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No room for manoeuvre! Air Ambulances land in Bowerhill

No room for manoeuvre!  Air Ambulances land in Bowerhill

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance managed a very tight landing after being  called to an address in Bowerhill. Resident Phil Chipper said, “We were disturbed by the sound of a low flying…

100 homes planned for Sandridge Common

100 homes planned  for Sandridge Common

  ANOTHER new housing estate could be built on Sandridge Common after a developer recently applied for permission to build 100 houses on a field opposite Skylark Road. Cheltenham-based housebuilder…

New Courses Feature – January 2016

New Courses Feature – January 2016

As we head into a new year why not pick up a new challenge, a new pastime or something to help you get back into shape after festive excess! This…

Woolmore Farm on schedule

Woolmore Farm on schedule

BUILDING work is progressing on schedule at Woolmore Farm and Wiltshire Council is confident the new sports facilities will be ready to use for the 2016/17 season. Construction is well…

Award for achievements of canal volunteers

Award for achievements of canal volunteers

DEDICATED volunteers have received special recognition of their progress in restoring a former Wiltshire waterway. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has been…

Melksham Town Council hails 2015 a success for the town and looks ahead to what 2016 will bring

Melksham Town Council hails 2015 a success for the town and looks ahead to what 2016 will bring

  2015 has been a busy year for Melksham Town Council, with a calendar full of community events, activities and civic occasions.  Town clerk Stephen Gray said, “Our Assembly Hall…

Taxi boss retires after two decades in Melksham

Taxi boss retires after two decades in Melksham

AFTER 22 years of running A&P Taxis, Ann Fernandez is ready to retire and enjoy some  time to herself.  Ann has been part of the community for many years, 35…

Melksham Christmas lights just get better and better!

Melksham Christmas lights just get better and better!

THOUSANDS of people turned out in force to support Melksham’s Christmas Fayre and the official switching on of the town’s Christmas lights, which have been hailed as the best for…

‘Amazing’ young people celebrated at annual awards

‘Amazing’ young people celebrated at annual awards

AWARDS and commendations were given out to some of Melksham’s most inspirational young people last week for their achievements and community contributions. The fourth annual Young People’s Awards ceremony was…

Melksham Rotary gives out over £10,000 to good causes

Melksham Rotary gives out over £10,000 to good causes

MELKSHAM Rotary Club recently held its biannual cheque presentation evening where  £10,500 in grants was presented to a number of local groups. 15 charities and organisations benefitted from the charity initiative,…