News and Updates

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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Published May 28, 2020
A new information booklet to help parents prepare their children for the return to school has been produced. Wiltshire Council has created a short guide with some tips to help families prepare as early years settings and schools plan to welcome more children from certain year groups from 1 June. Schools have been open for […]
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Published May 28, 2020
Wiltshire Council will reintroduce parking charges at all car parks, and on residential and on-street parking areas in the county from Monday 1 June. All parking permits and season tickets will also restart from this date, and parking wardens will enforce any parking contraventions in the county. On 25 March, the government gave NHS and […]
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Published May 24, 2020
This Covid-19 emergency has brought out the best in people, and unfortunately at times the worst. For many people, the sudden changes in their lives, the removal of certain civil liberties, the sudden closure of facilities that lives had been shaped around and the artificial and unnatural social distancing has proven unbearable. Credit is due […]
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Published May 22, 2020
Wiltshire Council is making changes to the time it takes for signal controlled pedestrian crossings to turn to the green man to reduce the amount of time pedestrians are stood at a crossing, and in turn aid social distancing. At most pedestrian crossings in Wiltshire, it can take up to 30 seconds from the time […]
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Published May 22, 2020
On Wednesday we had an Area Board Community Briefing held online. If you weren't able to come along to the meeting, you can catch up on what happened here.
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Published May 20, 2020
Wiltshire Council is working on a series of projects to make significant changes to road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians, following recent guidance from the Department of Transport to reallocate road space in response to COVID-19. As the number of cars on the road has fallen considerably in recent months, more […]
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Published May 18, 2020
Melksham Area Board will be hosting a virtual “Melksham Community Briefing” on Wednesday 20 May at 7pm via Zoom. Attendees will be able get an update from Melksham Area Board, Melksham Community Response Team and Melksham Police on how the authorities are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in the Melksham area and how volunteers and […]
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Published May 16, 2020
Age UK Wiltshire have expanded their successful Community Meals service to include Melksham and are now taking orders for their service. The Community Hot Meals service is available for lunchtime deliveries to your home on every day of the year and has been specifically created for older people living in Wiltshire and Swindon. The service […]
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