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Parkrun volunteers appeal to keep park tidy

VOLUNTEERS for Melksham’s parkrun are appealing to users of King George V playing field to pick their litter up after them. Melksham parkrun is the free weekly 5k run held every…

Market traders back plans for town council takeover

TRADERS have backed plans for Melksham Town Council to take control of the weekly Tuesday market. The market is currently managed by Wiltshire Council, who traders say are unable to…

Campus plans still at centre of council in-house ‘battle’

  Deputy leader of Wiltshire Council, cllr John Thomson, says that he is ‘hopeful’ that planning permission will be given to the Melksham campus, despite ongoing ‘battles’ between project leaders and…

24 bags of litter collected on Bowerhill

Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) would like to thank all those who came and gave their time and effort at the Litter Pick event recently organised as part of the…

Over £21,000 in grants dished out by area board for local groups

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of community grants to local clubs, groups and organisations at their meeting last month. A total of £21,427 was awarded at the meeting held…

Young actor lands another principal role

Young Melksham actor, Zachary Green, has been chosen to play a principal role of Jeremy Potts in the upcoming Frome Musical Theatre production of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. …

Dementia Friends session at the Spa Medical Centre for awareness week

Dementia Action Week runs from the 20th to 26th May, aiming to unite communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. Gaynor Cole, practice manager,…

Park splashpad plans get under way

Work on the new Splashpad and phase 1 improvements for King George V Playing Fields began this week. The town council reports, “For all those using the area, there will…

Parent’s warning of play area gate danger

A LOCAL mum is warning other parents of the dangers of play area gates after her daughter was injured in an accident. Melanie Metcalfe’s daughter, eight-year-old Evie, received a facial…

Heroic charity runners triumph at London Marathon

HEROIC runners from Melksham conquered the London Marathon last month, raising hundreds of pounds for charity. Joining a record number of 42,906 runners around the 26.2 mile course around London,…