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“A new bypass for Melksham is a must!” Bath’s ‘clean air zone’ will drive HGVs through town

Councillors have made renewed calls for a new Melksham bypass to the east of the town around Beanacre, after Bath introduced a ‘clean air zone’ for lorries. Larger vehicles such…

New hospital announcement in the summer?

Plans for a new hospital in the Melksham area are still up in the air – but news is expected this summer. In July 2017, the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group…

“Shop Local” scheme for Melksham

Melksham’s High Street is set to benefit from the introduction of two new “Shop Local” days this year, thanks to an initiative proposed by local councillor Jon Hubbard. The new…

Are Melksham’s play areas safe?

THE safety of parks owned by Wiltshire Council in Melksham has come into question after it was disclosed that the parks have not been independently inspected for ‘several years’. The parks…

£93,000 boost for Splashpad

MELKSHAM Town Council say they are “absolutely delighted” to have secured £93,138.25 in funding towards the installation of the Splashpad. This funding has been provided by the European Agricultural Fund…

GP crisis in Melksham?

MELKSHAM has more patients per GP compared to the average figure for Wiltshire according to  the NHS. And this number looks set to rise with new housing development increasing the town’s…

Wiltshire Council in-house ‘battle’ delays campus plans

THE Melksham Campus project has been delayed because of an in-house ‘battle’ at Wiltshire Council between project leaders and the planning department. At last night’s Melksham Area Board meeting, deputy leader…

Over 300 sign up to Seniors’ ‘Socialisation n’ Shop’ scheme

MELKSHAM Seniors is celebrating the success of its  new scheme, ‘Socialisation n’ Shop’. Over 300 people and 27 local businesses have joined the scheme that aims to combat loneliness and…

Celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ at free community event

THE West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum is hosting an event next month to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’. The free event will be held at the Guides headquarters in King George…

Entries invited for Best Kept Village Competition

Parish councils have now been alerted to the 2019 Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Wiltshire and The Hills Group Best Kept Village Competition.  Entry invitations will be sent to…

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