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Holt youth club under threat as cuts start to bite

THE future of Holt Youth Club is under threat as Wiltshire Council cuts start to bite. That’s the view of Alan Fox, chairman of Broughton Gifford and Holt Youthwork Project…

83-year-old Melksham man to have charity head shave

AN 83-year old man from Melksham is to get his head shaved to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.  John Bright is to have the chop on Friday 4th July in…

Melksham prepares for South West in Bloom

VOLUNTEERS across Melksham have been working hard as the town prepares for this year’s South-West in Bloom competition.  In recent months, teams of enthusiasts have set to work tidying, weeding…

Melksham Lions still roaring after 40 years

MELKSHAM Lions have been celebrating 40 years of service to the local community. The club was formed in 1974 and has been an integral part of the town since then,…

New lease of life for Melksham Hospital?

Melksham’s Community Hospital has returned to the spotlight after the new NHS chief backed the use of local hospitals. Simon Stevens who recently took over as the chief executive of…

Atworth’s Botanic Gardens earn Chelsea Flower Show gold

BOTANIC Gardens in Atworth have won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for their display of foxgloves, aquilegia and verbascum.  The family-run plant nursery run by husband and wife…

Taste the delights at Melksham Food and Drink Festival

THE sixth Melksham Food and Drink Festival will be serving up a range of tasty treats as it takes place next weekend.  The popular event will be held over the…

Car parking ‘rip off’ Wiltshire Council earns three quarters of a million pounds from overpayments

WILTSHIRE Council has been heavily criticised after making nearly three quarters of a million pounds in overpayments in the last three years from car parking machines that do not give…

Melksham women take on 100k challenge

TWO women from Melksham are set to take on a 100 kilometre walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Shelley Davis and Claire Younger will take part in the…

War heroes’ stories traced by Melksham company

A MILITARY history website based in Melksham has war records going back to the year 1350 with over six million entries about people who have served the country during wartime.…