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Melksham Town Council Precept Reduced - 5285/9471
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 16th January 2008
People in Melksham will pay five per cent less to the town council next year following a decision by the council last night.
Re: Melksham Town Council Precept Reduced - 5285/9499
Written by Lee on Thursday, 17th January 2008
However, average council tax precepts set by the county council could rise to above
Re: Melksham Town Council Precept Reduced - 5285/9503
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Thursday, 17th January 2008
Some of the figures ... 16 million pound increase planned, taking band D houses up from 973 pounds (this year) to 1020 pounds next.
Re: Melksham Town Council Precept Reduced - 5285/9835
Written by Lee on Saturday, 2nd February 2008
Wiltshire County Council cabinet has recommended a budget that will see a 4.8 per cent rise in its share of the local council tax bill (link below.)
Re: Melksham Town Council Precept Reduced - 5285/10051
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 13th February 2008
Wiltshire County Council has approved a
Re: Melksham Town Council Precept Reduced - 5285/10270
Written by Lee on Thursday, 21st February 2008
Council tax has gone up for the people of west Wiltshire taking the total bill in the five main towns to more than
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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.
Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.
The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.
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