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Celebrate our local heroes! Nominations now open for Melksham Civic Awards

Celebrate our local heroes!  Nominations now open for Melksham Civic Awards

NOMINATIONS for Melksham’s Civic Awards 2021 are now open – do you know a person or a group who has gone above and beyond for the community?  This year there…

Community to come together to remember

Community to come together to remember

MELKSHAM will come together this weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday and pay respects to the fallen and injured of all conflicts, and all affected by war. This year’s event, on…

Mayor vows to keep Melksham House plans on track despite funding flop

Mayor vows to keep Melksham House plans on track despite funding flop

MELKSHAM’S mayor has vowed to ensure that Wiltshire Council ‘holds good’ on its promise to refurbish Melksham House after news that a bid for government funding has failed.  Wiltshire Council…

Melksham’s last bank to close

Melksham’s last bank to close

MELKSHAM’S last remaining bank, Lloyds, is to close in February.  The bank announced the closure of 41 of its branches last week, including Melksham, blaming the declining visits by customers. …

A fantastic 12 months of vaccine delivery coming to an end at Spencers

MELKSHAM’S heroic Covid-19 vaccination programme, which has been run from Spencers, Melksham, during the past year, will be ending on Friday 3rd December, Melksham & BoA Primary Care Network has…

Wiltshire Council’s Climate Strategy: ‘No teeth, no tangible goals and no meaningful targets’

WILTSHIRE Council’s Climate Change Strategy falls well short of what is required. That’s the view of Melksham Town Council which says the strategy has no teeth, no tangible goals and…

Wiltshire Council votes against supporting Climate Emergency Bill as protests rage outside

Wiltshire Council votes against supporting Climate Emergency Bill as protests rage outside

DEMONSTRATORS gathered outside the Civic Centre in Trowbridge last Tuesday in protest at Wiltshire Council’s ‘lack of action’ to meet their own target of carbon neutrality by 2030.  Councillors from…

Rail cuts – ‘the community will not take it lying down’

A LOCAL rail campaigner is fighting to stop severe cuts to rail services between West Wilts and London. Graham Ellis is fighting to save the direct rail service from Bradford-on-Avon…

‘20 is Plenty’ Plan for 20mph limit on Melksham streets

A 20mph speed limit could be introduced on Melksham’s roads if a plan from local councillors gets the green light.  The news follows concerns about the speed of cars travelling…

A message from Ian and Sue

A message from Ian and Sue

THIS year Melksham Independent News is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary. 40 years for a local newspaper is something, we think, that’s worth celebrating, particularly a family-owned one. The paper is…