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More houses for Melksham? Residents in disbelief at plan for 170 new houses

PLANS for 170 new houses on land to the west of the A350, to the north of Melksham, have come under fire from local people. The new development,…

RSPCA appeals for information after puppy is found dead in a pet carrier

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead puppy was discovered in a pet carrier that had been dumped beside a rural road in Wiltshire. A member…

Villages speak out on plans for over 200 new houses

Representatives from Shaw, Whitley, Atworth and Seend have shared their thoughts on Wiltshire Council’s proposed plan to build over 200 new houses across the four villages. In Wiltshire…

Free online training course for dementia carers

Family carers of people living with dementia in Wiltshire are invited to a free online training course starting on 8th March. Run by Alzheimer’s Support, the six weekly…

New space for off-lead dogs in park?

DOG owners have suggested that the site of the former King George V play area could become a new ‘off-lead’ area for dogs. The site, next to Clackers Brook,…

Apprentice award for town council

Melksham Town Council has been named ‘Small Business Apprentice Employer of the Year’ by Wiltshire College. The council currently has three apprentices that work within its town hall…

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New scheme to help local groups network and learn new skills

LOCAL community groups will have the opportunity to learn skills and network with other groups…

‘Frustrated’ police appeal for help to combat anti-social behaviour

“FRUSTRATED” local police are appealing to residents of Pembroke Road and surrounding areas for help…

We will eat, drink and be together! Full steam ahead for post- lockdown food and river festival

OPEN up your calendars and mark the weekend of 4th and 5th September as dates…

Councils team up to fight ‘skewed’ housing target

MELKSHAM’S two councils have called for a review of Wiltshire Council’s proposal to build over…

Melksham – the ‘dumping ground’ for houses? Wiltshire councillors share thoughts on plans for over 2,500 houses

MELKSHAM has been described as the “dumping ground” for houses in the county, with local…

Melksham’s Covid vaccine roll-out to hit 15,000 milestone

OVER 15,000 Melksham patients will have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by…

Unlocking Melksham! Local businesses react to the ‘roadmap’ to lift lockdown

LOCAL businesses have been reacting to the news about the Government’s “roadmap” to remove lockdown…

Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

With local elections less than three months away, prospective candidates and agents are being invited…

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…

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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

5-year old’s ‘positive poster’ fundraiser for foodbank

FIVE-year old April Sawyer has made it her mission to put a smile on people’s faces and raise money for Melksham Foodbank with her ‘positive posters’. After learning she…

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…

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‘Frustrated’ police appeal for help to combat anti-social behaviour in Melksham.

Local police are appealing to residents of Pembroke Road and surrounding areas for help to combat anti-social behaviour in the area.

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Free online training course for dementia carers.

Family carers of people living with dementia in Wiltshire are invited to a free online training course starting on 8th March. Run by Alzheimer's Support, the six weekly sessions will be held on Monday mornings in the comfort of carers’ own homes.

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