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Melksham News is out again on the 3rd of January 2019

A Very Merry Christmas to all our readers and a special thank you to all the advertisers who have supported us over the past year and made this newspaper possible.…

Farmers Roundabout construction to start in New Year- Work to last eight to nine months

WORK to make alterations to the A350 Farmers Roundabout, near Asda, is expected to begin in late January/early February next year. The construction period is anticipated to take eight to nine…

Council plans to re-open town centre toilets

MELKSHAM Town Council has pledged to reopen the town’s closed public toilets. Following the announcement in the Government’s Budget that councils will no longer have to pay business rates on public…

Trowbridge birthing unit axe branded a ‘backward step’

A PROPOSAL to close Trowbridge Hospital’s birthing unit has been criticised and branded a ‘backward step’ by local residents. Expectant Melksham mothers will be forced to travel further afield to give…

Temporary suspension of patient registrations at Spa Medical Centre

Following the recent announcement of the proposed closure of St Damian’s surgery, Spa Medical Centre has  announced that the surgery is suspending all new registrations with immediate effect, until the…

Teenager wins benefit claim battle

A HOLT teenager living with cerebral palsy has won her appeal against the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) after her benefits application was refused. 16-year-old Catherine Mecredy’s application for Personal…

‘Use it or lose it’ Mayor asks for high street support this Christmas

WITH Christmas fast approaching, people in Melksham are being  reminded  to ‘shop local’ this Christmas, and use independent retailers in Melksham when buying your presents, cards, decorations and festive food.…

Christmas Fayre and lights switch-on next weekend!

The countdown for the big Christmas lights switch-on has begun!  Next weekend the Market Place and Assembly Hall will come alive with festive cheer as the community waits in eager…

Surgery closure sparks fears of GP shortage

PLANS to close St Damian’s Surgery on Spa Road has sparked concern that there are not enough GPs in the town to support Melksham’s growing population.  Patients of the surgery…

Help make Christmas in Melksham one to remember! Volunteers needed for town’s spectacularlight display

THE Melksham Christmas Lights team is appealing for volunteers to help prepare for this year’s display. Melksham’s Christmas lights display has attracted huge praise from the community and surrounding areas over…