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Melksham Motor Spares celebrates trade show success

MELKSHAM Motor Spares hosted its biggest ever trade show last week, as part of the company’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations. Around 500 people attended the event at Oakfields stadium, with…

Melksham ‘tree chainsaw massacre’ concerns at King George V

UNEXPECTED work on Melksham park’s iconic poplar trees, arranged by Wiltshire Council,  caused a flurry of concern on social media last week. As a result, the mayor says that the…

parkrun celebrates six months of success

Over 160 people of all abilities took part in Melksham’s 26th parkrun last Saturday and to celebrate a very successful first six months, the whole core volunteer team ran. Regular…

New roundabout plans – your questions answered

After Melksham Independent News sent readers’ questions to Wiltshire Council about the proposed changes to Farmers Roundabout, they have responded with the following answers:- It has been suggested that banning…

Work begins on unsafe play area

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has begun work on the Hornchurch Road play area to make it safe again. The parish council took over ownership of the park from Bloor and Persimmon…

Fly-tipping mess cleared, but for how long?

MELKSHAM Town Council continues to work with Wiltshire Council to monitor the fly-tipping problem in Church Street car park. The most recent dumping of rubbish has now been cleared, but…

Festival golden ticket winners revealed!

THE chair of the Melksham River and Food Festival recently paid a visit to a local Brownies group to reveal the winners of a competition to design the front cover…

Littlebrook hosts first artisan market

LITTLEBROOK Courtyard hosted its first artisan market earlier this month. Visitors to the market browsed stalls featuring local artists, textiles and ceramics. Waitrose also joined in on the fun, offering visitors…

Campaigner still waiting for answers about ‘dangerous’ hospital access

A LOCAL woman is still waiting for answers regarding what will be done to improve pedestrian access to Melksham Hospital, which she has branded as dangerous. Caroline Fielding, who relies on a…

Experience life at Melksham’s new retirement living complex

MEADOWSWEET Place, the new retirement living development by McCarthy & Stone has opened its show complex to the public – offering people a chance to experience what life in their luxury…