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Melksham in Bloom awards presented

THE winners and runners-up of this year’s Melksham in Bloom were presented with their cups, prizes and certificates at last week’s Gardeners Society Show. Mayor of Melksham, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, handed…

Town celebrates Merchant Navy Day

MELKSHAM once again marked Merchant Navy Day earlier this month in various ways. Melksham Town Council once again raised the Red Ensign over the weekend of 3rd September to remember the…

Community gets behind plans for age-friendly town

MELKSHAM has moved a step closer to becoming an age-friendly community following a successful public meeting held at the Town Hall last week. Melksham Seniors initiated the idea of working…

MMAD present four musicals in one night

OPENING night is fast approaching for Melksham Music and Drama’s (MMAD) new show Musical 5Tunes. This production promises to bring the West End of London to Melksham, with an evening packed…

Is there a green space in Melksham you feel needs protecting?

THE Melksham Neighbourhood Plan team are asking for suggestions from the community about what areas of green space in the area should be protected from potential development. The Neighbourhood Plan…

Pick up the dog poo and put it in the bin!

A POPULAR footpath in Melksham Forest is being ruined by irresponsible dog owners says local man, Brian Sandford. The footpath near St Andrew’s Church used to be a poplar walk…

Slow down! Melksham residents express concern about speeding

RESIDENTS of Melksham have expressed their concern about motorists in and around the town driving too fast and ignoring speed limits. In response to a question posted on the Melksham News…

Temporary road to Oakfield Stadium ‘not fit for purpose’

MELKSHAM’S football and rugby fans are asking for the temporary road leading to Oakfield Stadium to be repaired, calling it unfit for purpose. The football and rugby clubs both moved…

Free courses in Melksham from the Learning Curve

THE Learning Curve in Melksham is offering a number of free courses to adults starting in September. Starting on Tuesday 12th September, ‘Employable Me’ is a short three-day employability course that…

Campaigners’ joy as developers withdraw Forest housing plans

RESIDENTS of Forest have won their battle to save land off Woodrow Road from being built on. The fight to stop the 77 homes being built on the land began…