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All change for local bus services?

MELKSHAM’S bus routes could look very different in January 2018, with Wiltshire Council appealing for tenders to run the service. The number 14 and 15 bus routes that serve the…

Wiltshire Police offer reassurance after London terror attacks

WILTSHIRE Police has urged people to remain “alert but not alarmed” after the attack on London Bridge and at nearby Borough Market in the capital on Saturday night. The number…

Appeal to find missing Atworth sign posts

Atworth Parish Council is hoping to be reunited with the two missing sign posts so they can be repaired and reinstalled. Parish clerk, Philip McMullen said, “Atworth Parish Council have…

Restoration of historic pillars

The pillars at the entrance of Place Road, which were erected when the road was built in 1864, have been undergoing restoration work. The shorter pillars, next to the pavements,…

A Family Fun Saturday Morning

Melksham Family of Churches is holding a Saturday Family Fun event on 3rd June. Sharon Pearce said, “In Melksham, we are lucky to live in an activity-packed community, with many…

Plans for 160 homes near Berryfield turned down

A PLANNING application to build 160 homes near Berryfield in Melksham has been refused by Wiltshire Council. The development which would have seen 160 new homes built on fields south of…

Hospital blunder leaves patient without medication for over two weeks

A LOCAL man was left waiting for over two weeks for medication, leaving him at risk of having of stroke, because of a delay in getting a letter from the Royal…

Come in and find out about places to go in your local area say information centre

With the population of the town increasing rapidly due to due to recent housing developments it is possible many residents who read Melksham News are unaware that the town has…

Melksham singer/songwriter releases debut album

LOCAL singer/songwriter Kim Seviour has released her debut album, ‘Recovery is Learning’ after signing to White Star Records. Formerly the front woman of progressive rock band Touchstone, Kim Seviour has…

Melksham Carnival procession route changes

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival route has been shortened, so take note of the changes so you can make sure you don’t miss the procession. After careful consideration, Melksham Carnival Committee…