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NHS campaigners disappointed by MP’s response to calls for better Covid-19 Test & Trace

A LOCAL NHS campaigning group has expressed its disappointment in local MP, Michelle Donelan’s response to their calls for management of the Covid-19 Test & Trace scheme to be given to…

Community forest fundraiser smashes £5,000 target – can you help them reach £8,000?

THE charity behind plans to create a new permanent forest on 19 acres of land near Seend, is making one last fundraising appeal to the community. Avon Needs Trees was hoping…

Parishioners’ marathon read for local churches

A sponsored New Testament reading in Christ Church, Shaw, raised over £1,000 for the Benefice of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley. Money raised will help support local churches within the…

Wildlife Trusts invite you to take a Big Wild Walk this week

THE Wildlife Trusts has launched the first ever ‘Big Wild Walk’ this week, with a series of challenges to the great British public to get out into nature this autumn.…

Melksham Talking Newspaper working hard to bring local news to visually-impaired

VOLUNTEERS are continuing to work hard to bring local news to blind and partially sighted people via their talking newspapers. Chippenham & District Talking Newspapers, which produces the Melksham Talking Newspaper…

Can you help Melksham’s new country park bloom?

THE caretakers of Melksham’s new mini country park, Shurnhold Fields, are appealing for donations of plants and trees. The Friends of Shurnhold Fields are preparing for the grand opening of the…

Parish council’s Bowerhill bus shelter upgrades

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has carried out work on two bus stops in Bowerhill to help protect users from the elements. Bus stops on Halifax Road (at the junction with…

Return of The Atworth Artisan

FOLLOWING on from the success of the October inaugural market which saw fantastic numbers of visitors braving Storm Alex, The Atworth Artisan is set to return on 1st November; even…

Charity Will-writing scheme returns for November

The ever-popular RUH Will Month is returning in November to help the public make or update their Will at a reduced cost. You can now book your appointment to have…

Hidden secret on Melksham’s River Avon

Did you know that there was a canoeing club in Melksham? At the back of the park? Did you know that your local canoe club has had 2 world champions…