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New youth workers to tackle ‘challenging’ park behaviour

A NEW ‘detached youth work’ service will be launched in the new year to tackle “challenging behaviour” in the King George V playing field and skate park. The new service,…

With love from Australia to Atworth on Christmas Day!

Melksham’s volunteers bring mother and daughter together at Christmas AGE Friendly Melksham’s  Christmas dinner scheme helped to bring a mother and daughter, separated by thousands of miles, closer…

Town council asks for campus construction traffic guarantees

MELKSHAM Town Council has asked for reassurance from Wiltshire Council that campus construction traffic will not clash with school drop off and pick up times. Construction traffic for…

Project encouraging vulnerable residents to get creative

A PROJECT to help vulnerable older people re-connect with their creative passions is being piloted in Melksham. The ‘Creative Conversations’ project is connecting isolated older residents over the…

Shurnhold Fields’ car park plans delay comes under fire

THE delay to submit a planning application for a car park in Melksham’s mini country park, Shurnhold Fields, has been criticised. Plans for the new car park have…

Walkers invited to retrace the route of Melksham canal

Walkers looking for new ways to enjoy their physical exercise during the pandemic restrictions are invited to learn more about the local history on their doorstep. The Wilts…

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Will there be a council tax rise this year?

TOWN councillors not wanting to increase the 2021/22 precept – the proportion of council tax…

Melksham Community Support – we are here for you

With the return of another national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the team at…

New Year roll out of Covid vaccine gathers pace

ROLLOUT of the Covid-19 vaccine began in Melksham before Christmas, with vulnerable residents and healthcare workers…

£50million leisure park coming to Bowerhill?

‘AMBITIOUS’ and ‘exciting’ plans to build a £50million leisure park in the Bowerhill Industrial Park, employing…

Young Melksham to launch new mentoring service

LOCAL charity, Young Melksham, is this year launching a new mentoring programme for young people.…

Go wild for trees!

MELKSHAM’S two councils have joined forces for this year’s tree planting campaign. The campaign will…

Parish council to ban ‘dangerous’ weedkiller?

MELKSHAM Without Parish is exploring how it can phase out the use of the controversial…

Thousands of pounds awarded to local groups by area board

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

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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