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PCC consults on increase to policing precept

Would you be prepared to pay an extra two pounds a month for more police officers? That’s the question being asked by Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon…

St Michael’s Church appeal – We need a new boiler!

ST Michael’s Church is appealing for help to raise £12,000 to help replace the 71-year old boiler, which is no longer fit for purpose. On behalf of the church, Ruth Fivash says,…

Melksham’s parkrun clocks up 38,000km!

AT last week’s parkrun, 262 people took part – 56 of those being first-timers.  Organisers say, “Festive season over-indulgence was undoubtedly a factor, but we’ve seen numbers steadily increasing since we…

How to help your garden birds this winter

RSPB South West has offered these  top tips on how to give your garden birds a home this winter. Food – As temperatures start to drop, our garden birds need…

Join Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s aircrew in running the Bath Half Marathon

IF you are a keen runner and would like to kick-start 2019 by helping to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying and saving lives, why not take part in the Bath…

The Duchess of Cornwall launches Wiltshire College & University Centre

The Duchess of Cornwall launched a pioneering £9million development project at Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Lackham campus last week. The Duchess was shown plans for the exciting developments, which…

“Lunch club money should not leave Melksham!” Campaigner calls for more support for town’s vulnerable

A LOCAL campaigner is calling for the money saved by closing the lunch club at the Assembly Hall to be reinvested back into the town to support vulnerable older people.…

Melksham Motor Spares win prestigious industry award

Local firm, Melksham Motor Spares, are celebrating being awarded the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Car Distributor of the Year’ 2018. The company, who are one of the South West’s…

New car dealership proposed for Bowerhill

A PLANNING application has been made to build a new BMW and MINI car dealership on land at the intersection of the A350 and Portal Road, Bowerhill. The full planning application…

Growth at Melksham Station continues with increased passenger numbers & special Santa Train

In 2000/01, there were 3,266 ticketed passenger journeys at Melksham station.  “That’s about 5 passengers per day arriving and 5 passengers a day leaving,” reports Melksham Rail User Group.  “In…