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Increased pitches at traveller site get the go-ahead

PLANNING permission has been granted for additional pitches on the Lansdowne/Littleton traveller site, by appeal. Mr Rooney, who owns the Lansdowne/Littleton gypsy and traveller site has won his appeal to…

Forest AFC to hold minute’s silence at next home game

FOREST AFC has issued a statement thanking the community for its support following the unexpected death of the club’s manager Stephen Wakefield last month. The team play their first home…

Lantern parade to light up Melksham

MELKSHAM Carnival Committee will be holding its annual lantern parade next month, and is inviting children to make their own and take part. This year’s Melksham Carnival Lantern Parade is set…

Star studded Sportsman’s Dinner was ‘best one ever’

A Sportsman’s Dinner organised by Melksham Town FC has been hailed a great success. Melksham Town welcomed some very special guests to Melksham Assembly Hall earlier this month including ex-Arsenal…

Ale festival goes with a bang(er)

Locals packed into the Melksham Assembly Hall and swapped their regular pub pints for Real Ales and ciders at the first Wilts & Berks Canal Trust Beer Festival on Saturday…

Free parking for Christmas Fayre and lights switch on

PARKING in Melksham will be free on Saturday 5th December, for the big Christmas lights switch-on and Christmas Fayre. There will be no charge for parking in Wiltshire Council owned…

Help needed to keep Whitley Reading Rooms alive

The Whitley Reading Rooms could close early next year unless trustees are appointed to replace three retiring officers. At the next annual general meeting in April, chairman Eddie Carter, secretary…

Shoppers urged to shop local this Christmas

WITH Christmas fast approaching, local residents are being reminded that there are plenty of great Christmas gift ideas you can pick up in Melksham. Mayor Terri Welch is encouraging people…

Spread Christmas cheer with shoebox appeal

OPERATION Christmas Child is under way and shops in Melksham are collecting gift-filled shoeboxes on behalf of international relief charity Samaritan’s Purse. Regus, Specsavers, and Melksham Town Hall will be collecting…

Gladman won’t back down on Shurnhold housing plan

DEVELOPERS are still fighting for permission to build 263 homes on land at Shurnhold, despite being turned down by Wiltshire Council after objections from Melksham Town Council and a number of…