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Wiltshire Council admits new highways contract is not working

WILTSHIRE Councillor Terry Chivers, Independent Member for Melksham Without North, has been told that traffic schemes across the county are being held up due to problems with the new highways…

Councillor “demanding” to know effects of bedroom tax on Wiltshire tenants

Independent Wiltshire Councillor Terry Chivers is demanding to know the affects that the bedroom tax is having on Wiltshire Council tenants across the county. The following questions have been put…

Melksham Town Council Newsletter – October 2013

Melksham Town Council Newsletter – October 2013

Here is the Melksham Town Council Newsletter for October 2013, as seen in this week’s Melksham Independent News. Just click on the picture below to find out about the different events…

Melksham Without Autumn Newsletter

Melksham Without Autumn Newsletter

Here is the Melksham Without Parish Newsletter for Autumn 2013, as seen in this week’s Melksham Independent News. Just click on the picture below to find out about the different…

First novel by Melksham’s Ted Taylor wins online award as ‘Best Book Ever’

Local author Ted Tayler’s first novel ‘The Final Straw’ was voted ‘Quality Reads UK – Best Book Ever’ in a poll held over five weeks and closing on 10th September.…

Melksham historian claims more could be made of White Horse

Melksham historian claims more could be made of White Horse

A HISTORIAN from Melksham has claimed Westbury should make more of its White Horse – but not the White Horse you see today. In 1778, the former White Horse was…

Planning starts for 2014 Melksham Comic Con with AGM

FOLLOWING the recent success of the second Melksham Comic Con work is due to start on next year’s event, with the AGM set to take place.  The meeting will take…

Melksham Town Crier returns to action

FOLLOWING an operation for a new knee joint and a three month lay off, Melksham’s Town Crier, Peter Dauncey, returned to the competition scene at the Seaton Town Crier Championship.…

Duncan Hames MP welcomes Melksham apprentice to Parliament

Duncan Hames MP welcomes Melksham apprentice to Parliament

LOCAL MP Duncan Hames recently welcomed Harry Beer, a mechanical engineering apprentice from Cooper’s of Melksham to Parliament.  Harry, and his manager Kevin Francis were invited  to a parliamentary event…

Melksham witnesses hottest chillies in the world eating competition

Melksham witnesses hottest chillies in the world eating competition

THINGS heated up at the Melksham Food Festival when three women showed up their male contestants in the chilli earing competition. Hundreds of people were left in awe as they…