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Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham resident Darren Crook, has completed his ‘Run of Remembrance’, raising over £7,000 for charity – smashing his original target of £1,944. On the morning of Remembrance Sunday, serving soldier…

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

MELKSHAM’S support for the town’s annual Remembrance parade and service has been praised by the mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard. Hundreds of people, young and old, turned out  on Sunday 10th…

Outrage at General Election vandalism

Outrage at General Election vandalism

VANDALS have caused damage to several properties in the area in attacks that seem  linked to the upcoming General Election. Last week, two properties – one on Bradford Road, Atworth,…

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

A MELKSHAM local has taken a photo of ‘near space’ using a homemade device he launched into the Earth’s stratosphere. Using a high altitude balloon (HAB), which carried a payload with…

Hat-trick ‘Gold’ win for Melksham!

Hat-trick ‘Gold’ win for Melksham!

MELKSHAM has scored another Gold award in the South West in Bloom awards, making it three years in a row. The news has delighted volunteers and the town council team…

Green light for Melksham Oak School expansion

Green light for Melksham Oak School expansion

PLANNING permission has been granted for the expansion of Melksham Oak School. The new building, which will be built on disused land on school grounds, will increase the school’s capacity from…

Wiltshire Council challenged over use of weed-killing pesticides

Wiltshire Council challenged over use of weed-killing pesticides

WILTSHIRE Council has been challenged by a Bowerhill resident over their ongoing use of controversial pesticides.   Bowerhill resident Sue Tweedie witnessed the StreetScene team from Wiltshire Council spraying  weeds…

Scaffolding saves Christmas? Christmas lights team trial mobile scaffolding to overcome Wiltshire Council ‘red tape’

Scaffolding saves Christmas? Christmas lights team trial mobile scaffolding to overcome Wiltshire Council ‘red tape’

MELKSHAM Christmas Lights team have overcome Wiltshire Council’s new festive lighting rules by trialling mobile scaffolding to make sure the town is dressed for the festive period.  Last month, Wiltshire…

Town welcomes royal visitor

Town welcomes royal visitor

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester was welcomed to Melksham last month by crowds of residents in the Market Place. The Duke’s visit launched a weekend of celebrations to…

‘Important’ meals service for vulnerable and isolated people appeals for help

‘Important’ meals service for vulnerable and isolated people appeals for help

MELKSHAM Community Meals is appealing for help to keep the service running. The popular service currently offers a place to eat for the community, including vulnerable and isolated older people, at…

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