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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…

Public show ‘phenomenal’ support for park splash pad

MELKSHAM’S mayor, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, has described the show of public support for the plan for a splash pad in the King George V playing field as ‘phenomenal’.  In the last…

Melksham in line for more new housing despite passing a target of 2,240 new houses

MORE houses could be built in Melksham despite the town having surpassed its current housing target set by Wiltshire Council. In response to questions from Melksham News, Wiltshire Council has…

Seniors launch scheme to combat loneliness and help save the town centre

MELKSHAM Seniors is launching a new scheme that will help combat loneliness and isolation in the older community and help support small local businesses in the town centre. The scheme…

Decision on Bath’s ‘clean air zone’ proposal is delayed

THE decision on the controversial proposal to introduce charges for a ‘clean air zone’ in Bath has been delayed until March. The cabinet of Bath & North East Somerset Council (BNES)…

Who deserves to be Melksham’s Person of the Year 2018?

Nominations are now open for the Melksham Person of the Year award. The competition, run by Melksham News, will recognise a resident who has made a real contribution to the…

Lunch club lost £250,000 over three years

THE Melksham Lunch Club at the Assembly Hall lost nearly a quarter of a million pounds over three years, the Melksham News can exclusively reveal. The much-loved and long-standing service,…

Melksham Music & Drama to celebrate 50th anniversary

Melksham Music and Drama (MMAD) will be celebrating 50 years of entertaining audiences in Melksham this year.   To mark the occasion, MMAD will be putting on a popular musical,…