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Men’s Shed

“One million people aged over 65 are often or always lonely.” – AgeUK A shed is a place where people come together to learn and share DIY skills and carry out repairs and build things for the community such as benches, bird hides, nest boxes, etc. In a nutshell: A Men’s Shed provides a communal place ...more

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Melksham Community Grant Scheme

Although the Melksham Area Board is not able to meet in public session, it can still consider and determine grant applications for funding. If you are looking to fund a community project, you may be eligible for a community grant up to £5,000. Those who can apply include community or voluntary groups, community enthusiasts ...more

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Melksham Community Briefing

Please find a link to allow you to watch again the Community Briefing event held on Wednesday 20 May to present the work of the Melksham COVID-19 response hub and to discuss matters arising for our community area https://youtu.be/G-IF38CMMwc   more

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Muslim communities urged to celebrat...

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close this weekend (Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 May), Wiltshire and Swindon’s Local Resilience Forum has issued an open letter to all Muslims in the county, reminding them of the social distancing rules still in place, despite the easing of the lockdown. Ramadan traditionally ends ...more

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Mental health training supporting vo...

Wiltshire Council has provided mental health and resilience webinars to volunteers who have been supporting residents during COVID-19. In March, hundreds of community groups and volunteers sprang into action alongside Wiltshire Council to immediately support their communities when stay at home restrictions were introduced. Wiltshire ...more

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Wiltshire Council rewards resident w...

A vigilant man has become the first Wiltshire resident to receive a financial reward through Wiltshire Council’s We’re Targeting Fly-tipping (WTF) campaign after witnessing an offence of fly-tipping in Purton. Information was collated by the resident and provided to Wiltshire Council, which resulted in a £400 fixed ...more

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Wiltshire’s Neighbourhood Plans make it easier for communities to flourish

Wiltshire’s Neighbourhood Plans ma...

Wiltshire Council has the third highest number of ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans in the country – as a national milestone of 1,000 made local plans has been passed.  Neighbourhood Plans give communities direct power to develop and shape the development and growth of their local area, allowing local people to choose where they want new homes, shops and other developments to be built. This allows people to plan for developments that meet ...more

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