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Summer party to raise money for two year old’s operation

A MELKSHAM family is throwing a summer party in their continued efforts to raise enough money to pay for a life-changing operation for their little boy. Two year-old Raife Wilson…

Melksham In Bloom 2017

CALLING all budding gardeners, applications for Melksham in Bloom are now available and judging will take place on Wednesday 5th July. Closing date for entries in 1st July. Please pick up…

Bronze medal for Melksham swimmer

Melksham Amateur Swimming Club’s Tilly Birkett came away from the ASA South West Regional Championships last month with a Personal Best time of 33.20 in the 50m Backstroke, winning her…

Flag-making at the Town Hall

HELP is still needed to  make decorative flags to hang in the summer to mark town events such as the Carnival, Party in the Park and judging of South West…

All change for local bus services?

MELKSHAM’S bus routes could look very different in January 2018, with Wiltshire Council appealing for tenders to run the service. The number 14 and 15 bus routes that serve the…

Wiltshire Police offer reassurance after London terror attacks

WILTSHIRE Police has urged people to remain “alert but not alarmed” after the attack on London Bridge and at nearby Borough Market in the capital on Saturday night. The number…

Appeal to find missing Atworth sign posts

Atworth Parish Council is hoping to be reunited with the two missing sign posts so they can be repaired and reinstalled. Parish clerk, Philip McMullen said, “Atworth Parish Council have…

Restoration of historic pillars

The pillars at the entrance of Place Road, which were erected when the road was built in 1864, have been undergoing restoration work. The shorter pillars, next to the pavements,…

A Family Fun Saturday Morning

Melksham Family of Churches is holding a Saturday Family Fun event on 3rd June. Sharon Pearce said, “In Melksham, we are lucky to live in an activity-packed community, with many…

Plans for 160 homes near Berryfield turned down

A PLANNING application to build 160 homes near Berryfield in Melksham has been refused by Wiltshire Council. The development which would have seen 160 new homes built on fields south of…