risk to its neighbourhood plans from national planning policy…

Town council’s plans for community centre – nearly a missed opportunity?

MELKSHAM Town Council is pushing ahead with plans to stop construction of a new community centre on land to the east of Spa Road, that they say is…

Christmas lights sneak peek!

WORK is under way for this year’s Christmas lights display – and the Melksham Christmas Lights Group have given residents a sneak peek. Volunteer Rhys Dunn began the process…

Eat cake, drink coffee & raise money for Macmillan – and be Covid secure!

Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting its annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ next week with fundraisers across the country serving up coffee (and tea) and cake, all in aid…

Could you fill a vacancy at Melksham Without Parish Council?

Following the recent resignation of cllr Stuart Wood, Melksham Without Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor to be co-opted.  The council is co-opting a councillor as…

Nitrous oxide drug warning from Town Tidy team

TOWN Tidy volunteers have highlighted the dangers of the recreational use of nitrous oxide canisters – commonly known as ‘laughing gas’. A number of the cannisters and balloons…

RUH doctors make cancer unit challenge appeal

DOCTORS at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) are urging people in Melksham to take part in the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group’s #BCUSG3000 Challenge and help raise money…

This Issue

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…

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…

Opposition grows to housing plan

OPPOSITION to a proposal to build a new housing estate on land situated to the…

All harmful chemicals banned from public green spaces

ENVIRONMENTALLY harmful herbicides, pesticides and insecticides have been officially banned by Melksham Town Council. The…

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…

Melksham Library to reopen next week

MELKSHAM Library will reopen next week, providing a new order and collect service to local residents.…

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…

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…

Hundreds say goodbye to much-loved pet shop

HUNDREDS of people from across the community have shared their feelings about the closure of…

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…

Thousands of pounds awarded to local groups by area board

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of grants to local initiatives at their meeting this…

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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