News and Updates

Published July 10, 2020
Parents with newborn babies are being encouraged to get in touch as the telephone line to make birth registration appointments with the Wiltshire Registration Service has re-opened. People can call 0300 003 4569 to make an appointment in the Chippenham, Salisbury or Trowbridge offices. Many parents have had to wait a considerable length of time […]
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Published July 10, 2020
Rumours that the Melksham Campus was to be scrapped have been quoted by Wiltshire Council who have agreed to continue the project on a revised timeline due to the impact of COVID-19. The campus project was one of the council’s capital projects that was recently deferred to 2021/22, allowing the council to align its resources to […]
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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 July 1, 2020
Wiltshire Council have sent out a Notice under the Road Traffic Act 1984 saying that the remaining works on the traffic lights at Shaw Hill will be completed at the end of July. This will result in the whole junction of the B3353 Corsham Road with the A365 being closed weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm […]
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Published June 19, 2020
Applications for Wiltshire Council’s local Discretionary Grant scheme must be received by 5pm on Monday 22 June 2020 to be considered for financial support. A one-off grant worth £5,000 can help support small and micro businesses that can demonstrate they have suffered a significant fall in income due to COVID-19, have ongoing fixed property-related costs […]
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Published June 17, 2020
Residents who decided to defer council tax payment as a result of COVID-19 are being reminded that payments are starting this month. In March, Wiltshire Council gave all residents the option to defer paying council tax in April and May to help ease any financial pressure they were under at the time. In total, more […]
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Published June 16, 2020
From Wednesday (17 June) Wiltshire Council’s Registration Service will recommence face to face appointments for the registration of births at its Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury offices. The council is in the process of contacting all parents whose children were born in Wiltshire but have been unable to register their child due to the lockdown restrictions. […]
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Published June 8, 2020
The next stage of the footway improvements in the Town Centre is set to start soon. Wiltshire Council intends to carry out works to improve the footway on the western side of the High Street in Melksham, between the Market Place and the signalised pedestrian crossing.  The works will involve excavating the existing surface and […]
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Published June 2, 2020
Online booking system for Wiltshire’s household recycling centres launches later this week Wiltshire Council will launch a new online booking system later this week to allow people to book a visit to any household recycling centre (HRC) in the county, up to three days in advance. From Thursday 4 June, people will be able to […]
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Published May 29, 2020
Wiltshire Council is set to receive £227,000 of government funding to support the use of temporary and pop-up measures to create a safe environment for walking and cycling. It is not yet know how much of this funding will be available for the Melksham Community Area. Following significant changes in travel behaviours during COVID-19 which […]
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Published May 29, 2020
Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council’s street markets will be open from Monday 1 June with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods. This means that the market in Melksham will return on 2nd June. Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard commented, "I am delighted that the full market in Melksham […]
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Published May 29, 2020
Wiltshire Council have issued a notice that Forest Lane will be closed between Melksham and Lacock between 9.30am and 3.30pm for the week commencing 6th July 2020 to enable BT to undertake cabling work. The notice reads: Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: Forest Lane, Lacock and […]
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