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Melksham Makers’ Market returns this Saturday

EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the first Melksham Makers’ Market of the year; slightly later than planned but better late than never!  Organisers of the market Sarah Hillman and Nicola…

Library reopening delay comes under fire

A LOCAL book lover has criticised Wiltshire Council for its delay in reopening libraries in the county.  Wiltshire Council has earmarked early August as a possible date for reopening some of…

Tensions flare at town council meeting

ONGOING tensions between councillors at Melksham Town Council flared up at a meeting this week. At the full council meeting, one councillor described others as ‘not particularly pleasant’, whilst another…

Campaigners appeal for Wiltshire Council to ban ‘dangerous’ weedkiller after £8 billion U.S. payout

WILDLIFE campaigners are appealing again for Wiltshire Council to ban its use of a controversial weedkiller. The call for a ban comes after news from the United States of America, where…

Community Response team marks 100 days of lockdown

THE Melksham Community Response team marked 100 days of lockdown last week with a look back on the achievements of the volunteer service.  On the 100th day of lockdown, Tuesday…

Six year old’s recipe for success!

A YOUNG entrepreneur has launched her very own cookie business during the lockdown period. Six year old Sofia Menghini-Nicholls, who has aspirations of taking the cookie world by storm is selling homemade…

New solar farm for Beanacre?

A PROPOSED new solar farm in Beanacre has been welcomed by Melksham’s two councils – but concerns have been raised about its potential impact on neighbouring residents and the risk of ‘glare’…

Silent auction for Help For Heroes

  Andy York Photography is hosting a silent auction to raise money for national charity, Help For Heroes. The local photography shop, based in the Littlebrook Centre, is auctioning canvas…

Charity award for ‘outstanding’ canal volunteers

  The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has received the charity’s annual Tony Davy Award for 2019. The accolade – named after the…

Melksham’s masked pharmacy advisor!

VISITORS to High Street  health and beauty store, Boots, have had their day brightened up during lockdown thanks to one rather colourful member of staff. Throughout the lockdown period, Boots pharmacy advisor,…