News and Updates

Published January 8, 2021
Following reports in other parts of the country we are warning the public to be wary of messages claiming to be from the NHS asking the recipient to apply for their vaccine. At a time when people are already feeling anxious and eagerly awaiting details of the impending vaccine, scammers are using this to their […]
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Published November 26, 2020
The Wiltshire Council local authority area has been confirmed to be in the Government’s COVID-19 Tier 2 ‘high’ category, which will replace the national restrictions on 2 December. This is a different Tier that the county was in prior to the current national restrictions and it means from 2 December: People must not socialise with […]
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Published November 24, 2020
Melksham South Councillor Jon Hubbard has welcomed the announcement from Wiltshire Council that the consultation on the route for the proposed Melksham bypass has been extended into mid January.
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Published October 26, 2020
Vulnerable children in Wiltshire will benefit from free school meals this half-term after Wiltshire Council agreed to ensure families struggling with food poverty in the county are supported. The decision has been praised by Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard who chairs the council's Children's Select Committee. Cllr Jon Hubbard: "No child should go hungry in Wiltshire" […]
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Published October 19, 2020
A new drive to help people know how to spot the signs of a child in danger, and who to contact if they are concerned, is being launched across Wiltshire. The message – child exploitation we need your help to stop it – will be shared widely encouraging taxi drivers, train and bus staff as […]
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Published October 14, 2020
There is now financial support available to people in Wiltshire on a low income who are required to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
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Published October 13, 2020
Wiltshire Council’s cabinet has today (Tuesday 13 October) approved plans for a non-statutory engagement exercise into the proposed Melksham Bypass on the A350. The council is currently exploring the case for a new bypass to take the A350 around Melksham, and later this month will be seeking the views of residents, businesses, town and parish […]
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Published October 9, 2020
People are being reminded of how they can take steps to improve their wellbeing for World Mental Health Day tomorrow (10 October). Earlier this week Wiltshire Council launched the Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub which will assist people who want to improve their health and mental wellbeing. The Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub will use Health Improvement Coaches to […]
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Published September 22, 2020
Melksham is facing yet more extra housing being built in the town following yet another unexpected planning application for 50 new homes to be built off Western Way behind Townsend Farm. The application, which has already been submitted to Wiltshire Council, reference 20/07334/OUT, calls for 50 new homes to be built. There is no indication […]
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Published September 20, 2020
Homeowners and landlords can now access funding to pay for the cost of energy saving measures under the new Green Homes Grant scheme and businesses are being encouraged to register their services.
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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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