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More complaints but no answers on RUH parking dispute

CONCERNS are growing over the state of parking at Bath’s Royal United Hospital with dozens of visitors complaining about unfair charges following a story in the last issue of Melksham News.…

Holly shares her story for the Teenage Cancer Trust

A YOUNG woman from Beanacre has been chosen as one of three people in the UK to share her story for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. 20-year-old Holly King was…

Hospital visitors angry at ‘nightmare’ parking system

A NEW car parking system at Bath’s Royal United Hospital has angered visitors from Melksham who say they have been sent £80 charges in the post despite paying for parking during their…

Carnival Queen and Princess crowned

Carnival Queen and Princess crowned

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival Queen and Princess have been crowned at a special evening held at Melksham Town Hall. Melksham Carnival Queen 2017 is 20 year-old Cara Wallace who will…

Rotary Club celebrates cafe’s £100,000 fundraising milestone

Rotary Club celebrates cafe’s £100,000 fundraising milestone

MELKSHAM Rotary Club, along with special guests, came together earlier this month to celebrate the club raising £100,000 for local causes from their popular ArtHouse Cafe. Over 90 people attended…

Town gives thanks to community champions

Town gives thanks to  community champions

PEOPLE who serve the Melksham community over and above the call of duty were presented with Civic Awards by the mayor for their contribution to the town, at a ceremony…

Tributes paid to ‘beautiful and talented’ Oak student

FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to ‘beautiful and talented’ teenager Chloe Gilbert, who died suddenly on Sunday 5th March from a suspected allergic reaction. Tributes have been pouring in…

Your chance to be carnival royalty!

WITH preparations under way for this year’s Melksham Carnival, next weekend sees the first of two royalty competition events to be held to find this year’s royal family. Melksham Carnival…

New cricket pavilion to be built in summer

MELKSHAM Cricket Club is on track to get a new £300,000 pavilion this year after its previous changing rooms burned down last summer. Planning permission has been given for a new…

Fears grow over future of local maternity services

THE future of Melksham’s closest birth centres could be under threat as the Royal United Hospital announce plans to ‘redesign its maternity services’. The RUH NHS Foundation Trust, which manages…