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Melksham bypass gets green light from the government

The government has announced its support to fund plans for a A350 Melksham bypass. Wiltshire Council reports, “The Melksham scheme, which is estimated to cost around £135m, will bypass the…

Crash survivor prepares for next challenge

MELKSHAM fundraiser, Luke Dark, will tackle the Bath Half Marathon next month to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance – who he credits with saving his life. In 2014, Luke was involved…

‘The name is Mortimer, Sue Mortimer’ Melksham’s spy in the making?

FORGET the Person of the Year award, Melksham’s Sue Mortimer deserves an award for her ability to keep a secret! After being told that she had won Melksham News’ Person…

Bright future ahead for Oak School

MELKSHAM Oak School’s principal, Alan Henderson, has said that the school is heading in ‘the right direction’ and is dedicated to ‘improving outcomes’ for all its students.  The principal has…

Melksham News readers help raise over £2,600 for local charities

MELKSHAM Independent News readers have helped to raise over £2,600 for two local charities via our family messages column. The money, totalling £2,681.50, has been collected during 2019 from donations made…

Canal Trust seeks support for busy year

Hardworking volunteers are hoping to recruit some extra help as they continue their restoration of a former waterway. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has made significant progress between Melksham…

New town council leader promises ‘best value’ for residents

MELKSHAM Town Council has elected its first ever leader – cllr Vanessa Fiorelli. In her role as leader – which is voluntary, with no executive powers – cllr Fiorelli will…

Have your say on council merger proposals

RESIDENTS are being asked for their say on a proposal that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council. A public survey from Wiltshire Council is running…

Couple to lose their locks in memory of their daughter

Couple to lose their locks in memory of their daughter

A MELKSHAM couple have organised a ‘hair-raising’ fundraiser to mark what would have been their daughter’s second birthday. Charlotte and Rich Lavery’s daughter, Dotty Isla, died in 2018 at the age of…

Town Council to raise tax for 2020/21

Melksham Town Council has set its budget for the next financial year – agreeing a precept increase of just under 5%.  Town clerk for the town council, Linda Roberts, said,…

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