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Keevil Community Shed grant

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The Melksham Area Board granted our group £1750 towards a ride-on mower in November 2016. The proposition was that volunteers from our group would use the machine to mow Keevil Playing Field, thus saving the Parish Council around £800 per year to pay a contractor, and achieving a better surface with regular mowing. In February read more…

Dementia Friends sessions at Blenheim House

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A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of a Melksham Town. Sheila Pickett of The Melksham Dementia Action Alliance is running a free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Session on Monday 23rd October at 11am and 2pm and is looking for local people to come along. Alzheimer’s Society read more…

NEW AIRBASE IS TAKING SHAPE AS FUNDRAISING APPEAL CONTINUES!

NEW AIRBASE IS TAKING SHAPE AS FUNDRAISING APPEAL CONTINUES!

          WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance held a topping out ceremony on Thursday 12 October to mark the progress of the building work on its new airbase. The project is over half way through and the roof of the airbase is on, most of the exterior walls are complete and the floors are read more…

Have a Go Events Ahead of Wholetime Recruitment

Have a Go Events Ahead of Wholetime Recruitment

          Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging women and other under-represented parts of the community to ‘have a go’ at being a firefighter, ahead of a wholetime recruitment campaign next month. Six events have been organised at fire stations across the Service area, to give hands-on experience to read more…

    Meet the Funder Networking Event- This half day (9:30am – 12:30pm) will provide an opportunity for voluntary sector groups in Wiltshire to come together and to hear from the BIG Lottery and the Wiltshire Community Foundation. The morning will include information on writing applications, advice on funders’ priorities and the opportunity to network read more…