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Exciting plans for new-look park

Exciting plans for new-look park

MELKSHAM Town Council has approved ‘exciting’ plans to revamp King George V playing field.  The first phase of the plans – which the council is hoping will be completed by the…

Lunch is served! Community meals return to the Assembly Hall

Lunch is served! Community meals return to the Assembly Hall

THE launch of Melksham Community Meals at the Assembly Hall has been described as ‘a huge success’ by the organisers.  The service launched last week on Friday and Sunday, attracting a…

Fundraising couple to take on the Austrian Alps in an old banger

Fundraising couple to take on the Austrian Alps in an old banger

A MELKSHAM couple are preparing for the challenge of a lifetime, travelling 4,500 miles from Edinburgh to Rome, via the Austrian Alps, in a rusty old car. Richard and Caroline Aylward will…

Scouts’ African Adventure

Scouts’ African Adventure

Three local Explorer Scouts and their group Scout leader,  John Lister, are embarking on an African adventure to support community projects in remote, rural areas of Tanzania. They have been…

Fundraising pub landlords win ‘Person of the Year’

Fundraising pub landlords win  ‘Person of the Year’

MELKSHAM’S Person of the Year 2018 award has been won by Nathan and Kirsty Cortilla who own the White Hart pub in Atworth. Hundreds of votes were received in the…

Leekes’ plans for new hotel and restaurant

Leekes’ plans for new hotel and restaurant

A PLANNING application has been submitted by Leekes of Melksham to build a Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant in their car park. The 71-bed hotel will be owned by…

Bowerhill residents in dismay as trees chopped down for housing development

Bowerhill residents in dismay as trees chopped down for housing development

A GROUP of Bowerhill residents have expressed their disappointment and anger at the number of trees that are being taken down to make way for a new housing development. Housing developers…

Young dog trainer heading to Crufts!

Young dog trainer heading to Crufts!

A SPECIAL partnership between Danielle Gregory, aged 10, and her  Belgian sheppard, Kite, has won them qualification for Crufts 2019 in the ‘top class obedience’ final. Danielle, a pupil at…

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

THE nominees for Melksham News’ Person of the Year 2018 competition have been shortlisted, and now readers are being asked to cast their vote on who they think should be…

School awarded green flag for environmental excellence

School awarded green flag for environmental excellence

FOREST and Sandridge School has been awarded an ‘Eco-Schools Green Flag,’ an internationally recognised award, for their excellence in environmental action and learning. Deputy head at Forest and Sandridge School,…