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Town council to the rescue! Good news at last for Melksham’s parks

Town council to the rescue! Good news at last for Melksham’s parks

MELKSHAM Town Council’s vision to get the parks and play areas of the town up to standard and safe is off to a flying start, with the reopening…

It’s time for Melksham Carnival!

It’s time for Melksham Carnival!

THE summer fun continues this weekend as the town gears up for one of the biggest events on the Melksham calendar – Melksham Carnival.  After months of hard work,…

Market Place plans come under fire

WITH the Market Place starting to take shape and completion expected next month, public opinion has been less than enthusiastic on the re-development. Since work began in February…

Campus update promised for September

FOLLOWING pressure from local councillors, Wiltshire Council will provide a report on the progress of Melksham’s Campus in September. It has been nine months since the last update on…

This Issue

Tree planting project 100 years after end of WW1

MELKSHAM could join a nationwide project which will see millions of trees planted across the…

Hear About the new airbase at Air Ambulance’s AGM

AN update on Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase at Semington will be given at the…

Teacher celebrates 25 years

A TEACHER at Forest and Sandridge Primary School was surprised by colleagues and family with…

BRAG cross their green fingers for South West in Bloom win for fourth year running

BOWERHILL Residents Action Group (BRAG) are aiming for their fourth level 5 ‘Outstanding’ award in a…

Melksham carnival Saturday 22nd July – Fun day from 12 noon; procession from 6pm

FINAL preparations for Melksham Carnival 2017 are being made but there’s still time to be…

New Carnival procession route

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival route has been shortened, so take note of the changes to…

Last Issue

‘If the council won’t do it, I’ll do it myself!’ Dad takes grass cutting into his own hands

‘If the council won’t do it, I’ll do it myself!’ Dad takes grass cutting  into his own hands

A LOCAL man who took it upon himself to cut the grass at his local park has been praised by the Melksham community. Frustrated with how overgrown it was, Craig…

Melksham Oak students learn life-saving skills

Melksham Oak students learn life-saving skills

YEAR 9 students at Melksham Oak School have received life-saving CPR instruction and basic first aid training from South West Ambulance Service staff. The training day was organised by…

Melksham youth team win Sportsmanship Award

Melksham youth team win Sportsmanship Award

Melksham Town Youth U12 Typhoons football team have won this season’s Sportsmanship Award for the entire U12 age group of 28 teams in the Mid Wilts League. The…

Canal Trust celebrates ‘amazing achievement’

Canal Trust celebrates ‘amazing achievement’

A POPULAR stretch of restored canal is finally full of water for the first time in more than a century. Volunteers with the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust…

Sport

Town squad taking shape for new season

EXCITEMENT is building for the start of the new season with Melksham Town Football Club announcing its latest signings. For the coming season…

Melksham CC 190 all out from 39 overs. Royal Wootton Bassett CC 3’s 191 for 7 from 42 overs

MELKSHAM played at home last week against Royal Wootton Bassett. After winning the toss, Melksham chose to bat and looked to put…

Broughton Gifford Bowls Club

Broughton Gifford Bowls Club was founded in 1961 and is situated in the village at the back of The Bell on…

Fundraising

Melksham veteran wins silver medal at the Warrior Games

A DISABLED veteran from Melksham has returned victorious from the Warrior Games in Chicago, USA, winning a silver medal for swimming for the United Kingdom team. Competing in the…

Wiltshire Mind Charity Sale

The Wiltshire Mind charity shop in Church Street, Melksham, is holding a £1.50 sale on Saturday 29th July.  All clothing, shoes and bags will be hugely reduced…

Will-makers help raise £2,135 for local charity

A scheme whereby local people can make a Will and help the local ‘We Hear You’ charity, at no additional cost to themselves, has again been a…

Politics

Have your say on future housing plans in Wiltshire

A new plan for housing in Wiltshire to help  meet housing needs as identified in the Wiltshire Core Strategy will go out to public consultation next month.…

Town Council leading the fight against anti-social behaviour

Following concerns raised by individuals and businesses, Melksham Town Council has  undertaken to explore measures that might be employed to counter the incidence of public drinking, begging…

Conservatives hold their seat in general election

MICHELLE Donelan MP held on to her seat in the general election on Thursday 8th May with a convincing victory. Michelle Donelan MP, who has been the Conservative MP…

Clubs & Organisations

Trip to Alington Grange for Shaw & Whitley WI

Our meeting was opened by Sylvia our president, the minutes were read and signed. Seventeen members and friends attended Alington Grange on Thursday 29th June, we went…

Garden visits for Melksham Gardeners

The Melksham Gardeners’ Society has enjoyed two visits recently – to a Chinese garden in Westbury and Kew Gardens in London. Cary Hopkins, Melksham Gardeners’ Society secretary…

Speak out with confidence

Melksham Speakers concluded the summer meetings with their AGM where they reported on a successful year, with many of the members receiving certifications of achievement.  The new…

Business

Gompels reach new heights!

The ancient yew tree at the back of Gompels Pharmacy in Bank Street, Melksham, was experiencing problems due to all the buildings now surrounding it. Nick Gompels…

Bookasaurus invites children to come and read in their secret book garden

BOOKASAURUS has officially taken over from KomiX at the Roundhouse, transforming the shop into a secret garden, inviting children of all ages to come along and find…

Business owner has high tea at the House of Lords

Owner and director of language services agency “KLAS Languages” based in Melksham, Karine Chevalier-Watts, was invited to attend a tea party at the House of Lords, Palace…

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