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Melksham likes to party! Party in the Park brings in the crowds

Melksham likes to party!  Party in the Park brings in the crowds

THOUSANDS of people flocked to King George V Park for the 20th Party in the Park weekend, despite the rain threatening the fun during Friday’s warm up show, Parkfest. The…

Family ‘gobsmacked’ by £28,000 fundraiser for teenage cancer charity

Family ‘gobsmacked’ by £28,000 fundraiser for teenage cancer charity

The family of a young woman who is in remission from cancer, raised over £28,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust at an event held at their home last month. The…

Jam-packed line-up for spectacular Party in the Park 20th anniversary

Jam-packed line-up for spectacular Party in the Park 20th anniversary

PARTY in the Park returns with a bang this weekend, packed full of fun for all the family and top quality live music to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary. The…

You’re bloomin’ marvellous! Town praises hard-working volunteers

You’re bloomin’ marvellous! Town praises hard-working volunteers

THE local community has heaped praise on the South West in Bloom Melksham team for their work transforming the town centre. In a bid to win ‘gold’ for the town…

Melksham’s inspirational young people!

Melksham’s  inspirational  young people!

INSPIRATIONAL young people from Melksham and their achievements were celebrated and honoured last week at a special awards ceremony. Eleven awards and six highly commended runner-up awards were handed out…

Green-fingered local is back on top in Melksham in Bloom

Green-fingered local is back on top in Melksham in Bloom

LOCAL gardener, Bruce Petty, has reclaimed the title of ‘Best Overall Garden’ in this year’s Melksham in Bloom awards. This is the tenth time Bruce has won the title – he…

‘Melt’sham Carnival thrills thousands Carnival revellers swelter in the heat

‘Melt’sham Carnival thrills thousands Carnival revellers swelter in the heat

Thousands of people braved the scorching sun last weekend to cheer on another ‘fantastic’ Melksham Carnival. Crowds lined the procession route to enjoy over 20 floats and groups. Highlights included…

Town council to save park from ‘appalling’ grass-cutting

Town council to save park from ‘appalling’ grass-cutting

MELKSHAM Town Council has proposed to take over responsibility for cutting the grass at King George V playing field. Currently, grass in the town’s main park is cut once a month…

Runner triumphs at double-marathon

Runner triumphs at double-marathon

A MELKSHAM runner ran a double-marathon in less than 12 hours to raise money for Parkinson’s UK in support of her grandfather.  Leah Sartain took part in the ‘Race to the…

Volunteers praised for restoration of new community garden

Volunteers praised for restoration of new community garden

THE ‘Melksham Bloomers’ have unveiled ‘The Friends Garden’ – a new community space that can be enjoyed and used for ‘quiet contemplation’. ‘The Friends Garden’ is located behind the former spiritualist…