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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,…

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’

Melksham resident Darren Crook, is completing a ‘Run of Remembrance’ between local war memorials on Sunday 10th November to raise money for good causes while also raising awareness of the…

Oyez oyez! Town crier prepares to host UK’s ‘biggest’ championship

Oyez oyez! Town crier prepares to host UK’s ‘biggest’ championship

MELKSHAM’s town crier, Peter Dauncey, is busy preparing for his next big event, hosting the Melksham Town Criers Championship. The event is part of Melksham’s Royal Charter Weekend, which will…

Oak students celebrate ‘outstanding’ exam results

Oak students celebrate ‘outstanding’ exam results

MELKSHAM Oak School has praised the hard work and determination of its students who collected their GCSE and A-level results this month. The school has said that it is ‘immensely…

Jam-packed Food and River Festival is this weekend

Jam-packed Food and River Festival is this weekend

  MELKSHAM Food and River Festival returns this weekend to the King George V playing field, offering two days packed full of activities, stalls and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.…

Golden anniversary for Melksham Music & Drama!

Golden anniversary for Melksham Music & Drama!

MELKSHAM Music and Drama is celebrating its 50th anniversary next week with a show-stopping performance of Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical, ‘Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition’. The group, who were originally called the…

Disappointment as housing developer opens ‘unsafe’ play area ‘a year late’ and it’s still ‘not finished’

Disappointment as housing developer opens ‘unsafe’ play area ‘a year late’ and it’s still ‘not finished’

THE newly-opened play area in the George Ward Gardens estate has been branded as ‘unfinished’, ‘unsafe’ and a ‘disgrace’ by Melksham’s mayor and local residents.  Concerns have been raised about there…