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‘You are not alone!’ Proud Melksham invites LGBT community and their allies for coffee and a chat

PROUD Melksham, the  new local group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community, will be hosting its first ‘meet up’ this weekend.  The group, which offers support, friendship,…

Town council ‘young guns’ ready for action!

TWO of Melksham’s youngest town councillors have big plans for their time on the council and are ready for action!  At the age of 25, councillors Jack Oatley and Simon…

GP practices under ‘significant pressure’ – but working to develop ‘new and better services’ for patients

MELKSHAM’S GP practices are experiencing a “significant increase” in both workload and demand for appointments. Recent pressures have been accredited to an “emergence” of patients coming forward with symptoms left…

King George V park fire hero is rewarded

THE person who pulled a burning picnic bench away from the pavilion in King George V Playing Fields last month has been thanked by Melksham Town Council.  Originally reported to…

Town Council Grants open for applications

MELKSHAM Town Council is inviting local groups and organisations to apply for grant funding. The town council says, “Melksham Town Council allocates funding every year to community groups and charities that…

Vandals strike at award-winning picnic area

VOLUNTEERS have expressed their disappointment after vandals targeted the Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) picnic area over the Bank Holiday weekend. Vandals have damaged one of the information lecterns on…

Patients urged to show up for second Covid vaccine dose

MELKSHAM’S vaccination centre is urging patients to take up the offer of a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, after a number of ‘no-shows’ at recent clinics. The Melksham &…

Campaigners celebrate withdrawal of ‘predatory’ 150 houses plan

‘Key role’ played by proposed Neighbourhood plan. THE  news that a “predatory” planning application to build 150 houses on land situated to the south of Woodrow Road has been withdrawn,…

Take off in your own Tiger Moth campervan!

Nortree brothers pay tribute to grandfather with new range of campervans built in Melksham BROTHERS and owners of Nortree Motor Company, Daniel and Edward Phillips, have designed a range of…

Charity boss pleads guilty to fraud over Melksham boy’s fund raising money

The family of local boy, Harry Kirkham, has welcomed the news that the former director of a charity has now pleaded guilty to fraud. The charity was managing thousands of…