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Canal fundraisers enjoy taste of success


Canal campaigners enjoyed the taste of success at their latest fundraising event. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust hosted an Ale, Cider & Sausage Festival at Melksham Assembly Hall. Crowds were able to savour a choice of eleven ales, four ciders and six varieties of sausages, while enjoying live music from the Burbank Band. Visitors read more…

Help shape Wiltshire’s plans to 2036 : Wiltshire Local Plan Review

Wiltshire Local Plan

Wiltshire Council has a statutory duty to plan for the new homes, jobs and infrastructure needed to support Wiltshire’s communities while protecting the local environment and quality of life and to keep it’s plans up to date. The Council is reviewing the Wiltshire Core Strategy adopted in January 2015 which sets out policies for the read more…

Communities make plans to plant 10,000 trees to commemorate First World War

Communities make plans to plant 10,000 trees to commemorate First World War

Communities will help mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by planting 10,000 trees across Wiltshire to create a lasting legacy for those who served or died during the war. We are working closely with our community area boards and helping to identify locations for planting and creating appropriate memorials and read more…

Feel better with a book – at Melksham Library

Melksham library

Melksham author, Yvonne Nowakowski will be joining the Reading for Wellbeing group to read from her work. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided. This free event will take place on Tuesday 28th November from 2pm – 3.30pm at Melksham Library. If you’d like to attend please contact: Nina: 07922003686 or OR talk to read more…

‘Tidy the toy box’ for Barnardo’s


Parents and children in Melksham are being urged to ‘tidy the toy box’ in the approach to Christmas. Barnardo’s is inviting people to donate their pre-loved toys and games to raise as much money as possible for vulnerable children and young people across the UK. The charity’s store in Verbena Court, behind the Water Meadow read more…