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GPs to speak out at meeting

WILTSHIRE NHS is holding a special meeting at Melksham United Church next month. The meeting, on Tuesday 1st November from 6.30pm, is open to the public and will be led by local…

Plans for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s proposed new home submitted

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) has submitted detailed plans for its proposed new home on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham. The charity was granted outline planning permission for the…

Another step forward for Melksham Station

LOCAL people will have more say in how their railway services are run as the Government hands over more responsibility to local rail experts. The 32-mile route between Westbury and…

Donations are music to new charity’s ears

INSTRUMENT donations keep coming in at Melksham’s new music charity and founders say they are ‘overwhelmed’ by local people’s generosity. Harmony, a new charity hoping to make music lessons accessible…

Melksham Oak School set for expansion

PLANS to extend Melksham Oak Community School are in the pipeline as the demand on secondary school places in the area is set to dramatically increase. Melksham Oak School will…

Housing development refused but second application submitted

A PLANNING application to build 75 houses in Semington has been refused by Wiltshire Council. The development would have seen the size of the village increase by 19%, which Semington Parish Council…

Melksham’s firework display set to go off with a bang

ONCE again, the Melksham Christmas Lights team is organising a firework spectacular extravaganza on Friday 4th November and this year tickets are limited, so get yours now! As Christmas preparations…

Greggs opens on High Street

National bakery chain Greggs has opened a shop on Melksham High Street. The cafe and takeaway is at 29-33 Avon Place, next to Iceland, and opened on Friday 7th October.…

Dunch Lane homes turned down

AN APPLICATION to build six new houses on Dunch Lane was thrown out by Wiltshire Council this month. The applicant had hoped to build six new homes across the lane…

Service of Remembrance

The Annual Service of Remembrance will be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Canon Square, Melksham on Sunday 11th November at 3pm. The general public are requested to…