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On your bike! Cyclist prepares to ride across France

THE Tour de France is now over but wheels are still turning as a local man prepares to tackle a mammoth cycle across France. Bowerhill’s Jason Webb will be cycling 745…

Reverend Ruth ordained a priest

REVEREND Ruth Gillings who is curate in the benefice of Shaw, Whitley and Atworth, was ordained a priest on the 27th June, at Salisbury Cathedral.  In 2013, Rev Ruth was…

Melksham man in critical but stable condition

A Melksham man, was seriously injured while cycling on the A419 near Blunsdon on the morning of Friday 17th July, is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. The…

Empty George Ward site costing council thousands

WILTSHIRE Council is spending nearly £45,000 per year on the former George Ward site while developers wait for planning permission. The council will continue to pay business rates – to…

Neighbourhood Plan website goes live

A new website for the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan has gone live over the weekend. The website aims to keep local people informed about progress in producing the Plan, and give…

Cooper Tires Bowerhill site up for sale

The Bowerhill site occupied by Cooper Tires is up for sale, ahead of the end of their lease in December. The 14-acre site on Lancaster Road has been listed for sale…

Concerns over possible increased pitches at traveller site

SEMINGTON Parish Council is warning residents about a new application that has been made to Wiltshire Council for additional pitches on the Lansdowne/Littleton traveller site. Mr Rooney, who owns the…

Over 100 houses planned for Sandridge Common

A COMMUNITY consultation was held this week to gather feedback on a proposal for 110 new houses to be built near Sandridge Common. The proposal, put forward by Pegasus Planning Group,…

Big live acts lined up for Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall has released details of its ‘Live at Melksham’ autumn schedule, and is boasting a quality lineup of music, comedy and entertainment. Marty Wilde, an icon of Rock…

Lights out for Melksham

PARTS of Melksham could be plunged into darkness this month as street lights are being turned off between midnight and 05.30am each night as part of Wiltshire Council’s latest cuts.…