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‘We’re gonna need a bigger lawnmower!’ Resident’s anger at housing association’s lack of grass cutting

A RESIDENT in the Awdry Avenue area has criticised a local housing association for allowing grass verges to become overgrown. Tenant Michael Bailey, who lives on Loxley Close which meets…

New gateway signage for Melksham

MELKSHAM Town Council has approved plans to install new signs welcoming visitors to the community of Melksham. At last week’s annual council meeting, the majority of councillors voted in favour…

Wiltshire Council launch project to help people on a low income become active

A new project by Wiltshire Council to help residents on a low income improve their health by becoming more active, will be launched in Melksham this month. The Healthier Communities…

Carnival royalty get into the swing of things at charity golf day

MELKSHAM Carnival royalty practised their golf swing this month at the annual Captain’s Charity Day hosted by Whitley Golf Club. The event took place on Saturday 11th May to raise money for…

“Everyone has value” Deputy mayor promotes ‘body positivity’

MELKSHAM’S newly-elected deputy mayor, cllr Hayley Illman, has shared an image of herself to help encourage others to feel more positive about their bodies. The photo of Hayley, taken by…

Help Wiltshire Air Ambulance save lives by volunteering

BE a mascot, give talks or help out at fundraising events – these are some of the volunteering opportunities available at Wiltshire Air Ambulance. As the charity launches a recruitment…

Please report any bee swarm sightings

THE Wiltshire Beekeepers Association is asking the public to report any sightings of bee swarms. Chairman, Stephen Auty says, “Please can any confirmed swarms sighted be shared immediately via the…

Coordinator on hand to support individuals in the community

LOCAL area coordinator, Matthew Billingham, will be at Melksham Library two days a week to provide advice and support to individuals in the community.  Matt will be available most Tuesday…

New dedicated police support for Melksham

MELKSHAM has been assigned its own dedicated police community coordinator. PC Lee Pelling is expected to step into the role by the end of this month. Explaining the role to…

‘It looks like the work experience kid did them!’ Town council objects to campus plans

THE Melksham Campus saga took a new twist this week when Melksham Town Council objected to the plans. The project to convert the former Melksham House site into a community…