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Long wait for town’s eco-toilets nearly over

MELKSHAM’S long-awaited eco-toilets are due to arrive at the end of this month, for installation in King George V Park. The two eco-modular toilet pods use a new technology requiring…

Fanfare for opening of new village hall

Fanfare for opening of new village hall

THE new village hall in Berryfield is now officially open to the public, following an open day that took place on Saturday 21st January. Members of the community, parish council…

End of an era for town photography & framing business

End of an era for town photography &  framing business

A POPULAR photography and framing business in Melksham is closing on 31st March, as the owners retire after over 30 years of trading in the town. Andy York Photography owned…

Melksham loses out again in bid for Government Levelling Up money

A SECOND bid to secure the government’s flagship Levelling Up Fund to refurbish Melksham House has again been unsuccessful. The bid to secure £5million to support renovation of the site…

Trains from Melksham Station are ‘horrendously unreliable’

THE local train service from Melksham Railway Station has become ‘horrendously unreliable’ according to a local transport campaigner. Graham Ellis, acting chair of the Melksham Transport User Group, said barely…

New councillor for Melksham Without

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has co-opted a new councillor, Peter Richardson, to represent the Beanacre, Shaw, Whitley and Blackmore ward. It follows the resignation of cllr Mary Pile last year.…

Putting the brakes on shortcuts into town Campus

TOWN councillors are planning to improve the signage for vehicles accessing Melksham Community Campus, following complaints of vehicles taking shortcuts to access the facility, and speeding. At the town council’s…

Lacock welcomes Her Majesty The Queen Consort

Her Majesty The Queen Consort visited Lacock to plant a commemorative tree for the Queen’s Green canopy at St Cyriac’s Church, on Wednesday 25th January. The Queen Consort, formerly HRH…

More government support needed to halt damaging decline of local journalism

A Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (DCMS) report into the sustainability of local journalism has warned the government it must act to halt the decline in local news,…

Open Day for Seend’s new eco homes

A COMMUNITY-led affordable housing partnership is due to complete a 10-affordable passive house project in Seend later this year and there will be an open day this month for those…

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