Community Information

Things are fast changing at the moment and there seems to be new information coming out all of the time

Keep up to date with information about what's going on, shops and pubs/restaurants making special arrangements and updates from people who matter
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23 hours ago

Melksham Community

Live rhyme time tomorrow (Tuesday 31st March)LIVE rhymetime tomorrow at 11am from Melksham Library.
Then Royal Wootton Bassett Library will be LIVE at 2pm.
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Live rhyme time tomorrow (Tuesday 31st March)

Latest news for businesses from Wiltshire Council (Mon 30th March)We've received the first payment of government support grants. Our staff have been working to implement the guidance received from government last week and are now contacting more than 8000 businesses across Wiltshire who are eligible for financial support ... See MoreSee Less

Latest news for businesses from  Wiltshire Council (Mon 30th March)

2 days ago

Melksham Community

Our regional Help Hub is now available for UNISON members in the South West looking for support, guidance or advice in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

To get in touch please e-mail UNISON@help-hub.co.uk or contact us here on our Facebook page.

UNISON members are on the front line treating patients in hospital, delivering care in our communities, providing support to children in schools and keeping our public services running in a national crisis. Your union stands ready to support you.

More details: www.southwest.unison.org.uk/help-hub/
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2 days ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosOur waste teams are doing a fantastic job in challenging circumstances - they're getting used to the new rounds and, like all organisations, we are impacted by COVID-19. The teams are working really hard to catch up with missed collections, and they emptied thousands of bins yesterday. They'll be catching up with the rest this coming week, so please bear with us, and be nice to our crews. A friendly wave and thank you (from the appropriate social distance) goes a long way. Thank you for your understanding 😀
More info on waste collections: orlo.uk/T0xHr
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2 days ago

Melksham Community

NEWS FROM WILTSHIRE COUNCIL ON NEW DEDICATED PHONE LINE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

We have set up a designated Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub specifically for our most vulnerable residents to receive support and guidance during COVID-19. The phoneline number is 0300 003 4576 and will be open from tomorrow (Saturday 27 March) for the duration of the pandemic.

We continue to keep our hubs open in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury for the following essential face-to-face services:

- Support for the homeless

- Adult social care

- Children’s social care

- Support for vulnerable people

Our Customer Service Team continues to support our communities on all other matters through our customer services number 0300 456 0100 (lines open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday) and via social media channels.
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2 days ago

Melksham Community

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3 days ago

Melksham Community

Melksham you are amazing - 208 volunteers to help us and 67 people receiving support so far
Thank You !!! 🥰🥰🥰
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3 days ago

Melksham Community

Advice to avoid the scamsThis is a worrying time for everyone but particularly for the older and more vulnerable members of our society.

Please pass on this advice 👇🏻
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Advice to avoid the scams

3 days ago

Melksham Community

Hello wonderful Melksham people - I have a difficult case of a homeless gentleman who has been placed in emergency accommodation but has nothing. Could anyone offer some pillows, a sleeping bag and any cooking equipment? Please email admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or text 07557634185 and quote CASE 127 ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Melksham Community

The amazing catering team at Middlesbrough College are now working at home. Chef Lecturer Richard Ingram has made a video of a simple, fat free recipe for Genoese Roularde. Enjoy! And thanks Richard!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRsPoLNFJyQ
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4 days ago

Melksham Community

RELAX AND TOUR SOME OF OUR STATELY HOMES
Virtual tours and commentary of four magnificent stately homes

- as suggested by The Countryside Alliance

BLENHEIM PALACE
Take a look inside Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top UK places to visit. Blenheim Palace is the current home of the Duke of Marlborough and closely connected with Winston Churchill.
www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=86xqykf7Bdo&feature=emb_logo

LONGLEAT HOUSE
Explore Longleat, an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park.
www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=148&v=SpCGnbjYzVY&feature=emb_logo

GLIN CASTLE
Dominic West takes you on a tour of Glin Castle, the Irish ancestral home of his wife Catherine FitzGerald's family. From the 10,000 year old Irish elk skull and antlers to the resident spirits and ghosts, Dominic and Catherine show us everything.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R2RyqU4hjI

HIGHCLERE CASTLE - THE REAL LIFE DOWNTON ABBEY
Spend the day at Hichclere Castle, the set of Downton Abbey, exploring the castle and the grounds with Countess Carnarvon and some of her seven dogs.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROmeLyl8kw&feature=emb_logo
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4 days ago

Melksham Community

Details for food delivery service from Ashton FarmsWe're now delivering FOOD & HOUSEHOLD GOODS across the county. Email sales@ashtonfarms.co.uk for a product list & order form, or call 01380 870758 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Our new website will be launching next week.
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Details for food delivery service from Ashton Farms

4 days ago

Melksham Community

UPDATE: I D NEWMAN BUTCHERS

£40 meat packs available. Items may vary according to stock availability.

Delivery available in Melksham for those self isolating or vulnerable.

To all those wanting to order meat packs, please phone I D Newman's shop on 01225 703 386
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4 days ago

Melksham Community

W J BEAVEN QUALITY BUTCHERS

Delivery routes for next week - Tuesday 31st to Friday 3rd

Tuesday - Melksham and surrounding villages

Wednesday - Chippenham. Calne. Corsham and surrounding villages

Thursday - Trowbridge. Bradford on Avon. Westbury, Warminster and surrounding villages

Friday - Melksham. Devizes and surrounding villages

To place an order please the shop on 01225 703284. All orders by this route please.

Some orders that have been placed before this post may be contacted to see if the butchers can push you into these groups. W J Beaven is desperately trying to get to the elderly and vulnerable and key workers - so please be patient

Special Offer - collection only

5 kilo chicken breasts £30

Or
5 kilo chicken breast
2 kilo minced beef
4 Sirloin steaks
All for only £60

01225703284 Search Facebook 'W J Beaven Quality Butchers' for latest offers
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5 days ago

Melksham Community

Magazines to download from the libraryGet ready for Easter with the help of these eMagazines. Available to download from wiltshire.rbdigitalglobal.com/
...or via the Wiltshire RBdigital app (free to download from Google Play or App Store).

For more information visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-ebooks
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Magazines to download from the library

5 days ago

Melksham Community

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5 days ago

Melksham Community

Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

BANGLADESHI, INDIAN AND BALTI FOOD

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead
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Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

BANGLADESHI, INDIAN AND BALTI FOOD

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - https://www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead

5 days ago

Melksham Community

Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

GREEK, ITALIAN FOOD

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead
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Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

GREEK, ITALIAN FOOD

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - https://www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead

5 days ago

Melksham Community

Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

FISH AND CHIPS PLUS ENGLISH CUISINE

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead
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Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

FISH AND CHIPS PLUS ENGLISH CUISINE

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - https://www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead

5 days ago

Melksham Community

Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

CHINESE FOOD

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises. Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening. Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead
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Takeaway and delivery services in Melksham area believed open

CHINESE FOOD

We recommend that delivery is the preferred option currently; if collecting, call the business first and place your order before travelling to collect a takeaway, in order to minimise your time at the takeaway premises.  Stay safe, maintain social distancing measures at all times.

Opening times vary, but, are predominantly in the evening.  Check business websites for details or phone to enquire. Many businesses offer delivery services through Just Eat - https://www.just-eat.co.uk/area/sn12-challymead

5 days ago

Melksham Community

Hey all you wonderful people - we have received an appeal from Social Services to see if there is anyone who can help with donating any of the following items. These are for a specific case that has a very sad backstory that we obviously can't share but there is a real need for help with these if anyone has some to spare.

3 single duvets and pillows
4 (or 6?) sets of bedding, inc. pillow cases, for above.
2 (or 4) mattress covers
6 hand towels
6 large towels
Some tea towels

If you can help please email admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk and quote case 82

Thank you
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5 days ago

Melksham Community

CURRENT SHOPPING ARRANGEMENTS AT SAINSBURY'S

Store hours now 8am – 8pm, Mon to Sat. Sunday hours and Petrol Station hours unchanged.

Dedicated shopping hours:
8am- 9am Mon, Wed, Fri for the elderly, vulnerable and disabled.
7.30am – 8am Mon – Sat for NHS and Social Care workers – who should bring ID.
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5 days ago

Melksham Community

UPDATE FROM ALDI

ALDI - here for emergency workers. If you're a key worker in the NHS, Police or Fire Service, ALDI is opening its stores between 9.30 am and 10 am each Sunday to enable these emergency workers to get everything they need.

Store checkouts open at 10 am, when these emergency workers will also take priority.
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5 days ago

Melksham Community

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5 days ago

Melksham Community

UPDATE FORM ASDA

Melksham opening hours - 8am - 8pm Monday to Saturday; 10am - 4pm Sunday. Pharmacy open same hours.

Staff are being deployed to the front of stores, to ensure safe numbers in store at all times.

New barriers and signage will help guide shoppers into and throughout ASDA shops.

Signs and distance floor-markers are there to remind shoppers to keep 2 metres from others.

Perspex screens are being fitted at checkouts, until then please keep your distance from our colleagues.

Some Scan and Go tills are closed to help maintain distances.

Please only touch items you intend to purchase.

Use cashless payments wherever possible - contactless limit will be increased to £45 from 1st April to make this easier

ASDA drivers have hand sanitiser and gloves

ASDA is making as many online shopping slots available as they can.

ASDA is encouraging those that are able to safely shop in person do so—this allows the supermarket to deliver to the highly vulnerable

If you are self-isolating or have additional needs, please advise ASDA in the ‘other information’ section when placing an online order – you can tell ASDA where you would like your order to be left
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6 days ago

Melksham Community

Update on Pagets veg deliveries ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Melksham Community

No more mobile fish and chip van in the villages following Monday's announcement ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Melksham Community

Outstanding library books? read more hereIf you have any items on loan from any of our libraries at the moment, you will not be fined. These will be renewed automatically throughout the closed period. You can still borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from orlo.uk/61KAk ... See MoreSee Less

Outstanding library books? read more here

6 days ago

Melksham Community

Business adviceTo ensure you have up to date access to COVID-19 business support, the government has set up a new website which hosts all the details of the schemes the Chancellor has announced.

See them here 👉 orlo.uk/giQ8M
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Business advice

6 days ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosDue to COVID-19, all Rights of Way & Countryside volunteering has been cancelled until further notice. We have a duty of care to you as volunteers & your health & welfare is our priority. For that reason, we can no longer support or knowingly permit these volunteer activities ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Melksham Community

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6 days ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosFollowing the government guidance on staying at home, all household recycling centres are now closed until further notice. Trips to the recycling centres are not essential. Read the government guidance: orlo.uk/O4fQs
This temporary suspension will remain under review and we'll work to re-open these facilities as soon as is it reasonable to do so. Please do not dump waste – fly-tipping is illegal. And please don't use an unlicensed waste carrier to collect and dispose of your waste during this period of service suspension. Where possible, please store the waste you would want to take to the household recycling centre until such time as the sites reopen. For more information about licensed waste carriers, see: orlo.uk/Wr4lu
Our waste and recycling collections services are currently operating as normal.
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6 days ago

Melksham Community

Wiltshire Police has reiterated its ongoing commitment to continuing to protect the public following the introduction of new Government restrictions to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

The announcement from the Prime Minister last night (23/03) designed to keep people at home in the hope it will help combat the national public health crisis, will have repercussions for police forces across the country.

Here in Wiltshire, the Force's senior leaders have been holding emergency meetings to determine exactly what that means, both for our police officers and staff, but also for the communities we serve.

Both the Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson and the Chief Constable Kier Pritchard have pledged to continue to provide the very best possible service to the public.

Mr Macpherson said: "Our priority is keeping our communities - particularly the most vulnerable in our communities - safe from crime and disorder.

"We know that these new restrictions on travel and movement will create logistical problems for many, and will raise questions about how people can continue to try to earn a living, care for their children or other family members, or ensure they have food, medicine and other essential items for themselves and their families.

"However, it is vitally important to remember that these measures have been introduced for the greater good. They are a critical and necessary step in the fight against coronavirus and it requires us all to pull together and play our part to keep people safe and hopefully enable us to get our lives back to normal as soon as possible."

He added: "I would also like to publicly thank and pay tribute to all our police officers and staff who are putting their public duty ahead of any concerns or worries they may have for their personal safety or their concerns for loved ones.

"They continue to be a visible and reassuring presence in our communities, and I know everyone will join me in thanking them for their ongoing commitment to keeping the public safe."

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said that it was not yet clear what the coming months held, both for the police service and the general public, but he was determined to ensure people continued to have the utmost confidence in local policing.

He said: "These are unsettling times for everybody, but here at Wiltshire Police we remain committed to being there for you when you need us.

"Please do not be worried - we will still be answering emergency calls, we will still be a visible presence in our communities, and we are continuing to investigate crimes.

"That doesn't mean that things aren't going to be difficult for us. We know that there are challenging times ahead, and we are working hard to ensure we are able to respond swiftly to those challenges.

"What we need is cooperation from the public - we need you to adhere to these new measures, we need you to behave responsibly and safely, and we need you to work with us to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.

"Our message is clear - please stay at home and follow the instructions from the Government, in order to try to slow the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. We all need to work together and support each other to get through this difficult time."

Wiltshire Police is encouraging people to visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest Government advice and to find answers to any questions about the detail of the new restrictions.

If people have questions or queries about local services, then they can find out more from their local authority, at either www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus or www.swindon.gov.uk/coronavirus

Further updates on the impacts on local policing will be communicated using our social media channels, Community Messaging and our website www.wiltshire.police.uk/
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7 days ago

Melksham Community

Recycling centres closedFollowing the government guidance on staying at home, all household recycling centres are now closed until further notice. Trips to the recycling centres are not essential. Read the government guidance: orlo.uk/O4fQs
This temporary suspension will remain under review and we'll work to re-open these facilities as soon as is it reasonable to do so. Please do not dump waste – fly-tipping is illegal. And please don't use an unlicensed waste carrier to collect and dispose of your waste during this period of service suspension. Where possible, please store the waste you would want to take to the household recycling centre until such time as the sites reopen. For more information about licensed waste carriers, see: orlo.uk/Wr4lu
Our waste and recycling collections services are currently operating as normal.
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Recycling centres closed

7 days ago

Melksham Community

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7 days ago

Melksham Community

As the canal is close to Melksham and many of us walk it regularly I thought you should havethis update from The Canal and River Trust - Update: 8.30am Tuesday 24 March
Whilst our towpaths remain open, use of them should now be limited.

If our canals and rivers are local to you, and you use the towpath for your daily exercise or journey to undertake essential work, please now avoid any stretches with boats moored against the towpath, and strictly observe social distancing at all times, following the latest advice from Government.
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days at 11am 🙌🏼❤️

soundcloud.com/harpercollinspublishers/the-worlds-worst-children-3-3/s-VcYQCOlF2zr?fbclid=IwAR2GQ...
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Revised bus times ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Melksham Community

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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Fish & Chip van is at Whitley Farm, Whitley from 4 to 8pm tonight, deliveries available for those who are isolated. See post for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Melksham Community

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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

The Conigre in Melksham, is now only letting their external self contained barn rooms to clients. These are fully 'contactless' with no use of the restaurant permitted etc. They are being as prudent and practical as possible and have reduced levels of interaction significantly.

Please note that as a hotel, if called upon, The Conigre will release our premises to the government/NHS as required/mandated.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

******All Play areas closed!******

Over the weekend there were several large gatherings at some of Melksham play areas. Following government guidelines, Melksham Town Council has come to the decision to close all play areas including the skate park in Melksham until further notice.

We cannot guarantee your safety due to the outbreak of COVID -19.

Social distancing means keeping two metres away from people.

You may have the virus and not developed symptoms, but you can still pass it onto others.

By socialising in this area, you are putting the lives of yourself and others at risk of contracting COVID -19.

Please heed the Government advice about social distancing and stay at home.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

WAITROSE - shops open, normal hours currently. No delivery slots available. Earliest availability currently is end of month. Toilet Roll purchases limited to 2 packs/customer, purchases of all other items is limited to 3 of any product line per customer.

All Waitrose cafes and rotisseries are closed. Sales of many in-demand products will be capped and Waitrose will close some stores early.

Daily essentials are being kept aside for NHS Heroes and priority treatment is given at checkouts.

Waitrose is creating a £1 million Community Support Fund nationally to be used as direct aid in local communities.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

D&M GOMPELS PHARMACY

Open, normal hours (may revise), free prescription delivery for current delivery patients only, no capacity to take on more. Suggest using volunteer help to collect prescriptions. Be patient, staff working hard to keep customers safe & well
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY - Melksham branch temporarily closed. Bath, Chippenham, Swindon, Marlborough and Warminster currently open.

The nearest branches that are opening from 8am every day to allow time for elderly or vulnerable members to visit the branches in a safer environment are Swindon Regent St, Bath and Salisbury.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

LLOYDS BANK - Melksham branch temporarily closed. Call 0345 602 1997 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY - Melksham branch open. Staff offering assistance with setting up online and telephone banking. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

ASDA - Store open, Click and Collect with external collection point but demand very high. Same high demand for home delivery slots. Pharmacy open.

Temporarily closing non-essential service counters. Reducing the normal opening hours of stores - Melksham currently 8am - 8pm Mon-Sat; 10am - 4pm Sun.

Max purchase is up to three of any product across all food items, toiletries and cleaning products. Prioritising NHS workers in larger stores every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 9am.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

ICELAND - shop in store spend over £25 and get free same day delivery subject to availability of delivery capacity.

Dedicated opening hours for the elderly and vulnerable, every day, 9am – 10am from Monday 23 March. Some stores operating restricted hours - need to check locally.

Online shopping - website still accepting orders,
free delivery if you spend more than £35. Slots currently unavailable but the company is trying to put a limited number of slots back on. Variable purchasing limit for a number of high demand items - details in store.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

POUNDSTRETCHER - open 8.30-9.30 in support of elderly and vulnerable residents. Restricting purchases of certain short stock lines to two of any product per person. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

COOP - business as usual.

Purchases of selected items is limited to 2 per person.

All Coop stores have a dedicated shopping hour for those at higher risk and the people who care for them. Check with your local store for details.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

SAINSBURY'S - now giving priority access for home delivery and access to Click & Collect services to certain online customers including those who are over 70 years of age, vulnerable, or who have a disability.

Sainsbury's are also working to make more home delivery and Click & Collect slots available for customers with a Delivery Pass. They'll be contacting these customers soon.

From Monday 23rd March, all Sainsbury's supermarkets will be open from 08.00 to 20.00 Monday – Saturday. Local Sunday opening hours will stay the same. Petrol station hours are unchanged.

Purchasing limits on certain products. Cafes and counters closed. Adding more Click & Collect locations (from Monday 23 March).

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 08.00 to 09.00 for serving elderly customers, disabled customers and carers.

NHS [NHS ID] and social care workers - can shop in our supermarkets for half an hour before they open, from Monday to Saturday.

Online delivery slots for elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. If you think you should be on vulnerable customer list, call 0800 328 1700.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

LIDL - stores open, but local store open hours may have changed. Product quantity limitations in place on a select few product lines.

Stores are being replenished every day.

Melksham store opening hours currently [23 March]:
Mon - Sat 08:00-22:00
Sun 10:00-16:00
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

ALDI - shortened daily opening hours. Stores are closing at 8pm from Friday 20 March onwards. Sunday opening hours in England remain unchanged. ALDI warehouses have sufficient stock to replenish all stores. This includes all of the essentials such as sanitary and baby products.

All our stores receive daily deliveries, often multiple times a day.
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1 week ago

Melksham Town Hall

EGGS AND MILK

available from Tom and James Stainer, Snarlton Farm, Snarlton Lane, Melksham.

CASH ONLY. Wipes available for every customer - one per person please. Stock position updated regularly on Facebook

Facebook: Snarlton Farm
tjstainer@snarltonfarm.co.uk
07723 310985
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Take away and delivery from the Old Ham Tree in HoltOur take away menu is now available. Pre-orders please but we may be able to do last minute depending on availability. Call 01225 782581 to place your order. If you need delivery please let us know 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Take away and delivery from the Old Ham Tree in Holt

1 week ago

Melksham Community

Just had a lovely visit from our local police officers, they're doing a fab job checking in on businesses like ours to make sure public safety is being taken seriously! 😁
They've congratulated us on the measures we have put in place, so we thought we'd show you guys our staff working hard in the latest pandemic fashion 😂
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

We're now delivering FOOD & HOUSEHOLD GOODS across the county. Email sales@ashtonfarms.co.uk for a product list & order form, or call 01380 870758 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Our new website will be launching next week.
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you're self isolating with COVID-19 symptoms, please put your tissues, disposable cloths and wipes in a plastic bag and tie it up when it's full. Then double bag it, tie it up and put it in a secure place for at least 72 hours (three days). After this time, please place the bags in your normal wheeled bin.
👉🏻 More info: orlo.uk/kH6yk
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Our brand new regional Help Hub launches at 8am on Monday morning for UNISON members in the South West region looking for support, guidance or advice in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

To get in touch please e-mail UNISON@help-hub.co.uk or contact us here on our Facebook page.

UNISON members are on the front line treating patients in hospital, delivering care in our communities, providing support to children in schools and keeping our public services running in a national crisis. Your union stands ready to support you.

More details: www.southwest.unison.org.uk/help-hub/
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Most train services across the West Country severely reduces from next Monday - www.gwr.com/travel-updates/live-network-updates/disruption-information. Melksham services BROADLY UNCHANGED - which probably reflects the very limited services we had compared to others in the first place, and how important the services are in people's daily and essential lives. Updates at www.mrug.org.uk/coronavirus

Bus services Melksham to Devizes, Bath, Trowbridge, Chippenham running to Saturday timetables next week. Infrequent buses to Corsham and Bradford-on-Avon remain on normal timetable.
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2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Bowood To Open Woodland Gardens Daily With Free Entrance

Published: 20 March 2020

Bowood Estate have announced today that they will be delaying the opening of the house and gardens which was due on 1st April due to the current situation surronding COVID-19.

Bluebells bowoodHowever, they have also announced that they will be opneing the Woodland Gardens daily and entrance will be free for anyone who would like to visit and get some much needed air.

In a statement released this morning, Bowood announced:

In light of the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, the Estate has been closely monitoring official advice to ensure that Bowood remains in-step with the latest guidelines. The health and well-being of Bowood’s loyal visitors and staff is our upmost priority.
Based on the latest information available, it is clear that short-term changes to our visitor operations have become necessary. With this in mind, the difficult decision has been taken that all areas of the House & Gardens will remain closed, initially for the period 1st April to 30th April. This position will be regularly reviewed throughout April and further updates will be provided over the coming weeks. We will return to ‘business as usual’, once guidance indicates that this is appropriate.
However, we are mindful that people will still wish, indeed need, to access outdoor spaces for their physical and mental health. Accordingly, the Woodland Gardens will open daily between 09:00 and 14:00 from 1st April until the flowering season ends in May or early June – admission will be free of charge and visitors will be encouraged to follow guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing. Well-behaved dogs on leads will be welcome. We very much hope that these arrangements will offer a much-needed opportunity for all age groups to continue to access the great outdoors. Our team will continue to actively monitor government and NHS advice to ensure that the opening of the Woodland Gardens remains aligned with government guidelines.
“We appreciate that this announcement regarding the House & Gardens will come as a great disappointment,” says Marcus Lee, Bowood’s Estate Manager. ‘The decision was made with a heavy heart, however it is of course appropriate that Bowood plays its part in the national response to this public health situation. We very much hope that members of the public will take up this unique opportunity to access the Woodland Gardens, one of England’s great collections, free of charge during this challenging time.”
We thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time and we will continue to keep you updated. We will be posting updates via our social media platforms and our website –
www.bowood.org
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Bowood To Open Woodland Gardens Daily With Free Entrance

Published: 20 March 2020 

Bowood Estate have announced today that they will be delaying the opening of the house and gardens which was due on 1st April due to the current situation surronding COVID-19.

Bluebells bowoodHowever, they have also announced that they will be opneing the Woodland Gardens daily and entrance will be free for anyone who would like to visit and get some much needed air.

In a statement released this morning, Bowood announced:

In light of the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, the Estate has been closely monitoring official advice to ensure that Bowood remains in-step with the latest guidelines. The health and well-being of Bowood’s loyal visitors and staff is our upmost priority.
Based on the latest information available, it is clear that short-term changes to our visitor operations have become necessary. With this in mind, the difficult decision has been taken that all areas of the House & Gardens will remain closed, initially for the period 1st April to 30th April. This position will be regularly reviewed throughout April and further updates will be provided over the coming weeks. We will return to ‘business as usual’, once guidance indicates that this is appropriate.
However, we are mindful that people will still wish, indeed need, to access outdoor spaces for their physical and mental health. Accordingly, the Woodland Gardens will open daily between 09:00 and 14:00 from 1st April until the flowering season ends in May or early June – admission will be free of charge and visitors will be encouraged to follow guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing. Well-behaved dogs on leads will be welcome. We very much hope that these arrangements will offer a much-needed opportunity for all age groups to continue to access the great outdoors. Our team will continue to actively monitor government and NHS advice to ensure that the opening of the Woodland Gardens remains aligned with government guidelines.
“We appreciate that this announcement regarding the House & Gardens will come as a great disappointment,” says Marcus Lee, Bowood’s Estate Manager. ‘The decision was made with a heavy heart, however it is of course appropriate that Bowood plays its part in the national response to this public health situation. We very much hope that members of the public will take up this unique opportunity to access the Woodland Gardens, one of England’s great collections, free of charge during this challenging time.”
We thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time and we will continue to keep you updated. We will be posting updates via our social media platforms and our website –
www.bowood.org

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Important Information please share.
Key message, do not sack employees, you will get support ASAP

If you are concerned about jobs, income, self employed.
Hold firm, announcement today is big.

If you are an employee at risk, tell your employer.
Govt announcement includes a grant to fund 80% of salary from 1 March for 3 months initially. No Business Rates to be paid for Retail / Hospitality. Grants for businesses and Govt backed loans.

All self employed can receive UC type thing = Stat Sick Pay.

If you are on benefits, Local Housing Allowance rate being lifted and UC and Work Tax Credit increased by £1000 per year.

Announcement will be made soon. Please keep checking HM Government’s website.
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2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosFollowing government advice and to help stop the transmission of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to close all libraries and leisure centres until further notice.
More information and FAQs: orlo.uk/UtDfV
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2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

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Are you self employed and looking for work?

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

White Hart in Atworth have been putting in place plans to open as a takeaway for the village, with a new menu starting from next week, starting Tuesday 24th March.

Takeaway or Delivery – Tuesday through to Saturday 4.30pm –till 7.30pm. We will also be providing take away Roasts for a Sunday on pre order.

We will only be doing delivery within the village and other local businesses are putting in place the same procedures or similar to us and we are asking you to support them as we are all in the same boat. Centre Stores, The Pear Tree Inn, Lowden Garden Centre, The Toast Office, Golden Fleece and Neston Farm Shop.
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White Hart in Atworth have been putting in place plans to open as a takeaway for the village, with a new menu starting from next week, starting Tuesday 24th March.

Takeaway or Delivery – Tuesday through to Saturday 4.30pm –till 7.30pm. We will also be providing take away Roasts for a Sunday on pre order.

We will only be doing delivery within the village and other local businesses are putting in place the same procedures or similar to us and we are asking you to support them as we are all in the same boat. Centre Stores, The Pear Tree Inn, Lowden Garden Centre, The Toast Office, Golden Fleece and Neston Farm Shop.

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Sign of the Angel (Lacock) are offering Takeaway & / or Delivery from Monday...delivery to Lacock, Shaw, Whitley, Beanace & Atworth. You can order and pay by phone (01249 730230) by 1pm for next day collection from 12:00. Collection ...there will be meals, veg boxes and other food/home basics. ... See MoreSee Less

Sign of the Angel (Lacock) are offering Takeaway & / or Delivery from Monday...delivery to Lacock, Shaw, Whitley, Beanace & Atworth. You can order and pay by phone (01249 730230) by 1pm for next day collection from 12:00. Collection ...there will be meals, veg boxes and other food/home basics.

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

If you would like some help or support and are in the Melksham area, you can now go online, email or give us a ring and give us more details. There is an amazing bunch of volunteers ready and willing to help you ...... Thankyou!
www.melkshamcommunity.co.uk
#community #melksham #COVID19
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If you would like some help or support and are in the Melksham area, you can now go online, email or give us a ring and give us more details. There is an amazing bunch of volunteers ready and willing to help you ...... Thankyou! 
www.melkshamcommunity.co.uk 
#community #melksham #COVID19

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

If you would like to help in the Melksham area, you can now go online and provide your contact details and what you are able to help with, and we can then match you up with a request for support. Thankyou!
www.melkshamcommunity.co.uk
#community #melksham #COVID19
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If you would like to help in the Melksham area, you can now go online and provide your contact details and what you are able to help with, and we can then  match you up with a request for support. Thankyou! 
www.melkshamcommunity.co.uk    
#community #melksham  #COVID19

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Bruce and the team at the Texaco garage on Spa Road happy to deliver to local "at risk" customers. ... See MoreSee Less