Malmesbury Newspapers

PLANS to build 40 new homes in Great Somerford went on public display last week.

The 2.47 acre brownfield site at Broadfield Farm became vacant at the end of last year as the on-site buildings reached “the end of their life expectancy”, according to Gleeson Strategic Land.

THE ever popular Athelstan Players are holding a rock ‘n’ roll dance in Malmesbury to raise money for their appeal.

Tickets are now available for the drama group’s Dreamboat and Petticoats dance event, which takes place at St Mary’s Hall on Saturday, October 15.

RESIDENTS in Wiltshire are being asked to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee morning.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser takes place on Friday, September 30, and the charity is asking everyone to take part.

THOSE who have served Wiltshire with distinction were celebrated at an awards evening on Thursday.

Wiltshire Police hosted the Force Awards Ceremony, held at Cumberwell Golf Club in Bradford-On-Avon, which every year recognises the acts of courage, hard work and kindness carried out by police staff, officers and members of the public.

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to prevent verbal and physical abuse to NHS staff in Wiltshire.

The results of the last NHS Staff Survey, which gauges feedback on a national scale, showed that one in three workers at the Great Western Hospital had experienced harassment, bullying or abuse from patients, their relatives or other visitors in the last 12 months.

VILLAGERS in the Gauzebrook benefice will come together for their inaugural produce competition this weekend.

The event has been a year in the making and is set to take place at 11am on Saturday at the primary school in Stanton St.

A CAMPAIGN to raise funds to carry out £250,000-worth of vital repairs to Malmesbury’s iconic 12th century abbey, will soon be underway.

The building is in dire need of repairs and requires a new top layer for the roof, which was last replaced 200 years ago.

WHEREVER you stand in Malmesbury, there is one iconic structure that is always in sight.

The stunning 12th century abbey, the building that put the north Wiltshire town on the map centuries ago, is the beating heart of Malmesbury.

PUPILS from Malmesbury School spent the day in London yesterday, learning about what it takes to be an engineer.

A total of 20 pupils took part in an exclusive engineering workshop set up by Dyson at the business’s new Oxford Street ‘Demo’ retail space in the capital.

PROTESTERS gathered to demonstrate outside Shire Hall this morning as a 5000 strong petition against the overnight closure of Stroud and Cirencester hospital’s minor injuries units was handed to Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).


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