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Summer picnic in the park for Queen’s birthday

MELKSHAM has another big party to add to its summer calendar this year, as a town picnic will be held on King George V playing field to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday…

Woman pleads with drivers to slow down after death of her cats

A LOCAL woman is appealing for drivers around town to slow down after two of her cats were killed in the last two months.  Giovanna Curaba from Savernake Avenue in…

Local pastors visit Africa

Melksham residents, John and Sharon Firth, have recently returned from a trip to Uganda and Zimbabwe.   Sharon, a specialist in management training and facilitation with Inspire Away, held two…

Avon Bowls Club take a stand against vandalism

DUE to an on-going problem with vandalism at Avon Bowls Club, a fence has now been put up to protect the area. In the last edition of the Melksham News, a…

Fire destroys barn near Shaw

A MAN was taken to hospital when a barn near Shaw was devastated by an overnight blaze last weekend, which tore through hay bales,  gas canisters and vehicles. Firefighters were alerted…

FREE shuttle service and three youth clubs each week at Canberra

Young Melksham is now providing a free shuttle service on a Thursday youth club night, plus three youth clubs each week at Canberra to all young people in Melksham and…

Photographer Andy York celebrates ten years in Melksham town centre

LOCAL photographer Andy York and his wife Christine are this year celebrating their tenth year of trading in Melksham town centre, and looking forward to many more.  Andy York Photography started…

Melksham girl leads Liverpool out at Anfield

Melksham Town FC  Girls’ Rebecca Fairley has fulfilled a childhood dream as she was mascot for Liverpool FC earlier this month. Rebecca who plays for Melksham Town Girls U11 team,…

Experienced councillor returns to Melksham town hall

FORMER town councillor, Adrienne Westbrook, has returned to take up the role, filling a vacancy left by Diane Wnek’s resignation last year. Councillor Westbrook was the only nomination for the…

‘Hopper’ bus axed

THE Connect2 RUH bus service – aka the ‘Hopper’ – will be terminated in May this year, after Wiltshire Council announced that there is no funding for the service. Campaigners hoping…