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Melody Thompson to stand for Chippenham Hardenhuish Division byelection on 7 May

MelanieMelody Thompson, Chippenham Town Councillor for Hardenhuish Ward has been selected by the Conservatives to stand in the Wiltshire Council by-election on May, 7th. Melody explains why she has chosen to come over as an Independent to stand for the Conservatives:

The General Election has started

They’re off…… by James Gray

The Gazette and Herald (very properly) do not carry MPs’ Columns during the Election Campaign itself. But that does not prevent me keeping my readers up to date by email! It would be a shame to deprive you of my weekly musings and ramblings.

Healthy celebrations in Wiltshire

Conservative Wiltshire Council hosted the Public Health Awards in the atrium at County Hall which saw more than 130 organisations and individuals nominated for their work, a record number.

Melksham Town Council by-election on 19 March

Melksham Town Council - Central Ward by-election - 19 March 2015

Conservative Candidate, John Stewart

Warm & Safe project to help people stay safe and healthy in their home

Local residents are being encouraged to find out more about the support available to help them live in safer and healthier homes.

 

Park & Ride services secured

The future of all five Park & Ride sites in Salisbury has been secured along with many other bus services in and around the city.

Council gives backing to freeze council tax

The ways in which Wiltshire Council will rise to the challenge of saving £30 million over the next year were discussed and agreed at a meeting of the full council today (24 Feb).

The council gave its backing to the cabinet’s budget, which includes more than 100 areas where savings can be made in order to meet the financial demands. Members also agreed that for the fifth year it will freeze Council Tax.

Plan to create growth for Chippenham

Wiltshire Council’s Conservative cabinet has approved draft plans for consultation that set out Chippenham’s growth over the next decade and beyond.

State-of-the-art extra care housing scheme gets green light

Wiltshire Conservatives are making it easier for older residents to live independently for longer with planning permission being granted on 47 state-of-the-art extra care homes.

Young people shaping their future in Westbury

Hundreds of young people from Westbury have been sharing their ideas on the type of activities they would like to have available in their area.

Conservative Cllr Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s service, congrats the LYN for hosting a successful event and for gathering such a wide number of views. She wished them every success as they work with their communities to help determine activities for young people for the future.

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