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Summer boat rides along restored canal

Visitors to a restored stretch of canal will soon experience how it may have looked from a narrowboat more than a century ago. Wilts & Berks Canal Trust volunteers have…

Medieval weekend to celebrate 800 years of Melksham’s market

MELKSHAM Town Council is planning a weekend to remember to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Melksham’s Market Charter next year. In 1219 Melksham was granted a Charter to hold a market…

Searching for new life-savers

ST John Ambulance is recruiting new first aid volunteers for its teams across the north and west of Wiltshire, including Melksham. The charity is preparing for a busy summer, providing…

Massive boost for Melksham Station makeover plans

Great Western Railway has joined forces with the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership (CRP) to progress ambitious plans to redevelop the Melksham Railway Station site.  The CRP has been working on…

Parkrun celebrates 20th event

Melksham’s 20th parkrun took place as usual on Saturday, but unusually in glorious sunshine! Organisers say, “Over 140 runners took part and this feels the right time to thank those…

‘Great Plastic Pick Up’ starts this weekend!

MELKSHAM Town Council is holding a town tidy day with a difference this weekend, as they continue with their war on plastic in the town. This Sunday, 13th May, from 1pm until…

Volunteer knitters make blankets for Tanzania

DOZENS of blankets, made by local volunteers, will be displayed at Whitley Golf Club on Friday 11th May, before being sent to Africa to aid new mothers in Tanzania. A…

New acts announced for Party in the Park

MELKSHAM Party in the Park has announced two new acts confirmed for the event on Saturday 21st July, The Sultans of Swingers and Melksham local, Sarah Deer. The Sultans of…

Ramblers group improve local footpath

A GROUP of volunteers from West Wiltshire Ramblers have improved a footpath in Holt. Working with the rights of way department of Wiltshire Council, the team removed an old stile and…

Volunteers continue enhancement of park

RESIDENTS from Hazelwood Road have continued with their project to enhance Brunswick Park. Last week, volunteers installed new planters, bird boxes and bat boxes to encourage local wildlife. The work follows…

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