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2018 Carnival Royalty crowned

2018 Carnival Royalty crowned

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival Royalty have been chosen at a special evening held at Melksham Town Hall. Melksham Carnival Queen 2018 is Sharon Vivian and Melksham Carnival Princess 2018 is…

Young fundraiser up for award

Young fundraiser up for award

A MELKSHAM lad has been nominated for a national charity award in recognition of his fundraising efforts for the MS Society. Twelve-year-old Ciaran Hanks has been shortlisted as a finalist…

The search is on for Melksham’s Cutest Pet!

The search is on for Melksham’s Cutest Pet!

DO you think you have the cutest pet in Melksham? Then this could be your chance to show off your pet in Melksham News and win a fantastic prize! Melksham…

Hero’s return for Melksham Olympian

Hero’s return for Melksham Olympian

OLYMPIC bronze medalist, Laura Deas, was given a hero’s welcome last week when she returned home to Melksham after making history in Pyeongchang. The skeleton racer was met by Mayor, cllr Adrienne…

Volunteers brave the snow to rescue hospital staff

Volunteers brave the snow to rescue hospital staff

VILLAGERS and local councillors came to the rescue of Bath Royal United Hospital staff when heavy snow brought chaos and treacherous conditions to roads in the area. With staff unable…

‘Switch to Fairtrade and make a difference’ says local school

‘Switch to Fairtrade and make a  difference’ says local school

PUPILS of Aloeric Primary School are encouraging the community to follow in their footsteps and make the change to Fairtrade products and explore Melksham becoming a Fairtrade town. For the…

Breakfast launch for Food and River Festival

Breakfast launch for Food and River Festival

THE 2018 Melksham Food and River Festival held an official launch with event sponsors and committee members, at a breakfast event hosted by Leekes of Melksham on Tuesday 6th March.…

“You have done Melksham proud” Town rallies behind football club after heartbreaking defeat

“You have done Melksham proud”  Town rallies behind  football club after  heartbreaking defeat

MELKSHAM Town Football Club has been flooded with messages of support and praise following their heartbreaking defeat in the FA Vase quarter-final last week. Chair of Melksham Town FC, Darren Perrin,…

Town council’s war on plastic

Town council’s war on plastic

MELKSHAM Town Council has declared war on single-use plastic, announcing their plan to become an accredited plastic-free town. Mayor cllr Adrienne Westbrook said that the council needs to set a precedent…

Laura Deas makes history with Bronze medal

Laura Deas makes history with Bronze medal

LAURA Deas’ name has been etched into the history books after she scooped a bronze medal during Great Britain’s ‘Super Saturday’ – the most successful day ever for Great Britain…