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£14,000 for local groups from Melksham Without Parish Council

AT the recent Melksham Without Parish Annual Meeting, the council gave £14,300 in grants to community organisations. Those who benefitted quite considerably from the grants were Bowerhill Village Hall Trust…

Mayor looks ahead to an exciting year for Melksham

Mayor Terri Welch sang the praises of the Melksham community as she reflected on a successful year and looked forward to an exciting year ahead during her speech at the…

Woman fights for changes to women’s state pensions

A WOMAN from Melksham, along with three friends from Chippenham, are trying to raise awareness about the state pension age changes.  Lynda Bloomfield, from Meksham, along with  Jenny Kelly, Val Garret and…

Where should future community, health and leisure facilities be located?

A meeting is being held at the Melksham Without Parish Council offices on Wednesday 6th April to discuss where health, care, community and leisure facilities might be provided for the…

Flag raised for Commonwealth Day

A COMMONWEALTH flag was raised at Melksham Town Hall last week to join towns and countries across the world in celebrating Commonwealth Day. Pupils from the Manor School and River Mead School…

‘Brexit’ campaigners visit Melksham

The campaign to get Britain out of the European Union went ‘GO’ again on Saturday when teams promoting ‘Brexit’ hit Melksham and Bath. UKIP South West and Gibraltar MEP Dr…

Melksham Campus plans back on track

THE wheels of Melksham’s Health and Wellbeing Centre (formerly the campus) project were put back in motion after local councillors agreed to press ahead with new plans for the Melksham House…

Over £6,000 given to local groups by Melksham Area Board

OVER £6,000 was given out to local groups at last month’s Melksham Area Board to support their work in the community.  A total of £6,430 was shared between five organisations from…

New look for Melksham skate park

REFURBISHMENT of the skate park in Melksham will begin straight away, says Wiltshire Council.  A number of young people attended the Melksham Area Board meeting last month to hear the…

Man warns about ‘lax’ planning laws

A LOCAL man is warning people about how a change in planning laws, which they may not be aware of, could affect them. Graham Pitney from Whitley strongly objects to a…