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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…

Magical medieval merriment! Hundreds celebrate 800th market charter anniversary

Magical medieval merriment! Hundreds celebrate 800th market charter anniversary

  MELKSHAM’s medieval celebrations for the 800th anniversary of its market charter have been described as ‘magical,’ with hundreds enjoying a weekend packed full of merriment. And praise has been…

Melksham crowns its ‘bonniest baby’

Melksham crowns its ‘bonniest baby’

Melksham Carnival hosted its annual Bonnie Baby competition at the Forest Community Centre‘s family fun day. On behalf of the carnival committee, Beth Dark said, “It was a wonderful day…

‘Amazing’ food and river festival delights thousands

‘Amazing’ food and river festival delights thousands

THIS year’s Melksham Food & River Festival has been hailed a huge success, with thousands of people descending on King George V playing field to enjoy a weekend packed full…

Good neighbours become good caretakers! Residents band together to care for much-loved nature reserve

Good neighbours become good caretakers!    Residents band together to care for much-loved nature reserve

A GROUP of neighbours are to look after the Primrose Nature Area to carry on the work started by two local men. The much-loved and award-winning nature area, located by Primrose Drive,…

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