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Dilton Marsh Post Office To Temporarily Close - 6610/11120
Written by Lee on Friday, 28th March 2008

Residents will now have to travel to the Ham Post Office or Edward Street Post Office in Westbury as an alternative (link below.)

As reported in the Wiltshire Times last week, the sub post mistress at the Ham Post Office, Lesley Jordan, is looking to take over the service in Dilton.

Re: Dilton Marsh Post Office To Temporarily Close - 6610/11751
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 22nd April 2008

Lesley Jordan is offering a free travel service to the Ham branch so elderly customers can collect their pensions (link below.)

She said:

[quote="Lesley Jordan"]"We have teamed up with 24/7 Taxis to provide the service every Monday until we get the post office in Dilton.

"We are planning to carry out two runs from the Keystore to the Ham post office, which will be available for about 15 to 16 people.

"We will be putting a poster up in the Keystore to inform our customers."[/quote]

Re: Dilton Marsh Post Office To Temporarily Close - 6610/12709
Written by Lee on Saturday, 16th August 2008

Lesley Jordan has succeeded in her bid to run a Post Office in Dilton Marsh (link below.)

She is delighted and expects the new Keystore post office in High Street, to be open in the first week of October.

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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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