15 local councils, schools and organisations have been out over the past month undertaking litter picks to make our communities a more pleasant place. Despite the snow, wind and rain, they have managed to collect over 250 bags of litter. A huge thank you to the 300 plus volunteers who have given up their time … Continue reading Local Great British Spring Clean efforts are a huge success
On Wednesday 11th April the annual Older Person themed Melksham Area Board will take place at 2pm at the Assembly Hall. The focus this year will be on discussing deliverable, local projects that will help make the Melksham community area more ‘Age Friendly’. There is already so much being done by partner organisations, community groups … Continue reading Age Friendly discussion at Melksham Area Board
False claims of Telephone Preference Service: Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres. The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account … Continue reading Alert – False Telephone Preference Service Calls
Wiltshire police have created a new Volunteer role to help the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Committee to support and build the Neighbourhood Watch Network in Wiltshire. Role Description: The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is a partnership intended to bring people together to make their communities safer. Neighbourhood Watch is the UK's largest voluntary movement. As the Wiltshire … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer Role
Background This briefing note updates you on the introduction of a proof of address scheme at Wiltshire’s household recycling centres. From 9 April 2018, residents visiting the sites may be asked to provide a proof of address in order to use the household recycling centre. This must show that the visitor lives in Wiltshire (excluding the Swindon Borough … Continue reading Introduction of proof of address scheme at Wiltshire’s household recycling centres
We are launching an exciting new series of free public lectures called #Epic Talks. The first of our #Epic Talks, ‘The impact and influence of social media’, will be delivered by Dr. Charles Kriel specialist advisor to the DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Select Committee on fake news at the House of Commons. Dr. … Continue reading Wiltshire Council launch a new series of public lectures
WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s state-of-the-art new airbase has been praised by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal, which has generously funded the helipad with a £250,000 donation. Yesterday (22 February) Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal, visited the new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, for the first time since construction began. … Continue reading Praise for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase by £250,000 donor.
Ahead of the long-awaited publication of a consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework by the Government, Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice said: “We look forward to seeing the much-awaited release of the consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework. Outside of local councils, the civic movement is the largest participant in the … Continue reading Relaxing planning rules will not solve housing crisis