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7 days ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosLatest COVID-19 cases:

➡️ 1,465 cases in last 7 days
➡️ 293 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡️ 179 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days

Case numbers are rising in Wiltshire.

Please keep playing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

#WiltshireTogether
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2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosLatest COVID-19 cases:

➡️ 885 cases in last 7 days
➡️ 177 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡️ 144.2 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days

Case numbers are rising steadily in Wiltshire.

Please keep playing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

#WiltshireTogether
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2 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Please note that the below walk-in clinics are for the PFIZER vaccine only.

The next walk-in clinic for the ASTRA-ZENECA will be Tuesday 27th July 18:00-20:00
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2 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWalk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinic 📣

📅 Saturday 3 July
📍 Spencers, Beanacre Road, Melksham
🕐 9am-12pm

Come along if you...
✅ Are aged 18 or over
✅ Do not have a vaccine booked within the next 7 days

No need to book!
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4 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Official results of the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum yesterday.....https://elections.wiltshire.gov.uk/Home/Division/6129 ...

4 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Have you voted today?
REFERENDUM ON MELKSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

All polling stations are open until 10PM this evening. your vote counts!!!
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4 weeks ago

Melksham Community

Today is the big day - please use your voice and VOTE!*ELECTION DAY*
Don't forget to vote! Have your say on the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan
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Today is the big day - please use your voice and VOTE!

4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Photos from Melksham Neighbourhood Plan's post ...

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1 month ago

Melksham Community

All the info on the bypass consultation here www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-a350-melksham-bypassHave your say 🗣️ on the next stage of the proposed A350 #Melksham bypass project.

The engagement period starts tonight with a presentation and Q+A session at Melksham Area Board and ends on Sun 8 Aug.

Details 👉🏽 orlo.uk/fSdBJ
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All the info on the bypass consultation here https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-a350-melksham-bypass

1 month ago

Melksham Community

Photos from Our Wiltshire's post ...

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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Photos from Melksham Neighbourhood Plan's post ...

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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosA drop is session has been organised for Thursday 24th June from 2 to 7pm at Melksham Assembly Hall where you will be able to come along and pick up a hard copy of the Plan and mini guide leaflet, plus ask questions and find out more information. ...

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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All adults can now book their life-saving COVID-19 jab.

If you’re aged 18 or over, visit nhs.uk/CovidVaccination to book yours.
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosLatest COVID-19 cases 👇🏾

➡️ 141 cases in the last 7 days
➡️ 28.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡️ 11.4 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡️ 67.1 cases per 100k people in England in the last 7 days

As expected, with restrictions easing recently, case numbers have increased.
Please keep playing your part.

#WiltshireTogether
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

If you're aged 23 or over, or if you turn 23 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

👉 nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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1 month ago

Melksham Community

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2 months ago

Melksham Community

If you're aged 25 or over, or if you turn 25 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

👉 nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

If you're aged 30 or over, or if you turn 30 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

👉 nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡️ 33 cases in the last 7 days
➡️ 6.6 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡️ 12.4 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡️ 22 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers have decreased this week.

Thank you – keep playing your part.

#WiltshireTogether
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

If you're aged 32 or over, or if you turn 32 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

👉 nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosAs the Covid-19 vaccine programme moves down through different age groups as well as continues to provide second doses, more people are becoming eligible to book an appointment.

If you are eligible, but are struggling to find a slot, we ask that you are patient.

Appointments are becoming available all the time, as vaccine supply allows.

For more answers to frequently asked questions, visit bit.ly/BSWvaxQA
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosFrom today, we're able to do the following:

- Meet indoors in groups of up to 6, or two households
- Meet outdoors in group of up to 30
- Visit indoor hospitality venues
- Play organised indoor sport
- Stay overnight away from home & more

More info 👉🏾 orlo.uk/OMBJo
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

If you're aged 38 or over, or if you turn 38 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

➡️ nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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2 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosGood news.

The Government has confirmed that that step three of their roadmap will commence from 17 May.

This means:
👉🏽 Up to two households will be able to meet inside, with overnight stays
👉🏽A range of more businesses can open up, including hospitality and indoor services
👉🏽If you choose to, close personal contact can take place between family and friends
👉🏽Indoor entertainment venues such as theatres, cinemas and children's play areas can reopen
👉🏽Up to 30 people can meet outdoors
👉🏽Facemasks won't have to be worn in classrooms

Remember though, these don't come into effect until 17 May, so please keep following the current guidance until then. Thanks for playing your part.

Gov guidance 👉🏽 orlo.uk/sbklh
Our reaction to today’s update 👉🏽 orlo.uk/vsQhp
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

If you're aged 40 or over, or if you turn 40 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

➡️ nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

*** PLEASE NOTE - The dedicated telephone line for Melksham patients aged 42 – 49 yrs who wish to register to receive the vaccination at Spencers is 01225 896653 - this is different to the number printed in this fortnight's paper, which is now being delivered ***

Vaccinations top 25,000 and over 40s next in line

The number of first dose Covid-19 vaccinations delivered in the Melksham area has now surpassed 25,000.

The Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network is now ready to take its vaccination programme to the next stage – offering first dose vaccines to patients aged 42-49 at Melksham’s vaccination site at Spencer Sports and Social Club.

Full story: bit.ly/3t5ZiD6
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

If you’re aged 42 or over, or if you’ll turn 42 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your Covid-19 vaccine.

Book online ➡️ nhs.uk/CovidVaccination
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosFollowing the recent changes to the Covid restrictions, which has seen the reopening of many businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire, we would like to remind you to continue doing your bit to stay safe and stop the spread of Covid-19.

If you are meeting up with friends or family, please make sure you:

🌿 stay outdoors
👨‍👧 only gather in a group of up to six people or two households
↔️ socially distance from those not in your household

If you are visiting outdoor hospitality venues, such as pubs and restaurants, please remember the importance of social distancing.

The Government is also encouraging you to ensure you are regularly washing your hands and wearing face coverings when needed.

You can read more about the current rules here: crowd.in/ktQLra
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Dear Patients,

Please see below poster for information on vaccinations for 45 - 49 year olds.
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3 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡️ 84 cases in the last 7 days
➡️ 16.8 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡️ 21 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡️ 28.1 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers have dropped again in the last week, thanks for playing your part.

#WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThe Government has confirmed that Step 2 on their roadmap to ease restrictions will go ahead as planned from 12 April.

Details on what this means can be found here - orlo.uk/PmyiO

We’ll have information on how this affects our services very soon #WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

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4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 136 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 27.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 35.2 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 56.8 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow again this week, let's keep going.

Thank you for your support.

#WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosOnce you've used a home COVID-19 test, please bag it up and put it in your household waste bin.

They are not recyclable, so please do not put them in your blue lidded bin or black box.

Thank you for your cooperation.

#WiltshireTogether
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4 months ago

Melksham Community

One year ago our amazing team started taking calls from people who were seeing their lives turned upside down by the Covid 19 pandemic.

When we set up the project we thought it would last for 6, maybe 8 weeks. Now a year on it is firmly established as a long-term project staffed by volunteers and run by Age Friendly Melksham.

In the early days it only happened because of the amazing support of the Clerks at Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council. Working together they put the emergency plan into action and, working with the Area Board and the Age Friendly team set up Melksham Community Support.

There are so many thank yous needed, to the 504 truly amazing local residents who came forward and helped when it was needed, to the frankly fantastic staff teams from the two councils who adapted and changed and learnt the new database system for MCS on the job in the first few weeks and made sure it all happened.

To the Area Board who, without hesitation, said they could put in funding to help us get the project up and running.

To our suppliers who went the extra mile for us - the list is just endless.

There really are not words that can express how it has felt to be part of this project. Whilst I think we all hope and pray that we never have to experience anything like this again, the whole Melksham community can look back at the last year with pride - because we all know that the work done by Melksham Community Support was only the tip of the iceberg.

So many people have done do much to help so many.

What a truly wonderful community we are lucky enough to live in.
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One year ago our amazing team started taking calls from people who were seeing their lives turned upside down by the Covid 19 pandemic.

When we set up the project we thought it would last for 6, maybe 8 weeks. Now a year on it is firmly established as a long-term project staffed by volunteers and run by Age Friendly Melksham.

In the early days it only happened because of the amazing support of the Clerks at Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council. Working together they put the emergency plan into action and, working with the Area Board and the Age Friendly team set up Melksham Community Support.

There are so many thank yous needed, to the 504 truly amazing local residents who came forward and helped when it was needed, to the frankly fantastic staff teams from the two councils who adapted and changed and learnt the new database system for MCS on the job in the first few weeks and made sure it all happened.

To the Area Board who, without hesitation, said they could put in funding to help us get the project up and running.

To our suppliers who went the extra mile for us - the list is just endless.

There really are not words that can express how it has felt to be part of this project. Whilst I think we all hope and pray that we never have to experience anything like this again, the whole Melksham community can look back at the last year with pride - because we all know that the work done by Melksham Community Support was only the tip of the iceberg.

So many people have done do much to help so many.

What a truly wonderful community we are lucky enough to live in.

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I thankyou all for setting this up it was a life saver for my husband and me we were allocated a lovely guy named Steve to do our weekly shopping . Get our prescriptions and generally chat to us each week to help keep our spirits up .he became our friend .he was great and still is he still does our shopping and we enjoy our weekly chat on the doorstep .

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5 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 207 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 41.4 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 78.0 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 66.0 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Thanks for helping to reduce case numbers again this week, it’s vital we all keep going.

#WiltshireTogether
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5 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 390 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 78.0 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 101.6 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 102.9 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Wiltshire case rates continue to slow.

Thanks for your support.

Keep playing your part.

#WiltshireTogether
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5 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 581 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 116.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 140.8 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 157.5 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Wiltshire case rates continue to slow.

Thanks for your support.

Keep playing your part.
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5 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you've received a letter saying you’re at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from COVID-19, you could be eligible to get free daily vitamin D supplements.

The deadline for applying is Sunday 21 February.

Full details 👉🏻 orlo.uk/IuhV4
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5 months ago

Melksham Community

Please share with friends, family and neighbours if not online.The Government has introduced a number of new accessibility improvements to the home testing programme to make it easier to get tested.

If you don't have internet access you can now order one by calling 119.

Full announcement on changes 👉🏽 orlo.uk/eyJ2G
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Please share with friends, family and neighbours if not online.

5 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 581 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 116.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 140.8 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 157.5 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Wiltshire case rates continue to slow.

Thanks for your support.

Keep playing your part.
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5 months ago

Melksham Community

Don't forget the team at Melksham Community Support are still here to help you if you are struggling as a result of the pandemic. Just give us a call on 01225 807965 ...

Dont forget the team at Melksham Community Support are still here to help you if you are struggling as a result of the pandemic. Just give us a call on 01225 807965

6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 704 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 140.8 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 182.4 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 222.7 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow, but we all must keep following the guidance & play our part.
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosEligible unpaid carers in Wiltshire will be able to receive PPE following updated government guidance published on Friday (5 February). Read more: orlo.uk/PLfe5 ...

6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you've been contacted by the NHS to have your COVID-19 vaccination and you have no way of getting to your appointment - we can help.

📞 0300 003 4576
💻 wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk

Full details 👉🏽 orlo.uk/4ZjEZ

#WiltshireTogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 912 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 182.4 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 268 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 294.2 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow, but we all must keep following the guidance & not let our guard down.
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosWe have reopened the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG, also known as Discretionary Payments) to help support businesses.

The grant has been reopened for new applications only or for those who had previously applied before Nov 2020.

Full details 👉🏼 orlo.uk/WWd5q
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

➡ 1,321 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 264.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 357.6 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 420.7 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers continue to slow, but we all must keep following the guidance & play our part.

#WiltshireTogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosBeauty spots in Wiltshire are getting busier, so please jog on, exercise from your front door and stay local.

More on this 👉🏾 orlo.uk/h2KDZ

Hands, face, space.

#WiltshireTogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosTo allow older adults to get to COVID-19 vaccination appointments a bit easier and to pick up any supplies, from 1 February bus passes can be temporarily used before 9:30am.

More on this 👉🏼 orlo.uk/OJIRn

#WiltshireTogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Dear Patients,

Please see an updated letter regarding the COVID vaccine.

#weareinthistogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline Photos➡ 1,784 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 356.8 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 364.8 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 520.4 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

Case numbers are slowing, but we all need to keep following the guidance & play our part.

#WiltshireTogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosIf you’ve been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, check out our COVID-19 webpage for a range of help available including our Wellbeing Hub, local community groups and NHS support services.

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orlo.uk/S9ITA

#WiltshireTogether
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThere has been a lot of discussion today regarding free school meals. Please have a look at our statement and information on this below 👇
orlo.uk/CjtYu
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

Timeline PhotosThe government has announced the rollout of asymptomatic testing (using lateral flow tests) in the community and for businesses, to enable us to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown.
We know how important this is for many of you, but we are currently waiting guidance from government on these tests.
Once we have it, we will promote it widely on our website, here on Facebook, and in the local media, so please do not contact us about this at present.
It’s important to note that this type of testing is not something that can be used in isolation, but if used properly with other measures it can be a useful tool at our disposal to help break transmission.
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccine.

People most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first. The NHS will contact you when it's your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out more 👇
nhs.uk/covidvaccine
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6 months ago

Melksham Community

COVID-19 cases have risen sharply again.

Please stay at home, protect the NHS & save lives.

➡ 1,811 cases in the last 7 days
➡ 362.2 cases per 100k people in last 7 days
➡ 246.2 cases per 100k people in previous 7 days
➡ 629.3 cases per 100k people in England in last 7 days

#WIltshireTogether
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