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Local volunteer joins the fight to save endangered turtles

Local volunteer joins the fight to save endangered turtles

A MELKSHAM resident has returned from a month long trip in Costa Rica, volunteering for a turtle conservation project. Former mayor of Melksham, Davina Griffin, travelled to Playa San Miguel on the…

Melksham Music and Drama get ready for panto season

Melksham Music and Drama get ready for panto season

TICKETS are selling fast for the Melksham Music and Drama (MMAD) pantomime, Romeo and Juliet, which takes to the stage next month. MMAD’s Linda Mence says, “This has been written and…

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens the Wiltshire Air Ambulance air base

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens the Wiltshire Air Ambulance air base

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Semington on Friday 14th December. The official opening comes seven months after Wiltshire Air Ambulance moved to the purpose-built…

Local skateboarder awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list

Local skateboarder awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list

MELKSHAM’S professional skateboarder, James Threlfall, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list for his services to young people in Wiltshire. James, who grew up in Melksham…

Star-studded line-up for 2019 at the Assembly Hall

Star-studded line-up for 2019 at the Assembly Hall

2019 looks set to be a massive year for the Melksham Assembly Hall, with a whole host of big names booked to appear at the popular venue. In the coming…

Melksham parkrun celebrates first birthday!

Melksham parkrun celebrates first birthday!

A RECORD number of walkers and runners took part in Melksham parkrun’s first birthday celebration event on Saturday 15th December. Over 200 people of all ages and abilities braved the…

The Mayor’s Christmas message

The Mayor’s Christmas message

Once again we are getting to the end of another year, I’m sure, like me, no-one can quite understand how quickly the year passes by.  It certainly doesn’t seem to…

Duchess of Cornwall to officially open air ambulance base

Duchess of Cornwall to officially open air ambulance base

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is patron of the charity, will open Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase in Melksham this Friday, 14th December.  The Duchess will meet staff, emergency crew and…

Save the lunch club! Local woman leads campaign to save much-loved service

Save the lunch club! Local woman leads campaign to save much-loved service

LOCAL woman, Sue Mortimer, has launched a campaign to save the Melksham Lunch Club at the Assembly Hall from closure. The long-standing service is to close next week in a…

Community group to transform green space

Community group to transform green space

A SMALL community group has plans to transform a green space for  different generations to use.  Residents from Chalfield Crescent and Fuller’s Close have teamed up and gained permission from…