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Big Christmas Fayre & lights switch-on this weekend!

THE festive season officially starts this weekend with one of the town’s biggest events – the Christmas lights switch-on. This Saturday, 7th December, thousands of people will flock to the Market Place…

Slow down! Town council to combat speeding

MELKSHAM Town Council is to target speeding motorists, by purchasing new speed indicator devices (SIDs). The electronic signs that warn drivers travelling over the speed limit to slow down, will be…

£3million boost for campus gets final approval

THE additional £3million  needed to build the Melksham Community Campus has been approved by Wiltshire councillors. The additional funds, which increases the total capital budget for the campus to £20.1million, had…

‘About time!’ Campus project is granted planning permission

News that the campus project has been granted planning permission has been welcomed by the community. Wiltshire Council says that it will now look to appoint a lead contractor so…

Controversial council merger proposal moves to next stage

A PROPOSAL that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council, has moved to the next stage. People are now being asked for their feedback on whether…

Join Melksham Community Meals in their new home!

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to its new home at Spencer Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road, for its regular lunch service.  The popular service, which has been running since February…

“Use them or lose them!” Mayor encourages town to shop local this Christmas

WITH Christmas fast approaching, people in Melksham are being  reminded  to ‘shop local’ this Christmas, and use local businesses to buy presents, cards, decorations and festive food. Pledging his support to…

Catch the train with Santa!

Santa will be on the train that leaves Melksham on Sunday 15th December, just after 3pm, handing out presents to all the children on the ride of just over an…

‘Running in remission’ Former cancer patient prepares for London Marathon

A MELKSHAM local has set herself the challenge of running the London Marathon next year to give back to the charity that supported her and her family when she had cancer.…

Melksham Oak losing out on millions of pounds of funding

BY next year Melksham Oak School will have lost out on over two and a half million pounds of funding. This is according to figures released by the School Cuts…

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