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Campus update promised at area board

WILTSHIRE Council will be giving an update on the campus project at Melksham Area Board tonight (Wednesday). Laurie Bell, associate director of the county council, will take up a ten minute…

Youth centre a ‘success story’: Young Melksham scorns claims it’s closing Canberra

CANBERRA is getting stronger by the day, leader Jon Hubbard tells Melksham Independent News as he hits back at rumours that the youth centre is struggling and at risk of closure.…

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy for memorial service

TWO local D-Day veterans went to a memorial service in France this month on the 72nd anniversary of a battle that changed the world forever. Melksham’s Allan Gullis and Frank Diffell…

Melksham in Bloom 2016

CALLING all budding gardeners, applications for Melksham in Bloom are now available and judging will take place on Thursday 14th July. Please pick up an entry form from Melksham Town Hall…

100-mile paddle for Melksham canoeists

ON the May bank holiday, seven Melksham canoeists paddled 100 miles in  days on the river Trent and raised £540 for Cancer Research and Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club funds. They…

Full steam ahead for Melksham parkrun!

MELKSHAM could soon be part of the worldwide parkrun community, thanks to enthusiasm from local people and offers to help. Colin Goodhind, chair of Melksham Community Area Partnership said, “We’ve…

More top class comedy at Melksham Assembly Hall

FOLLOWING the success of the first comedy showcase last month, Melksham Assembly hosts another night of live comedy on Friday 3rd June at 8pm. The Assembly Hall continues to build…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance consults on proposed design of new home

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) will be undertaking public consultation on the proposed layout and design of its new home. The charity was granted outline planning permission by Wiltshire Council for…

A successful year for Melksham Rotary Club

Melksham Rotary Club president Sarah Hiscocks reflects on the club’s last 12 months. Sarah said, “It has been another great year for Melksham Rotary. The Rotary year starts on 1st…

Arranging flowers at Westminster Abbey

Two members of Melksham & District Flower Arrangement Society went to Westminster Abbey to arrange flowers for the Pentecost service.   Susie Rawstron and Rosalyn Clarke travelled  to London for…