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Lottery funding to benefit Melksham Conigre Mead

MELKSHAM’S Conigre Mead will benefit after Wiltshire Wildlife Trust received a £498,800 from the Lottery Fund (HLF).  The money has been handed over to fund a new three year project…

Parking consultation – don’t miss out

Wiltshire Council is reminding residents and business to have their say in a comprehensive review of car parking across the county. So far more than 2,500 responses have been submitted…

George Ward planning application to be discussed

THE planning application for 270 homes on the former George Ward site is to be discussed at upcoming Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council meetings.  Both councils will…

Melksham schools make the grade

NEARLY every primary school in Melksham and the surrounding villages have seen improved exam results since last year, published in the latest national primary school league tables. The results show…

Bowerhill to benefit from improved sporting facilities as building begins

BUILDING work has started on a new sports facility that will also benefit community groups.  A modern pavilion built to Sport England standards is being built on the field next…

Wiltshire Council do not know the cost of highway repairs

Independent Wiltshire Councillor Terry Chivers has been told that the council are unable to tell him how much eight temporary repairs to a pothole in Atworth has cost to repair. …

Melksham’s ‘Slinky’ slimmer is set to shine!

Lorraine Dommett is looking forward to this Christmas party season more than most after losing over 7st and being named Melksham, Bowerhill ‘Miss Slinky’ 2014.  The 44-year-old has dropped a…

Residents voice to be heard as future of Shaw Park decided

RESIDENTS in Shaw have a unique chance to help shape the future of the village park.  Michelle Tattersall and Mark Ashkowski will represent the residents as their voice in Shaw…

Melksham parking redemption scheme fails to satisfy shoppers

An ongoing survey by Melksham Town Council has confirmed that parking provision in the town centre remains residents’ biggest bugbear. Since October, Melksham Town Council has been using an online…

CCTV in Melksham now operational but needs support

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help monitor the CCTV service which has been launched in the town.  Earlier this year Melksham had a state-of-the-art high definition CCTV service installed across the…