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Nearly 6,000 responses to bus consultation

Nearly 6,000 responses have been received so far on the review of subsidised bus services in Wiltshire, but there is still plenty of time for people to have their say.…

Share your views on local healthcare

HEALTHWATCH Wiltshire will be visiting Melksham Library next month to hear local people’s views and experiences of health and care in the area. On Thursday 10th March between 2pm – 4pm,…

Anti-fracking petition taken to Wiltshire Council

A PETITION calling on Wiltshire Council to prohibit fracking in the county, signed by over 88,000 people, was presented at County Hall on Tuesday by members of the campaign group Keep…

Charity Glitter Ball for Helping Harry

A CHARITY ball is being organised for Saturday 19th March for the Helping Harry fund. Preparations are well under way for a special charity ball to raise £60,000 so that Melksham…

Best Kept Village certificates for Bowerhill and Shaw

COMMUNITY groups for Bowerhill and Shaw were recently presented with certificates for their achievements in Hills Group CPRE Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2015.  The competition saw 45 villages throughout the…

Special ‘behind the scenes’ tour at the Natural History Museum

SIX-year-old Oliver Cowles was recently invited for a special ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Natural History Museum in London. Oliver, who wants to be an archaeologist when he is…

Summer picnic in the park for Queen’s birthday

MELKSHAM has another big party to add to its summer calendar this year, as a town picnic will be held on King George V playing field to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday…

Woman pleads with drivers to slow down after death of her cats

A LOCAL woman is appealing for drivers around town to slow down after two of her cats were killed in the last two months.  Giovanna Curaba from Savernake Avenue in…

Local pastors visit Africa

Melksham residents, John and Sharon Firth, have recently returned from a trip to Uganda and Zimbabwe.   Sharon, a specialist in management training and facilitation with Inspire Away, held two…

Avon Bowls Club take a stand against vandalism

DUE to an on-going problem with vandalism at Avon Bowls Club, a fence has now been put up to protect the area. In the last edition of the Melksham News, a…