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
Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

7 days 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
... See MoreSee Less

7 days 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.

#
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.
... See MoreSee Less

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.

#
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.

Comment on Facebook We are 100 days into...

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

View more comments

7 days 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.
... See MoreSee Less

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.

7 days 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
... See MoreSee Less

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

7 days 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.
... See MoreSee Less

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.

7 days 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.
... See MoreSee Less

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.

7 days 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.

7 days 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!
... See MoreSee Less

7 days 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.
... See MoreSee Less

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.

7 days ago

Melksham Community

In the last 100 days our amazing volunteer team has completed 737 shopping trips for people who, because of Covid-19, were unable to shop for themselves.

Thank you to every volunteer who has gone and completed one of these shopping trips - and to all the other unsung heroes who have help neighbours, friends and family during this difficult time.
... See MoreSee Less

In the last 100 days our amazing volunteer team has completed 737 shopping trips for people who, because of Covid-19, were unable to shop for themselves.

Thank you to every volunteer who has gone and completed one of these shopping trips - and to all the other unsung heroes who have help neighbours, friends and family during this difficult time.

Comment on Facebook In the last 100 days...

They are all community heroes especially the guy who has done our shopping each week they all deserve some recognition and reward

7 days 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!
... See MoreSee Less

Its 100 days of #lockdown today and we have been taking a minute to think about whats 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!

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

We are looking for an exciting dynamic person to join us and be our new Age Friendly Coordinator.

Age Friendly Melksham is seeking to appoint an Age Friendly Coordinator to oversee the on-going development and coordination of a program of volunteer-led community activities for older and socially isolated people that connect the public with their communities and improve health and wellbeing.

Find out more and download a recruitment pack from agefriendlymelksham.org.uk/job-application/
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

So this afternoon Melksham Community Support took our 2000th phone call from someone calling for help. This call was from a housebound chap for a prescription dellivery. Well done to Kev who answered this call! ... See MoreSee Less

So this afternoon Melksham Community Support took our 2000th phone call from someone calling for help. This call was from a housebound chap for a prescription dellivery. Well done to Kev who answered this call!

Comment on Facebook So this afternoon ...

Fantastic! A great effort by all those that volunteered their time to help.

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

With the return of some volunteers back to the working world, the Melksham Community Response team is looking for new volunteers to regularly walk dogs for those in the community that are still shielding, if you would like to help please quote Dogwalking and email admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or text 07557634185. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

With the return of some volunteers back to the working world, the Melksham Community Response team is looking for new volunteers to regularly walk dogs for those in the community that are still shielding, if you would like to help please quote Dogwalking and email admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or text 07557634185. Thank you

2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

The announcements from Government about the further easing of #lockdown on 4th July, and the reopening of more local facilities is exciting news that we all welcome.

However, for many it will be a frightening prospect to venture back out again, and for some it will still not be an option.

So the team here at Melksham Community Support are going nowhere. We will continue to offer our support and help to anyone who needs it.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with making this all happen, especially as some of our wonderful volunteers are returning to work and not able to donate as much as their time as they were during #lockdown.
... See MoreSee Less

The announcements from Government about the further easing of #lockdown on 4th July, and the reopening of more local facilities is exciting news that we all welcome.

However, for many it will be a frightening prospect to venture back out again, and for some it will still not be an option.

So the team here at Melksham Community Support are going nowhere. We will continue to offer our support and help to anyone who needs it. 

We are still looking for volunteers to help with making this all happen, especially as some of our wonderful volunteers are returning to work and not able to donate as much as their time as they were during #lockdown.

3 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Many thanks to "Melksham Sews Together" for another batch of facemasks (this is just a sample). Perfect for Melksham Community Response volunteers who are collecting and delivering prescriptions and shopping to shielding residents. ... See MoreSee Less

Many thanks to Melksham Sews Together for another batch of facemasks (this is just a sample). Perfect for Melksham Community Response volunteers who are collecting and delivering prescriptions and shopping to shielding residents.

4 weeks ago

Melksham Community

All outpatients and visitors to the RUH will be asked to wear a face covering at all times from Monday 15 June. 😷

The move, which is in line with other hospitals in England, follows a direction from the Department of Health and Social Care to help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

So, if you’re going to be coming to the RUH from Monday, please plan ahead and bring a face covering with you. If you are unable to bring your own, we can provide one for you when you enter the hospital. 🏥

Face coverings can be purchased commercially or handmade, should cover the nose, mouth and chin and be secured with elastic loops or ties, include multiple layers, be washable and reusable. You can find information about how to wear and make a face covering here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-mak...

While at the hospital please remember to:
✅ Use the on-site hand sanitisers provided and wash your hands regularly
✅ Keep to the left on all corridors
✅ Keep 2m apart and follow social distancing advice on site
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Melksham Community

Never have #volunteers been more integral to our communities than during the #COVID19 pandemic. A very timely opportunity to recognise and celebrate the vital role they play in emergencies and in everyday life and no more so than here in #melksham where the amazing efforts of so many wonderful people has made such a difference during these challenging times. ... See MoreSee Less

Never have #volunteers been more integral to our communities than during the #COVID19 pandemic. A very timely opportunity to recognise and celebrate the vital role they play in emergencies and in everyday life and no more so than here in #Melksham where the amazing efforts of so many wonderful people has made such a difference during these challenging times.

Comment on Facebook Never have ...

Are the volunteers you use all fully background checked? Would hate to find out that vulnerable people are being put at risk because proper checks aren’t being done.

1 month ago

Melksham Community

Big thankyou to Melksam Sews Together for the facemasks for the Melksham Community Response Volunteers, great community team work and support. Volunteers they are available today from the ID badge address, the prescription Hub#2 and from the Town Hall next week. ... See MoreSee Less

Big thankyou to Melksam Sews Together for the facemasks for the Melksham Community Response Volunteers, great community team work and support.    Volunteers they are available today from the ID badge address, the prescription  Hub#2 and from the Town Hall next week.

1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIt's going to be a hot weekend so please take care in the sun. Many of those at risk of harm from heat are also at greater risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 and may need to spend more time at home than usual

Check out this helpful poster from Public Health England.
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWe've created a new information booklet to help parents prepare their children for the return to school. It includes helpful tips including the positives of going back, ways to connect with friends & much more 🙂 #WiltshireTogether

Download now 👉 orlo.uk/QpLBf
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Melksham Community

MELKSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS GOING ONLINE

Please share

Melksham Town Council, for the first time ever, is to hold an Economic Development and Planning Committee meeting followed by the Annual meeting of its Full Council, on Monday 1 June, online using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Councillors will attend the meeting online, supported by officers. Members of the public and press are also invited to attend. The joining details are on the meeting agendas which can be downloaded from the Council’s website at [bit.ly/2M78cNs] and [bit.ly/3gtUwKl]. Where appropriate, members of the public may participate in the meetings, in the normal way, when so directed by the chair.

The two meetings will be held, in sequence, on Monday evening, the first beginning promptly at 7pm. The first meeting is that of the Economic Development and Planning Committee and is expected to be of short duration.

The second meeting is that of the Annual Meeting of the Full Council will begin on the rising of the first meeting.
In another first, the meetings will be live streamed onto Melksham Town Council’s YouTube channel, so that proceedings can be viewed after the event.

The Town Clerk, Linda Roberts said: “whilst current COVID-19 restrictions mean that we have to change the way we operate, we hope that videoing and live streaming council meetings in this manner will make them more accessible to the people of our town and increase interest in and awareness of local governance.”

Photo: Linda Roberts, Town Clerk
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Melksham Community

On the look out for any large print books for an elderly gentleman shielding at home until we can work something out with the Library..........If you can help please quote Large Print Books and email admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or text 07557634185. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook 104013387907875_143687690607111

If you can get him a Kindle you can adjust to print of whatever size is needed.

Obviously the government guidance doesn’t allow the Library service to reopen as yet but we may be able to help - our team will be in touch! Cracking job you’re doing - keep up the great work! 👏

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Tonight we released this film showing some of the work that the amazing team at Melksham Community Support have undertaken so far during the Coronavirus crisis. Thank you to each and every volunteer, both those on the film and those who are doing so much behind the scenes. youtu.be/x6vyrhEURtk ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook 141573987485148

2 months ago

Melksham Community

From today, Monday 18th May, Age UK Wiltshire are providing their Community Hot Meals service in the Melksham area. Daily meals are available to older customers living in and can be requested for any day of the week. PLEASE LET ELDERLY RELATIVES AND NEIGHBOURS IN THE AREA KNOW. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThanks to the residents who pointed out that we had missed BA2 from our household recycling centre postcode tracker. Here's the updated version with BA2 included. Find out more about the reopening of our HRCs, the post code entry system, and FAQs 👉🏻 orlo.uk/7CyFZ ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Today Melksham Police recieved this wonderful banner from Rivermead Primary school!

Thank you to all the children and staff who helped make it, your kindness has put a massive smile on all of our faces. We will post another picture once we've put it up at the station

'In a world where you can be anything, be kind.' ❤️🌈😊
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThe government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, but in a way that is safe & continues to protect our NHS. They have released some new guidelines with FAQs to explain the changes

FAQs 👉🏼 orlo.uk/Geryz
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Following Boris’s announcement last night we want to assure everyone that the “Mini Mart” is still open and running for all that needs or chooses to use us.

The Mini Mart is for everyone, please if you’re not comfortable going to the supermarket, can’t get an online delivery or just need some fresh veg or a bit of milk to keep going please call or PM us.

We have a small fresh delivery coming in today then BIG delivery day on Wednesday 👍

01225 705083

Latest list below and again please pass on to anyone that you think could benefit ❤

Happy Monday to you all xx
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

*** SCAM ALERT - FACE COVERINGS ***

People in England should aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops from Wednesday, the UK government has said.

A document outlining the new lockdown rules suggests face coverings are worn in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible.

Demand for products is likely to increase the number of complaints we are receiving relating to face mask scams. Face masks which are designed to prevent the wearer from contracting COVID-19 are classed as PPE and required to meet safety regulations. One Council alone has already seized half a million substandard, illegal face masks. There is also potential for scammers to take orders for products which won't be delivered.

The government advice today relates to a 'face covering'. This is not PPE but an item worn to reduce the risk of an asymptomatic person spreading the virus. The government has also provided advice on how to make your own reusable face covering using an old t-shirt:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-mak...
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Another fantastic week of wonderful and lovely volunteers taking time out to help others who are impacted by the Covid Emergency - Thanks to each and every one of you.

Wow, just look at these numbers - in the time since we started we have delivered 510 prescriptions, made 365 friendly phone calls and done 413 shopping trips.

People have phone our Hub 1,329 times and we have 438 amazing and wonderful people who have offered to help with delivering all of this.

It's impossible to put into words how grateful we are for all that people are doing.
... See MoreSee Less

Another fantastic week of wonderful and lovely volunteers taking time out to help others who are impacted by the Covid Emergency - Thanks to each and every one of you.

Wow, just look at these numbers - in the time since we started we have delivered 510 prescriptions, made 365 friendly phone calls and done 413 shopping trips.

People have phone our Hub 1,329 times and we have 438 amazing and wonderful people who have offered to help with delivering all of this.

Its impossible to put into words how grateful we are for all that people are doing.

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Melksham, A Community Remembers ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Photos from Melksham Town's post ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

To all our fabulous volunteers if you have completed a task please let us know so we can update our records. For example if you are making regular phone calls, walking someone’s dog or doing regular shopping please let us know so we can keep our records up-to-date. It also helps us plan future workloads. We are also starting to look to the future and how this scheme will be managed and remain sustainable when we gradually begin to come out of lock-down. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosCreate to Connect is a month of creative challenges for each day of May, for you to do at home. It's specifically designed to keep communities connected, curious and creative in uncertain times.

You can follow 64 Million Artists or sign up to receive daily challenge emails. They’ve created free downloadable activity packs for community leaders, teachers and families to run challenges locally. You can also join a Challenge Whatsapp group! If you’d like to share your challenges in a small group with others taking part.

FInd out more here 👉🏿 orlo.uk/ckGnL
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Bounce Back Loans are now open. Apply for up to £50,000 with an accredited lender and the money will arrive within days.

100% government guaranteed.
No interest, fees or repayments for the first 12 months.

Find out more: www.gov.uk/government/news/new-bounce-back-loans-to-launch-today
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

So another week completed and demand for our services remains strong.

Some people are starting to return to work now so the amazing support of our wonderful volunteer team is more important than ever.

We are starting to think about what the service will look like in the months ahead as we enter the "New Normal".

One thing is clear, for those at risk, those shielding, and those who are most vulnerable there will still be a need for a service like this so we are going nowhere.

We may need to reshape our service and explore different ways of delivering it, but we will still be here.

If you are interested in helping to run or deliver the Melksham Community Response in the future then please get in touch. You can email us at admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 809265 and ask for Jon.
... See MoreSee Less

So another week completed and demand for our services remains strong.

Some people are starting to return to work now so the amazing support of our wonderful volunteer team is more important than ever.

We are starting to think about what the service will look like in the months ahead as we enter the New Normal.

One thing is clear, for those at risk, those shielding, and those who are most vulnerable there will still be a need for a service like this so we are going nowhere.

We may need to reshape our service and explore different ways of delivering it, but we will still be here.

If you are interested in helping to run or deliver the Melksham Community Response in the future then please get in touch. You can email us at admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 809265 and ask for Jon.

2 months ago

Melksham Community

This week HMRC will be contacting customers who may be eligible to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. You can also use our checker to find out if you can make a claim

www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support...
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosDaily lessons have been launched by BBC Bitesize to help #homeschool children. From Year 1 to Year 10, there's daily lesson support for Maths and English for all ages, and regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

More info here 👉🏾 orlo.uk/fUktM
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Photos from Melksham Police's post ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Starting this Monday, Wiltshire Libraries will be sharing stories and more for families with children.
Please see poster for more details.
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Plan your child's week around our online events! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Are you a small business in Wiltshire that hasn’t claimed the grant yet?Leader of Wiltshire Council @CllrWhitehead has delivered another business update on the work to support local businesses. He explains how we are processing grants, how 2,500 businesses are yet to apply & more #WiltshireTogether

Watch now 👉🏼 orlo.uk/XBybo
... See MoreSee Less

Are you a small business in Wiltshire that hasn’t claimed the grant yet?

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Shocked and saddened this evening to learn that there are some scammers out there who are pretending to be from the Melksham Community Team or from Melksham Council.

Please be aware that we will never cold call you asking if you want help or offering assistance - we will only respond to requests for support.

All of our volunteers should be carrying a photo ID card and many will be wearing our distinctive T-Shirts.

If you are ever in doubt then please call us on 01225 809265 to confirm that the person who is calling is genuine. Our wonderful volunteers will never be upset that you are double checking.

And for the avoidance of doubt - our volunteers will never ask to enter your home, they will never ask you to pay up front for anything and are under strict instructions to never take a bank card or ask you for any PIN numbers.
... See MoreSee Less

Shocked and saddened this evening to learn that there are some scammers out there who are pretending to be from the Melksham Community Team or from Melksham Council.

Please be aware that we will never cold call you asking if you want help or offering assistance - we will only respond to requests for support.

All of our volunteers should be carrying a photo ID card and many will be wearing our distinctive T-Shirts.

If you are ever in doubt then please call us on 01225 809265 to confirm that the person who is calling is genuine. Our wonderful volunteers will never be upset that you are double checking.

And for the avoidance of doubt - our volunteers will never ask to enter your home, they will never ask you to pay up front for anything and are under strict instructions to never take a bank card or ask you for any PIN numbers.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook 104013387907875_132123351763545

There are some horrible people out there 😠😠😠

Not sure from your post if the person pictured is genuine or a Scammer? Can you please qualify.

Really how low will people stoop!

That's appalling. Lets hope they get caught

I am sorry to hear that. Keep strongx

Terry Payne

That is disgusting . I know there are a lot of weird and strange people out there . I have had a problem with a nutter giving me grief and verbally attacking me for my sexual preferences as I'm a gay male with terminal lung disease he has been attacking me on messenger and now is having a go at friends and family .

View more comments

2 months ago

Melksham Community

The charity Julian House is looking for a double mattress for a gentleman leaving temporary acommodation in Melksham and moving to Bradford on Avon today. Their usual avenues for sourcing furniture are temporarily closed. If you can help, please contact Tony at Julian House direct on 07958295993 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

We have just hit the magic 1,000 number for incoming calls requesting support the the Melksham Community Support Hub.

That number is one that we can all celebrate. What an achievement!

Whilst none of us welcomes or is enjoying the #lockdown, we can all still feel a sense of pride that together, as a team, we have risen to the challenge and met this need. How these folks would have managed with out you our amazing team of volunteers, in many cases, just does not bear thinking about.
... See MoreSee Less

We have just hit the magic 1,000 number for incoming calls requesting support the the Melksham Community Support Hub. 

That number is one that we can all celebrate. What an achievement! 

Whilst none of us welcomes or is enjoying the #lockdown, we can all still feel a sense of pride that together, as a team, we have risen to the challenge and met this need. How these folks would have managed with out you our amazing team of volunteers, in many cases, just does not bear thinking about.

Comment on Facebook We have just hit the...

Im still sheilding as per Government and NHS orders but it is hard when your home alone and fancy ice cream or chocolate or just trying to get every Day nutrionist food xx

No wonder I am so tired. Well done everyone. x

Wonderful scheme thanks to all involved . Prescription collected and delivered. Many thanks

2 months ago

Melksham Community

It's been another busy week for the team at Melksham Community Response. This week as we look at all the help we have been able to offer we wanted to say a massive thank you again to all of our volunteers. None of this is possible with them and we are so grateful for all of your support.

What an amazing team!
... See MoreSee Less

Its been another busy week for the team at Melksham Community Response. This week as we look at all the help we have been able to offer we wanted to say a massive thank you again to all of our volunteers. None of this is possible with them and we are so grateful for all of your support. 

What an amazing team!

2 months ago

Melksham Community

A chance to say thankyou to those going above and beyond.... take a look!Melksham says Thank You

Melksham News has been hearing about even more acts of kindness from our community!

We're keeping our page updated; if you know of any person, group or business doing great work for the community we'd love to hear about them - email us at news@melkshamnews.co.uk

bit.ly/2VsUqKv
... See MoreSee Less

A chance to say thankyou to those going above and beyond.... take a look!

2 months ago

Melksham Community

So good to hear!More than 100 COVID-19 patients have now been safely discharged from the RUH and are recovering at home 🙂👏

Angie Shell and Hugh Mullally are just two of those patients - read their stories here: bit.ly/2XZ9hhm

Angie said: "The doctors and nurses were unbelievable. They didn't leave my side and were just wonderful. They saved my life, it's as simple as that. They are so brave, putting themselves at risk to help care for others. They are absolutely fantastic." 💙

Thank you to all our hospital heroes! 🤩🌈
... See MoreSee Less

So good to hear!

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosAs more people are at home, spending time online and relying on technology to keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues,
Cyber Aware from the National Cyber Security Centre have launched their new #CyberAware campaign.

Some tips on how you can keep your devices safe
👉🏼 orlo.uk/yHPaQ
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Great stuff 👍An extra boost to the Melksham Foodbank from Asda today. If anyone can help by donating just one item to the trolley, I know the team will be very grateful. Thank you for all of your generosity. ... See MoreSee Less

Great stuff 👍

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Are you preparing meals at home to assist those in self-isolation or to donate to food banks, community groups or NHS staff?

The Food Standards Agency has produced guidance with food safety information for individuals or groups wishing to prepare meals at home for their community.

www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/food-safety-for-community-cooking-and-food-banks?fbclid=IwAR0IGcBb...
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosTo make sure everyone in our school community is well informed, we've put together a comprehensive FAQs page that is being updated on a daily basis:
bit.ly/3bmBOkU
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Photos from Wiltshire Trading Standards's post ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

The first Universal Credit payments are expected about now (around 22 April) for those who applied during the first week of the stay-at-home measures.

Citizens Advice has set out the five steps to follow to understand how Universal Credit is calculated, so you can work out how much Universal credit you should get:
citizensadvicewiltshire.org.uk/component/content/article/57-how-much-universal-credit-will-i-get?
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Melksham Community

Seend shop and Post Office will be closed until Monday.
Apparently Semington Post office will be open in the village hall tomorrow morning.
... See MoreSee Less

Seend shop and Post Office will be closed until Monday.
Apparently Semington Post office will be open in the village hall tomorrow morning.

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosNow more than ever, Every Mind Matters.

This challenging time can leave many people feeling worried, anxious or isolated.

The range of new resources on the #EveryMindMatters platform have been designed specifically to help manage our mental wellbeing during coronavirus. Resources include a COVID-19 Mind Plan, and support for issues such as anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping.

More information here 👉🏿 orlo.uk/EHPwE
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

UPDATE: You can now watch this! www.facebook.com/7649960963/videos/526827214650086/

Get ready for a #StickMan special broadcast of ‘Julia Donaldson and Friends’ on Thursday at 4pm.

You’ll see #JuliaDonaldson singing, #AxelScheffler drawing and a fun activity to enjoy with your children.
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWe've been made aware of a scam where businesses or individuals are offering to complete the government business grant form on your behalf for 10% of it. Please don't do this! The form is easy to complete. Report to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 #WiltshireTogether ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIn the latest business update from the Leader of the council, Cllr Philip Whitehead urges any businesses that have yet to submit their grant applications to do so. The online form is easy to complete – so you don’t need to pay anyone to do it for you.
Watch here 👉🏼 orlo.uk/mDEmv
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

It's been another busy week for the team. Great stuff from everyone, well done, thank you and keep it up! ... See MoreSee Less

Its been another busy week for the team. Great stuff from everyone, well done, thank you and keep it up!

Comment on Facebook It's been another ...

Thank you soo much for your time & effort in helping others Sure they must appreciate your help & care 🌺

A brilliant effort that is helping hundreds of Melksham residents

You’re doing a brilliant job 👏👏

3 months ago

Melksham Community

The RSPCA are encouraging pet owners to plan for their pet during the Coronavirus outbreak, to make sure animals get the care they need in an emergency should their owners no longer be able to look after them. Download information bit.ly/2KghYMn #Coronavirus #COVID19 #WiltshireTogether ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook The RSPCA are ...

I completely understand the sentiment of this, but with so many pets being stolen at the moment might the sign in the window draw the wrong kind of attention, also might it highlight where people are on their own? Just a thought.

3 months ago

Melksham Community

To celebrate World Book Night join us for a Wiltshire Libraries quiz. Thursday evening we will be posting questions to get the little grey cells working! With rounds including Harry Potter, local history, plus a very special dingbats books titles picture round, you’ll have all evening to puzzle out our questions. Answers will be posted on Facebook the following day.

Please note this is not a “live” quiz; rounds will be posted from 7pm on Thursday 23 April, with answers posted at 10.30am Friday 24 April.

To get you warmed up: -

In Harry Potter, what is the name of Filch’s cat?

Answer will be posted at 4pm today.
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

To celebrate World Book Night join us for a Wiltshire Libraries quiz. Thursday evening we will be posting questions to get the little grey cells working! With rounds including Harry Potter, local history, plus a very special dingbats books titles picture round, you’ll have all evening to puzzle out our questions. Answers will be posted on Facebook the following day.

Please note this is not a “live” quiz; rounds will be posted from 7pm on Thursday 23 April, with answers posted at 10.30am Friday 24 April.

To get you warmed up: -

In Harry Potter, what is the name of Filch’s cat?

Answer will be posted at 4pm today.
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIt’s important that every family gets the support they need during this period. Click here for all the information about free school meals during the lockdown: ow.ly/w6FY50zh0R4 ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

FRUIT, VEG & STAPLES (to include flour and yeast!) BOXES, DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR ... Thursday 23rd/Friday 24th Next weeks boxes are as follows. I need orders ASAP please, due to demand being so high. Mixed vegetable & fruit boxes will be £24. inc. delivery. Cauliflower, 2courgettes, baby leaf spinach, 2kg washed potatoes, celeriac, tender stem broccoli, 1kg parsnips, 1kg carrots, 4 red onions, 2 white onions, 6 tomatoes, gem lettuce, cucumber, 1leek, 250g button mushrooms, 1 pack cooked beetroot. 4 satsumas, 4 pears, 4 kiwi, 1 grapefruit, bananas and pineapple. Subject to change dependant on availability. Staples boxes will be £35. delivery. (These include the fruit and veg box, PLUS 100g of fresh yeast, 2litres of milk, 6 eggs, loaf of bread, unsalted butter, 1kg plain flour, 500g pasta, tin of chopped tomatoes & a tin of baked beans.) If anyone would like any of the above, please message me via t this email address:- thehiddenchef@icloud.com All orders need to be in by Wednesday midday for guaranteed delivery Thursday/Friday. This is a contactless service only unless otherwise agreed in advance. So preferably payment by bacs. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Vicky Hole

FRUIT, VEG & STAPLES (to include flour and yeast!) BOXES, DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR ... Thursday 23rd/Friday 24th

Next weeks boxes are as follows. I need orders ASAP please, due to demand being so high.

Mixed vegetable & fruit boxes will be £24. inc. delivery.
Cauliflower, 2courgettes, baby leaf spinach, 2kg washed potatoes, celeriac, tender stem broccoli, 1kg parsnips, 1kg carrots, 4 red onions, 2 white onions, 6 tomatoes, gem lettuce, cucumber, 1leek, 250g button mushrooms, 1 pack cooked beetroot.
4 satsumas, 4 pears, 4 kiwi, 1 grapefruit, bananas and pineapple.
Subject to change dependant on availability.

Staples boxes will be £35. delivery.
(These include the fruit and veg box, PLUS
100g of fresh yeast, 2litres of milk, 6 eggs, loaf of bread, unsalted butter, 1kg plain flour, 500g pasta, tin of chopped tomatoes & a tin of baked beans.)

If anyone would like any of the above, please message me via this page, messenger, or on this email address:- thehiddenchef@icloud.com

All orders need to be in by Wednesday midday for guaranteed delivery Thursday/Friday.

This is a contactless service only unless otherwise agreed in advance. So preferably payment by bacs.

Thank you.
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

We are returning to duty next Tuesday supplying our fish and chip van to the local villages.

We will mainly operate from our base in Holt and deliver to Holt, Broughton Gifford, Whitley, Atworth & Shaw. We will also venture out to the more remote places from time to time whilst setting up a drive through for collection.

We can’t wait to get back on the road and will see you all soon 😎
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

We have had some reports of calls from an 01225 number where the recipient is told that the government has advised all members of the public to wear masks and to select 1 to purchase some now.

We are not aware of any such advice and understand this to be a hoax number that could result in excessive charges so please be warned.
... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

How to stay safe whilst helping others......Are you one of our heroes helping a loved one, friend or neighbour who is staying at home because of Coronavirus?

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you keep safe when helping the community 👉🏼 orlo.uk/fpBVx

#LookingOutForEachOther #WiltshireTogether
... See MoreSee Less

How to stay safe whilst helping others......

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Photos from V & P Collins Farmshop's post ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook 104013387907875_126791412296739

Geraldine

Christina Willis Rabone xx

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Photos from Melksham Town's post ... See MoreSee Less

Image attachment

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Hello everyone, a different type of request here, from the charity Julian House. They are looking for a donation of a single bed and mattress, and a microwave as they have somebody they are helping who is sleeping on the floor with no way to cook meals. If you are able to help with any of these item please quote JULIAN HOUSE and email admin@melkshamcommunity.co.uk or text 07557634185. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Melksham Community

Be careful about the information you give away on social media, especially when completing surveys and quizzes.

The information you give away can help scammers to build a bigger picture about you.
... See MoreSee Less