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NO ENTRY! Councillor’s idea to pedestrianise town centre

NO ENTRY! Councillor’s idea to pedestrianise town centre

A MELKSHAM town councillor has suggested that a portion of the town’s High Street should be closed to general traffic on a daily basis to help combat air pollution. Town councillor Tony…

Melksham mum warns of meningitis danger

Melksham mum warns of meningitis danger

MELKSHAM mum Beth Smith is warning parents to be aware of the signs of deadly meningitis after her baby contracted the disease. Baby Riley thankfully survived after becoming ill at…

Can you spare some time to help Young Melksham?

Can you spare some time to help Young Melksham?

YOUNG Melksham is appealing for volunteers to help support the club’s ongoing work in the community, delivering a wide range of services for the youth of the town.  The local charity…

70-year-old celebrates birthday by cycling length of the UK!

70-year-old celebrates birthday by cycling length of the UK!

WHILST most people would be content to throw a party for their 70th birthday, a local man decided to take on a more ‘crazy’ challenge to mark the milestone –…

Father’s Great Wall of China trek to support mental health charity

Father’s Great Wall of China trek to support mental health charity

LOCAL man, Jonathan Nash, has completed a Great Wall of China walking challenge to  raise money for the Mental Health Foundation in support of his daughter, Tabby. Jonathan, who is…

Blue pool gym reopens after refurbishment

Blue pool gym reopens after refurbishment

SINCE the announcement of Christie Miller’s closing, the team at Places Leisure say they have been busy making sure the community of Melksham can remain active with the refurbishment of…

300 jobs to go from Melksham’s biggest employer

300 jobs are at risk in Cooper Tires in Melksham after the company announced plans to begin a consultation period to see the viability of removing the light vehicle tyre…

Another ‘Golden’ victory for Melksham!

Another ‘Golden’ victory for Melksham!

MELKSHAM returned triumphant from the South West in Bloom awards in Yeovil  last week – winning Gold for the second year in a row. The news has thrilled the team…

Young runner wins volunteer award from England Athletics

Young runner wins volunteer award from England Athletics

MELKSHAM’S  Holly Newman has been awarded the South West Young Volunteer of the Year Award by England Athletics for her work in sport, with Olympian Jo Pavey presenting her with…

Company retain trophy in charity football match

Company retain trophy in charity football match

TWO businesses went head-to-head again this month in a football re-match in aid of Macmillan and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, with one company retaining their title.  Travis Perkins of Melksham and…