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Graveyard to extend into sports field

PLANNING officers have granted permission for Wiltshire Council to use part of a playing field to extend Melksham Cemetery. The application to make space for 219 extra burial plots was made…

Family speak out as verdict reached in crash case

THE family of Max Lewis has spoken of its disappointment in what they describe as the ‘despicable behaviour’ of the men accused of causing Max’s death, as all three defendants…

Landlord feels the strong arm of the law

A LOCAL property landlord has been left with £1,000 worth of damage to one of his properties after police forced entry looking for a missing person. Richard Aylward, a landlord of…

New ticket machine at Melksham Railway Station

The ticket machine at Melksham Railway Station has been switched on, allowing tickets to be routinely bought at the station for the first time in 50 years. The ticket machine…

Spa Road roadworks begin

Spa Road is preparing for large-scale repairs, which are due to begin next Monday 14th September. Resurfacing and repair works are scheduled to last until 9th November. Parts of the…

‘Give young people a voice’ say councillors

COUNCILLORS have stressed the importance of listening to the young people of Melksham following letters written by  children from Forest and Sandridge School to Melksham Town Council. Cllr Hayley Spencer…

Fun day raises over £2,500 towards life-changing operation

A FUN day at Spencers Sport and Social Club recently raised £2,665 towards sending a local boy to the USA for a potentially life-changing operation. The social club held a fun…

Popular village hairdresser retires after 43 years

HILARY Stevens of Hilary’s Hair Salon in Atworth has hung up her scissors after 43 years. Hilary’s Hair Salon has been a important part of Atworth’s community for a long time…

You choose! Grants for children and youth groups

Young Melksham has announced the return of the You Choose! small grants scheme, in partnership with the Melksham Local Youth Network and Area Board. The scheme provides the opportunity for…

New Courses – September 2015

New Courses – September 2015

As the seasons start to change why not pick up a new challenge, a new pastime or something to help you get back into shape after summer excess! This Melksham…