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.
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The latest 'Sherston Cliffhanger' publication has just been released and is full of local Sherston news, including how you too can sponsor a kissing gate!
Julie 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
To register your vote, please click here: The Race to Infinity
The Town Council Planning Committee addressed a packed meeting on Tuesday night attended by over 350 residents deeply concerned about new housing proposals.
The Malmesbury and the Villages Community Area Partnership (MVCAP) quarterly community safety forum is due to be held at Sherston Village Hall on Thursday 30th September.
Following the extremely well attended meeting in the Town Hall on Tuesday 14 September, the town council has invited key local groups to meet to begin to formulate a joint approach to the issue of 800 house at Filands. This meeting is to be held in the Town Hall on Friday 24 September at 2 pm.
The economic impact to hit the area when RAF Lyneham finally closes at the end of 2012 has been estimated to leave a £90 million black hole in the economy by 2015, based on a report conducted by Wiltshire Council (information supplied by Malmesbury Chamber of Commerce).
Elaine Godley, 53, from Malmesbury considers herself ‘The Luckiest Woman!’ She was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer via a routine mammogram at the mobile scanning unit in March 2009.
A developer is proposing to build at least 70 houses between Park Road, White Lion Park. This is believed to be part of a plan to build 200 houses in three phases on the land between Park Road and White Lion Park.
The worlds first base jump attempt is 1000 years old this year!
Actually the base jumper also known as 'Eilmer the Monk' fixed wings to his hands and feet and launched himself from the top of Malmesbury Abbey in the year 1010 making it the first recorded attempt at manned flight.