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Join Community Meals for lunch!

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to Spencer Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road, for its regular lunch service.  Organisers say, “On your own? Don’t eat alone, come and meet our friendly…

Thousands of pounds awarded to local groups by area board

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of grants to local initiatives at their meeting this month. A total of £8,756 was awarded at the meeting held on Monday 6th January…

Historic telephone box to be transformed by community

A local red telephone box is to be adopted by the parish council for use for a community project. The telephone box in Berryfield is to be taken out of service…

RUH appeals for help to ease pressure on A&E service

THE Bath Royal United Hospital (RUH) has appealed for help to ease pressure on its accident and emergency (A&E) service. Figures for December 2019 show that 66% of RUH A&E patients were…

Donate hand-made items for Australian animals injured in bush fires

Garston Veterinary Group is collecting donations of hand-made items – such as pouches, blankets and nests – to support Australia’s injured wildlife. Since September last year, Australia has been battling…

Wildflower havens coming to Bowerhill

TWO public open spaces in Bowerhill will be transformed into wildflower havens. The public open spaces on Hornchurch Road and Wellington Drive will be part of a trial by Wiltshire Council…

A big thank you from the Melksham Lights Group

The Melksham Christmas Lights Group has praised the support they received from the community and local businesses whilst decorating the town for the past Christmas period.  On behalf of the…

Recycling collection changes are coming

CHANGES are coming to fortnightly kerbside collections to make it ‘easier’ for residents to sort items for recycling Items currently collected in the black box – such as tins and cans,…

Christmas lights once more a target for thieves

MELKSHAM Christmas Lights volunteers have expressed their anger after thieves stole power cables from this year’s display. Shortly after the Christmas lights switch-on last month, volunteers discovered that thieves had…

Trowbridge birthing unit to be axed? Decision to be made this month

A DECISION about the closure of Trowbridge Hospital’s birthing unit is expected to be made this month. If the proposal gets the go-ahead, Trowbridge’s midwifery unit will only provide pre- and…

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