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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…

Wiltshire Council ‘categorically deny’ plans to axe campus

RUMOURS that the Melksham Campus will not be going ahead have been denied by Wiltshire Council. In recent weeks speculation has been rife in the town that Wiltshire Council is about…

Lunch Club saved!

THE Melksham Lunch Club, which was axed last month by Wiltshire Council, will relaunch next week as ‘Melksham Community Meals’ after a successful campaign by volunteers. The campaign, led by…

GP surgery will not be closing

THE application to close St Damian’s Surgery on Spa Road has been turned down by the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  The Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership (BoA&MHP), who…