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Exciting plans for new-look park

Exciting plans for new-look park

MELKSHAM Town Council has approved ‘exciting’ plans to revamp King George V playing field.  The first phase of the plans – which the council is hoping will be completed by the…

Lunch is served! Community meals return to the Assembly Hall

Lunch is served! Community meals return to the Assembly Hall

THE launch of Melksham Community Meals at the Assembly Hall has been described as ‘a huge success’ by the organisers.  The service launched last week on Friday and Sunday, attracting a…

Fundraising couple to take on the Austrian Alps in an old banger

Fundraising couple to take on the Austrian Alps in an old banger

A MELKSHAM couple are preparing for the challenge of a lifetime, travelling 4,500 miles from Edinburgh to Rome, via the Austrian Alps, in a rusty old car. Richard and Caroline Aylward will…

Scouts’ African Adventure

Scouts’ African Adventure

Three local Explorer Scouts and their group Scout leader,  John Lister, are embarking on an African adventure to support community projects in remote, rural areas of Tanzania. They have been…

A tea party fit for a queen! Search begins for this year’s carnival royalty

A tea party fit for a queen! Search begins for this year’s carnival royalty

Melksham Carnival is hosting a vintage tea party next month, which will set the stage for the climax to the search for this year’s carnival royal family. Melksham Carnival committee…

Semington pub to become ‘community hub’

Semington pub to become ‘community hub’

THE landlord of the Somerset Arms in Semington has announced plans to transform the popular pub into a ‘community hub’. Alongside the usual mix of food, drinks and live music, landlord…

“Unacceptable!” Hospital review fails to acknowledge ‘dangerous’ pedestrian access

“Unacceptable!” Hospital review fails to acknowledge ‘dangerous’ pedestrian access

A LOCAL campaigner has branded a recent review of accessibility for disabled people at Melksham Hospital as ‘unacceptable’ after it failed to acknowledge the concerns she raised about the ‘dangerous’ pedestrian access…

County medal haul for young swimmer

County medal haul for young swimmer

  MELKSHAM swimmer, Molly Watts, is celebrating winning four gold medals at the Wiltshire Swimming Championships this month.  Molly has been a member of Melksham Swordfish since she was 8…

Local father and daughter take on London Marathon for mental health

Local father and daughter take on London Marathon for mental health

Atworth-based Nigel and Lucie Horton are running the London Marathon in April to raise money for MQ: Transforming mental health, a charity dedicated to funding research into mental health. The…

Guide dog gives Bowerhill resident new lease of life

Guide dog gives Bowerhill resident new lease of life

BOWERHILL resident Caroline Fielding is celebrating a new lease of life after receiving her first guide dog, Mike. Prior to the arrival of her guide dog in November last year, Caroline…

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