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Nature reserve’s viewing platform set alight by Conigre vandals

Nature reserve’s viewing platform set alight by Conigre vandals

VOLUNTEERS say they are devastated after another bout of vandalism hit Conigre Nature Reserve on Thursday 5th July. An arson attack completely destroyed a  newly-installed platform across the pond. The…

Building society pledges to raise £25,000 for Melksham boy’s operation

Building society pledges to raise £25,000 for Melksham boy’s operation

Building society pledges to raise £25,000 for Melksham boy’s operationA MELKSHAM family determined to raise £45,000 for a life-changing operation for their little boy, have received welcome support from local building society, Nationwide,…

Leaders of the pack! Medical centre becomes first ‘parkrun practice’

Leaders of the pack! Medical centre becomes first ‘parkrun practice’

SPA Medical Centre has become the first GP practice in Wiltshire to become a ‘parkrun practice’ – a new initiative to help promote the health and wellbeing of patients, supporting them…

Cyclist breaks records for local charity

Cyclist breaks records for local charity

A CYCLIST has returned triumphant from a gruelling 12-hour cycling challenge – smashing his fundraising target of £1,000 for a charity set up by his neighbours, in memory of their daughter. Local…

“And I would run 1,000 miles!” The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill prepare for epic challenge

“And I would run 1,000 miles!” The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill prepare for epic challenge

THE Mighty Titans of Bowerhill have set themselves another epic charity challenge – this time running 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John o’Groats in seven days or less! The…

The bowls must go on! Club vow not to let vandals ruin their game

The bowls must go on! Club vow not to let vandals ruin their game

BOWLERS at Avon  Bowls Club have vowed to continue  as normal, despite experiencing a number of incidents of vandalism and intimidation. Last week, club members reported youths throwing stones onto…

Extended platform now in service at Melksham Station

Extended platform now in service at Melksham Station

MELKSHAM Railway Station has unveiled a new extended platform that will accommodate three-carriage trains. The platform has been extended by Network Rail, who have also made safety improvements to the existing…

Residents join forces with councils in plans for country park

Residents join forces with councils in plans for country park

LOCAL residents have joined forces with the town and parish councils to help move forward with plans for ‘Shurnhold Fields’ – a new mini country park on the site of the…

New campus design unveiled

New campus design unveiled

A NEW proposal for Melksham Community Campus has been unveiled by Wiltshire Council, with a number of significant amendments to the design shared last year in October. The changes include; relocation of the…

Flying high after £10,000 National Lottery grant

Flying high after £10,000 National Lottery grant

MELKSHAM 2385 Air Cadets Squadron has been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding to put towards purchasing a new minibus to transport cadets to activities and events. Their current minibus…