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Proposed Hilperton to Melksham cycle lane could connect to Trowbridge

A cycle path between Hilperton and Melksham could be built under the same scheme as the controversial Hilperton Road bike lane, reports  Matthew McLaughlin, local democracy reporter. A…

Guides will be back together thanks to coronavirus fund grant

A COVID-19 grant will help two Guide groups bring hundreds of girls back together after months of separation. The Wiltshire Community Foundation has awarded £3,000 to Calne district…

Melksham’s water voles in the spotlight

THE Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides full protection for many species but one in particular is close to us all in the Melksham area.  Local photographer and…

Charity Christmas cards now on sale at Melksham Tourist Information Centre

Charity Christmas cards and Christmas stamps are now on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street.  Volunteers say, “We have the usual array of cards with…

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust needs walkers to help give wildlife a future

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust hopes to get more people involved in tackling the ecological crisis, through signing up to the Big Wild Walk campaign, running for the first time…

Town council rule-breakers to be reported?

A NUMBER of Melksham Town councillors could be reported for breaking the council’s rules for disclosing confidential staffing matters. Cllr Adrienne Westbrook has said that she is “extremely…

Have you considered being a primary school governor?

ALOERIC Primary School is looking for volunteers to join their group of governors. They report, “If you are keen to support development, progression and advancement at Aloeric Primary…

615-mile walk for NHS

A MELKSHAM carpet fitter is walking five miles a day to raise money for the NHS. Local man, Malcolm Thomas, began his challenge on 25th August and four…

This Issue

Melksham Oak Year 11s sent home after Covid case

FOLLOWING advice from Wiltshire Council’s Public Health Team, Melksham Oak Community School has temporarily closed…

Stay home and pay your respects Remembrance Service will be screened online

Remembrance Sunday is a key date in the Melksham diary each year when townspeople and…

Parish council to fight ‘opportunistic’ housing developments

MELKSHAM is under threat from a new phase of inappropriate and unsustainable housing developments.  That’s…

‘Overwhelming support’ for community forest plans

SEEND residents have shown “overwhelming support” for plans to create a new permanent forest on…

Core Church Community Christmas Dinner

Every Christmas Day since 2007, Core Church has hosted their Community Christmas Dinner at Melksham…

Campaigner warming up to fight Melksham bypass plans – can you help?

A BOWERHILL resident is preparing to campaign against plans for a A350 bypass for Melksham – and…

Young Melksham left in limbo by Town Council’s “delay” and “review” of grants

CONFUSION surrounds a decision by Melksham Town Council to “review” its existing grant agreement with…

Melksham to go wild for trees again! Tree planting scheme to return this winter

MELKSHAM Town Council’s tree planting campaign is to return this winter – bigger than before!…

Visually impaired resident demands action over ‘nightmare’ town centre pavement

LOCAL campaigner, Caroline Fielding, has reignited the debate  about how pedestrian safety can be improved…

Volunteers needed for rail station transformation and new café

THE team behind the transformation of Melksham Railway Station are on the hunt for volunteers. TransWilts…

Free water refills in the pipeline for the Market Place

MELKSHAM Town Council is exploring options to install a water refill unit in the Market Place…

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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