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Having spent eight years as a governor of Wiltshire schools before my election to Parliament, it is a treat for me when the parliamentary recess spills over into school termtime. Last week this meant I was able to meet staff and see lessons at The Corsham School, Melksham Oak Community School, and Kings Park Primary, Melksham.
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All the Key Stage 2 children at Seend CofE Primary School had some outside help, this week, learning about the importance of saving from the manager, the savings advisor and a cashier of The Coventry Building Society. “As we'd been learning a unit about personal finance it was a perfect way to finish off our economic education,” said Phillippa Hunt, Year 5/6 class teacher.
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Wiltshire-based sci-fi author JE Browning will speak about the art of creating believable worlds and characters that have the power to move, excite, anger and delight at Melksham Library on April 29, at 7.30pm. Free tickets are available from the library.
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Diana Malling, the store trainer for Sainsbury’s in Melksham, is getting on her bike and taking positive action in the fight against breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. Diana is part of an amazing group of women tackling the third Women V Cancer challenge, riding around 4,000km in Cuba in October, the second ride she has tried: she is pictured riding in Kenya last year. She hopes to raise at least £3,000 to help three charities and is fundraising locally, including at boots fairs, craft fairs and bag packs, starting with a bag pack at Sainsbury’s Melksham on April 20.
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A charity dance and supper, raising funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, will be held at the Melksham Assembly Hall on Saturday. The event, running between 8pm and midnight, will feature a performance by the Mike Smith Big Band & Singers.
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A man claiming to be a plain clothes police officer stole a woman’s debit card in Bath Road, Shaw. He pulled her over at about 3pm on Saturday, claiming she was driving dangerously, then asked to see some personal identification.
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The Friends of St Michael’s Church in Melksham are appealing for photographs and artefacts for two books to be written about the First and Second World War. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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More than £10,000 was handed out to worthy causes in Melksham when the town’s Rotary Club held its first presentation evening. The money was divided among 13 charities, including the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Bath RUH Forever Friends Appeal, and the Melksham Sixty Plus Club. The president of the Rotary Club of Melksham, Warwick Allen, said: “It was a great evening and was good to get all of these worthy charities together.”
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A limited edition model Avon Rubber wagon will be on sale at the Trainwest Model Railway Exhibition at the Christie Miller Sports Centre, Melksham on April 13 and 14. There will be 100 replicas of the truck at the annual event, which has 60 stands and 22 layouts. Admission to the event costs £8 for adults and £5 for children. For more information visit www.trainwest.org.uk or call Geoff Endacott on 01249 657283.
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Staff at Melksham’s Post Office will go on strike on Saturday over plans to close it down. The Post Office has announced plans to close the Crown Office on Church Street and move the PO inside another shop in the town. The news has angered people in the town who say it will mean a poorer service. Terri Welch, town councillor and manager of the Tourist Information Centre, said: “We have a wonderful Post Office. It works well together with the TIC, and I support the strike if they are drawing attention to the matter. “I know the staff there and have spoken to them, and I am concerned if the service was franchised out we wouldn’t enjoy the standard of service we have come to expect.” Chris Roche, of the Communications Workers Unions said: “We hope this will bring the Post Office to the negotiating table, but if not there will be further action. Melksham is struggling in the current climate and if this post office was to close it would be a major blow to the local economy and to the services which many people rely on.” Seven CWU members at the Post Office in Church Street will be out on strike and joining in a protest outside from 10.30am to midday. Mr Roche said the strike will cause disruption but he believes people in the town will support the staff. “I think people in Melk-sham will recognise the benefit that a Crown Office brings to the town,” he said. Town crier Peter Dauncy said: “In all honesty it does disrupt everyone, but they are striking for a reason.” Mrs Welch added: “Being the end of the month I know the queues will be there for the car tax. It’s going to strike a lot of people quite strongly. “I would certainly support the workers, they are superb. They know their jobs, they have ongoing training, and a franchise wouldn’t offer that. “Every Saturday you see the stream of people rushing there and it is one of their busiest days.” The sorting office in the same building was moved to Chippenham last year. The strike is part of a series of walkouts across the country. Corsham Post Office is also affected. Kevin Gilliland, network and sales director at the Post Office said: “We are committed to keeping a Post Office branch on high streets such as Melksham. “The best way for us to do this is to partner with a retailer. This is not a closure plan, our aim is to find a suitable retailer from which the branch can operate.”
6:00pm Thursday 28th March 2013
CHILDREN at Shaw Primary School met the Bishop of Ramsbury, above, last Thursday, as he came to bless the new classroom block. Head teacher Dave Borrie said: “After unveiling the plaque he was shown around the school by the chair and vice chair of the school council and visited every class answering questions that the children had prepared. ”
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It has been heartening to see the coverage of the new Wiltshire Council market being opened in Trowbridge and, as a Wiltshire Council market trader of long standing, I wish it every success. New markets are needed in these straitened times and it is only right that stallholders at new markets are offered special reduced rates. − Name and address suppliedRents rising on quiet »
I have an office in the small trading estate at the top of Westwells Road, Hawthorn Hill, near Rudloe, in Corsham. Traffic flow on Hawthorn Hill – and, as a consequence, office access – is currently in a state of chaos, thanks to work being carried out by Bardon Constructing. − Geoff Fry, NestonOver by Christmas »