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Bowerhill residents’ anger after village isolated by roadworks

BOWERHILL residents were left frustrated after they say they were given no advance warning about roadworks which caused a long diversion and left bus users having to walk.   Several…

Atworth Youth Club facing closure

ATWORTH Youth Club is facing permanent closure as early as the end of the month if they can’t find a session leader and a chair person. The youth club has…

Hunt for Carnival Royalty begins

THE search is on to find this year’s Melksham Carnival royalty as the selection competition takes place next week. The popular competition is to be staged at Melksham Assembly Hall…

Polls open next week to elect new Melksham councillor

THE Melksham community will get their chance to elect a new councillor onto Melksham Town Council as the polls open next week. Two candidates are standing for election with John…

New youth club opens while empty Canberra is costing £11,000

A LOCAL councillor has voiced his disgust at Wiltshire Council’s decision to keep the Canberra Youth Centre closed, while a new youth club has been set up in a rented…

Superdrug closes Melksham store – but new shop moves straight in

Superdrug closes Melksham store – but new shop moves straight in

Melksham lost a familiar face last week when Superdrug on Lowbourne closed down, but the shop will soon be replaced by Savers Health and Beauty. Work has already begun on…

Sculptor appeals for help in bid to raise money for charity

A MELKSHAM sculptor is appealing for help sourcing materials for his project to raise money for homeless charities.  Andrew Howe is planning to produce a series of hand carved portrait…

Appeal to boost fundraising as three local women prepare for gruelling challenge

THREE women from Melksham are appealing for support as they aim to raise as much as possible for Wish Upon a Star by walking 100km – twice! Shelley Davis, Sue…

Melksham Town Council to raise the flag for commonwealth Day

For the first time Melksham Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at 10.00am on Monday 9th March to celebrate Commonwealth Day. This unique initiative, building on highly successful…

Melksham Carnival Royalty search is on

THE search is on to find this year’s Melksham Carnival royalty as entry for the competition has opened. The popular competition is to be staged at Melksham Assembly Hall on…