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Fundraising effort for vital life saving device in Bowerhill

A LOCAL woman has started a community fund to raise money for new defibrillators for Bowerhill.  Chris Hardy, a retired nurse who has lived in Bowerhill since 1989 has started…

Action needed as Wiltshire Council accused of “failing in their duty”

A BOWERHILL man has heavily criticised Wiltshire Council for their lack of action in keeping the area tidy.  Ian Perks says the council is “failing in its duty” as he…

Melksham woman takes on weight loss challenge

A MELKSHAM woman has started a five stone weight loss challenge to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Kelly Williams has decided to fundraise for the charity after a…

New pastor at Atworth Independent Church

New pastor at Atworth Independent Church

Excitement and anticipation are the feelings of the members of Atworth Independent Church (the chapel by the clock) as they welcomed their new pastor and his wife.  Rodney Price, secretary…

Fellowship award for Melksham Rotary member

Fellowship award for Melksham Rotary member

ROTARIAN Philip Knight has received the Rotary Club’s highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellow award, for his outstanding service to the community. Philip and his wife Barbara are moving to Shropshire…

Credit to community for yew tree fundraising success

Credit to community for yew tree fundraising success

A LOCAL man has thanked the community for their help in donating yew clippings which were then used to fight cancer and raise money for Broughton Gifford Primary School.  Tom…

Big Walk success as many join in challenge

Big Walk success as many join in challenge

More than 45 people donned their walking shoes on Saturday 13th September to take part in the inaugural Big Walk to raise thousands of pounds for two charities. The Big…

Melksham’s handy men get a new name and a new home

IT’S all change at Melksham Shed as the community group has been renamed and will now move into new premises.  The group will now be known as ‘The Shed’, Melksham,…

Local pensioners star in national Get Online Week campaign!

Local pensioners star in national Get Online Week campaign!

  Two pensioners who completed IT courses with The Learning Curve in Melksham are the new stars of a national campaign which aims to inspire people to get online and…

Melksham to Monte Carlo raises £37,000

Melksham to Monte Carlo raises £37,000

TEN employees from Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems in Bowerhill took on a 900 mile cycle to Monte Carlo earlier this month. The cycle “Monte Carlo or Bust”, was  in aid of Cancer…