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Lisa and Graham live in Melksham, Wiltshire, England

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Travel, Transport and Tourism - A vision for Melksham, 2026

This is a seed document that I've prepared as a pump-priming exercise to help the Community Area Partnership (at the request of the vicechair of the steering group) and other associated organisations think ahead towards what they would like to see in the 2026 area plan. It comes in three main sections:

a) What should we be asking people?
b) Some background and thoughts that need to be considered in coming up with practical proposals (the less techincal reader might like to skip over this section ...)
c) A possible vision of Melksham, 2026, from a Travel, Transport and Tourism viewpoint

Views and thoughts are mine personally, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of any organisations on which I serve or which I represent from time to time

a) What should we be asking people?

* Where will Melksham and the surrounding area be with regards to travel, transport and tourism by 2026?

* What do the people who live in the area want to aim for?

* What will be possible and practical 15 years into the future, bearing in mind population changes, possible climate change, changes in resource availability, new technology, social and legal changes, changes in the desire and need to travel, and what is affordable?

* How do we get to where we want to be from where we are today?

* How do we make shorter term decisions so that we're not looking ONLY 15 years hence, but also looking at shorter term measures (some very much shorter term) that will make a real difference?

* How do the travel, transport and tourism issues interact with wider community plan issues such as business, health, ability and disabillity, sports leisure and culture, education, etc?

* Do we want to facilitate travel and tourism, and / or reduce the need for travel and discourage leisure visitors?

b) Some background and thoughts that need to be considered in coming up with practical proposals

* Although I'm writing this as a plan for the Melksham Area, Travel, Transport and Tourism have a uniquely important overlap to neighbouring areas and indeed areas further afield as they're all about getting people and goods from place to place, often between areas. Plans need to reflect and build in with government strategy too, unless the area wishes to head off on its own course which would be a hard and expensive road with reduced central funding or even central penalties.

* If we can get the long term goals sorted out, then shorter term decisions can be made that will work towards them without us bumbling forward not really knowing where we're going. Some actions (such as the recent re-arrangement of the X72 / 272 bus services) appear to be more along the lines of applying sticking plaster to a situation than actually looking to what will serve the travelling public best, or what it the medium or long term will bring the most revenue for the operators of the services.

* Although different members of our community hold differing views on whether or not the burning of fossil fuels is leading to changes in the weather pattern, it does no harm to work with an assumption that it IS leading to such changes. It's generally acknowldedged that supplies of fossil fuels are limited to a greater or lesser extent, so a reduction in their use will lead to a lengthening of the supply period irrespective of any global warning effect, and to conserve is to err on the side of safety

* In the current social environment, many / most people will be reluctant to relinquish the use of their own (private) means of transport that will get them from their source to their desitination in a time that they feel is acceptable, at a price they can afford, and travelling when they want to. So politicians and decision makers who propose / implement schemes which remove or reduce the ability to use private transport, or make it more expensive or less effective, are likely to make themselves unpopular with many individuals. If they're clever and farsighted politicians, they'll appreciate the need as outlined above (limited reserves forcing the need for a change) and look to implement those changes while looking to get others to "carry the can" - for example, an increase in car parking changes will be blamed on the bankers who have cause the economic position we're currently in, or it will be blamed on the public transport lobby as they're said to be requesting "more services that will have to be paid for".

* We have a peverse system where the provision of the elements needed by "Joe Public" for private transport is largely in the hands of the government or local government monopolies, whereas the provision of the element needed for public transport is in private hands. What do I mean by that? I'm asking "isn't it odd that if you go on public transport - a bus or a train - you're using a system run by a private company, but if you drive your private car on the road, it's a road maintained by a public organisation?"

* The interests of private companies that operate public transport are broadly in line with the interests of the users of their services, in that without the customer the providing company will have no business. However, in the detail the interests differ, with the transport company looking in most cases to maximise profit for its shareholders, and the travelling customer wishing to have low priced, reliable and frequent services operated on a wide variety of direct routes, quickly and by comfortable and spacious vehicles, running for extended hours ... all features of which can push up the cost of provision without a similar increase in profit.

* Easy to use and easy to learn about, user friendly, systems are key. Whilst there will always be an element of regular travellers who are experts at researching their optimum travel plans, the majority need to find out how they can best travel ahead of time, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. They need to be clearly informed along the way, and not be stymied by a lack of information - be it signposts or timetables, nor by a fare system that's complex to understand or has a bewildering set of arcane rules associated with it, and with a threat of sever penaltys if any of the rules is broken. A total system that is easy to research and use also has an environmental gain - for example, if most people who live in Calne and want to spend a few hours in Melksham would drive, not realising that there's a bus that might just be right for them.

* The need to travel, and to travel fast ... why do people need or want to travel in the first place? Significant strides in technology mean that more people can work from home, and that there's less need for trips to the shops with internet ordering and home delivery. Are further developments expected which will lead to a significant reduction (or slowing of growth) in the need for travel to work, school, or shops? And if these regular journeys which are time critical become less significant in the mix, and occasional / leisure journeys become more significant, does the speed of travel become less significant? On current technology, travel at bewteen 40 m.p.h. and 70 m.p.h. is most fuel efficient on the road. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fuel_economy_vs_speed_1997.png . I am researching the figure for rail.

* In a tiny village, there are few services and people need to travel a significant distance to access servies as parts of their daily needs. As the size of a community grows, the need to travel outside the community reduces, and the need to travel within increases. And as the community expands still further, those internal travel needs become travel over greater distances once again. The average journey for a person who lives in Keevil or in London may be 6 miles, but the average journey for someone from Melksham may by just 2 miles.

* Most transport modes are quiet most of the time. You wouldn't believe that if you're stuck in a traffic jam, crowded into a train, or charged a sky-high fare for an airline flight. But think about it - if 600 cars all drive to Melksham Oak in a 30 minute period in the morning, and again in a 30 minute period in the evening ... then there are 100 in each 30 minute period during the day, and 30 in 30 minutes at night, you're looking at a total of 127800 vehicle movements per day. Of those, 25% (36000) will complain loudly that the road is "always busy" although in fact the road will be congested for only 1 hour in 24 - i.e. 4% of the time. In pratise, peak times are often more condensed than this.

* We have seen a noticable shift to 7 day trading rather than 5 days, and to extended hours and flexitime evening out travel requirements and making fuller use of service buildings, offices and shops. At the same time, public transport provision on the "new" day of Sunday especially has lagged behind its provision on other days, and car parking charges on Sunday are significantly different too. Are we going to see a further move towards a continuum of services 24 hours a day, seven days a week or are other factors (such as the need to teach a whole class in school at the same time, to provide a whole family with the same leisure hours, and to schedule tourism around the length of the day and weather) going to lead to a tailing off of the current trend towards evening out?

* Delivery and goods. We're currently living in a more materialistic society than was the case a century or two ago - and with that comes the shipment of goods, delivery, etc. Will we find that we actually move to being less materialistic into the future? What about the environemntal effect of all of those delivery vans? Deliveries were made by horse and cart 200 years ago. 50 years ago the post office more or less held a monopoly. Where are we headed in another 15 years and longer? Why send 10 different carriers with half-full vans out from Swindon each day when a centralised system could do it? And what about the other end of the story - the collection and shipping of waste?

* Growth of tourism. With more leisure time, will people travel more? Will the tourist trade become more important? What does the Melksham area offer and what will it offer? Transport - accommodation - entertainment and things to do - places to eat?

* What difference is an ageing population, with more leisure time but less mobility and less able to drive their own vehicles doing (and going to do) to transport requirements for 2026? Why - when we have trusted people to make decisions for us throughout their working life - do we take that ability to decide away from them when they become senior citizens and decide that we'll collect their money (and ours) in taxes and spend it on their bus fares, etc, rather than letting them make individual decisions. A service that's free to the user at the point of delivery is going to have a distorted useage curve.

* I don't know what the "average person"'s daily and less frequent travel habits are - nor do I know what their key deciders are in deciding those habits. And I don't think anyone has this sort of information; for sure, "they" do vehicle, passenger and transport counts but that doesn't take a look at the factors that would encourage or discourage further use, and only rarely does it go beyond a single mode. Over 80% of train journeys in a recent survey were linked to further travel arrangements to the station at the source, and / or from the final station to destination. There is a need for local research in order to help establish the ways forward that would be most economic and best used.

* Technology such as proximity sensors for parking are now commercially viable and indeed becoming stanards, and it's likely that the driving of cars could be automated in the near future. This would allow shorter distances and close-coupled convoys of vehicles to be run, allowing greater throughput on current roads. There is something of an issue with pedestrian safety on such a system, as they cannot be automated. Similar technology advances will enable vericles to be ever more efficient and perhaps alternatively fueled.

* There's a quest for ever-safer transport - but actually it's pretty safe anyway. Old data (2002) shows one rail death per 2,500,000,000 passenger kilometres, one aircraft death per 1,660,000,000 passenger kilometres, one ferry death per 750,000,000 passenger kilometres and one road death per 90,000,000 passenger kilometres. That puts rail 27 times safer than road, and even on the road you would have to travel over 3,500 km per day, every day for a 70 year life for there to be a 50 / 50 chance of you being a road death. The statistics for a road death hide a signifcant difference between figures for pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists, car drivers and passenger and bus/coach passengers. Whilst it's natural to spend ever-more money on more and more safety features, there becomes point at which it's better to accept the risk. If a train company were allowed to operate a service from Chippenham to Trowbridge that was only 1/3 as safe as the current average, the service might be economically viable - and it would still be 9 times safer than the road average.

* Travel on foot, by cycle, by train and by bus offers a health premium. The exercise that's naturally involved in each of these, but which is not involved in private car journeys, has been calculated to be significant. In other words, if there was a significant move from private to public transport there would also be a significant improvement in the health of the population, and a resultant reduction in healthcare costs.

c) A possible vision of Melksham, 2026, from a Travel, Transport and Tourism viewpoint

Flying a kite ... Travel Transport, and toursim in Melksham in 2026

This is a description on how Melksham MIGHT look in 15 to 20 years time ... please note that it's just one possible scenario that I've written up to help prime the pump. It has no authority behind it, no market research has been done to see if it's what people want. Prices, where quoted / suggested, are at 2010 equivalent values.

General - setting the scene

Melksham 2026 is a town with a population of 40000 - of whom 15% are children or or school age, 55% are of working age, and 29% are at or above retirment age. [2001 census - 18%, 66%, 16% for the UK]. One in 50 is a wheelchair user [1 in 80 in 2007 for the UK] [I don't think this figure includes babies in prams and pushchairs, though surely we should use that figure?]

The town in centred around the river, and in summer is bustling with visitors who eat at the waterfront cafes, watch the boats go by as they take holidaymakers from boat bases at places like Dundas, Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Foxhangers through to Lacock, Calne and the counrtryside towards Swindon and beyond.

To the south, the town's shopping / commercial area spreads out to the old Market Place, and to the north it goes up to the Chippenham to Westbury road, taking in the riverside leisure complex and "Wessex as it Was" Museum, based on "Brewer's Quay" in Weymouth, and the cinema on the same site. Other tourist attractions in the town and neighbourhood include the "Spa Towns museum" at Melksham Spa, Lacock, the Courts at Holt, Chalfield Manor, the Pack Horse riverside walk to Whaddon and the "water and rail" walk to and cycle tour to Devizes. The Conigre and Backwater nature reserves are very popular with bird watchers ...

Businesses are dotted around the town - you'll find business parks very much as they were in 2010, but with additional industry to the West of Bowerhill, nestling up to the Semington bypass, the old Semington Bypass, and to the South of Berryfield.

Additional housing has been built to the west of the town / south of the road to Bath - near the Shurnold area, and on the site of the former George Ward school. Mixed development has aslo taken place to the north of Dunch lane and west of the railway line, infilling towards the site of the former electricty substation.

Melksham Oak Secondary School has been a great success since it opened in 2010, and has recently expanded to handle an increase capacity of 1800 pupils. Expanded medical facilities for the aging population and additional sheltered accommodation have been provided on Spa Road around the old Canberra / Hospital / Gifford's / Snowberry lane area.

The Transport Infrastructure

Melksham is now headlined in the travel brochures as a "port" and a centre for walking and cycling in the Avon Valley, with days out to Longleat, Bath, Salisbury and Weymouth as major attrractions. But for the actual travel, you'll look far more to road and rail than to waterborene travel.

The shape of the road network / infrastructure has changed little over the years; a few infill sections have been constructured filling obvious gaps that existed in 2010, and new roads built to serve the Shurnold Farm and Southbrook areas, linking the Bradford-on-Avon road, the Bath road at Poplar farm and through to the Chippenham Road at Beechfield.

From the Market Square to the corner of Lowborne / Bank Street is pedestrianised, with access for buses only. Access-only is allowed to Canon Square, and to the blue-badge-only parking area of what used to be the central car park.

A bus and coach station / parking area for the town has been provided next to Asda, adjoining the old Bath Road, with a flat pedestrian underpass through to the riverside complex. Car parking is provide across the road on the old station yard site, and on the old electric substation land by the river. A new foot and cycle was across Challeymead bridge from that car park takes visitors through the Conigre Mead nature reserve, up to the church and old town Melksham.

The railway line through Melksham has been redoubled using the existing trackbed. The old platform has been brought back into use for its full length of five carriages, and a new platform constructed on the "up" line of similar length to the south of the road bridge; since the road bridge now carries only local traffic, it's used to access both platforms without steps.

Cycleways and footpaths have been improved; from the Kennet and Avon Canal, via Melksham Without playing field a cycle path runs up to the Melksham bypass, from where it follows the path of the old canal through the back of the town and on to the north. Another path runs from the Town Centre via the Stratton Walk right out to the East of the town - the 2010/2013 housing area. From the river bridge, a cycleway leads past the station to the Shurnold and Southbrook areas. A further cycleway loops around the west of the town following the bypass and crossing the river at Challymead bridge with links to the path to the south, the link from the 'new' canal to the town centre, and the cycleway to Shurnold and Southbrook

A cycle and footway from Melksham Oak through to Dauncey Gardens allows direct access in all weather from East Melksham to the school and other facilities.

Transport services

Private car parking is provided at the old railway and electric substation sites at 1 pound per hour, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week; concessionary rate for blue badge holders is 50p per hour. Charges are payable on exit and rounded down to the nearest hour (so in effect that's a free hour). There is also car parking at Lowbourne, and at King's Street, at the same rate, and at Snowberry (for medical and Spa museum) where there's a maximum charge of 5 pounds for the day.

Two rail services call at Melksham in each direction each hour - the electric service from Southend to Bristol, and the Weymouth to Cambridge which is currently a mixed traction unit. [Southend - Shenfield - Stratford - London Central - Heathrow - Maidenhead - Taplow - Reading - Didcot - Wantage - Swindon - Wootton Bassett - Chippenham - Melksham - Bradford-on-Avon - Bath - Keynsham - Bristol and Weymouth - Dorchester - Yeovil Interchange - Yeovil Town - Castle Cary - Frome - Westbury - all stations via Swindon to Oxford - Bicester - Bletchley - Bedford - Sandy - Cambridge - Cambridge Science Park; connections at Bristol and Oxford for the Wales and the North, Westbury for Salisbury, Southampton, Southampton Airport and Portsmouth.]

Local Bus services, run every 30 minutes as follows:
Melksham Oak - Bowerhill - Snowberry - Town Centre - Bus station - Shurnhold - Southbrook
Berryfield - Bowerhill Industry - Snowberry - Town Centre - Bus Station - Avon Road - Southbrook
Woodrow - Sandridge - Dauncey Gardens - Snowberry Lane - Snowberry - Town Centre - Bus Station

The three services above giving a 10 minute frequency from Snowberry to the (Bus) Station

Semington - Town Centre - Bus Station - Beanacre - Lacock (every 30 minutes, route 234, runs Trowbridge Station to Chippenham Station)

Holt - Broughton Gifford - Countrywide (via bypass) Snowberry - Town Centre - Bus Station - Shaw - Whitley - Atworth - Corsham (hourly, zigzag, runs Bradford-on-Avon to Chippenham)

Hourly extensions to the Melksham Oak bus to / from Devizes via Sells Green; also extends to Bath
Other hourly extends to / from Seend

Town bus - 2 times per hour; circular route 14 almost unchanged - but serves bus station and Market place only once.

Flat fare - 1.50 per journey within the Melksham area. Buses run by a local interest group, from 06:30 until mid evening - then further buses at hourly intervals.

All buses have low floor and with wheelchair access.

ISVs - Individual Shared Vehicles - are available throughout the town. there are Car Club cars based at the Transport Hub, Bowerhill, Snowberry, Southbrook and Dauncey Gardens, with vehicles being returnable to any of these locations. Cycle hire is based at the same locations, and there's an extra base at the Riverside Car Park.

Taxis are available at the Market Square, the Transport Hub, and at the town bridge beside the leisure complex. Half of the taxis are wheelchair accessible.

Primary schools remain scattered through the town, and all are connected to the cycleways so that mums / dads can cycle with their children to school if they wish. Traffic is limited to 20 m.p.h within 400 yards of the schools.

Most secondary school children in Melksham attend Melksham Oak, served by buses as outlined above. At school start / end times, the Woodrow and Berryfield services make a detour from Snowberry to the school to provide school transport. These extensions / changes apply for several hours to allow for after school activities.

With its wide variety of restaurants, Melksham has become a favourite stopping point on coach tours of the Wessex area. Staying at hotels in the leisure quarter, various groups stop for anything from one to five nights and use the area as a base. You'll note that overseas visitors can arrive directly in Melksham by train from Heathrow, or from Statford where they've changed from trains from Germany, France and Belgium. This electric train also links into Bath; the car park at the Transport Hub is indeed a park and ride for tourists and commuters to there and to Bristol, Swindon and Oxford too.

Conclusion

This document's very much a starting point - which I hope may provide some thoughts in helping to seed ideas. In my view, there's very much a need to draw up a vision for the future - but a flexible one to allow for economic, social and technical changes over the next 20 years - and work towards that. Travel, Transport and Tourism is not short term.
(written 2010-10-03)

 
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  [3279] Letter to The Editor - (2011-05-06)
  [3275] Melksham Chamber of Commerce - grows to appoint new Press Officer. Welcome. Sam - (2011-05-02)
  [3272] Melksham Car Parking - current charges and limits - (2011-05-01)
  [3249] Events - Spring and Early Summer 2011 in Melksham - (2011-04-17)
  [3246] Melksham - the way forward. 26th April, Well House Manor - (2011-04-13)
  [3217] Vandalism and riot from the minority - the effect - (2011-03-28)
  [3214] Melksham Campus - any last minute inputs from Melksham businesses? - (2011-03-26)
  [3193] Melksham Campus - what, why, questions, concerns and how you can input - (2011-03-04)
  [3188] What proportion of the British Workforce still works a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, week? - (2011-03-01)
  [3173] What is the Melksham Chamber of Commerce? - (2011-02-18)
  [3172] On consultations, car parking, and Melksham town centre - (2011-02-17)
  [3162] Keep your business customer-friendly! - (2011-02-09)
  [3141] Wiltshire Rail services - a golden opportunity - (2011-01-21)
  [3117] Opportunities for Melksham - new businesses in the town - (2011-01-01)
  [3113] Trowbridge and Melksham to Chippenham - more roadworks, even slower journey over the winter - (2010-12-30)
  [3088] Melksham - two many councils? - (2010-12-16)
  [2959] A Melksham news roundup - (2010-09-18)
  [2957] Welcome to Countrywides new Melksham store - (2010-09-15)
  [2932] Getting into and out of Wiltshire towns .. a.k.a. Car Parking? - (2010-08-23)
  [2891] Wiltshire Council ask how they can help businesses - (2010-07-27)
  [2883] Melksham Oak - photos of the new community school - (2010-07-22)
  [2872] Moved - Melksham Lorry Park - (2010-07-15)
  [2867] Cycling in Melksham, and looking forward - (2010-07-11)
  [2853] Transport in Wessex - today and into the future - (2010-07-04)
  [2837] Lorry Parking in Melksham - (2010-06-29)
  [2827] Melksham - a gem in Wiltshire - (2010-06-26)
  [2782] Tell the Melksham Chamber or you only have yourself to blame - (2010-05-26)
  [2779] The history and future of Melksham Chamber of Commerce - (2010-05-25)
  [2770] Melksham Chamber of Commerce - Presidents report to AGM - (2010-05-19)
  [2725] How do our tactics help us meet the strategy, for the greater good? - (2010-04-16)
  [2683] Car Parking in Melksham - (2010-03-18)
  [2640] How is your tax pound spent? - (2010-02-18)
  [2594] Melksham Area - your community view is sought - (2010-01-23)
  [2568] Forums for your Melksham and open source discussions - (2010-01-09)
  [2546] How well do you know Melksham - a quiz for Christmas - (2009-12-21)
  [2544] Vision for Wiltshire - (2009-12-20)
  [2540] Rock and hard place .. and the relaxing right one won - (2009-12-18)
  [2531] Melksham - new Tuesday Market - (2009-12-09)
  [2521] Melksham Market - Tuesdays, 09:00 to 14:00 - (2009-12-01)
  [2495] Planning the future of Wiltshire - (2009-11-07)
  [2487] Melksham Forum - (2009-11-01)
  [2465] Melksham Town - asleep or awake? - (2009-10-21)
  [2459] New Web Site for Melksham Chamber of Commerce - (2009-10-18)
  [2437] Wiltshire Unitary News - Chamber of Commerce Intelligence - (2009-10-04)
  [2328] Melksham - no trains, no southbound buses through the town - (2009-08-08)
  [2288] Wiltshire Community Area Partnerships - (2009-07-15)
  [2260] Important - the future of Melksham / Chamber of Commerce - (2009-06-28)
  [2220] Melksham Traders - where do we go? - (2009-06-05)
  [2194] Melksham Business Map - Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Information and Town Council - (2009-05-21)
  [2181] You cannot please all of the people all of the time - (2009-05-14)
  [2119] Make your business a DESTINATION business - (2009-04-05)
  [2111] Business Networking for Melksham - 23rd April - (2009-04-01)
  [2095] Blue Ridge and Melksham Chambers of Commerce - (2009-03-21)
  [2043] Confidence, Customer Service and Tourism in Melksham - (2009-02-15)
  [1979] Looking forward, in Melksham, in 2009 - (2009-01-05)
  [1934] Lidl opens in Melksham - (2008-12-11)
  [1904] Ruby, Perl, Linux, MySQL - some training notes - (2008-11-23)
  [1892] Melksham Chamber of Commerce and Industry - (2008-11-17)
  [1881] Wiltshire Council says - part 1 - (2008-11-13)
  [1880] Melksham Chamber of Commerce, or the FSB - (2008-11-12)
  [1792] All the pieces fall into place - hotel and courses - (2008-09-10)
  [1748] Hotel room prices - Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-08-11)
  [1642] Summer! - (2008-05-15)
  [1633] Changing a screen saver from a web page (PHP, Perl, OSX) - (2008-05-06)
  [1507] Comments on proposed Asda Superstore for Melksham - (2008-01-14)
  [1504] Flooding by Asda-s proposed new supermarket - (2008-01-12)
  [1476] Shopping for Christmas and looking forward - (2007-12-17)
  [1432] Wiltshire County Council - Budget Consultation - (2007-11-15)
  [1429] Remembrance day - inside a church and inside the day - (2007-11-11)
  [1250] Business speed networking - a place tonight! - (2007-06-28)
  [1223] Asda opening large new store in Melksham - (2007-06-08)
  [717] A customer service company - (2006-05-11)

Z501 - Public Transport - Rail
  [4727] Learning from travelling further afield - (2016-11-09)
  [4726] TransWilts Partner Update for Melksham Area Board - (2016-11-07)
  [4706] Melksham trial train service is to be made permanent - (2016-10-02)
  [4699] Melksham Rail Development Group - a celebration of 20 years - (2016-06-25)
  [4695] Melksham Rail Development Group becoming Melksham Rail Users Group - (2016-06-21)
  [4688] Melksham Station - as at May 2016 - Part 5 (services and prices) - (2016-05-30)
  [4687] Melksham Station - as at May 2016 - Part 4 - (2016-05-30)
  [4686] Melksham Station - as at May 2016 - Part 3 - (2016-05-29)
  [4685] Melksham Station - as at May 2016 - Part 2 - (2016-05-29)
  [4684] Melksham Station - as at May 2016 - Part 1 - (2016-05-28)
  [4677] Swindon, Chippenham and Melksham - day trips by train to Weymouth start for 2016 - (2016-05-18)
  [4665] Chippenham to Salisbury by public transport - what we have and what we could have - (2016-03-26)
  [4640] Who was Doctor Beeching and what was his axe? - (2016-02-06)
  [4636] Rail user groups worried about what is happening on the buses - (2016-01-31)
  [4623] Rambling from Westbury - (2016-01-16)
  [4612] TransWilts - robust these days - no longer the first service to be cancelled - (2016-01-03)
  [4598] 21 places to get your train and bus timetables for TransWilts - (2015-12-19)
  [4596] Call for help counting passengers - TransWilts, 12th to 14th December - (2015-12-10)
  [4578] Rail electrification - far, far too optimistic so over budget and late - (2015-11-20)
  [4539] TransWilts public transport corridor - (2015-10-15)
  [4515] Why has the hourly Chippenham to Trowbridge train been withdrawn? - (2015-09-24)
  [4512] The Weymouth Wizard - Saturdays in August from Wiltshire - (2015-07-31)
  [4511] The Royal Albert Bridge as you do not normally see it - (2015-07-12)
  [4496] Sunday train times - 17th May to 6th September 2015 - (2015-05-17)
  [4495] Swindon to Westbury train services - Saturdays from 23rd May 2015 - (2015-05-17)
  [4486] Newark to New York - the PATH suburban railway - (2015-05-05)
  [4478] Home in Melksham to Gatwick Airport - easy by public transport - (2015-04-29)
  [4475] New car park at Melksham Station - ideal for commuters from Seend, Hilperton, Yarnbrook and Holt - (2015-04-26)
  [4473] Fishguard to Melksham - third part of Dublin journey - (2015-04-25)
  [4471] Leopardstown to Rosslare by train - (2015-04-23)
  [4467] Neighbourhood Plan - travel and transport thoughts - (2015-03-29)
  [4464] Catching up on a week all in a single post (?) - (2015-03-21)
  [4425] A Welsh valley - what the transport looks like in 2015 - (2015-02-14)
  [4397] TransWilts / Press and Publicity report for AGM / 30th January 2015 - (2015-01-17)
  [4378] What FGW passengers want to talk about / and PHP programming to find out - (2015-01-01)
  [4367] A year of rail memories! - (2014-12-27)
  [4365] The changing face of Christmas - (2014-12-26)
  [4353] Celebration pictures, year 1 - (2014-12-15)
  [4352] A long day on the trains, but a rewarding one - (2014-12-14)
  [4342] My first official measure - Passenger Entrys and Exits - revisited 9 years later - (2014-12-05)
  [4312] Officially overcrowded in the first year - (2014-11-15)
  [4306] Four time target - good news. Four time prediction - poor forecasting. - (2014-09-26)
  [4289] It may be cheaper to buy in bulk - (2014-07-15)
  [4276] Swindon to Weymouth - by train, the traditional way - 2014 - (2014-05-12)
  [4269] Survey - Journeys - (2014-04-28)
  [4268] Metrics - historic and current TransWilts train use - (2014-04-27)
  [4267] How effective is our publicity? - (2014-04-26)
  [4263] Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge, public transport over Easter (2014) - (2014-04-12)
  [4256] Train fare look expensive? There may be a cheaper option - (2014-04-02)
  [4253] Easter Weeks - Melksham to Weymouth - (2014-04-02)
  [4252] Staveton Halt, former station between Trowbridge and Melksham - (2014-03-25)
  [4251] Broughton Gifford Halt, TransWilts Railway Line - (2014-03-24)
  [4250] Lacock Halt - former TransWilts Station - (2014-03-23)
  [4238] A Question series posed to Melksham Tourist information - (2014-01-19)
  [4226] Saturday train to Swindon - two weeks in - (2013-12-21)
  [4224] TransWilts - first day pictures - (2013-12-18)
  [4219] TransWilts train services - up from 2 to 8 per day - (2013-12-09)
  [4218] A THANK YOU to those who have brought the new train service to fruition - (2013-12-06)
  [4217] New train service - launch plans and timetable links - (2013-12-03)
  [4216] Los Angeles - post modern transport system - (2013-11-27)
  [4202] Excellent Railfuture conference, but some setup lessons - (2013-11-03)
  [4199] Draft Westbury - Melksham - Swindon train times, from December 2014 - (2013-10-24)
  [4196] Official - Trowbridge and Melksham to London train improvements - (2013-10-22)
  [4195] Booking for Santa, Melksham Railway Development Group, 8th December 2013 - (2013-10-21)
  [4194] TransWilts Link - meeting notes from 19th October - (2013-10-20)
  [4191] Getting people to and from Melksham Station - not 20 but 700 times a day - (2013-10-12)
  [4190] A radical proposal - a cheap and effective way to provide home to city commuter transport - (2013-10-11)
  [4185] TransWilts Trains - running a successful campaign talk - (2013-10-05)
  [4176] International and off island travel from Melksham - (2013-09-16)
  [4173] Train and Rail Travel - who runs it and where do I ask questions? - (2013-09-13)
  [4163] TransWilts Community Rail Partnership - formally constituted - (2013-09-01)
  [4160] Bank Holiday Monday - pictures of a great train trip to Weymouth - (2013-08-27)
  [4159] People WILL walk to the station in Melksham, but they need a path and trains - (2013-08-25)
  [4154] August Bank Holiday - day out from Melksham to London or Weymouth - (2013-08-20)
  [4150] Melksham Regular Public Transport Map - as at August 2013 - (2013-08-09)
  [4148] Special General Meeting, Adoption of Constitution for TransWilts Community Rail Partnership - (2013-08-01)
  [4146] A few more trains means a LOT more passengers. Why? - (2013-07-30)
  [4142] Passenger survey at Chippenham - report and pictures - (2013-07-24)
  [4131] West Coast (of Wales) - railway and stations in pictures - (2013-07-04)
  [4113] Wiltshire and Melksham Transport - what is going on? - (2013-06-09)
  [4110] TransWilts meeting ... - (2013-06-07)
  [4105] Our day trip by train from Swindon, Chippenham and Melksham to Weymouth - (2013-05-28)
  [4104] Weymouth vis the TransWilts - the day out today - (2013-05-27)
  [4080] Fancy a day at the seaside? Weymouth from Melksham - (2013-05-06)
  [4040] Report on the last year - Melksham Railway Developement Group for Melksham Without Parish Council - (2013-03-11)
  [4022] A request for all of Melksham transport groups to work integrated - (2013-03-01)
  [3995] Onward from Brussels - (2013-02-04)
  [3994] On board Eurostar - a running commentary - (2013-02-04)
  [3993] Two trains a day ... how many fares to London? Guess! - (2013-02-04)
  [3986] Rail services in Wiltshire - up in the air? We need to say what is best required. - (2013-01-20)
  [3942] Santa Trip - Melksham Railway Development Group, 2012 - (2012-12-03)
  [3938] A long overdue meeting - a steeping stone towards coordinate transport user inputs - (2012-12-02)
  [3937] Agenda for Wiltshire Link Travel groups meeting, Saturday 1st December 2012 - (2012-11-27)
  [3923] 35 minutes is only a slight delay on our railway service - (2012-11-15)
  [3904] Want to help us improve transport in Wiltshire? Here is how! - (2012-10-26)
  [3899] Father Christmas to be on train in Melksham - (2012-10-19)
  [3893] Public Transport across Wiltshire - a new map - (2012-10-13)
  [3890] Here comes Santa - on the train from Melksham to Swindon on 2nd December 2012 - (2012-10-13)
  [3882] Community Transport - Pewsey, Taunton, and the whole picture too - (2012-10-06)
  [3881] Wiltshire Public Transport User Group co-ordination - (2012-10-05)
  [3879] Mixed mode travel - Information systems - (2012-10-03)
  [3873] Henbury loop, Bristol - a freight railway line with passenger potential? - (2012-09-29)
  [3872] Trains across Wiltshire - an update on the TransWilts - (2012-09-28)
  [3860] Melksham to Steam in Swindon, by train - great day out - (2012-09-16)
  [3826] TransWilts trains - what the next franchise period will bring - (2012-08-04)
  [3815] The Melksham News - July 2012 - Part 2, TransWilts Rail, Wilts and Berks Canal - (2012-07-23)
  [3804] Scenes from commuting by train - (2012-07-14)
  [3802] What a difference a year makes - (2012-07-10)
  [3795] Like a bathroom company with no plumbers - (2012-07-04)
  [3793] Excellent Rail News - what it really means - (2012-07-01)
  [3786] Improving Wiltshire Rail Offer - it WILL be happening - (2012-06-28)
  [3784] Steam train calls at Melksham - Pictures - (2012-06-26)
  [3765] Christmas in June? Melksham hotel bookings and Santa train - (2012-06-15)
  [3761] Melksham - placed 2254 out of 2255. What can be done about it? - (2012-06-11)
  [3736] Abstraction - (2012-05-19)
  [3728] The future needs for rail services to Melksham - change needed; current service an insult - (2012-05-11)
  [3699] Bristol 50? Bristol 25? - (2012-04-17)
  [3671] Future train services in Wiltshire - please write in to support a better service - (2012-03-24)
  [3668] Kings Cross - new concourse - between Python in Cambridge and Objective C in London - (2012-03-22)
  [3642] Wiltshire Travel Times - Chippenham, Trowbridge, Salisbury and other places too - (2012-03-07)
  [3631] Getting around Dublin by public transport - some observations - (2012-03-01)
  [3626] There is so much to see travelling by train - (2012-02-26)
  [3601] Rail Travel - has it become more unreliable? - (2012-02-02)
  [3579] Transport in Cambridgeshire - seen by an outside observer. What can Wiltshire learn? - (2012-01-15)
  [3565] What would an appropriate train service on the TransWilts line mean - (2011-12-31)
  [3564] I wish I was not a special case - (2011-12-29)
  [3550] Provide a useable train service, and people will use it! - (2011-12-11)
  [3538] Santa Train - another successful trip - 4th December 2011 - (2011-12-04)
  [3501] Santa Claus - on the train from Melksham on 4th December 2011 - (2011-10-30)
  [3493] West Wilts Rail User Group - Walk yesterday from Bradford-on-Avon to Trowbridge - (2011-10-23)
  [3487] Public transport - road and rail - (2011-10-19)
  [3486] How important is public transport to people in the Melksham area? - (2011-10-19)
  [3452] Which or ATOC - who reads train fares right? - (2011-09-22)
  [3434] Sundays - and over eating - (2011-09-11)
  [3410] A review of the Summer Sunday extra trains on the TransWilts line - (2011-08-29)
  [3408] Journey home by public transport for a Bank Holiday - (2011-08-27)
  [3403] Last chance this summer - Swindon and North Wiltshire to Weymouth by through train - (2011-08-22)
  [3392] What costs 8.20 from Melksham, or 22.30 via Chippenham? - (2011-08-14)
  [3378] New product - ensuring that supply matches demand - (2011-08-03)
  [3371] From Wiltshire to Weymouth on Sundays - (2011-07-27)
  [3370] Standing Challenge - (2011-07-26)
  [3364] Dogs Legs on the Dogleg - (2011-07-20)
  [3362] Swindon, Chippenham and Melksham to Weymouth - Sunday Train Service Starts - (2011-07-19)
  [3336] Efficient travel - from Melsksham to Edinburgh by Sleeper Train - (2011-06-26)
  [3331] Comparing Alloa and Melksham - stations and services - (2011-06-23)
  [3328] Summer Sundays - days out by train from Swindon on the TransWilts - (2011-06-18)
  [3318] Summer Sunday Trains - outings from Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge and Westbury - (2011-06-05)
  [3274] Small scale improvement - big scale gain. And they CAN be done with local knowledge - (2011-05-02)
  [3273] Wanted - a look to the future - (2011-05-02)
  [3198] TransWilts rail - coming together, wanted and needed - (2011-03-10)
  [3187] Past and Present - Melksham Station - (2011-02-27)
  [3178] The cost of roadworks on the economy of our town - 1800 pounds per hour? - (2011-02-20)
  [3176] Comparing German, Dutch and British Railways - (2011-02-19)
  [3171] Train and boat journey - the passenger accommodation - (2011-02-15)
  [3167] Can I take my dog by train? And other questions - (2011-02-12)
  [3161] TransWilts rail - what picture represents us - (2011-02-08)
  [3135] A time to be brave? We should ask for what is best for our area. - (2011-01-16)
  [3119] TransWilts - some things to see and do - (2011-01-03)
  [3114] Transwilts Link - both Wiltshire and beyond - (2010-12-30)
  [3111] TransWilts Link - Days out from Swindon to Weymouth? - (2010-12-28)
  [3080] Santa Special - rather more special than usual - December 2010 - (2010-12-07)
  [3079] TransWilts Rail News ... Melksham (Santa Special) Edition ... 5th December 2010 - (2010-12-04)
  [3033] Rail services back to Radstock? - (2010-11-07)
  [3031] Get all your ducks in a row ... and they may turn into swans - (2010-11-06)
  [3017] Seventh day traveller on the six day railway - (2010-10-27)
  [3006] Santa announcement, 5th December 2010, Melksham - (2010-10-20)
  [2955] Melksham Railway Station - new information point - (2010-09-13)
  [2954] Railway meetings, trips and meetups this autumn - (2010-09-12)
  [2931] Syncronise - software, trains, and buses. Please! - (2010-08-22)
  [2930] Walk - Tilehurst to Pangborne - (2010-08-21)
  [2919] London to Calne, Corsham, Melksham, Bradford-on-Avon, Chippenham by public Transport - (2010-08-13)
  [2908] How Green is my train? - (2010-08-07)
  [2901] Ambassador or Anorak? - (2010-08-03)
  [2855] Train Services - Melksham to Bath and Bristol (and airport) - (2010-07-05)
  [2808] From home to Nurnberg - journey pictures - (2010-06-13)
  [2696] Garlic bread without garlic - (2010-03-27)
  [2678] Reaching out to the community - a good case for support - (2010-03-15)
  [2664] Oliver Cromwell at Bristol Temple Meads - (2010-03-06)
  [2662] Is Melksham public transport actually used? - (2010-03-05)
  [2658] Save the Train - a significant change in approach - (2010-03-03)
  [2634] London to and from Melksham by public transport - (2010-02-13)
  [2627] Saturdays out from Melksham - to Oxford, to Didcot or to Swindon - (2010-02-07)
  [2626] On Malachite Green - (2010-02-06)
  [2557] Rail Campaign - response to core consultation - (2009-12-31)
  [2556] Railway Station Survey - please complete today or tomorrow - (2009-12-30)
  [2533] Five guests, three groups, one car - (2009-12-11)
  [2529] Santa Special, 2009 - (2009-12-06)
  [2522] Integrated public Transport - what could be done for Melksham - (2009-12-01)
  [2513] Wiltshire Council purchases Melksham Station Land - (2009-11-26)
  [2511] The story of the railway land at Melksham Station - (2009-11-24)
  [2486] Santa Special - Trowbridge and Melksham to Swindon - (2009-10-31)
  [2477] By train ... - (2009-10-25)
  [2473] Exploring Old Railways - (2009-10-24)
  [2457] Railway Arithmetic - (2009-10-16)
  [2438] Listening to The Minister - (2009-10-05)
  [2395] From Lymington by train - last of the slammers - (2009-09-05)
  [2391] Great Western Route Utilisation Strategy - Draft for Consultation - (2009-09-02)
  [2372] Public Transport from (and to) Melksham on Sundays - (2009-08-23)
  [2318] For Lua Programmers AND for Town Planners - (2009-08-02)
  [2268] Westbury Bypass Refused - looking forward - (2009-07-04)
  [2133] Bigger and better this year! - (2009-04-20)
  [2057] Train and Coach fares from London (and airports) to Melksham - (2009-02-26)
  [2042] Wiltshire Rail Service Update - (2009-02-15)
  [2026] Melksham Climate Friendly Group - (2009-02-05)
  [2024] Carry on Training - in spite of the weather - (2009-02-03)
  [1999] How low can you sink? - (2009-01-17)
  [1966] Background to the TransWilts Train Fiasco - (2008-12-29)
  [1965] How much does a train service actually cost - (2008-12-29)
  [1964] Why hasnt the fiasco been put right - (2008-12-29)
  [1905] A Gold Star for First Great Western Customer Service - (2008-11-24)
  [1858] Camera with night vision, youth with no vision - (2008-10-28)
  [1848] 30th November - Santa Trip from Melksham - (2008-10-19)
  [1757] Preserved railways - struggling to the future? - (2008-08-17)
  [1729] Back from the future - (2008-07-30)
  [1708] A Train Service Update for Melksham Party in the Park - (2008-07-13)
  [1616] Not daring to be an anorak - (2008-04-19)
  [1567] Melksham - Swindon. Train v Bus v Car - (2008-03-07)
  [1558] Getting somewhere with the train service - (2008-02-28)
  [1530] Railway Acronyms and Abbreviations - (2008-02-03)
  [1452] Santa on the train to Melksham - (2007-12-01)
  [1428] Travel Across Wiltshire - the game - (2007-11-11)
  [1424] Closer than you think - the next step - (2007-11-08)
  [1382] First Great Western - information for customers - (2007-10-07)
  [1358] Look forward with a new broom - Wiltshire Train Service - (2007-09-19)
  [1314] Business travel by train in the USA - (2007-08-22)
  [1303] Heading Upstate New York - (2007-08-14)
  [1291] Day trip to Weymouth - (2007-08-05)
  [1274] Radio coverage for railway issues - (2007-07-23)
  [1273] Melksham or Weymouth? Meal or day out? - (2007-07-23)
  [1228] Some progress on the train campaign - (2007-06-10)
  [1139] Overcrowded trains around Bristol - (2007-04-08)
  [1097] Train and business balls all in the air! - (2007-03-02)
  [1093] Wiltshire Train - can YOU come on 5th March? - (2007-02-25)
  [1076] Save the Train - an update - (2007-02-12)
  [1069] Rail trouble forced me to buy hotel - (2007-02-07)
  [1063] Bradford-on-Avon - 150 years of passenger trains - (2007-02-03)
  [1045] Bang! Train campaign hits home - (2007-01-19)
  [1044] Call for appropriate train services - Swindon, Bristol, Bath, West Wilts, Severn Beach etc - (2007-01-18)
  [1033] Empty at Easleigh, Missing at Melksham, Overflowing at Oldfield - (2007-01-14)
  [976] Santa at the station - (2006-12-09)
  [974] The last commuter train through Melksham - (2006-12-09)
  [952] Coming from London to Melksham by train for a course - (2006-11-28)
  [877] Yes, but what do we do now?? - (2006-09-24)
  [814] Melksham Railway Calendar 2007 - (2006-07-25)
  [803] Not shouting - (2006-07-16)
  [790] Shadow Transport Minister to visit Melksham - (2006-07-02)
  [697] For any North and West Wilts and Swindon Readers - (2006-04-23)
  [688] Are you free on Friday evening? - (2006-04-18)
  [648] West Wilts Railway Users Group and trains to Lacock - (2006-03-16)
  [634] Real chance to make a difference - (2006-03-05)
  [632] Moral dilemma - (2006-03-04)
  [527] Greater Western Franchise Awarded - (2005-12-13)
  [524] Santa comes to Melksham - (2005-12-11)
  [521] Proof needed? Please just use common sense! - (2005-12-08)
  [488] Looking for railway groups and users - Swindon, Salisbury, Southampton - (2005-11-06)
  [486] Rail services under threat - Swindon, Melksham ... and Newquay and Bicester too - (2005-11-05)
  [447] Tomorrow's meeting. - (2005-09-19)
  [434] Through public transport connection, Chippenham to Salisbury, to cease - (2005-09-02)
  [428] Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury train service - (2005-08-29)
  [154] Railway train service, Melksham station - (2004-12-17)

Z511 - Public Transport - Road
  [4703] What do people use the bus for in Wiltshire - survey interim results. - (2016-07-11)
  [4692] How are bus support payments currently calculated? - (2016-06-07)
  [4690] Buses in Wiltshire - potential changes and where we stand at the moment - (2016-05-30)
  [4683] Saudi Arabia or Weymouth? - (2016-05-22)
  [4670] The end, or the start? - (2016-04-05)
  [4667] Wiltshire Supported Bus consultation - final few days - (2016-03-30)
  [4664] Mallory Place bus stop - services to Bath - (2016-03-25)
  [4660] What is happening on the 231 bus? What are you going to do about it? - (2016-03-04)
  [4654] Getting to the Royal United Hospital - the Hopper and the alternatives - (2016-02-24)
  [4648] Why is bus funding a much hotter topic than a new set of traffic lights? - (2016-02-16)
  [4639] Working out the costs of running a bus service through the day - (2016-02-06)
  [4631] What would the Wiltshire Council bus cuts mean for Melksham? - (2016-01-25)
  [4629] Making travel time useful time on public transport - (2016-01-22)
  [4624] Campaigning for a sensible bus solution and not against anyone! - (2016-01-17)
  [4619] Buses - not about the buses, but about the people who use the buses - (2016-01-10)
  [4615] Questions for First (West of England) - (2016-01-05)
  [4592] A comparison of the public transport alternatives to the Royal United Hospital, Bath - from Melksham. - (2015-12-06)
  [4547] RUH Hopper - experience and thoughts forward - (2015-10-20)
  [4546] Is the RUH hopper a limited, duplicate service running unnecessarily and at high cost? - (2015-10-18)
  [4500] The TransWilts Community Intergrated Transport Corridor - (2015-05-29)
  [4290] National Express replaced by train and by Megabus from Chippenham to London - (2014-07-16)
  [4286] Reaction in Radstock to new First bus prices - (2014-07-12)
  [4257] Over a pound a kilometre - my bus in Weston-super-mare - (2014-04-06)
  [4247] You wait a long time - then buses come in threes. It's timetabled that way! - (2014-03-09)
  [4240] Melksham Rail Link - (2014-01-27)
  [4228] Mallory Place, The Spa, Wellington Drive, Melksham - a Christmas present for you - (2013-12-26)
  [4192] A positive progress behind the scenes - (2013-10-14)
  [4186] Melksham to Bath and Zigzag buses - at a turning point? - (2013-10-06)
  [4181] Grumbling about trains? Buses can be far worse! - (2013-09-29)
  [4179] Changing transport and destinations - looking forward to a good future - (2013-09-19)
  [4171] Mapping road accidents in Melksham and elsewhere too - (2013-09-12)
  [4152] Why are bus fares so high? - (2013-08-18)
  [4149] Bus changes to Bath - good idea, but I despair at information available - (2013-08-08)
  [4143] Bus times - Melksham to Bath from 28th July 2013 - (2013-07-25)
  [4124] Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge bus changes next month - (2013-06-26)
  [4123] New timetables from 28th July - bus routes 271 and 272 - (2013-06-24)
  [4111] Zigzag bus - forward for the future, or decaying service? - (2013-06-09)
  [4108] The painful cost of local travel to Melksham - (2013-06-01)
  [4032] Easier public transport from Melksham to Bristol Airport - (2013-03-06)
  [4023] Melksham to Chippenham (Station) bus services - times and routes - (2013-03-01)
  [3951] Christmas Bus Schedule for Melksham - First Bus - (2012-12-14)
  [3929] Melksham Bus Issues - to be raised at First Bus Customer Panel - (2012-11-21)
  [3877] Public Transport Services - from and to Melksham - (2012-10-01)
  [3866] Celebrate! Buses from Meksham to Bath - (2012-09-18)
  [3849] New bus times - Melksham to Bath - (2012-08-25)
  [3580] Melksham Area - buses, trains, cycles, and roads. Meeting, 17.1.2012 - (2012-01-15)
  [3523] When competition is not a good idea - Melksham Bus Absurdity - (2011-11-16)
  [3504] Coaches from Trowbridge and Melksham to London - (2011-11-01)
  [3471] Vintage Bus Running Day in Warminster. An example of good bus practise. - (2011-10-09)
  [3404] Buses on the Cambridge Guided Busway - (2011-08-24)
  [3301] Using public transport - USA style - (2011-05-25)
  [3290] Changes (and no changes) at Melksham bus stops - (2011-05-15)
  [3194] Buses - what they cost and their future direction in the SW and in Wiltshire - (2011-03-06)
  [2983] Strong arm tactics in the bus industry? Poor result for the customer! - (2010-10-03)
  [2958] What do these road markings mean? Could Confusion Kill? - (2010-09-17)
  [2933] Bath - Melksham - Devizes buses from September - (2010-08-23)
  [2903] Bath to Devizes bus via Melksham - changing again in September - (2010-08-04)
  [2857] Park and Ride at Batheaston - will it solve Wiltshires Ills? - (2010-07-06)
  [2791] Bath to Melksham buses - times - (2010-06-03)
  [2789] Melksham to London (Heathrow, and Central London) - (2010-06-02)
  [2771] Melksham to Calne by public transport - (2010-05-20)
  [2672] Dear Planners, please provide viable alternatives - (2010-03-11)
  [2515] Why we have two buses an hour - but not a half hourly service - (2009-11-28)
  [2431] Moving busstop! - (2009-09-30)
  [2083] Do you support a decent train service? Please sign up! - (2009-03-15)
  [2075] Supporting Parkinsons and Trains - (2009-03-11)
  [1777] The Rise and Rise of First Bus Fares - (2008-08-29)
  [1723] Bath - Melksham - Devizes. Bus route changes, new timetable - (2008-07-26)
  [1668] Talk on TransWilts train service to Green Party - (2008-06-07)
  [1560] HST Power Car TravelWatch SouthWest - (2008-03-01)
  [1511] Buses from Well House Manor, Melksham, to Bath - (2008-01-18)
  [1315] Two years of campaigning for a train service - (2007-08-22)
  [1254] Comparing bus stops - (2007-07-01)
  [1125] Train service - petititon reply - (2007-03-31)
  [1085] Lawrence Webb's Melksham Taxi service - (2007-02-18)
  [818] Heard, yes. Considered, no. The case for the train. - (2006-07-30)
  [764] Journey planning - Xephos v Transport Direct - (2006-06-16)
  [474] Vintage Bus Day - (2005-10-23)
  [459] Kiss and Ride - (2005-10-09)
  [187] a popular bus number - (2005-01-23)
  [119] PHP course. Come by train. - (2004-11-15)

Z950 - Purely Personal
  [4756] Learning how to be a more effective community partner - (2017-07-15)
  [4739] A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27)
  [4735] Revisiting - should I stand for Melksham Without Parish Council in May? - (2017-02-24)
  [4734] Thoughts on the new Blackmore Ward of Melksham Without Parish - (2017-02-22)
  [4728] Visiting Los Alamitos Bay Yacht Club - (2016-11-23)
  [4714] The technical article feed continues - personal updates more proactive on Facebook now! - (2016-10-30)
  [4698] Lisa writes - on the referendum vote today - (2016-06-23)
  [4669] Buses - how did we get into the situation we are in? - (2016-04-02)
  [4658] The end of competition on a bus route - the effects from then end of the 234 - (2016-03-02)
  [4657] Rumours of bus changes by First in Wiltshire - what we know and suspect - (2016-03-01)
  [4625] Where does Wiltshire bus subsidy money come from? - (2016-01-19)
  [4600] A big change in August - (2015-12-25)
  [4489] Election results - what if we had a party list system? - (2015-05-08)
  [4485] Misusing statistics? - the seedy side of election campaigning - (2015-05-04)
  [4476] Upcoming election - Chippenham Constituency - the major candidates compared - (2015-04-29)
  [4308] What can you and I learn from online quizzes? - (2014-09-27)
  [4281] A different vision for the future - (2014-07-09)
  [4275] Eurpoean Elections, and other elections ahead. Some thoughts on campaigns and policies - (2014-05-08)
  [4235] Sharing my personal best of 2013 - (2013-12-31)
  [4221] Celebration of the fruits of LSTF, and of the people who have helped and are helping - (2013-12-15)
  [4201] Looking to the future at Melksham Station - (2013-10-26)
  [4187] Not treading water, but not risking the ship for a 0.5th of tar either - (2013-10-06)
  [4165] Improving travel advise information in Wiltshire - (2013-09-06)
  [4157] Wedding Photos - Kim Ellis to Kyle Londors, 22nd August 2013 - (2013-08-23)
  [3905] How should we choose our Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner? - (2012-10-27)
  [3711] Kiss - (2012-04-28)
  [3602] Emerging proposals for land to the east of Spa Road, Melksham - (2012-02-03)
  [3566] Initial thoughts - response to GW Rail Franchise Consultation for Wiltshire - (2011-12-31)
  [3556] Aeryn at 1 - (2011-12-19)
  [3511] Melksham has a heart - have your picture taken and support the defibrillator appeal - (2011-11-06)
  [3450] A threat in the post? Poor marketing practise from Smiletrain? - (2011-09-19)
  [3413] If its Sunday, must it be Weymouth? - (2011-08-30)
  [3298] Quiet Monday in - (2011-05-23)
  [3283] The juggler - (2011-05-08)
  [3240] Melksham Town Council - vacancy in the Spa Ward - (2011-04-10)
  [3224] Melksham Campus - a win / win opportunity, but a severely lacking decision process - (2011-03-31)
  [3108] My First Christmas - (2010-12-26)
  [3055] Zyliana Kyrei Cox - (2010-11-16)
  [3037] Looking back and forward personally - 6 years each way - (2010-11-08)
  [3034] Birth Notice - Aeryn Cassandra Ellis - (2010-11-07)
  [2886] Congratulations, Kimberly - (2010-07-25)
  [2698] Ruth Davis, 1916 - 2010 - (2010-03-28)
  [2547] The great thing about snow .... - (2009-12-23)
  [2195] A two day gap - first time in five years? - (2009-05-24)
  [1051] Too busy to blog it - but it's great (mostly) - (2007-01-24)
  [1014] Christmas Season Piccies - (2006-12-30)


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