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Local charity marks milestone anniversary

Local charity marks milestone anniversary

LOCAL charity, Evie’s Gift has marked its one year anniversary, having so far helped 100 families who have a child with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Evie’s Gift was set up…

Town celebrates International Women’s Day

Town celebrates International Women’s Day

WOMEN from across Melksham and nearby towns and villages, came together last week to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’. Organised by the West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum (WWMFF), the event at…

Fundraiser runs marathon against all odds

Fundraiser runs  marathon against  all odds

A Melksham woman ran her own charity marathon two days before major surgery to move a 3kg tumour. Fitness-fanatic Tracy Steel doesn’t do things by halves. After finding out that…

Another Campus delay

Another Campus delay

 WILTSHIRE Council has announced that there will be a further four-month delay to the Melksham Campus project because of an in-house ‘battle’ between project leaders and the planning department. However,…

Young Melksham secures future at Canberra Centre

Young Melksham secures future at Canberra Centre

THE future of Young Melksham has been secured with the news that the local charity is to be given a 125-year lease for the Canberra Centre on Spa Road. Confirmation of…

Gym fundraiser in memory of member

Gym fundraiser in memory of member

CURVES in Melksham hosted a coffee morning and raffle raising £414.50 in memory of member, Helen Christmas, who died last year from pancreatic cancer aged 53.  Sister-in-law Hilary Jones and Sue…

Exciting plans for new-look park

Exciting plans for new-look park

MELKSHAM Town Council has approved ‘exciting’ plans to revamp King George V playing field.  The first phase of the plans – which the council is hoping will be completed by the…

Lunch is served! Community meals return to the Assembly Hall

Lunch is served! Community meals return to the Assembly Hall

THE launch of Melksham Community Meals at the Assembly Hall has been described as ‘a huge success’ by the organisers.  The service launched last week on Friday and Sunday, attracting a…

Fundraising couple to take on the Austrian Alps in an old banger

Fundraising couple to take on the Austrian Alps in an old banger

A MELKSHAM couple are preparing for the challenge of a lifetime, travelling 4,500 miles from Edinburgh to Rome, via the Austrian Alps, in a rusty old car. Richard and Caroline Aylward will…

Scouts’ African Adventure

Scouts’ African Adventure

Three local Explorer Scouts and their group Scout leader,  John Lister, are embarking on an African adventure to support community projects in remote, rural areas of Tanzania. They have been…