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New brewery to open in Melksham

Planning permission has been granted for a new micro-brewery to open in Melksham.  The Kennet & Avon Brewery Ltd moved into their premises last July behind Victoria Motors on Old…

First defibrillator in Broughton Gifford

The first Broughton Gifford village defibrillator has now been installed outside of The Fox pub. There will be a training course held in the village hall on Tuesday 16th February…

Mayor looks towards 2016

We are now in 2016, the decorations, and our beloved Christmas lights are down, and even the weather is behaving how we expect.  Here in Melksham there will be many…

Primary schools make the grade in performance tables

Primary schools make the grade in performance tables

  SCHOOLS in the Melksham area have seen a good year for results, as the latest performance tables show almost every school has improved on last year’s KS2 achievement rate. The…

Donate plants to the New Year Tidy Town Day

The Bloom in Melksham group who work hard keeping Melksham looking great all year round will be holding their first Tidy Town Day of the new year on Sunday 3rd…

Forest Road to close for pavement repairs

FOREST Road will be closed in sections throughout January and  most of February as pavement works are carried out. The work, which will include resurfacing of the footway, kerb repairs and…

Melksham Area Board will not reconsider town hall disabled access

PLANS for improvements to Melksham’s Market Place are set to go ahead despite a town councillor’s call to reconsider including disabled access to the town hall. Melksham Area Board decided…

Auction raises £1,000 for community action group

COMMUNITY Action: Whitley and Shaw (CAWS) recently held an auction night at The Pear Tree Inn to raise money towards the group’s projects. The auction, which saw over 50 people turn…

Local couple thank customers as they announce retirement

THE owners of Melksham Blinds Company will be stepping aside next week, as they embrace retirement after running the business for over 10 years. Ken and Kay Morris, who set up…

Parish Council’s New Year message

“I would like to wish all the residents of the Melksham area a happy New Year from all the staff and councillors of Melksham Without Parish Council,” says Richard Wood,…