An early end to the traffic chaos that has blighted the area appears to have been only a temporary respite as the road block returned on the A514. Contractor, Caden Gas, have told us they are ahead of schedule and expect to finish before the completion date of the end of the month. 

Huge volumes of traffic have blighted both Aston and Weston villages, while commuters, businesses and children heading to school are also suffering headaches. We tell of their feelings in this edition.

There is also good news for the centre of Melbourne following the changes to the main car park. Local businesses say they have already seen a positive impact on their trade while shoppers themselves are more than happy to be able to find somewhere to park now. As well as implementing three-hour limited parking the council has also increased the number of spaces.

And it may soon be possible to travel from Melbourne all the way to Nottingham by bus.
Midland Classic, who operate the village’s new airport service, say they are working on making tickets to Nottingham and other destinations available.

Swarkestone-based firm Sami Tipi is celebrating after winning big time at the National Wedding Industry Awards in London.
Owners Jodie and Craig Bidder picked up the Best Marquee Suppliers prize and say they are on cloud nine.

On the sporting front Melbourne Dynamo FC’s first team have made it 11 wins on the trot in the league, while a synchronised ice-skating team which has members from Melbourne and Derby are proving to be hot stuff. The Ice Pops, aged from seven to 12, glided to the gold medal in the British Championships.

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The Village Voice is an independent monthly newspaper serving the town of Melbourne in Derbyshire along with other nearby communities. It was set up in 1992 by four local people who saw the need for a newspaper to cover news and events in the area. In the 27th year of publication, that need is still as important today. We are immensely proud of our coverage of local issues and of the support given by businesses advertising with us that enables it to be published. We value our independence and the fact that our publication is produced and staffed by professionals who live in the area and care about what goes on here. A committed team delivers the newspaper FREE to over 16,000 readers in our circulation area, and each issue can also be read here on our website. 

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