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Long-serving staff retire from Bowerhill Primary School

Gardening and grandchildren are on the cards for two members of staff from Bowerhill Primary School who will be retiring at the end of the term, after 25 years at…

Have your say on Forest housing plans

CONTROVERSIAL plans have been revealed for a 152-home housing estate in Melksham Forest; the town and parish councils will discuss the application at meetings next month. The development could see…

Children’s author wins international award

A LOCAL author is headed to Las Vegas in October after her series of children’s books won an international award. Sarah Hill, Seend resident and author of the ‘Whimsy Wood’…

‘World Cup 66’ screening cancelled

THE screening of, ‘World Cup ‘66’ live by satellite has been cancelled due to technical problems A spokesperson from Melksham Assembly Hall said, “With many regrets,  we have had to…

Local people have their say on town’s future

Several hundred local people attended the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Open House event to comment on a draft Vision Statement covering the future development of Melksham and its surrounding villages in…

Market Place revamp delayed until new year

MELKSHAM Market Place will now be redeveloped in the new year after fears of interrupting the Christmas lights saw the work pushed back to 2017. The work, previously expected to…

Grant helps lifesaving first aid training

LOCAL first aid volunteers recently bought a training defibrillator with the help of Melksham Area Board, in order to teach local people how to use the lifesaving devices. Thanks to a…

Food & River Festival – make a date in your diary!

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Food and River Festival are well under way with organisers already expecting it to be a roaring success. The Melksham Food and River Festival will take…

MP to chat with Seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors 55+ Forum will be meeting with local MP, Michelle Donelan, this month as her Party has elected a new leader and Prime Minister. The group, which organises events and…

New housing estate planned for Semington

75 new homes could be built in Semington and Wiltshire Council is inviting people to have their say on a planning application to build the new estate. The application, submitted…