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Melksham in a mess

Melksham in a mess

A RESIDENT in Melksham has described conditions near his home as “like living in a Third World country” after bins were left unemptied by the council.  Robert Wright contacted the…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Friends Scheme gets off to a flying start

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Friends Scheme gets off to a flying start

A NEW initiative to secure long-term funding for Wiltshire Air Ambulance has got off to a flying start, with more than 100 ‘Friends’ signing up to support the charity well…

RUH Bath set to take over maternity services

The Royal United Hospital Bath has been chosen as the preferred bidder to provide maternity services. The decision means that maternity services provided at the Royal United Hospital and at…

Local film in Guardian competition

A MELKSHAM NEWS reporter and University of Bristol graduate has produced as video part of a science themed competition, hosted by The Guardian newspaper. Helen Drew, produced the video about…

Core Church Christmas dinner success

Core Church Christmas dinner success

CHRISTMAS 2013 was a record breaking day for the Core Church Christmas Dinner. The annual event took place with more guests, more helpers, more produce given, more time, money and…

Melksham Christmas lights critic joins the team

Melksham Christmas lights critic joins the team

  A LOCAL man who criticised the town’s Christmas lights has decided to join the team of volunteers who light up Melksham each year. The Melksham Christmas Lights team dedicate…

Melksham Poppy Appeal organiser retires after 14 years

Melksham Poppy Appeal organiser retires after 14 years

A MELKSHAM man is stepping down as the organiser of the Poppy Appeal for the town after 14 years.  Bill Brown has made the decision to step down for health…

Video: Lock & Key Estate Agents

Video: Lock & Key Estate Agents

Take a closer look at a successful local estate agents with this video of Melksham’s Lock & Key. Find out how being a part of this community enables Nigel and…

‘Make Melksham look the best!’

‘Make Melksham look the best!’

  THE winners of an anti-litter poster competition to encourage people to keep Melksham tidy have been announced.  The competition, arranged by Melksham Town Council, with support from Melksham Extended…

Little Fir Tree creates its own orchard in Melksham

Little Fir Tree creates its own orchard in Melksham

THE Little Fir Tree Nursery in Melksham is creating an orchard.  The orchard has already been started with the planting of 12 trees with a variety of apples and pears.…