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Melksham to become UK’s first age-friendly town?

MELKSHAM Seniors Group have ambitious plans to turn Melksham into an ‘age-friendly town’. The group wants to see the town transformed to meet the needs of its aging population. Many…

Local girl loses her hair to buy friend a wheelchair

A LOCAL girl is donating her hair to charity to help raise money for her friend who needs a new wheelchair. Eight-year-old Mia Mclaren is raising money for her friend, five-year-old…

New play area to kick start King George V park transformation

WORK will soon begin to transform the paddling pool in King George V park into a children’s play area. Melksham councillors voted for the project which will see the ground filled…

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…