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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…

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…