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What changes do you want for Melksham and surrounding areas?

Melksham and the surrounding villages face the prospect of huge changes over the next ten years.   And  any future developments could raise huge questions for local people.  Now, say…

Concerns over health & safety of children’s paddling pool

LOCAL parents have expressed their concerns over the current state of the children’s paddling  pool in the King George V Playing Fields. Parents have taken to social media to voice…

Third generation of Melksham family business

Melksham family butchers, ID Newman and Son, is soon to become ID Newman and Granddaughter. The granddaughter of the shop’s founder, Ivor Newman, is taking over the popular shop next…

Local modeller’s legacy on show at field hospital

A MODEL of the SS Uganda, built by a Melksham man, has gone on display at the Army Reserves’ 243 Field Hospital in Keynsham. The model, created by the late Bernard Seymour, was…

Bowerhill link road to open

The new road linking the Bowerhill estate to the A350 Semington bypass will open from 17th August. Portal Way, which has been completed using funds from the sale and development…

‘Disappointed and let down by First Bus’ says Councillor

Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard has said he feels ‘disappointed and let down’ by the decision of First Bus to cancel their early morning buses running from Bowerhill. The decision to…

Developer to fight Holt homes refusal

GLADMAN Developments have launched an appeal in support of their failed application to build 98 homes  in Holt, despite being told that it would have no chance of succeeding. The…

Television and comic book writers to make guest appearance at Comic Con

The end of August brings about Melksham’s Annual Comic-Con, and this year is set to be a great weekend for all who attend. Special guests this year include writers and…

Plan for another Broughton Gifford solar farm

ANOTHER renewable energy company wants to build a solar farm on land near Broughton Gifford and will be holding a consultation in the Village Hall on Thursday 20th August. British Solar…

Mum and daughter to take leap of faith for charity close to their hearts

LOCAL woman, Tracey Freegard and her daughter Amy Freegard, are taking part in a charity parachute jump to raise money for the cancer support unit in the RUH. Tracey who…