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Market Place revamp delayed until new year

MELKSHAM Market Place will now be redeveloped in the new year after fears of interrupting the Christmas lights saw the work pushed back to 2017. The work, previously expected to…

Grant helps lifesaving first aid training

LOCAL first aid volunteers recently bought a training defibrillator with the help of Melksham Area Board, in order to teach local people how to use the lifesaving devices. Thanks to a…

Food & River Festival – make a date in your diary!

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Food and River Festival are well under way with organisers already expecting it to be a roaring success. The Melksham Food and River Festival will take…

MP to chat with Seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors 55+ Forum will be meeting with local MP, Michelle Donelan, this month as her Party has elected a new leader and Prime Minister. The group, which organises events and…

New housing estate planned for Semington

75 new homes could be built in Semington and Wiltshire Council is inviting people to have their say on a planning application to build the new estate. The application, submitted…

New team at the New Inn!

WHEN Ken and Karen Gibbons found out that their ‘local’ was about to close, they decided there was only one thing to do – run it themselves! The couple who…

Volunteer with your local fire service

WILTSHIRE’S fire service is appealing for new volunteers to help support the stations and engage with local communities. Volunteers at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are tasked with…

Hate crime has no place in Melksham

HATE Crime has no place in Melksham, say police and councillors as they urge people to help crack down on ‘unacceptable’ discrimination in the area. Wiltshire Police and Melksham Town Council …

Dedication of headstone for WWI Gunner Stanley Arthur

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has erected a headstone in the graveyard of St Michael and All Angels Church in memory of  Melksham man, Gunner Stanley Arthur, the actual location…

Melksham to Monaco cycle raises £1,000

TWO local men cycled over 900 miles from Melksham to Monaco earlier this month to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Glen Blacker and Ben Whitehouse, both from Melksham, took on…