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Cemetery trees were felled  because of ‘risk to public’,  says Wiltshire Council

Cemetery trees were felled because of ‘risk to public’, says Wiltshire Council

WILTSHIRE Council has responded to criticism after a number of trees were felled in Melksham Cemetery.  The conifer trees were felled on Friday 29th April by contractors working…

20mph speed limit for Union Street?

NOTORIOUS ‘rat run’ Union Street could have its speed limit reduced to 20mph.  The recommendation has been made by Melksham Town Council in response to a recent ‘speed detector…

Village hall construction continues at pace

Village hall construction continues at pace

WORK is progressing to construct the new village hall for Berryfield. Construction of the new hall, located on Telford Drive in the new Bowood View housing development, began…

Latest news

Vaccination centre celebrates 100,000 milestone!

Vaccination centre celebrates 100,000 milestone!

AFTER 18 months of working on the frontline in the fight to control the spread…

Melksham man arrested following pursuit

A MELKSHAM man was arrested on suspicion of multiple offences following a pursuit which resulted…

New weekly social group welcomes Ukrainian refugees

New weekly social group welcomes Ukrainian refugees

UKRAINIAN refugees in Melksham and the surrounding area can now meet up at a new…

‘Negligent’ housing developer under fire for unfinished pedestrian crossing

HOUSING developer, Taylor Wimpey, has come under fire for failing to uphold its promise to…

Primary school expansion plans could be answer to solving traffic chaos concerns, says local councillor

Primary school expansion plans could be answer to solving traffic chaos concerns, says local councillor

PROPOSED plans to increase the size of Forest and Sandridge School could be an opportunity to…

Melksham’s ‘Gold’ streak in Bloom awards to come to an end – But council promises ‘Platinum’ worthy display for Jubilee

Melksham’s ‘Gold’ streak in Bloom awards to come to an end – But council promises ‘Platinum’ worthy display for Jubilee

AFTER four ‘golden’ years in the South West in Bloom competition, the town will not…

Volunteering and helping out

Summer Reading volunteers needed at Melksham library

MELKSHAM Library is looking for volunteers to help support children during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  They say, “Have you got a few spare hours each week…

Volunteers needed at Melksham’s Covid vaccination clinic

MELKSHAM’S Covid vaccination clinic is appealing for more volunteers to join their team.  Volunteer roles at the clinic based at Spencer’s Sports and Social Club, include helping…

Can you help Melksham Link? Community transport scheme is looking for volunteers

VOLUNTEER transport scheme, Melksham Link, is appealing for help to continue its much-needed service.  Chairman Richard Bell says, “Melksham And District Link Scheme, to give its full…

Things to do

Melksham Music and Drama’s new jukebox of a show!

MELKSHAM Music and Drama, invites you to join them for their new show, ‘Now, Then, Always’.  The group say, “Melksham Music and Drama are excited to bring…

Comedy drama at Monday Movies

MELKSHAM Seniors is screening the historical comedy-drama, Pride, at the Assembly Hall for its next ‘Monday Movies’ session.  The film will be screened on Monday 23rd May.…

Coming up at the Assembly Hall

THERE’S an exciting line-up planned for the weeks ahead at Melksham’s Assembly Hall, with a roller disco, a night of mediumship, a Jubilee celebration to remember, and…

Staying well

Minding the gap – charity offers trauma support for people across Wiltshire

LOCAL mental health charity Wiltshire Mind is trialling a new trauma counselling service.  The Melksham-based charity reports, “Traumatic events can have a massive effect on our mental…

‘Get boosted’, says local vaccine centre

STAFF at Melksham’s vaccination centre are encouraging the community to book their Covid booster jabs.  They have also said that they are now vaccinating eligible patients aged…

Melksham’s Covid vaccine centre is back open!

MELKSHAM’S vaccination centre at Spencer Sports and Social Club will be reopening this week to help support the national drive to give Covid booster jabs to all…

Fundraising

Marathon ‘Cardy-io’ session for charity!

FORMER Melksham mayor, Sarah Cardy, ran her first ever marathon last month, raising over £1,200 for charity.  Running for Age UK Wiltshire, where she works as the…

Local man pushes himself to the max for wildlife trust

A MELKSHAM man will be walking from London to Brighton this month to raise money for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.  Max Hardman, who runs a local environmental…

Youngster completes epic charity cycling challenge

ALOERIC Primary School pupil, Ruby Bennett, has completed her 19-mile bike ride, raising over £300 for charity. The 10-year-old cycled 75 laps of her local park in…

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