Working in the Community

Jon is a well known figure around Melksham and is often seen supporting various community groups and events.

Jon founded and still Chairs the local charity Young Melksham. First started in 2011 to continue the work of the Extended Schools initiative Jon has guided the charity through the transition from providing counselling services and working with schools on breakfast club projects through to the major player it is today, having just taken ownership of The Canberra Centre on Spa Road, running four youth clubs a week, still continuing the free-to-access counselling, the popular Melksham Young People's awards and a monthly disco for adults with SEND.

News and Updates from Jon's work in the community

Published September 9, 2020
Melksham will be one of a further eight libraries that will soon be opening in Wiltshire, providing a new order and collect service to local residents. From 14 September, libraries in Amesbury, Bradford on Avon, Calne and Marlborough will open, followed on 21 September by Royal Wootton Bassett, Westbury and Melksham. On 28 September Malmesbury […]
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Published August 28, 2020
Melksham Blue Pool has been temporarily closed as a result of flooding from the heavy rain over the past couple of days. At approximately 6.30pm on Thursday evening the building lost all electricity supply as a result of the flooding and this resulted in the facility being closed. As there is no power the computer […]
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Published August 20, 2020
At Thursday’s meeting of Melksham Town Council, the welcome decision was taken to open the Splash Pad for the remainder of the summer. In advance of the meeting I submitted a number of questions to the Locum Clerk at the council about the important issue of safeguarding. Principally I asked: “I see from paragraphs 2.6, […]
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Published July 22, 2020
With the traditional summer holiday period soon to begin and more people expected to visit our towns and cities rather than going abroad, Wiltshire Police are reminding people about the need to be vigilant when out and about and to report suspicious activity. And in addition to urging people to report concerns about unusual behaviour, […]
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Published July 1, 2020
Wiltshire Council has entered into a partnership with TransWilts Community Rail to improve facilities and the car park at Melksham station. This new project will see the lease of the council-owned Station Approach car park to TransWilts, which will take on responsibility for the car park, and in turn make a number of improvements to […]
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Published May 24, 2020
This Covid-19 emergency has brought out the best in people, and unfortunately at times the worst. For many people, the sudden changes in their lives, the removal of certain civil liberties, the sudden closure of facilities that lives had been shaped around and the artificial and unnatural social distancing has proven unbearable. Credit is due […]
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Published May 22, 2020
On Wednesday we had an Area Board Community Briefing held online. If you weren't able to come along to the meeting, you can catch up on what happened here.
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Published May 20, 2020
Wiltshire Council is working on a series of projects to make significant changes to road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians, following recent guidance from the Department of Transport to reallocate road space in response to COVID-19. As the number of cars on the road has fallen considerably in recent months, more […]
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Published May 18, 2020
Melksham Area Board will be hosting a virtual “Melksham Community Briefing” on Wednesday 20 May at 7pm via Zoom. Attendees will be able get an update from Melksham Area Board, Melksham Community Response Team and Melksham Police on how the authorities are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in the Melksham area and how volunteers and […]
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Published May 16, 2020
Age UK Wiltshire have expanded their successful Community Meals service to include Melksham and are now taking orders for their service. The Community Hot Meals service is available for lunchtime deliveries to your home on every day of the year and has been specifically created for older people living in Wiltshire and Swindon. The service […]
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Published May 16, 2020
Wiltshire Police will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a two-week national enforcement campaign starting on Monday. Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight the dangers of speeding and informing drivers of the risks and consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement. The National […]
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