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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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 581 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 116.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 140.8 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 157.5 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Wiltshire case rates continue to slow.

Thanks for your support.

Keep playing your part.
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you've received a letter saying you’re at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from COVID-19, you could be eligible to get free daily vitamin D supplements.

The deadline for applying is Sunday 21 February.

Full details 👉🏻 orlo.uk/IuhV4
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1 week ago

Melksham Community

Please share with friends, family and neighbours if not online.The Government has introduced a number of new accessibility improvements to the home testing programme to make it easier to get tested.

If you don't have internet access you can now order one by calling 119.

Full announcement on changes 👉🏽 orlo.uk/eyJ2G
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Please share with friends, family and neighbours if not online.

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 581 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 116.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 140.8 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 157.5 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Wiltshire case rates continue to slow.

Thanks for your support.

Keep playing your part.
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2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Don't forget the team at Melksham Community Support are still here to help you if you are struggling as a result of the pandemic. Just give us a call on 01225 807965 ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget the team at Melksham Community Support are still here to help you if you are struggling as a result of the pandemic. Just give us a call on 01225 807965

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 704 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 140.8 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 182.4 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 222.7 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow, but we all must keep following the guidance & play our part.
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3 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosEligible unpaid carers in Wiltshire will be able to receive PPE following updated government guidance published on Friday (5 February). Read more: orlo.uk/PLfe5 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you've been contacted by the NHS to have your COVID-19 vaccination and you have no way of getting to your appointment - we can help.

📞 0300 003 4576
💻 wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk

Full details 👉🏽 orlo.uk/4ZjEZ

#WiltshireTogether
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4 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 912 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 182.4 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 268 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 294.2 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow, but we all must keep following the guidance & not let our guard down.
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWe have reopened the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG, also known as Discretionary Payments) to help support businesses.

The grant has been reopened for new applications only or for those who had previously applied before Nov 2020.

Full details 👉🏼 orlo.uk/WWd5q
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

➡ 1,321 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 264.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 357.6 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 420.7 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow, but we all must keep following the guidance & play our part.

#WiltshireTogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosBeauty spots in Wiltshire are getting busier, so please jog on, exercise from your front door and stay local.

More on this 👉🏾 orlo.uk/h2KDZ

Hands, face, space.

#WiltshireTogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosTo allow older adults to get to COVID-19 vaccination appointments a bit easier and to pick up any supplies, from 1 February bus passes can be temporarily used before 9:30am.

More on this 👉🏼 orlo.uk/OJIRn

#WiltshireTogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Dear Patients,

Please see an updated letter regarding the COVID vaccine.

#weareinthistogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 1,784 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 356.8 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 364.8 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 520.4 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers are slowing, but we all need to keep following the guidance & play our part.

#WiltshireTogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you’ve been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, check out our COVID-19 webpage for a range of help available including our Wellbeing Hub, local community groups and NHS support services.

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orlo.uk/S9ITA

#WiltshireTogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThere has been a lot of discussion today regarding free school meals. Please have a look at our statement and information on this below 👇
orlo.uk/CjtYu
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThe government has announced the rollout of asymptomatic testing (using lateral flow tests) in the community and for businesses, to enable us to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown.
We know how important this is for many of you, but we are currently waiting guidance from government on these tests.
Once we have it, we will promote it widely on our website, here on Facebook, and in the local media, so please do not contact us about this at present.
It’s important to note that this type of testing is not something that can be used in isolation, but if used properly with other measures it can be a useful tool at our disposal to help break transmission.
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccine.

People most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first. The NHS will contact you when it's your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out more 👇
nhs.uk/covidvaccine
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

COVID-19 cases have risen sharply again.

Please stay at home, protect the NHS & save lives.

➡ 1,811 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 362.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 246.2 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 629.3 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

#WIltshireTogether
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

COVID-19 cases have risen sharply again.

Please stay at home, protect the NHS & save lives.

➡ 1,811 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 362.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 246.2 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 629.3 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

#WIltshireTogether
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

The COVID-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine.

For more on the COVID-19 vaccine visit nhs.uk/CovidVaccine
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Pre-schoolers present? These shows will support the class of 2021! 🙌 Streaming on iPlayer now along with BBC Bitesize ❤️👩‍🏫👨🏼‍🏫 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosFollowing the Prime Minister's announcement this evening, you can find all the latest guidance here 👉 orlo.uk/ulOty
As we review the guidance, we will keep you updated on how this affects our services.
Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

As we enter #Lockdown3 just a reminder that the team here at Melksham Community Support are here and ready to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and providing friendly phone calls to those trapped in their homes.

You can call us on 01225 809265 or find us online at htpps://melkshamcommunity.co.uk
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As we enter #Lockdown3 just a reminder that the team here at Melksham Community Support are here and ready to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and providing friendly phone calls to those trapped in their homes.

You can call us on 01225 809265 or find us online at htpps://melkshamcommunity.co.uk

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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWith the emergence of a new and highly transmissible strain of COVID-19, it is more important than ever for us to protect ourselves and each other.

Remember - you don't need symptoms to have coronavirus.

#WiltshireTogether
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThe Government has announced a phased return for schools including remote learning for some pupils. Check the table below and find out more at orlo.uk/X4Fi3

Parents and carers should contact their child's school, if they've not already heard from them, for specific details. These dates are the dates that the Department of Education have given schools to work to but some schools may put in place remote learning in advance of the dates shown below.
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Don't forget to join us this week for our first virtual cafes of 2021. 5th Jan at 11am and 7th Jan at 2pm. To access these groups please email admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWiltshire is in Tier 3 of Covid restrictions. Avoid travelling in or out of Tier 3 areas unless for exceptions such as work, school or if you are travelling through. Read more: orlo.uk/IBHZl ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

*** SCAM ALERT - CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ***

We are hearing further reports across the country of people being contacted out of the blue with offers of a coronavirus vaccination.
Most recently reports have been received of elderly residents receiving a call to advise that their vaccination would be carried out at their home, and that the caller required their name, address and also financial details to pay for the vaccine.

Other reports relate to approaches made by text and from a recorded voice message on the telephone. In each case the recipient is required to respond by clicking a link in the text message or by pressing 1 when receiving the call. They are then asked to give personal information, as well as financial details to book their vaccination.

THESE ARE SCAMS.

Criminals are exploiting the current situation to attempt to steal personal details and your money.

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. These people will be contacted by the NHS.

NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THE VACCINE.

There has been a surge worldwide of vaccine related phishing email scams. We expect to see an increase in these.

Phishing emails seen have contained malicious files that installed malware, or links to bogus websites to obtain the victim's information.

Protect yourself from vaccine-themed phishing campaigns by checking the email addresses on incoming messages and be alert to hyperlinks that contain misspelled domain names; be aware of highly emotive language designed to manipulate you; do not supply login credentials or personal information in response to an email; monitor key financial accounts regularly; and keep software and apps updated.

Report all scams to us via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

(Thanks Suffolk Trading Standards for the information)
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosOver the last 7 days cases have continued to rise in Wiltshire. The seven day rate of cases per 100,000 population currently stands at 155.4. This compares to 99.6 per 100,000 for the previous 7 days up to 21 Dec. You can help limit transmission by celebrating New Years safely. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWiltshire remains in Tier 2: High alert

Neighbouring areas around us are moving to Tiers 3 and 4

Keep playing your part by following Tier 2 measures, stay local and shop local, to protect our local population

#WiltshireTogether

Tier 2 measures orlo.uk/Bjgxa
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosYou can only meet with your Christmas bubble on Christmas Day.

Keep your Christmas bubble as small as possible, think carefully before meeting with vulnerable friends and family.

Do not meet anyone from a Tier 4 area
#WiltshireTogether

Full details
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosSadly, Wiltshire COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in the last week, so please keep playing your part to help keep each other safe.

Keep socially distancing, wear a mask in enclosed spaces, wash your hands regularly, and self-isolate when required to do so.

➡ 498 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 99.6 cases per 100k people in the last 7 days
➡ 72.4 cases per 100k people in the previous 7 days
➡ 284.2 cases per 100k people in England in the last 7 days
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosPharmacists are experts in medicines and can also help you and your family with minor health concerns. 💊🤔

Find your local pharmacy and opening times over the festive period: bit.ly/2KrIKVJ
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosAll household recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 Dec & all day on 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.

Other than that, they will open as per their normal opening hours.

You will still need to book an appointment to visit.

Book now 👉🏿 orlo.uk/qPgNq

#WiltshireTogether
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWiltshire has been confirmed to remain in the Tier 2 ‘high’ category.

This means the current restrictions will remain in place.

Please continue playing your part to keep each other safe & to help keep COVID-19 cases as low as possible.

More info 👉🏻 orlo.uk/L4Kgs
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Could you help by cooking an extra meal on Christmas day and delivering to someone local?
Could you let residents know about this scheme, if they are not online or reading the Melksham News cover to cover they may not be aware!
Thankyou!With all of the restrictions in place this Christmas there are more individuals and couples than ever who are having Christmas alone rather than with their families.

Here at Age Friendly Melksham we are doing what we can to help as many of these folks enjoy a proper home-cooked family Christmas dinner as possible and we need your help!

Can you cook an extra portion and drop it round to a neighbour on Christmas Day just before you enjoy your dinner. If you can please let us know at agefriendlymelksham.org.uk/christmas and help us to make a difference this Christmas.
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Could you help by cooking an extra meal on Christmas day and delivering to someone local? 
Could you let residents know about this scheme, if they are not online or reading the Melksham News cover to cover they may not be aware! 
Thankyou!

2 months ago

Melksham Community

With all of the restrictions in place this Christmas there are more individuals and couples than ever who are having Christmas alone rather than with their families.

Here at Age Friendly Melksham we are doing what we can to help as many of these folks enjoy a proper home-cooked family Christmas dinner as possible and we need your help!

Can you cook an extra portion and drop it round to a neighbour on Christmas Day just before you enjoy your dinner. If you can please let us know at agefriendlymelksham.org.uk/christmas and help us to make a difference this Christmas.
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosPeople living in the Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire area who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine should wait to be contacted by the NHS, instead of calling their local hospital or GP practice directly.

The advice comes as the NHS prepares to deliver the first batch of vaccines for Covid-19, which were officially approved for use by the medicines regulator last week and started delivery on Tuesday 8 December.

First in line for the vaccine will be people aged 80 and over, who are already expected to attend hospital, as well as care home staff and the frontline NHS workers most at-risk.

The rollout of the vaccine is a huge logistical challenge, and comes at a time when the NHS is already managing ongoing coronavirus-related challenges, as well as traditional winter pressures. Vaccines are being delivered to the first cohort of 50 hospital hubs across the country who will begin vaccinating patients this week. The Royal United Hospitals, Bath, is prepared to receive and administer the vaccine when it is delivered.

Local people can show their support for the operation by waiting to be contacted with instructions of how to receive the vaccine, while continuing to observe the current social distancing guidance.

The physical process of giving the vaccine will be a marathon and not a sprint, with vaccinations taking place over the next few months.

More information on the vaccine can be found online at www.nhs.uk.
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWeekly Wiltshire COVID-19 figures:

➡ 397 cases in the last 7 days

➡ 79.4 cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days

➡ 137.0 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 7 days

➡ 167.8 cases per 100,000 people in England in the last 7 days

More details 👉🏻 orlo.uk/0S2aB
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Every Mind Matters is part of the Better Health campaign, which aims to use this unique moment in time to help kickstart our health.

Every child, young adult, carer and parent will face different challenges in result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Students may need extra support as they transition back into education.

'School Zone' provides guidance to support the mental wellbeing of students.

The two links below contain different areas of help and support that may benefit you or someone that you know.

campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/mental-wellbeing/overview

#EveryMindMatters #weareallinthistogether
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWiltshire has been confirmed to be in the COVID Tier 2 high alert level from 2 December, which is one higher than before.

Get all the details on what the new restrictions mean for you:
orlo.uk/31VNF

Here's a useful guide to tiering: orlo.uk/qXb66
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosJoin us for a live public COVID-19 update on Tuesday 8 December at 5pm.

Wiltshire Council Leader, Philip Whitehead, Chief Executive, Terence Herbert and Director of Public Health for Wiltshire, Kate Blackburn, will provide the latest updates and answer your questions.

Full details 👉🏾 orlo.uk/HhfVD
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Please mention to anyone not online who could benefit from this great initiative.....We are excited to announce our new Face2Face service.

For those who have not been able to see friends and family for months, we can bring you an iPad and help you make a video call to your loved ones - full details can be found on our website at agefriendlymelksham.org.uk/face2face/
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Please mention to anyone not online who could benefit from this great initiative.....

3 months ago

Melksham Community

We are excited to announce our new Face2Face service.

For those who have not been able to see friends and family for months, we can bring you an iPad and help you make a video call to your loved ones - full details can be found on our website at agefriendlymelksham.org.uk/face2face/
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

We know people want to be with friends and family over Christmas 🎄

Between 23 and 27 December, you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ of up to three households 🎁

This applies across the UK.

More information ⬇️
www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWeekly Wiltshire COVID-19 figures:

➡ 674 cases in the last 7 days

➡ 134.8 cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days

➡ 105.8 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 7 days

➡ 240.7 cases per 100,000 people in England in the last 7 days

Info on hospital admissions is on our website 👉🏽 orlo.uk/yZ5Pe

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Wiltshire.

Although the number of cases in Wiltshire is still below the national average, we can’t be complacent and we all need to keep playing our part to stop the spread of the virus.

#WiltshireTogether
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWe've launched our local COVID-19 contact tracing service. Our team will step in should the national service not be able to get hold of someone who has had a positive COVID-19 case.

If you have a positive test and get a call from 0300 456 0100, please pick up as that will be our friendly team looking to speak to you. We'd recommend you save that number in your phone and then you'll know who is trying to reach you.

Gemma from our public health team explains more in this short video orlo.uk/b1vt6
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWeekly Wiltshire COVID-19 figures:

➡ 526 cases in the last 7 days

➡ 105.2 cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days

➡ 93.8 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 7 days

Information on hospital admissions is now on our website 👉🏻 orlo.uk/hXS4y
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Oh dear numbers are going up again. !

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Opening times for takeaways at the Pear Tree WhitleyGood morning!

Thank you to all who supported us throughout our first week of 'Lockdown 2.0' take-outs.

Unfortunately, this week we have had to make some changes to our offerings.

We're now available:
Thursday - Saturday from 17.30-19.30
Sunday from 12noon - 14.15
Delivering as always to our neighbours in the villages of Whitley, Shaw, Atworth & Gastard.

For those who joined us for takeout last Wednesday, we apologise. But please do keep supporting us from Thursday!

We always recommend ordering in advance, as slots are filling quickly.
📧 eat@peartreewhitley.co.uk - along with your order, please remember to include your phone number & preferred time.
☎️ 01225 704966 - Jackie & Marcus will be available from 11am until 2pm from Thursday to take your call.

#wiltstogether #peartreewhitley #peartreeinnwhitley #backingbath #supportlocal #villagepub #communitypub
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Opening times for takeaways at the Pear Tree Whitley

3 months ago

Melksham Community

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4 months ago

Melksham Community

Latest from Public Health WiltshireDirector of Public Health, Kate Blackburn, has given an update on the case rates of COVID-19 in the county and announced the most up-to-date figures for this week.

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4 months ago

Melksham Community

The government has announced grant funding for businesses required to close as a result of the national restrictions. We will also continue to do all we can to support businesses in the county - find out more: bit.ly/2TTQoJy ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWeekly COVID-19 figures:

➡ 453 cases in the last 7 days

➡ 90.6 cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days

➡ 90.0 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 7 days

⚠️ We all need to protect each other to avoid the spread of coronavirus

#WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

We will be trading at the following markets. Melksham Tuesday, Royal Wootten Bassett
Wednesday, Calne Friday Devizes farmers market on the 1st Saturday of the month
Bath farmers market every Saturday
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

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4 months ago

Melksham Community

So this is it, another Lockdown to try and get this dreadful virus under control.

Melksham Community Support are still here to help and we are getting back up to full strength to help those who are trapped in their homes and unable to get out and about.

Don't forget you can call for help on 01225 809265, or send us an email to support@melkshamcommunity.co.uk
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So this is it, another Lockdown to try and get this dreadful virus under control.

Melksham Community Support are still here to help and we are getting back up to full strength to help those who are trapped in their homes and unable to get out and about.

Dont forget you can call for help on 01225 809265, or send us an email to support@melkshamcommunity.co.uk

4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosOne of our key priorities over the next month or so, will be to support our local businesses through the latest lockdown.

To stay up-to-date with the latest information , guidance & support, make sure you sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter

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orlo.uk/Z7KsL
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

So it looks like we are going to have another #lockdown.

The team at Melksham Community Support just wanted to remind everyone that we are still up and running and will be ready to deal with any increased demand from when it kicks in.

We want to remind you that we are happy to help and would hate to think that anyone is struggling with shopping, collecting prescriptions, getting letters posted or any other basic tasks because they are trapped in their homes.

We are here to help
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So it looks like we are going to have another #Lockdown.

The team at Melksham Community Support just wanted to remind everyone that we are still up and running and will be ready to deal with any increased demand from when it kicks in.

We want to remind you that we are happy to help and would hate to think that anyone is struggling with shopping, collecting prescriptions, getting letters posted or any other basic tasks because they are trapped in their homes. 

We are here to help

4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWe're hosting a live public COVID-19 update on Tues 3 Nov at 5pm.

The online broadcast will feature Wiltshire Council Leader, Philip Whitehead, Chief Executive, Terence Herbert and Director of Public Health for Wiltshire, Kate Blackburn.

They will be providing an update on the latest number of positive cases and the rate of COVID-19 cases in Wiltshire, and the arrangements in place to mitigate the spread of the virus. There will also be details on how schools, care homes and council services are responding to the situation and planning for the coming weeks.

We want to hear from you.

You can submit your questions about COVID-19 and the local response in advance by emailing communications@wiltshire.gov.uk, no later than 5pm on Sunday 1 November.

Full details 👉🏽 orlo.uk/szlOg
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWeekly COVID-19 figures:

➡ 447 cases in the last 7 days

➡ 89.4 cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days

➡ 63.2 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 7 days

⚠️ Cases are rising: We all need to protect each other to avoid further restrictions

#WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWiltshire’s COVID alert level is Medium – meaning no local changes to the current restrictions in place.

Keep playing your part by:
• Washing hands 👐🏻
• Covering face 😷
• Making space ↔️
• Self-isolating when instructed 🏘️

#WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

THANKYOU! Local MP Michelle Donelan dropped into Melksham on Friday to sign letters to all the volunteers that came forward and provided such fantastic support to those residents that required help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, delivering food bank parcels, walking dogs and just providing a friendly voice to chat to at the end of a phone; whether they were shielding or self isolating.
Volunteers have been providing this support since March and the whole community joins in sending them our gratitude. We don't know what the future weeks will bring to the Melksham area, but what is clear is that there will be a continuing need for those residents that do not have a support network locally. If you would like to volunteer then please get in touch melkshamcommunity.co.uk/offer-help/ if you require help (or are offering to help) then the number is still 01225 809265.
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THANKYOU!   Local MP Michelle Donelan dropped into Melksham on Friday to sign letters to all the volunteers that came forward and  provided such fantastic support to those residents that required help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, delivering food bank parcels, walking dogs and just providing a friendly voice to chat to at the end of a phone; whether they were shielding or self isolating.
Volunteers have been providing this support since March and the whole community joins in sending them our gratitude.    We dont know what the future weeks will bring to the Melksham area, but what is clear is that there will be a continuing need for those residents that do not have a support network locally.  If you would like to volunteer then please get in touch  https://melkshamcommunity.co.uk/offer-help/  if you require help (or are offering to help)  then the number is still 01225 809265.Image attachment

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She also voted against ensuring food standards & to break international law ..in fact she has yet to vote against the government, which probably accounts for her meteoric rise.

7 months ago

Melksham Community

The Melksham Community Response team have had a great working relationship with the Melksham Foodbank over the last few months. Amazing volunteers have been delivering food bank parcels to those residents that were shielding or self isolating. The Foodbank do fantastic work and are very well used resource at present. #teamwork #partnership ... See MoreSee Less

The Melksham Community Response team have had a great working relationship with the Melksham Foodbank over the last few months. Amazing volunteers have been delivering food bank parcels to those residents that were shielding or self isolating. The Foodbank do fantastic work and are very well used resource at present. #teamwork #partnership

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Your amazing efforts have been appreciated

8 months ago

Melksham Community

Please share: Contrary to media reports you may have seen today, Wiltshire is not currently at risk of going into local lockdown. The reports claim Wiltshire has seen a 300% increase of new COVID cases over the last two weeks but this actually equates to an increase from one case to four.

Read our full statement on this : www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/council-dismisses-lockdown-reports
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8 months ago

Melksham Community

We are 100 days into #Lockdown and today have shared some of the amazing achievement of the Melksham Community Support project.

Quite rightly much praise has been given to the 444 wonderful volunteers who have done so much to make it all happen.

But in this last post looking back at the last 100 days I would like to focus on the core team who have been instrumental in delivering Melksham Community Support.

Frankly there are not adequate words to express just how special these people are - to be taken out of your day job and put onto the front line answering calls from, what were often, scared and distressed people, or being asked to plan the delivery of prescriptions, find volunteers for shopping or simply spend time on the phone to someone assuring them that somehow it will all work out and be okay must have been a difficult and challenging experience.

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In the early days of the project, the team were working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. As the demand on our services has reduced, as #Lockdown starts to ease, these staff have been returning to undertaking the duties of their normal day jobs, whilst keeping the service running effectively and efficiently.

It’s been an honour to be part of this incredible team and as we further develop the service, and turn it into some sustainable and long term, I look forward to continuing to be being part of this incredible effort.

So, Linda, Teresa, Patsy, Lorraine, Tim, Taylor, Alex, Marianne, Bruce, David, Kevin, Mel and Miriam – THANK YOU. Thank you so much – you will never truly know how amazing what you have all done, and are continuing to do, is and what a difference you have made to people’s lives.
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We are 100 days into #Lockdown and today have shared some of the amazing achievement of the Melksham Community Support project.

Quite rightly much praise has been given to the 444 wonderful volunteers who have done so much to make it all happen.

But in this last post looking back at the last 100 days I would like to focus on the core team who have been instrumental in delivering Melksham Community Support. 

Frankly there are not adequate words to express just how special these people are - to be taken out of your day job and put onto the front line answering calls from, what were often, scared and distressed people, or being asked to plan the delivery of prescriptions, find volunteers for shopping or simply spend time on the phone to someone assuring them that somehow it will all work out and be okay must have been a difficult and challenging experience.

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In the early days of the project, the team were working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. As the demand on our services has reduced, as #Lockdown starts to ease, these staff have been returning to undertaking the duties of their normal day jobs, whilst keeping the service running effectively and efficiently.

It’s been an honour to be part of this incredible team and as we further develop the service, and turn it into some sustainable and long term, I look forward to continuing to be being part of this incredible effort.

So, Linda, Teresa, Patsy, Lorraine, Tim, Taylor, Alex, Marianne, Bruce, David, Kevin, Mel and Miriam – THANK YOU. Thank you so much – you will never truly know how amazing what you have all done, and are continuing to do, is and what a difference you have made to people’s lives.

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Thank you all for your hard work during these troubled times. Well done to each and everyone of you for stepping up to the mark to help the people of Melksham and the surrounding villages. I am sure, like me, they are truly grateful to you guys and your team of volunteers. You know what they say - not all super heroes wear cloaks 👏 👏 👏

You guys have been awesome beyond words. Everything you have done for this town should not go unnoticed, you are absolutely amazing

Amazing I’m am so proud to be one of your volunteers xx

Hear! Hear! A tremendous effort by the organising team. Thank you.

So much thanks must go to Jon Hubbard too. Your team couldn’t have done it without your support and enthusiasm.As a town councillor, you are a true asset to Melksham.

And to you too Jon, a pivotal member of the team - thankyou, we couldn't have done it without you!

You’ve done a fantastic job, all of you 👏👏👏

Thankyou all for all you have done

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8 months ago

Melksham Community

100 days later the phone has rung 2,014 times with someone calling asking for help.

Thank you to the amazing Admin team that we have had had answering the calls - we know this has not been easy at times and the incredible problem solving skills and empathy that you have demonstrated over the past 100 days have been fantastic.
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100 days later the phone has rung 2,014 times with someone calling asking for help.

Thank you to the amazing Admin team that we have had had answering the calls - we know this has not been easy at times and the incredible problem solving skills and empathy that you have demonstrated over the past 100 days have been fantastic.

8 months ago

Melksham Community

Getting the message about the support available during #lockdown was a challenge, so a huge thank you to the Royal Mail who delivered 20,000 leaflets for us, and then the epic volunteers who later on delivered another 5,000 between them.

Without you some people who needed our help may not have known about us. Thanks for helping get the message out there
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Getting the message about the support available during #lockdown was a challenge, so a huge thank you to the Royal Mail who delivered 20,000 leaflets for us, and then the epic volunteers who later on delivered another 5,000 between them.

Without you some people who needed our help may not have known about us. Thanks for helping get the message out there

8 months ago

Melksham Community

100 days of being trapped in your home, on your own, with no-one to talk to is not something any of us would want to see.

That's why we are so grateful to the amazing people who have been delivering our friendly phone calls. For many volunteers this has been a great experience and new friendships have started and blossomed.

For other though, the emotional cost of helping others in this way has been hard, and we are so incredibly grateful for what you have all done.
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100 days of being trapped in your home, on your own, with no-one to talk to is not something any of us would want to see.

Thats why we are so grateful to the amazing people who have been delivering our friendly phone calls. For many volunteers this has been a great experience and new friendships have started and blossomed.

For other though, the emotional cost of helping others in this way has been hard, and we are so incredibly grateful for what you have all done.

8 months ago

Melksham Community

There were many dogs in the Melksham Community Area who might have had to keep their paws crossed during the first 100 days of #lockdown if it wasn't for some of our wonderful volunteers.

Thanks to every volunteer dog walker - and to all the other unsung heroes who have help neighbours, friends and family during this difficult time.
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There were many dogs in the Melksham Community Area who might have had to keep their paws crossed during the first 100 days of #Lockdown if it wasnt for some of our wonderful volunteers.

Thanks to every volunteer dog walker - and to all the other unsung heroes who have help neighbours, friends and family during this difficult time.

8 months ago

Melksham Community

100 days in and we have delivered our 1,000th prescription to some trapped in their home because of #lockdown. ... See MoreSee Less

100 days in and we have delivered our 1,000th prescription to some trapped in their home because of #Lockdown.

8 months ago

Melksham Community

It's 100 days of #lockdown today and we have been taking a minute to think about what's happened over the past 100 days.

At the top of the list has been our massive respect and gratitude to the phenomenal 444 people from across the Melksham Community Area who came forward and volunteered to help.

Without you all, none of this would have been possible so a heartfelt thanks to every single one of you - whether you were able to do one job or have done a hundred!

Every single one of you is a Community Hero!
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8 months ago

Melksham Community

100 Days ago we all entered #lockdown and for many in our Community Area that brought worry and concern about how they would cope.

Thanks to the incredible support of local residents we have been able to help 655 of them with coping during this difficult time.
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100 Days ago we all entered #Lockdown and for many in our Community Area that brought worry and concern about how they would cope.

Thanks to the incredible support of local residents we have been able to  help 655 of them with coping during this difficult time.

8 months ago

Melksham Community