News and Updates

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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Published July 22, 2020
A service that aims to help residents live in safer and healthier homes has secured additional funding to provide vouchers to households that use prepayment gas and electricity meters. The Warm and Safe Wiltshire service is provided by Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable […]
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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 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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