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Disabled parking problems are ‘of Wiltshire Council’s making’

Disabled parking problems are ‘of Wiltshire Council’s making’

MELKSHAM’S councillors have turned down an idea that the town council take over the cost and responsibility of some disabled parking spaces in the town, to help those who now…

Restaurant’s commemorative bench for popular customer

Restaurant’s commemorative bench for popular customer

A LOCAL restaurant has installed a bench in memory of a popular regular customer, Frank Lester, who died in January.  Having no family, Frank ate at the Il Vello d’Oro…

What next for the local Ukrainian refugee community?

What next for the local Ukrainian refugee community?

A GROUP set up to support Ukrainian refugees in Wiltshire, has written an official appeal letter asking for support from local government and organisations in planning the next steps for…

Town’s first ClimateFest is this weekend!

Town’s first ClimateFest is this weekend!

MELKSHAM’S new ClimateFest event will take place this weekend, on Sunday 2nd October, encouraging residents of the town to be more environmentally responsible. The free event, which will take place…

Residents feel ‘let down’ as play area stays closed

Residents feel ‘let down’ as play area stays closed

A NEW play park at the Bowood View estate, off Semington Road, will remain closed to the public until a series of safety issues can be resolved. The park was…

Parish council push for new safe access to Oak School

Parish council push for new safe access to Oak School

LOCAL councillors are pressing Wiltshire Council to ‘pull their fingers out’ and build a new footpath and cycleway into the rear of Melksham Oak School. Currently, students use the footpath…

Mayor’s concern over how ‘green’ town Christmas tree will be

Mayor’s concern over how ‘green’ town Christmas tree will be

MELKSHAM’S mayor has expressed his concerns about the town’s plans, which were approved earlier this year, to display an interactive digital Christmas tree for the first time, in a bid…

New car park system for RUH following years of complaints

New car park system for RUH following years of complaints

THE car park system at RUH Bath has been taken over by a new contractor, Saba UK, who is implementing new pay stations, easier to use payment machines, and more…

New coffee shop drive-thru for Leekes’ car park planned

New coffee shop drive-thru for Leekes’ car park planned

PLANS for a coffee shop with a drive-thru facility within Leekes’ car park in Melksham were considered at a meeting of Melksham councillors last month.  Whilst considering the planned facility,…

Melksham pays tribute

Melksham pays tribute

MELKSHAM has been paying tribute to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On Thursday evening last week (8th September), Melksham, along with the rest of the world, heard the sad…