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Warminster Area Board Meeting (20/05/2010) - 8136/13181
Written by Lee on Thursday, 6th May 2010

20 May 2010 - Warminster Area Board meeting, Dewey House, North Row, Warminster, BA12 9AD - 6.30pm for 7pm start -

Re: Warminster Area Board Meeting (20/05/2010) - 8136/13187
Written by Lee on Monday, 10th May 2010

From Wiltshire Council:

[quote="Wiltshire Council"]Warminster Area Board

Car parking charges will be one of the topics on the agenda at Warminster Area Board next Thursday (May 20).

People are invited to attend the meeting which takes place at Dewey House in North Row, Warminster, from 7pm. Light refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.

The board will also hear from a senior pest control operator who has been looking into problems with litter and dog fouling in public spaces which have been raised by local people via the area board website and through local councillors.

The board will also be deciding on the allocation of award grants to community groups and organisations.

For more information, contact Warminster Area Board

Re: Warminster Area Board Meeting (20/05/2010) - 8136/13203
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 26th May 2010

A report on the meeting can be found at

link to index of articles

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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