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‘A legacy for future generations’ Melksham is first town to join age-friendly network

‘A legacy for future generations’ Melksham is first town to join age-friendly network

MELKSHAM has become the first rural town in the country to join the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities. The landmark moment follows months of campaigning by the Melksham age-friendly steering group…

Another bronze medal comes home to Melksham

Another bronze medal comes home to Melksham

Melksham hockey star, Liam Sanford, has returned with a bronze medal from the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia. Liam helped England beat India 2-1 to clinch the men’s…

Paw-some victory! Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned

Paw-some victory! Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned

The first ever Melksham News ‘Cutest Pet’ competition has been won by Cookie, a two-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog; and with the title in the bag, Cookie is soon…

Canal campaigners aiming for link to Lacock

Canal campaigners aiming for link to Lacock

The dream of a restored canal between Melksham and Lacock has moved another step closer to reality. The former Wilts & Berks Canal was abandoned more than a century ago…

Join us in the fight against plastic!

Join us in the fight against plastic!

MELKSHAM Town Council is holding a town tidy day with a difference next month as they continue with their war on plastic in the town. On Sunday 13th May from 1pm until…

When the going gets tough, the ‘Goats’ get going

When the going gets tough, the ‘Goats’ get going

  A GROUP of friends from Melksham are taking on the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ this June to raise money for The Devizes & District Opportunity Centre. Friends Bradley Overton, Alex…

Councillor steps down from Parish Council

Councillor steps down from Parish Council

MELKSHAM Without parish councillor, Steve Petty, has resigned as a parish councillor, saying that he questions the changing role of  the parish council. Although he is also cutting down on…

New look school wows the community

New look school wows the community

PUPILS past and present of St Mary’s Broughton Gifford Primary School came out in force last month to celebrate the school’s new-look and brand new hall. The refurbishment of the school…

Missing money has ‘detrimental effect’ on child’s rehabilitation

Missing money has ‘detrimental effect’ on child’s rehabilitation

A MELKSHAM family is worried that their son will miss out on vital rehabilitation support due to an ongoing investigation into the charity holding funds raised by the community for his…

Community share their ideas for King George V park

Community share their ideas for King George V park

A PETTING zoo, pedalo boat rides on the river, an outdoor cinema, more play equipment, a nature garden and a fitness trail were just some of the aspirational ideas suggested by…

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