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Town council seek to make Civic Service more inclusive

Town council seek to make Civic Service more inclusive MELKSHAM Town Council is questioning the current format of the town’s Civic Service, wanting to make it more inclusive for all…

Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow set to visit Melksham

People of Melksham will have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia later this month as the Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow rolls into town.…

Customers share their stories of ‘The Toy Shop’

THE news of The Toy Shop on Melksham high street celebrating its 50th anniversary triggered people to remember their own memories of the iconic shop, sharing them on social media.  Many…

Defibrillator sited outside Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ

A POTENTIALLY lifesaving defibrillator outside Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Semington, near Melksham, is available for use 24/7. The public-access automated external defibrillator (AED) can be used if someone nearby…

Area board grants for local groups

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of community grants to local clubs, groups and organisations at their meeting last week. A total of £15,939.60 was given away at the meeting…

Parish council to take on ownership of country park

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council will be given ownership of the former George Ward School playing fields – but the project to develop the land into a new mini country park will…

Step back in time with Melksham Carnival

MELKSHAM Carnival committee has shared photos from carnivals gone by as they continue their appeal to the community to share their old photos, memorabilia and stories of previous carnivals. The…

Semington pub to star in reality TV gameshow

THE Somerset Arms in Semington will become the star of the small screen next week when the popular inn competes in Channel 4’s reality TV gameshow, ‘Four in a Bed’. Landlord…

Town clerk resigns after seven years

TOWN clerk Stephen Gray has resigned from his role at Melksham Town Council after seven years in the role. A statement from Melksham Town Council said, “The town council has received…

Dragons’ Den star to open new production plant in Melksham

A MELKSHAM-based pet food entrepreneur is going for growth after securing a new 4,000sq ft manufacturing facility.  Dylan Watkins, who owns Poppy’s Picnic, which provides raw, nutritional meals for dogs,…

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