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It’s carnival time!

It’s carnival time!

CARNIVAL excitement is rising as the town prepares to line the streets for this year’s procession. The Melksham Carnival procession takes place next week on Saturday 29th June from 6pm, a…

Fundraising event in memory of Bowerhill teenager

Fundraising event in memory of Bowerhill teenager

A FUNDRAISER in memory of Bowerhill teenager, Zoe Chapman, who died last November, is to be held at the Oakfield Stadium on Saturday 31st August in aid of the Wallace…

King George V sensory garden plans revealed

King George V sensory garden plans revealed

MELKSHAM Town Council has revealed plans for a new sensory garden/tree walk in King George V playing field – and they want your thoughts on the design. Community engagement manager for the…

Splashpad on course for summer opening

Splashpad on course for summer opening

WORK to build the new splashpad for the King George V playing field is on schedule, to be completed in time for the summer holidays. Work to build the much-anticipated…

D-Day hero marks 75th anniversary of historic battle

D-Day hero marks 75th anniversary of historic battle

LOCAL D-Day hero, Frank Diffell, has travelled to France to take part in a memorial service to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing battle. 94-year old Frank, pictured right,…

Veteran’s 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

Veteran’s 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

MELKSHAM veteran, John Marable, will embark on a 350-mile cycle ride in France this week to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of…

Melksham’s 800 Royal Charter Weekend is launched

Melksham’s 800 Royal Charter Weekend is launched

Melksham’s Royal Charter Weekend was launched on Saturday 25th May in the Market Place, with celebrations taking place in September to mark 800 years of Melksham being granted a charter…

TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’ head coach to take over at Melksham RFC

TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’ head coach to take over at Melksham RFC

TV personality and professional coach, Chris Chudleigh, has been named as Melksham RFC’s new coach for the upcoming seasons. He has had experience at Premiership team Sale Sharks, worldwide coaching…

New mayor praises town’s ‘incredible sense of community’

New mayor praises town’s ‘incredible sense of community’

MELKSHAM’S new mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard, has praised the town’s ‘incredible sense of community’ and ‘amazing volunteers’. He was elected at last week’s annual council meeting along with deputy mayor,…

Work begins on new splashpad at King George V playing field

Work begins on new splashpad at King George V playing field

WORK has officially begun on the new splashpad for the King George V playing field. The much-anticipated waterplay facility should be ready in time for the summer break this year.…