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Area board to provide support for vulnerable young people

MELKSHAM Area Board is exploring the possibility of providing a support service to vulnerable young people in the Melksham area. At last week’s area board meeting, councillors voted in favour of…

Councillors to look at securing town park from risk of travellers

MELKSHAM Town Council has voted to explore options to secure King George V playing field to prevent future misuse of the land following the incident last month when travellers set up…

Melksham invited to apply for community radio licence

A COMMUNITY radio licence for Melksham will be available to apply for next month. Ofcom, the regulator for the communications services, will be inviting applications from 43 areas across the UK, including Melksham,…

Melksham choir’s charity concert

VISITORS to this summer’s Party in the Park event may have seen an afternoon performance by the PSG choirs – and if you want to see more, they are staging…

Shared ownership offers a valuable solution to those struggling to get on the housing ladder

The need for shared ownership has, arguably, never been greater. With house prices continuing to rise – they are now more than 10 times the average salary in Wiltshire –…

Melksham student reaches finals of Young Journalist of the Year

  Churchfields, the Village School student Josie Green has been chosen as one of the top 9 finalists in the national Stabilo Young Journalist of the Year competition. Josie, aged…

Pick up your free bag of daffodil bulbs!

BRING colour to your garden next Spring by taking a trip to Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock for a free ‘cram a bag’ of mixed daffofil bulbs when you spend over…

Crash survivor defies the odds and conquers parkrun

ORGANISERS of Melksham’s parkrun have described the efforts of runner, Luke Dark,  as ‘exceptional’, after he completed Saturday’s 5k run despite being told following an accident that  he would never…

Local minister becomes chaplain to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has welcomed Reverend John Rees as its first chaplain. John will provide support to staff and aircrew at the charity, which recently moved into its new airbase…

Community protection warnings issued following persistent begging

Police in Melksham have issued two community protection warnings to individuals who have been persistently begging in the town.  The warnings have been issued to a 28-year-old woman and a…