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Petition to fix park as parents take children out of town to play

Petition to fix park as parents  take children out of town to play

COUNCILLORS in Melksham have collected hundreds of signatures on a petition to hand control of King George V Park over to the town so it can be upgraded. Spearheaded by town…

Big local firms support Food and River Festival

Big local firms support Food and River Festival

MELKSHAM Food and River Festival met with major local sponsors last week to kickstart the run-up to this year’s festival, which will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.…

Theatre project by Melksham Oak students with Bristol Old Vic

Theatre project by Melksham Oak students with Bristol Old Vic

A THEATRE collaboration between Melksham Oak Community School and the Bristol Old Vic Young Company will produce a timely performance about the positive influence change and new people can bring…

Brain tumour survivor runs Bath Half with sisters

Brain tumour survivor runs Bath Half with sisters

THREE Melksham sisters have raised almost £2,000 for charity by running the Bath Half Marathon after one of the sisters spent  months recovering from a brain tumour last year. Becky…

Drama club wins best comedy in south west

Drama club wins best comedy in south west

MELKSHAM Music and Drama Club (MMAD) took the title for ‘Best Comedy Production’ in the South West at a special awards ceremony in Bristol this month. The group won the National…

Crocuses in bloom for polio charity

Crocuses in bloom  for polio charity

THOUSANDS of crocus bulbs planted by volunteers last year are now sprouting purple flowers as spring grows nearer. In October 2016, a team of volunteers helped plant 5,000 crocus corms…

Rail Minister visits Knorr-Bremse Rail HQ

Rail Minister visits Knorr-Bremse Rail HQ

The Minister responsible for rail, Paul Maynard, took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Knorr-Bremse Rail UK Headquarters at Melksham on 2nd March. The MP was keen…

Melksham flies flag for Commonwealth Day

Melksham flies flag for Commonwealth Day

MELKSHAM raised the flag for Commonwealth Day on Monday 13th March, with pupils from River Mead and The Manor schools joining Mayor of Melksham, Terri Welch, and town crier, Peter Dauncey, for…

Bell ringing at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 60 years!

Bell ringing at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 60 years!

A MELKSHAM couple have rung the bells at Westminster Abbey in London to commemorate their 60 years service as bell ringers. Bob and Chris Purnell have been ringing the bells at St…

Market Place still open for business!

Market Place still open for business!

BUSINESSES in the Market Place are reminding customers that it is business as usual despite the lengthy construction work that has started. Shopkeepers in the Market Place have noticed a…