October Events at History Centre

Here are the events the History Centre is running in October 2017. For further information please call 01249 705500. NOTE not all these events are actually held at the History Centre - see individual events for location and price details. Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 10:30am Black History in Wiltshire – with Terry Bracher As part of … Continue reading October Events at History Centre

Update on the MAB visit to Seend

Last Wednesday 6th September, the Melksham Area Board, which also represents Keevil on Wiltshire Council, visited Seend, where councillors updated those present on various items including: Recycling centre closures for refurbishment Muslim community burial space Community Area Transport Group project funding Family Learning Festival in October Full details on the Melksham Community Matters newsletter Next … Continue reading Update on the MAB visit to Seend

Proposed Parking Increase

Council proposes parking increase to help safeguard rural bus services Local people are being asked to have their say on the options to review car parking charges in Wiltshire to help safeguard rural bus services. A review of parking arrangements in 2014 introduced individual car park charging based upon usage, which saw an overall reduction … Continue reading Proposed Parking Increase

Help Stamp Out Illegal Hare Coursing

The National Farmers Union in Wiltshire is working with the police to try and reduce the incidence of hare coursing across the county. This activity (where dogs are released to chase and kill wild hare for the purpose of betting) is illegal and, alongside the environmental crime, involves trespass, criminal damage and threatening/ intimidating behaviour … Continue reading Help Stamp Out Illegal Hare Coursing

Recycling Centres close for refurbishment

Household recycling centre refurbishment programme The current contract for the management of Wiltshire’s household recycling centres with Hills Waste Solutions ends in October 2017. The council invited tenders for this service to ensure best value for Wiltshire residents, and awarded a contract to FCC Environment for the management of nine household recycling centres owned by … Continue reading Recycling Centres close for refurbishment

Applications Open for Police Constables & PCSOs

Police Constables Wiltshire Police has launched its autumn recruitment drive, with applications now open for Police Constables. All candidates must register online and complete an initial eligibility form, including educational qualifications by Sunday 1 October. Candidates who pass the initial eligibility stage are then invited to complete an application form. Shortlisting stages include an assessment … Continue reading Applications Open for Police Constables & PCSOs

Should Keevil plant commemorative community trees?

Community Tree Planting Project Wiltshire intends to commemorate the end of the First World War (11th November 1918) at the 100th anniversary in November 2018. The Commemoration will take the form of planting 10,000 trees in the County to acknowledge the sacrifice of the 10,000 soldiers from Wiltshire who died in World War 1. Options … Continue reading Should Keevil plant commemorative community trees?

Do you value our Mobile Library?

A routine review of Wiltshire Mobile Library Service routes is being carried out and local residents are urged to comment on the proposed mobile library schedules for our area. The consultation documents are available to view online from the Wiltshire Libraries webpage from 4th September. Members of the public and customers can make a comment about … Continue reading Do you value our Mobile Library?

Police urge vigilance following local scam report

Residents are urged to be vigilant following a scam reported in Chippenham and Calne. On Tuesday 29 August, two men aged in their 90s, received calls from a man claiming to be a detective. The ‘detective’ told both men that money had been taken from their bank accounts and to assist police with ongoing enquiries, … Continue reading Police urge vigilance following local scam report

Melksham Area Board Meeting: 6th September

The next meeting of the Melksham Area Board will take place on Wednesday 6 September at the Seend Community Centre at 7pm. The agenda will include a consultation on waste management and an update on the local household recycling centres, plus detail on the forthcoming Melksham Family Learning Festival. The agenda can be found here. You … Continue reading Melksham Area Board Meeting: 6th September