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Twirling success for Enigma

THE Enigma Twirl Team took to the floor on Sunday 29th March for the first SITA (Southern Independent Twirling Association) competition of the season.  Not all team members took part, but…

Town urged to back Easter egg appeal

JOHN Stuart Funeral Directors in Melksham have hatched a plan to bring a smile to children’s faces in hospital.   The Bank Street funeral directors is asking the Melksham community…

Concern as “vital lifeline” for pensioners set to be restricted

PENSIONERS in Melksham are concerned that new bus pass restrictions will leave more people feeling isolated.  As of the 1st April,  pensioners and disabled people who are in receipt of…

More than £20k in grant applications to be considered

MELKSHAM Area Board is to consider grants from local groups totalling £21,711 at the next meeting.  The board will consider a total of 11 applications on Wednesday 15th April at…

Melksham Town Council welcomes new councillor

HAYLEY Spencer has been elected on to Melksham Town Council after she came out on top in last week’s poll.  The Liberal Democrat received 511 votes whilst John Stewart for…

Melksham 2025 – Now’s the time to have your say

An ‘Open House’ drop-in event is to be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March in the Melksham Assembly Hall, which aims to give local organisations and residents a…

161 miles in Sahara Desert Race for RUH Cancer Care

Local property developer, Nick Keen is busy preparing to take on the Marathon des Sables this April; widely recognised as the toughest footrace on earth.  After first completing the event…

News Reporter wanted for Wiltshire Publications Ltd.

Wiltshire Publications Ltd, publishers of Melksham News and two sister newspapers in Westbury and Frome, has an exciting vacancy for a News Reporter. Are you an avid news follower? Do…

Dog owners urged to be more responsible after cat is fatally mauled

A CONCERNED Melksham couple is urging dog owners to take more responsibility after their cat was mauled by a dog not on a lead.  Dean and Marianne’s cat,  Dominic, was…

Melksham author teams up with world famous names to raise money for charity

A FORMER George Ward pupil is part of a team of authors, including world-famous names, that offered readers a chance to become a character in their books.  Jenny Kane who…