General Notices

Melksham parkrun off to a flying start

The inaugural Melksham parkrun took place on Saturday 16th December with 102 runners testing out the new course. The feedback from the runners and the volunteers has been fantastic and hundreds more have attended the two subsequent Saturday events. The free, weekly 5k run takes place every Saturday morning at 9am in King George V … Continue reading Melksham parkrun off to a flying start

Resolve to test your fire alarms

A resolution worth keeping - test your smoke alarms every month... Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking local people to make monthly testing of their smoke alarms one of their New Year’s resolutions. Many of us see January as an opportunity for a fresh start, and safety should be top of the … Continue reading Resolve to test your fire alarms

What would you pay to protect local policing?

“Would you be prepared to pay an extra pound a month to protect our police Force?” That’s the question being asked by Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson. The policing precept consultation is looking for the views of Wiltshire residents on the proposed increase of £12 a year. Currently the average … Continue reading What would you pay to protect local policing?

Fake Grant Fraud Alert…!

Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee. To make the grants look legitimate fraudsters have set up bogus companies and convincing looking websites that claim to be operating on behalf … Continue reading Fake Grant Fraud Alert…!

Keep your home secure from burglars…

Police have issued home security advice after a series of car key burglaries across West Wiltshire. Officers are investigating burglaries in Trowbridge, Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Westbury and Warminster. In the majority of the burglary cases, offenders have entered a property through an unlocked door and stole keys from the hallway, before returning later to … Continue reading Keep your home secure from burglars…

Bobby Van service can help you stay safe online

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is an Independent charity working closely with Wiltshire Police to provide an invaluable home security service. The Trust has been operating this scheme for the past twenty years helping to secure homes for the elderly, vulnerable & disadvantaged throughout Wiltshire. Responding to the changing needs of the community the Trust … Continue reading Bobby Van service can help you stay safe online

Wiltshire PHAB Long Service Award to Keevil Readers

Wiltshire PHAB (Physically Handicapped & Able Bodied) Club had an award presentation evening at the Wyvern Club in Devizes on 20th October to recognise volunteers who had made contributions to the cause for over 10 years. One of the awards was to the Keevil Readers who have, for over 20 years, been reading the Wiltshire … Continue reading Wiltshire PHAB Long Service Award to Keevil Readers

Fire Safety counts – stay safe this Christmas

Festive Fire Safety Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing is urging residents to put top of their Christmas lists this year, is fire safety. While fire safety is vital throughout the year, the extra distractions of Christmas make it especially important to be … Continue reading Fire Safety counts – stay safe this Christmas

Help shape local plans to 2036 : Consultation open till 19th December

Help shape Wiltshire’s plans to 2036 : Wiltshire Local Plan Review 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 … Continue reading Help shape local plans to 2036 : Consultation open till 19th December

Need funds for a community wildlife or conservation project?

Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy Community Fund This Community Fund is now open for applications. The fund receives donations from the activities of Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy and has funds to grant to beneficiaries for projects. Projects must encourage and support Wiltshire communities and voluntary groups to take initiatives in wildlife conservation, mitigation of climate change … Continue reading Need funds for a community wildlife or conservation project?