General News

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 13:10

Sherston Old School – see the plans!

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

An ambitious planning application has now been made to Wiltshire Council to convert Sherston's historic Old School building in the centre of the village for commercial and community use including the provision of new premises for the Post Office.

Tuesday, 07 December 2010 22:32

Follow on Facebook

Written by Justin Jeffrey

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If you have a Facebook account it couldn't be easier – just click on the link below, sign in and click to become a friend of Malmesbury, UK.

Saturday, 04 December 2010 08:00

Sherston Cliffhanger - December Edition

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

Cliffhanger NOV 10The latest 'Sherston Cliffhanger' publication has just been released and is full of local Sherston news, including how you too can sponsor a kissing gate!  

Saturday, 27 November 2010 07:51

Landslide victory for Councillor Cavendish

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

julie_cavendishJulie Cavendish wins Malmesbury Town Council by-election with 62% of the vote.

Cavendish was up against Brian Slade, who has held office twice before in the town and Adele Boullin, who is engaged to be married to an existing town councillor, Andrew Carnegie.

Thursday, 18 November 2010 13:43

Civic Trust isolated from local community

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

The Civic Trust has now held a secret meeting with supermarket developers, the John Lewis Partnership (Waitrose)

only days after the huge controversy over their attempts to arrange a private meeting with developers Gleeson.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 15:47

Sherston Cliffhanger - November Edition

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

Most of us reading this will be familiar with the village of Sherston, which lies five and a half miles west of Malmesbury but are you familiar with its 'Sherston Cliffhanger' publication?

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 17:14

Local company holds its breath for clean hospital air

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

Award winning local firm C2EMD is waiting with baited breath as the new Government's Rapid Review Panel decides if they have made the case for keeping the air clean in hospitals.

Sunday, 10 October 2010 21:14

Community Safety Report

Written by Ruth Jeffrey


MVCAP Safety Forum enjoys record attendance

The latest quarterly community safety forum organised by MVCAP (Malmesbury and the Villages Community Area Partnership) held at Sherston Village Hall at the end of September was the best to date in terms of attendance.

Sunday, 10 October 2010 00:00

Bye bye Butch

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

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The Tamworth Two become one

12 Years after two Tamworth pigs escaped from the Malmesbury abattoir, Butch has died at the rare breeds sanctuary where she and Sundance were rehomed.

Saturday, 09 October 2010 13:26

The Race to Infinity

Written by Justin Jeffrey

Malmesbury votes needed for super-fast broadband!

BT has announced ‘The Race to Infinity’ a huge investment in next generation internet infrastructure...faster broadband to you and me, capable of streaming realtime video and much more.

Rather like its broadband roll out in the early ‘noughties’ BT are encouraging people in communities to vote with their mice and register an interest. Back then I launched a web site and had a letter published in the Gazette & Herald and Malmesbury reached its quota of 320 sign ups over a weekend.

This time ‘The Race to Infinity’ is limited to the five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.


You may think we don’t really need fast broadband in Malmesbury. Think again! With over 1.5 million web pages added to the internet each day and the growth of more and more online services like the BBC iPlayer, we are going to need all the bandwidth we can get. Small rural places like Malmesbury often get by-passed and it is up to us to get our voices heard.

If you would like Malmesbury to be in with a chance, click on the link below, register and vote. Don't forget to spread the word among your Malmesbury friends either via email Facebook or Twitter.

Whilst it is unlikely that Malmesbury will win this race it sure will send a message to BT that there are a significant number of people living and working in rural areas who demand the same level of services as the larger towns and cities. Communities like Malmesbury proved BT wrong once let's prove them wrong again!

Happy clicking

William Allbrook

To register your vote, please click here: The Race to Infinity

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