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Time to reopen Melksham toilets?

The town’s closed public toilets should to be reopened following the announcement in the Government’s Budget that councils will no longer have to pay business rates on public toilets. That’s…

Read Easy celebrates graduation of first member

READ Easy Melksham recently celebrated the graduation of the first person to enrol on their scheme in 2015.  The group usually keeps confidential the details of its readers, but Helen wanted…

Seend start-up wins BBC Good Food Show Producers Bursary Award

FOUNDERS of Seend-based artisan food start-up Seaspoon, Tim and Kate, will be celebrating at the BBC Good Food Show Winter as winners of a prestigious BBC Good Food Show Producers…

Operation Christmas Child Appeal

COLLECTION has begun for this year’s Operation Christmas Child. The collection is run by relief charity Samaritan’s Purse, and sends thousands of shoeboxes full of presents to impoverished children around…

‘Drop Sunday parking charges’ campaign launched

Wiltshire Liberal Democrats have launched a county-wide petition to force a full council debate and vote on controversial new car parking charges. The new charges for Sunday and Bank Holiday…

Monster Ball entertains Halloween crowds

HALLOWEEN was celebrated in Melksham with its annual ‘Monster Ball’ which took place on Saturday 27th October.  Organiser Bruce Burry said, “For the third year, people from Melksham and the…

From Melksham to Wembley? Young footballer has trial for England Under-18s

A YOUNG Melksham Town FC player could be set for the big time after his talent on the pitch has led to a trial with the England football squad. As well as…

Melksham parkrun welcomes first pacing event

OVER 200 people met in King George V park on Saturday 3rd November for Melksham’s 44th parkrun. A pleasant autumn morning saw the group’s first organised pacing event, made possible…

Rail user group introduce new community officer

THE Melksham Rail User Group’s next meeting is on Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm and welcomes all.  Vice chair, Graham Ellis said, “The train service has grown in recent years, with…

Secret poppy project at Melksham Hospital

MELKSHAM hospital’s secret Remembrance project has now been revealed, with the outside area transformed to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, with thanks to hundreds of…