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Exercise group is up and running


Dig out that tracksuit, pull on those trainers and head for the King George V Park in Melksham for the first in a series of free weekly exercise sessions. Wiltshire Council is backing a beginners’ running group in the town to encourage more people to think about their health and fitness. John Thomson, cabinet member read more…

Wiltshire Life Award for Melksham gymnast

Moonraker Gymnastics Wiltshire Life  third place for Hannah West (JG) 13.04.18a2

Melksham gymnast Hannah West has been commended for achieving her childhood dream of winning a national championship. The 22-year-old received a gold medal in last year’s adult championships organised by British Gymnastics. She scored the highest marks in the over-18s intermediate category for all four of her routines on the bars, beam, floor and vault read more…

Canal campaigners aiming for link to Lacock

WB MCC chair Dave Maloney nr  Queenfield Farm (JG) 13.04.18 2

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 and much of the original line was lost under modern development. However, in recent years the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has submitted plans to read more…

Updates from Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Please engage with us

Updates from Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Please engage with us

The last update included this statement: “Local communities through local and neighbourhood plans should be able to identify for special protection green areas of particular importance to them. By designating land as Local Green Space local communities will be able to rule out new development other than in very special circumstances.” (National Planning Policy Framework, read more…

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018


Got a few hours to spare each week over the summer? Melksham Library is lookING for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to support 4 – 11 year olds taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. The Challenge runs from the 14th July – 8th September 2018. * By helping us you could gain experience and skills read more…