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Melksham’s ‘Fifth’ Skate Park officially opens

IT was the official opening of Melksham’s new skate park, Fifth, last weekend, which coincided with the final of the Wiltshire Skate Series. Around 60 people aged between 13 and 25…

200 competitors enter the Melksham 10K

TWO hundred runners signed up for the fifth running of the Melksham 10K race which started in Lowbourne road and led competitors on a certified accurate two-lap course around the town…

Gym users left in the dark following water damage

MEMBERS of Christie Miller sports centre have expressed their frustration at the poor condition of the gym, following continued damage caused by the leaking roof. Following heavy rain on Saturday 9th September,…

Melksham man is big pledge winner

MORE than 12,000 people took part in this year’s Big Pledge campaign, with one lucky participant getting a top sporty prize for their efforts. This year’s Wiltshire Council Big Pledge…

Council wants people’s views on waste strategy

WILTSHIRE residents are being asked to help shape a ten-year strategy on how Wiltshire Council collects and manages household waste and recycling. A consultation is now under way to get…

Town pays tribute to ‘cakes coaches and community stalwart’ Win Rose

THE news that Win Rose (nee Hudson) has died has been met with sadness as many people have paid tribute to her dedication and contribution to Melksham over many years. …

Tony and his monster truck crush the competition to be crowned UK champion

A BOWERHILL resident has returned from the Monster Truck Nationals crowned a double UK champion. Tony Dixon, who competes in his monster truck ‘Swamp Thing’, was crowned the UK champion in both the racing…

Market Place redevelopment delay

THE completion date of the Market Place redevelopment has once again been moved back. The work, which began in January, was meant to take six months but the discovery of…

Recycling Centre to close for refurbishment

THE Melksham Recycling Centre in Bowerhill will be closed for two weeks in November for refurbishment. At the Melksham Area Board last week, Wiltshire Council associate director, Tracy Carter, explained that…

Council proposes parking charges increase to help safeguard rural bus services

LOCAL people are being asked to have their say on the options to review car parking charges in Wiltshire to help safeguard rural bus services. Wiltshire Council says that a…