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Melksham Food For You goes from strength to strength

SUPPORT continues to grow for a community scheme that helps struggling locals, with more local and national businesses pledging to donate to the initiative. Kick-started by Kirstie McKeown at the end…

Whitley Methodist Chapel celebrates 150 years

The Methodist Chapel in Top Lane was built 150 years ago in 1867 and the occasion was celebrated over the weekend of 15th/ 16th July.  The chapel was decorated with…

BRAG to the rescue!

MEMBERS of the local group Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) have donated homegrown English oak trees to the Canal and River Trust to replace trees recently vandalised by Caen Hill Locks.…

Tree planting project 100 years after end of WW1

MELKSHAM could join a nationwide project which will see millions of trees planted across the country to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Wiltshire has been…

Hear About the new airbase at Air Ambulance’s AGM

AN update on Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase at Semington will be given at the charity’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26th July. Work on the new airbase at Outmarsh…

Teacher celebrates 25 years

A TEACHER at Forest and Sandridge Primary School was surprised by colleagues and family with a party to mark her 25th anniversary at the school. PE co-ordinator and year 1/2 class…

BRAG cross their green fingers for South West in Bloom win for fourth year running

BOWERHILL Residents Action Group (BRAG) are aiming for their fourth level 5 ‘Outstanding’ award in a row for their picnic area in the South West in Bloom competition. The volunteer group’s…

Melksham carnival Saturday 22nd July – Fun day from 12 noon; procession from 6pm

FINAL preparations for Melksham Carnival 2017 are being made but there’s still time to be involved! Melksham Carnival committee member Christine York said, “Entries are open for the carnival procession…

New Carnival procession route

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival route has been shortened, so take note of the changes to ensure you don’t miss the procession. After careful consideration, Melksham Carnival committee has decided to…

Local families enjoy picnic and live music event

A successful 2016 summer fair, Community Action: Whitley & Shaw (CAWS) in conjunction with Shaw Village Hall committee, held a successful free family picnic & live music event for hundreds…