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Farmers defend plans for renewable energy ‘digester’

TWO farmers in Melksham have spoken out after people living near to their farm raised concerns about a new ‘digester’ they are planning to build. Tom and James Stainer, who…

Exhibition of substation plans

A PUBLIC exhibition will be held in Shaw next week to show proposals for a battery compound planned for the substation near the village. Plans will be shown to the…

Witness Appeal – RTC on A361 The Strand

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision at The Strand on the A361 between Devizes and Trowbridge. Officers were called, along with paramedics and fire crews,…

Melksham’s state-of-the-art sports hub officially opened

Melksham’s new £7.3m state-of-the-art grassroots sports hub was officially opened earlier this week by representatives of Wiltshire Council, Melksham FC and Melksham RFC. Oakfields includes a 1,773 sq m sports…

So much more than just a Tourist Information Centre!

MELKSHAM Tourist Information Centre is much more than just an information centre, with cards and gifts, tickets for events and photocopying facilities. Located opposite on Church Street, opposite the Post…

£1,000 reward for missing jewellery

A WOMAN is offering a £1,000 for the return of her jewellery which she accidentaly gave to a charity shop in Melksham. The lady donated a pair of grey fur trimmed boots…

Resident threatens more legal action over village solar farm

A BROUGHTON Gifford man has threatened to take Wiltshire Council to court again over a solar farm near his house which, he says, is 70% bigger than it should be. Dan Gerber…

Prepare for spring at seed swap

A SEED swap will be held in Melksham next month as spring approaches and brings with it the gardening season. The swap will be held at Well House Manor on Spa Road…

Youth charity rugby tournament at new ground

A CHILDREN’S rugby tournament will be held in Melksham next month to raise money for charity. Six teams of under-nines rugby players will complete the last games of the Wiltshire Wooden Spoon’s…

Melksham Family of Churches Annual General Meeting

Melksham Family of Churches will be holding its AGM on Monday 13th February 2017 at 7.30pm in Melksham United Church. Reports from groups working closely with Melksham Family of Churches,…