News and Updates

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 September 2, 2020
New Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) have been appearing across Melksham as the devices agreed to by the Town Council following a motion from Melksham South councillor Jon Hubbard have finally been supplied and installed. “Coronavirus had delayed the provision of the equipment for the initiative,” explained Cllr Hubbard, “but we have finally managed to get […]
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Published September 1, 2020
The Melksham Area Board will return as an online decision-making body on Tuesday 8 September at 7pm. Items for discussion will include: an update on Melksham Station Hub proposed electoral/ boundary changes next steps towards COVID recovery an update on Age Friendly Melksham CIC grant application requests totalling £ 19,000 The agenda and MS Teams […]
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Published August 28, 2020
Young people are being encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school if they live a short distance (two miles or less) from their school next week. Schools are preparing to welcome pupils again and where possible young people are being encouraged to use the green alternatives to arrive at the school gates. For those […]
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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 27, 2020
Wiltshire Council will be reintroducing the normal time restrictions for using concessionary bus passes from 1 September 2020. From that date, concessionary bus pass holders can only use their bus passes from 9:30am on weekdays, but can continue to use them at any time at weekends. Bus companies have been advised of the changes. This […]
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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 August 19, 2020
Families thinking ahead to the start of the September term can find a range of advice and support in a Back to School booklet published by Wiltshire Council. Schools are getting ready to open their doors to all pupils from September – for the first time fully since March. Schools have been busy preparing to […]
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Published August 18, 2020
On Thursday we will have the next extraordinary meeting of Melksham Town Council. I'm absolutely gutted that the Locum Clerk and the Town Mayor have yet again decided that including an item on the agenda to say thank you to our staff teams and the amazing volunteers who did, and many of whom are still […]
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Published August 5, 2020
At the meeting of Melksham Town Council last night the public were refused answers to their questions. So I attempted to ask as an elected councillor questions on behalf of the people I represent. I wanted to know about recent events where a few councillors had assumed to take executive powers upon themselves against all […]
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Published July 29, 2020
Wiltshire Council’s Bikeability cycle training programme is seeking venues and instructors to help children and adults to learn to cycle safely on the road, as more people look to take to two wheels to ensure social distancing. Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme, and is available for both children and adults with all […]
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Published July 24, 2020
Wiltshire Council has confirmed that it intends to begin a phased reopening of its leisure services from 3 August, following recent confirmation from the Government that leisure centres can reopen with social distancing measures in place. Melksham's Blue Pool will open on Monday 10th August according to the schedule published by Wiltshire Council. Melksham South […]
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