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Melksham’s new mayor

Melksham’s new mayor

MELKSHAM’S new mayor is cllr Adrienne Westbrook who was elected at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday last week.  The deputy mayor is cllr Jon Hubbard. “I am delighted to…

Flower Festival celebrates 100 years of Rotary Foundation

Flower Festival celebrates 100 years of Rotary Foundation

ST Michael and All Angels’ Church in Melksham was full of colour and sweet smells of spring for a special Flower Festival to celebrate 100 years of The Rotary Foundation…

Towpath improved by Trust volunteers

Towpath improved by Trust volunteers

HARDWORKING volunteers have completed the latest improvements to a restored stretch of canal between Melksham and Chippenham. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has finished raising a section of towpath…

Odeon cinema to premiere Melksham film-maker’s documentary on mental health

Odeon cinema to premiere Melksham film-maker’s documentary on mental health

A YOUNG film-maker from Melksham will have her first documentary premiered at the Odeon cinema in Trowbridge next month. 20 year-old Ashlea Forgacs made the documentary, Mental Health – You’re Not…

Get your tickets for MMAD ‘Best of the 90s’ show

Get your tickets for MMAD ‘Best of the 90s’ show

REHEARSALS are well under way for Melksham Music and Drama’s (MMAD) latest show, The Best of the 90s. This production is a blend of 90s music and comedy sketches. Directors,…

Melksham Rotary Club say ‘Bonjour!’ to visitors from France

Melksham Rotary Club say ‘Bonjour!’ to visitors from France

MEMBERS of the Rotary Club welcomed visitors from Melksham’s twin town Guingamp in France for a Bank Holiday weekend packed full of activities. Town Crier Peter Dauncey officially welcomed the 10…

Parents’ anger after play area closes ‘until further notice’

Parents’ anger after play area closes ‘until further notice’

A POPULAR children’s play area in Melksham has been closed by Wiltshire Council and won’t be re-opened until they can pay for the flooring to be fixed. Local people have…

Melksham family step up fundraising appeal for two year-old son

Melksham family step up fundraising appeal for two year-old son

A MELKSHAM family are trying to raise £45,000 to pay for a life-changing operation for their little boy. Two year-old Raife Wilson has cerebral palsy, a condition which affects movement and…

Melksham Scout leader recognised for 57 years of service

Melksham Scout leader recognised for 57 years of service

LOCAL man Frank Alford has been awarded the Chief Scout’s Silver Acorn award in recognition of his 57 years in the scouting movement. Frank was praised for his dedication as…

Work on new skate park ramps up and gets under way

Work on new skate park ramps up and gets under way

Melksham skaters can look forward to a new and improved skate park in time for the summer, with work due to get under way this week. The new skate park…

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