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Popular village hairdresser retires after 43 years

HILARY Stevens of Hilary’s Hair Salon in Atworth has hung up her scissors after 43 years. Hilary’s Hair Salon has been a important part of Atworth’s community for a long time…

You choose! Grants for children and youth groups

Young Melksham has announced the return of the You Choose! small grants scheme, in partnership with the Melksham Local Youth Network and Area Board. The scheme provides the opportunity for…

New Courses – September 2015

New Courses – September 2015

As the seasons start to change why not pick up a new challenge, a new pastime or something to help you get back into shape after summer excess! This Melksham…

New sports pavilion opening to mark end of 15-year project

The official opening of the new Sports Pavilion at Bowerhill Sports Field will take place on Saturday 19th September, just before 10.00am, Melksham Without Parish Council has announced.  The event…

Villagers to protest against speeding

A CHILDMINDER and mum-of-four from Atworth is arranging a ‘slow down’ demonstration after becoming increasing concerned about speeding traffic in the village. Sarah Horrell was inspired to do something after…

Young musician joins Royal Marines Band Service

LOCAL man Jack Lewis recently completed his training to become an official member of the  Royal Marines Royal Band. Jack, 19, passed his Royal Marines training this month and has now…

What changes do you want for Melksham and surrounding areas?

Melksham and the surrounding villages face the prospect of huge changes over the next ten years.   And  any future developments could raise huge questions for local people.  Now, say…

Concerns over health & safety of children’s paddling pool

LOCAL parents have expressed their concerns over the current state of the children’s paddling  pool in the King George V Playing Fields. Parents have taken to social media to voice…

Third generation of Melksham family business

Melksham family butchers, ID Newman and Son, is soon to become ID Newman and Granddaughter. The granddaughter of the shop’s founder, Ivor Newman, is taking over the popular shop next…

Local modeller’s legacy on show at field hospital

A MODEL of the SS Uganda, built by a Melksham man, has gone on display at the Army Reserves’ 243 Field Hospital in Keynsham. The model, created by the late Bernard Seymour, was…