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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…

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…