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Age-friendly project launched to increase benches in Melksham

MELKSHAM Area Board has launched a new age-friendly project to increase the number of benches in the town to support people who need to take regular breaks when walking. The project…

Ex-Melksham News reporter goes national!

A FORMER Melksham News reporter has begun a new and exciting career working for the Daily Mail Online in London as a health reporter. After two and a half years working for Melksham…

Lack of crime reports impact Melksham’s police presence

A LOCAL police officer has said that the police force is unable to allocate more resources to tackle the issue of crime in Melksham due to a lack of reports being…

Melksham ‘landmark’ comes down

IT has dominated the Melksham skyline for many months, but last week it was the end of  the road for the McCarthy & Stone construction crane on Spa Road. Local resident…

Community groups benefit from area board grants

LOCAL groups were awarded funding from Melksham Area Board to help fund on-going projects and refurbishments to community areas. St John Ambulance was awarded £750 to support the upgrade of…

Mixed reaction to application for 108 homes on land west of Semington Road

AN application to build 108 affordable homes on land west of Semington Road, opposite the entrance to the Melksham Mobile Home Park, has received a mixed reaction from Melksham Town Council.…

Town council to review management of green spaces

MELKSHAM Town Council has agreed to discuss how they manage green spaces in the area following feedback on the maintenance of the closed graveyard next to St Michael’s Church. At a…

Deputy mayor criticises housing developers’ plans for 447 homes east of Melksham

DEPUTY mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard, has criticised a housing developer who has permission to build 447 homes on land east of Spa Road for not following through with promises made in…

Woman in search of her long-lost family

A WOMAN from Australia is trying to find family members in Melksham after the death of her parents has left her wanting to connect with long-lost cousins, who she believes…

Apply for a town council grant

APPLICATIONS for a grant from Melksham Town Council are being accepted from any local groups who provide a service or activity to people in Melksham. There are three types of…