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11,000 respond to bus consultation

More than 11,000 responses to Wiltshire Council’s recent bus consultation, which finished in April, are being analysed to help decide how supported bus services in the county will look in…

Showhome opens at George Ward estate

Persimmon Homes this month unveiled its latest collection of homes at George Ward Gardens on Bath Road, to give eager buyers the chance to explore the development and find out…

What to do when ducks turn up – a mile from the river!

SIX baby ducklings took a Melksham couple by surprise this month when they found the ducklings and their mother living in their garden, almost a mile from the nearest river. Simon…

Nortree Motors support Melksham Carnival

LOCAL garage Nortree Motor Company, has given £250 to the Melksham Carnival committee towards the running costs of this year’s event.  Daniel Phillips from Nortree said, “Once again we are…

Carnival programme design winner

THIRTEEN year-old Abbie Dark has been announced as winner of this year’s competition to design the front page of the carnival programme. 15 entries were received for the competition which…

What Melksham should look like – in pictures

The Melksham Neighbourhood Plan steering group is hosting a competition inviting local people to share their photos, ideas or drawings of what they believe makes Melksham a great place to…

Locals hunt roses to win hanging baskets

Peter & Linda Maslen, and Laura Gregson have won the ‘Hunt for the Red Roses Challenge’ that was organised by the Bloom in Melksham Group in the two weeks leading…

Ninth book in the award-winning Whimsy Wood series for local author

‘Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar,’ the 9th instalment from local author Sarah Hill’s award-winning Whimsy Wood Series for 5-8 year olds is set to be published this week. Written…

Men’s support group at Wiltshire Mind

MENTAL health charity, Wiltshire Mind, is launching a new weekly support group for men suffering with mental health issues. The group is for all men but primarily for middle aged…

Family Fun Day for Liam Collins

FAMILY and friends of Melksham boy, Liam Collins, are organising a family fun day and an evening of entertainment as they continue to raise money for much-needed home improvements for Liam…