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Melksham author’s civil war adventure

A LOCAL author has published his fourth book,  ‘Beyond God’s Realm’, set during a ‘brutal’ English civil war. About the book, author David Barnett told Melksham News, “It should be…

Show some respect this Bonfire Night

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is joining forces with other blue light agencies to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season. With many organised events…

Proposed Hilperton to Melksham cycle lane could connect to Trowbridge

A cycle path between Hilperton and Melksham could be built under the same scheme as the controversial Hilperton Road bike lane, reports  Matthew McLaughlin, local democracy reporter. A further bid…

Guides will be back together thanks to coronavirus fund grant

A COVID-19 grant will help two Guide groups bring hundreds of girls back together after months of separation. The Wiltshire Community Foundation has awarded £3,000 to Calne district guides and…

Melksham’s water voles in the spotlight

THE Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides full protection for many species but one in particular is close to us all in the Melksham area.  Local photographer and wildlife enthusiast, …

Charity Christmas cards now on sale at Melksham Tourist Information Centre

Charity Christmas cards and Christmas stamps are now on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street.  Volunteers say, “We have the usual array of cards with a variety…

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust needs walkers to help give wildlife a future

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust hopes to get more people involved in tackling the ecological crisis, through signing up to the Big Wild Walk campaign, running for the first time this year…

Town council rule-breakers to be reported?

A NUMBER of Melksham Town councillors could be reported for breaking the council’s rules for disclosing confidential staffing matters. Cllr Adrienne Westbrook has said that she is “extremely concerned” about…

Have you considered being a primary school governor?

ALOERIC Primary School is looking for volunteers to join their group of governors. They report, “If you are keen to support development, progression and advancement at Aloeric Primary School, the…

615-mile walk for NHS

A MELKSHAM carpet fitter is walking five miles a day to raise money for the NHS. Local man, Malcolm Thomas, began his challenge on 25th August and four months and…