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Melksham schools accept damning Ofsted reports and vow to improve

HEADTEACHERS have expressed their disappointment following recent Ofsted reports which heavily criticised teaching standards, leadership and management in six Melksham schools. Seven of the eight schools which are in The…

Crowdfund to save iconic trees gets public support

MELKSHAM locals have pledged their support to the idea that the town council set up a Crowdfund to raise money to replace any of the trees that may be felled in…

Anger at closure of paddling pool

Anger at closure of paddling pool

MELKSHAM families have expressed their disappointment following the news that the paddling pool in the park is to close permanently. Earlier this month Melksham Town Council voted to not proceed with…

Dorothy House Hospice robbed of £130,000

Dorothy House Hospice Care have had £130,000 stolen from their bank account after becoming the target of criminal fraudsters. Details of the theft are still confidential whilst the investigation is…

Town centre alcohol-free zones planned to combat anti-social behaviour

MELKSHAM could soon see alcohol-free zones introduced in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour in the town centre. The Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) would ban the consumption of alcohol…

Council pulls out of Market Place re-development as costs continue to escalate

Melksham Town Council will not pay towards the cost of the Market Place redevelopment as once again, councillors heard that the cost of the scheme has gone up. Melksham Town…

RUH to look again at car parking policy

THE RUH is to review its car parking policy after heavy criticism over unfair charges and fines. Health chief Brian Gubb says the hospital is working hard to address the…

Councillors angry as Market Place costs soar

THE cost of the Market Place redevelopment has skyrocketed, town councillors heard last week. The work was due to cost £560,000 but has shot up, bringing stinging criticism from local…

New twist in RUH car parking saga

The RUH in Bath parking row took another twist this week when Melksham News discovered that the way the RUH operates its car parking would not be acceptable according to …

Melksham at the ‘back of the queue’ over local parks

Melksham Town Council wants to press ahead with plans to improve local parks in Melksham – but is being frustrated by Wiltshire Council. Wiltshire Council is handing all its play…

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