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Local schools join forces to run their own affairs

THE way schools are run in Melksham looks set to change as a new Multi-Academy Trust is being set up that will see many local schools become academies.…

Planning refused for 150 homes in Berryfield

A PLANNING application for 150 homes and a new village hall in Berryfield has been refused by Wiltshire Council.   The proposed development by Strutt & Parker covered…

Concern as fresh planning application submitted in Holt

RESIDENTS in Holt have voiced their concerns after a new planning application for 98 homes was submitted.  The residents say that the quality of life for villagers will…

Melksham teenager receives Diana award

Melksham teenager receives Diana award

A young Melksham woman who launched a campaign to raise awareness of the condition that causes her to compulsively pull out her own hair has won a prestigious…

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Melksham Town Council Newsletter

Melksham Town Council Newsletter

Click below for the Melksham Town Council Newsletter as featured in the Melksham Independent News…

Melksham Without Parish Council Newsletter

Melksham Without Parish Council Newsletter

Click below for the Melksham Without Parish Council Newsletter as featured in the Melksham Independent…

Chance to say farewell to man who brought Thunderbirds to life

FRIENDS and family of a Whitley man who helped bring Thunderbirds to life will get…

Suspected drug taking concerns Melksham residents

MELKSHAM residents have voiced their concern after they say a parkland area had become a…

Thousands have their say as parking consultation ends

Almost 5,000 residents and businesses have had their say on Wiltshire Council’s parking review, which…

Melksham town council councillor vacancy

Due to the resignation of Paul Coward, a vacancy has arisen for a councillor to…

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Melksham Market Place proposal plans unveiled

Melksham Market Place proposal plans unveiled

Exciting new plans have been unveiled detailing how the Market Place will look if redevelopment plans get the green light. The proposed improvements of the town’s historical Market…

Tributes paid to ex mayor Sheila Wilkinson

Tributes paid to ex mayor Sheila Wilkinson

TRIBUTES have been paid by friends and family to Sheila Wilkinson who contributed so much to Melksham over several decades.  Sheila died peacefully on 31st December, aged 90,…

Melksham date for comedy star Seann Walsh

Melksham date for comedy star Seann Walsh

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Virtually Famous’  and ‘Stand Up for the Week’  and BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, Seann Walsh brings his brand new show ‘Seann 28’ to…

Melksham couple celebrate birth of first baby in Wiltshire in 2015

Melksham couple celebrate birth of first baby in Wiltshire in 2015

A MELKSHAM couple are celebrating after their son was confirmed as the first born in Wiltshire in 2015.  New parents Aidan Alford and Jemma Last were left waiting…

Wiltshire’s new air ambulance starts operating

Wiltshire’s new air ambulance starts operating

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) is pleased to announce that its new helicopter began operating on 9th January. The charity was given the go-ahead for the helicopter, a Bell…

Sport

Bradford Town 3-1 Melksham Town – FA Vase 4th Round, Sat. 17th Jan.

Melksham’s run in this season’s FA Vase came to an end at local rivals Bradford Town after an incident-packed 3-1 defeat…

Melksham Town 5-1 Shepton Mallet – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 10th Jan.

Melksham went into their third meeting of the season with Shepton Mallet looking to put the disappointment of the Boxing Day…

Melksham Town 0-3 Bradford Town – Toolstation Premier League, Fri. 26th Dec.

In front of a healthy Boxing Day crowd Melksham Town and Bradford Town locked horns for their first meeting since the…

Melksham Town 3-0 Bitton – Toolstation League Premier , Sat. 20th Dec.

Second placed Melksham entertained third placed Bitton at the Conigre looking to put last week’s Wiltshire Cup defeat to Highworth behind…

Fundraising

Win £5,000 in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s upcoming Grand Spring Draw

Buy a ticket in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Grand Spring Draw and you could win £5,000. The annual draw raises much needed funds for this life-saving service, which…

Scout Cubs’ money for new air ambulance

1st Bowerhill Scout Group has presented a cheque to Wiltshire Air Ambulance following their very successful bag packing day at Sainsburys in Melksham in December.  Sue Cook,…

Flower Club blossom as £500 raised for charity

MELKSHAM Flower Club has presented a cheque for £500 to Young Carers, Wiltshire.  They were the club’s chosen charity for 2014 and the money was raised from…

Events & Entertainment

‘Trouble in Pantoland’ comes to Melksham

Melksham Music and Drama are to take to the stage as they present ‘Trouble in Pantoland.’ The show,  written by Sharon Hulm, is a witty and inventive…

Holt Dramatic Society presents: ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Holt Dramatic Society will be presenting the well loved pantomime ‘Hansel and Gretel’ from Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd February in Holt Village Hall,  Director of the…

War themed weekends – and more – from Vision Tours

VISION TOURS, the local luxury coach tour operator, is offering a variety of first class trips with pick ups from Melksham. Following the recent World War One…

Clubs & Organisations

Join Melksham Speakers Club

Confidence in everything we do is essential for us to enjoy our lives to the full. “At Melksham Speakers Club, we teach you to gain that confidence…

Choral Society looking for new members

Rehearsals are now underway for our April concert and we are looking for more members.  “Currently we are rehearsing ‘The Little Jazz Mass’ by Bob Chilcott,” said…

Discover a new interest at Melksham Seniors

LOCAL people are being encouraged join in the fun with Melksham Seniors.  The club is for over 55s and ideal for anyone looking for a gentle activity…

Business

Promote your business or group at Melksham 2015 Party in the Park

Preparations are already underway for Melksham’s summer Party in the Park (PITP) 2015, which takes place on Saturday 18th July. About 6,000 people attend the town’s open-air,…

End of an era as Sue Ryder closes

Sue Ryder sadly closed its doors on Saturday 10th January after over 10 years of trading in Melksham.  Manager, Tracie Winslow said, “The lease was up, and…

Nursery to maintain Littlebrook flower display

THE Littlebrook Centre’s flower display has been taken over by a local nursery who will now maintain the site.  The planting and upkeep of the display will…

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