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Visually impaired residents demand ‘dangerous’ pavement be made safe

Visually impaired residents  demand ‘dangerous’  pavement be made safe

BLIND and visually impaired residents are calling for action to make the high pavement area on Bank Street safe for all.  The area, which in some places has a drop…

Man who died following collision in Melksham is named

A pedestrian who died following a collision with a car in Melksham at the weekend has been named. Thomas Collis, 60, from Melksham, died from the injuries he sustained following the…

Who will be this year’s Person and Group of the year?

Who will be this year’s Person and Group of the year?

NOMINATIONS are in for this year’s Melksham News’ Person and Group of the Year awards,  looking to celebrate the tremendous work that goes on in the town. This year, as…

Scout leader’s award for 60 years of service

Scout leader’s award for 60 years of service

LOCAL man, Frank Alford, has been awarded the Chief Scout’s 60 Years of Service award for his continued voluntary work with the scouting movement.  Frank was presented with the award on…

Melksham charity thanks community support for Christmas appeal

Melksham charity thanks community support for Christmas appeal

MELKSHAM charity, Evie’s Gift, raised over £1,300 from its Christmas appeal thanks to the support of the local community and Melksham News readers. The money raised will help support two families…

Local author’s Amazon Christmas Number One

Local author’s Amazon  Christmas Number One

Melksham author Ted Tayler now has over 20 titles listed on Amazon. In March last year he had a significant breakthrough when he secured a featured deal in the USA…

Meet Melksham’s budding Tom Daley

Meet Melksham’s budding Tom Daley

Inspirational Lily Bressington, 11, Melksham Oak Community School is winning national awards in diving. She has competed in Sheffield, Southampton and Plymouth, winning two golds medals, two silver, one bronze…

‘Magnificent’ Melksham raises over £24,000 for Poppy Appeal

‘Magnificent’ Melksham raises over £24,000 for Poppy Appeal

POPPY Appeal organisers have praised the generosity of Melksham and surrounding villages for raising over £24,000 for this year’s appeal. The money raised will help servicemen and women affected by past…

Melksham goes wild for trees! Town council launch exciting tree planting campaign

Melksham goes wild for trees! Town council launch exciting tree planting campaign

An ambitious tree planting campaign has been launched by the town council. The campaign will see up to £1,000 spent on tree seedlings (whips) that will be given away for…

Who deserves to be Melksham’s Person or Group of the Year 2019?

Who deserves to be Melksham’s Person or Group of the Year 2019?

Melksham News’ Person of the Year award is back – and this year there is a new category, Group of the Year! As well as recognising a resident who has…