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Exciting new plans for canal project

MORE exciting proposals have been revealed as part of the Melksham Link Canal Project, which could completely transform the land surrounding Berryfield into an outdoor activities and nature hotspot. The…

Bleak future for Melksham bus services

FEARS over the future of Melksham’s bus services continue to grow as further cuts are announced.  Those who are currently campaigning to save the bus services in and around Melksham…

Campaigners to challenge mammoth solar farm

Wiltshire Protect is considering mounting a legal challenge against plans for a 198-acre solar farm outside Melksham. The campaign group confirmed that they were exploring their options after planning permission…

Charity golfing marathon in the rain

Charity golfing marathon in the rain

WHITLEY Golf Club recently held a marathon match to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK. Club captain Kevin Mallan and junior captain Tom Beckenham completed their…

Recycling cuts cause ‘mayhem’ at Bowerhill

MELKSHAM residents have hit out at Wiltshire Council’s decision to cut recycling centre opening hours, after huge queues formed outside the Bowerhill centre and long waits forced people to turn round…

Villagers voice support for Pear Tree

WHITLEY residents have come out in force to support the reopening of their village pub after a small number of people opposed   potential licence changes. Over 285 people have…

Local dad raises over £600 in memory of his sister

MELKSHAM dad, Darren Phillips ran the Edinburgh Marathon for the fourth time, raising £601 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Darren ran the race on 31st May in memory of his…

On your bike! Cyclist prepares to ride across France

THE Tour de France is now over but wheels are still turning as a local man prepares to tackle a mammoth cycle across France. Bowerhill’s Jason Webb will be cycling 745…

Reverend Ruth ordained a priest

REVEREND Ruth Gillings who is curate in the benefice of Shaw, Whitley and Atworth, was ordained a priest on the 27th June, at Salisbury Cathedral.  In 2013, Rev Ruth was…

Melksham man in critical but stable condition

A Melksham man, was seriously injured while cycling on the A419 near Blunsdon on the morning of Friday 17th July, is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. The…