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Outcry as council lay down ‘unsafe’ headstones

FAMILIES have criticised Wiltshire Council’s decision to topple down  ‘unsafe’ headstones in Melksham Cemetery without telling anyone. Last week, the council laid down flat a number of headstones in the…

Melksham Youth Café now open

An exciting new initiative to provide a safe place for young people to hang out and meet with friends, was launched on Monday. Local youth charity, Young Melksham, opened the…

Alps adventure in classic car

ATWORTH resident, Michael Gibbs, has embarked on an adventure to the Italian Alps in a classic car – a 1932 Frazer Nash ‘Exeter’. For the sixth time, Michael is taking…

‘It looks like the work experience kid did them!’ Town council objects to campus plans

THE Melksham Campus saga took a dramatic new twist this month when Melksham Town Council objected to the plans. The project to convert the former Melksham House site into a…

New children’s fun pool opening this summer!

AN exciting new heated outdoor swimming pool will by opening this summer at the Boomerang Family Play Centre in Bowerhill. The new facility, called ‘Splash! at Boomerang’, will have slides and…

Wiltshire Council set to close special schools

PARENTS of children with special needs have expressed their disappointment and anger that Wiltshire Council looks set to continue with its plans to close three special schools in the local area. Following…

‘It looks like the work experience kid did them!’ Town council objects to campus plans

THE Melksham Campus saga took a new twist this week when Melksham Town Council objected to the plans. The project to convert the former Melksham House site into a community…

Parents call for action on ‘gang violence’ at local school

MELKSHAM Oak Community School is supporting police with their investigations following reports of violence between students last week.  According to parents, a ‘gang’ of around 50 students aged between 11…

New ‘Town Team’ will make Melksham a ‘better place to live’

MELKSHAM Town Council has announced plans to launch a ‘Town Team’ – a new initiative that will link services and activities in the town, offering support to the community. The project…

Countdown to carnival!

THE countdown has begun for this year’s fun-filled Melksham Carnival. With just over seven weeks to go until this year’s event, organisers are encouraging groups and businesses to submit their…