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Go ahead for Wiltshire’s first Community Land Trust Affordable Housing scheme

SEEND Community Land Trust have taken a huge step forward with the formal granting of planning permission for affordable homes in the parish. The trust report, “Wiltshire Council approved the…

Community groups to “bid” to take over empty phone boxes

COMMUNITY groups will have the opportunity to bid to take over two local red telephone boxes for their own use.  It has been suggested by the town council that the…

Council seeks views on new cycling and walking scheme

WILTSHIRE Council wants to hear from residents and businesses on a proposed new cycling scheme that could link Hilperton to Melksham via Semington. According to Wiltshire Council, the scheme will…

‘Garden sharing scheme’ to bring residents together

A NEW ‘garden sharing scheme’ is to be launched in Melksham.    The new scheme will help bring together residents that are struggling to maintain their gardens with residents that…

Success of book written by couple while in hospital for their daughter’s birth

A CHILDREN’S book written by husband and wife Ben and Jo Harte in hospital while Jo was in labour has become a sell-out hit.  Ben, who previously lived in Melksham…

Without Council want your bypass comments

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council is holding two public meetings to hear the views of parish residents before considering and then submitting their comments to the current Bypass consultation being held…

National award for canalside pub restored by local volunteers

A NATIONAL award has been presented to a canalside pub which is being restored by local volunteers. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust…

Charity trek raises over £13,500 for Evie’s Gift

OVER £13,500 has been raised for Melksham-based charity, Evie’s Gift, with a challenging trek on the Jurassic coast – which has been described as “the biggest and best” fundraiser yet. …

Melksham House will be ‘community space’ for locals, says MP

PLANS for Melksham House have reached a “major milestone” according to local MP Michelle Donelan, with the submission of a bid for government funding to “renovate and reopen” the iconic…

Antiques expert unearths rare Georgian candlesticks

Antiques expert unearths rare Georgian candlesticks

ANTIQUES expert Gordon Brockman, founder of True Values, has unearthed a pair of very rare candlesticks made by world famous silversmith Thomas Heming, maker to King George III.  The candlesticks…