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Town working towards becoming an ‘age-friendly’ community

MELKSHAM Seniors Group say they are pleased with the response the group has received to the idea of working towards an age-friendly community for the town. In his August report,…

Mia loses her locks for friend’s new wheelchair

A LOCAL girl has had 12 inches of her hair cut off to help raise money for a friend who needs a new wheelchair. Eight-year-old Mia Mclaren was inspired to organise…

‘On yer bike!’ Seend locals prepare to cycle the length of Great Britain

TWO friends from Seend are preparing to embark on an epic 969-mile cycle ride the length of Britain to raise money for charity. Jenny Dalton and John Whalley will be cycling from…

Have you heard about Melksham community bus?

Melksham has a thriving Community Bus which offers a variety of services to all local people. John Ruderman, co-ordinator for Melksham Community Bus explains, “Twice a  week on Thursdays and…

Aloeric School teacher says farewell after 30 years

ALOERIC School waved goodbye to teacher Ruth Gould at the end of term, who was leaving to retire after 30 years at the school. Representing the school, teacher Katherine Parker said, …

Melksham Angel Trail

From the middle of August, throughout September, there will be angels in Melksham! To find them, all you have to do is look in the windows of Melksham shops and…

Melksham Food For You goes from strength to strength

SUPPORT continues to grow for a community scheme that helps struggling locals, with more local and national businesses pledging to donate to the initiative. Kick-started by Kirstie McKeown at the end…

Whitley Methodist Chapel celebrates 150 years

The Methodist Chapel in Top Lane was built 150 years ago in 1867 and the occasion was celebrated over the weekend of 15th/ 16th July.  The chapel was decorated with…

BRAG to the rescue!

MEMBERS of the local group Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) have donated homegrown English oak trees to the Canal and River Trust to replace trees recently vandalised by Caen Hill Locks.…

Tree planting project 100 years after end of WW1

MELKSHAM could join a nationwide project which will see millions of trees planted across the country to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Wiltshire has been…