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Town’s sadness as historic tyre factory to close after 130 years

Town’s sadness as historic tyre factory to close after 130 years

MELKSHAM’S community has reacted with sadness following the announcement that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe will be phasing out their UK tyre manufacturing plant in Bath Road, Melksham, ready…

Family reach fundraising milestone in memory of Michelle Phillips

Family reach fundraising  milestone in memory of Michelle Phillips

THE family of Michelle Phillips, who died in a road traffic collision in 2004, have now completed their fundraising for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) in her memory, raising over £20,000…

New homes and wildlife area planned for former Melksham scrapyard

New homes and wildlife area planned for former Melksham scrapyard

112 NEW homes, two commercial units and a large public open space and wildlife area is being planned for the former scrapyard, east of Melksham railway station. The proposals –…

Town’s weir could be a ‘golden opportunity’ to produce hydropower

Town’s weir could be a ‘golden  opportunity’ to produce hydropower

TOWN councillors have supported plans to use Melksham’s River Avon weir to generate renewable energy, known as hydropower.  At last week’s economic, development and planning committee meeting, councillor Colin Goodhind…

Town’s Poppy Appeal starts

Town’s Poppy Appeal starts

THE Melksham branch of the Royal British Legion has launched this year’s poppy appeal on Thursday 27th October for two weeks until Saturday 12th November.  Poppies will be available in…

Plant your free tree in memory of the Queen

Plant your free tree in memory of the Queen

MELKSHAM town council is giving away free trees for residents to plan in their gardens as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).  The Queen’s Green Canopy is a tree…

Drive for Melksham area’s bus stops to be more digital

Drive for Melksham area’s bus stops to be more digital

PLANS to introduce electronic bus screens showing departure and arrival times at bus stops and bus shelters in Melksham, are being considered in a joint project between Melksham Town Council…

**BREAKING NEWS** Cooper Tires to close factory site after 132 years of tyre production in Melksham.

**BREAKING NEWS** Cooper Tires to close factory site after 132 years of tyre production in Melksham.

WORKERS were told of plans to ‘phase out’ the site at Bath Road before it closing for good in December 2023 at a meeting this morning, Thursday 13th October, Melksham…

Inspiring day of action to help tackle climate change

Inspiring day of action to help tackle climate change

MELKSHAM’S first ClimateFest event – aimed at encouraging and inspiring positive action on climate change – has been given a big thumbs up.  This festival brought together local groups to…

Bypass costs soar Scheme would cost £238m – up from £146m says Department for Transport

Bypass costs soar Scheme would cost £238m – up from £146m says Department for Transport

COSTS of the proposed Melksham bypass have skyrocketed from £146million up to £238million, figures from the Department for Transport reveal.  When Wiltshire Council put the scheme out for public consultation…