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Wiltshire Council is asking for people to help shape the future of local bus transport, as part of an ambitious Government strategy to improve and transform services across the country. Earlier in the year the Government published its ‘Bus Back Better’ vision, which underpins a national bus strategy for England that sets out ambitious reform […]
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Wiltshire Council is urging people to not let their holiday plans or possible COVID self-isolation stop them from voting in the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner election – with postal and proxy voting options available. The election takes place on 19 August so it’s likely that some people might be away, or self-isolating as a […]
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With just a few weeks left for people to have their say during the second engagement exercise on the proposed A350 Melksham bypass, Wiltshire Council is holding two drop-in information sessions at Melksham Library. The sessions are an opportunity for people to meet members of the project team, ask questions and find out more about […]
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Melksham South councillor and Melksham Town Mayor Jon Hubbard has expressed his shock at the decision of Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee has today (Tuesday 22 June) voted to approve the planning application from Land & Mineral Management, on behalf of Northacre Renewable Energy Limited (NREL), for a revised ‘energy from waste’ facility in Westbury, […]
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Wiltshire Council is ending its online booking system for visits to its household recycling centres (HRCs), so people will soon be able to return to visiting a site during normal opening hours on an ad hoc basis. These changes will come into effect from the date that the Government confirms social distancing requirements will be […]
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An announcement from Wiltshire Council has confirmed plans to bring all of its leisure centres, including Melksham Blue Pool, under its own management, with the transition coming into effect from October. The change means the Blue Pool and the gym based there will fall under direct management by Wiltshire Council later this year. Melksham Councillor Jon […]
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At its meeting on Tuesday 1 June, Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet will discuss the next steps for the proposed A350 Melksham bypass. The Cabinet paper details the proposed next stage of the project, which include holding a second non-statutory consultation and engagement exercise on a shortlist of route options, before preparing an Outline Business Case to […]
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Households in Wiltshire that pay to receive garden waste collections will soon receive an email or letter inviting them to renew their subscription by 30 June 2021. Current garden waste subscriptions expire on 30 June 2021 and existing customers now need to renew their garden waste subscription if they wish to continue to receive the […]
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Melksham councillor Jon Hubbard has welcomed the news that formal construction of the Melksham Campus will commence on 1st March 2021. "It's been an incredibly difficult journey to get to this point", commented the Melksham South Councillor, "and I can't hide a real sense of relief that we have finally got here. "What we have […]
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Together for Melksham, a group of local community campaigners have announced that they are planning on fielding a slate of candidates for the Town Council elections that have now been confirmed as taking place on Thursday May 6th. The team, initially started by well-known local residents Colin Goodhind, Sue Mortimer, Jack Oatley, Wayne Stansby and […]
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Elections will be taking place in May for Melksham Town Council and Wiltshire Council as well as for a new Police and Crime Comminssioner the Government has confirmed today. Melksham South councillor Jon Hubbard is urging residents to register for a postal vote to save having to visit the polling station on the day. "It's […]
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Local councillor Jon Hubbard is welcoming news that Wiltshire Council is making sure all residents are able to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. "We have had several people contacting us at Melksham Community Support asking about how they can get to their appointment" Jon commented, "but we cannot arrange transport for them. We had […]
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