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Melksham man is big pledge winner

MORE than 12,000 people took part in this year’s Big Pledge campaign, with one lucky participant getting a top sporty prize for their efforts. This year’s Wiltshire Council Big Pledge…

Council wants people’s views on waste strategy

WILTSHIRE residents are being asked to help shape a ten-year strategy on how Wiltshire Council collects and manages household waste and recycling. A consultation is now under way to get…

Town pays tribute to ‘cakes coaches and community stalwart’ Win Rose

THE news that Win Rose (nee Hudson) has died has been met with sadness as many people have paid tribute to her dedication and contribution to Melksham over many years. …

Tony and his monster truck crush the competition to be crowned UK champion

A BOWERHILL resident has returned from the Monster Truck Nationals crowned a double UK champion. Tony Dixon, who competes in his monster truck ‘Swamp Thing’, was crowned the UK champion in both the racing…

Market Place redevelopment delay

THE completion date of the Market Place redevelopment has once again been moved back. The work, which began in January, was meant to take six months but the discovery of…

Recycling Centre to close for refurbishment

THE Melksham Recycling Centre in Bowerhill will be closed for two weeks in November for refurbishment. At the Melksham Area Board last week, Wiltshire Council associate director, Tracy Carter, explained that…

Council proposes parking charges increase to help safeguard rural bus services

LOCAL people are being asked to have their say on the options to review car parking charges in Wiltshire to help safeguard rural bus services. Wiltshire Council says that a…

Roadshow will put Melksham people in the driving seat on health and care issues

STAFF and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion will be taking to the roads of Wiltshire in September to find out what people think about their local…

New town warden for Melksham

Melksham Town Council has appointed Dave Elms to the new position of town warden.  Dave will be responsible for promoting a high standard of cleanliness within the town and will…

Muslim community granted own burial space

MUSLIM community granted own burial space FOLLOWING a request from the Muslim community, part of the planned extension to the cemetery off Western Way will be allocated for the use of…