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Red tape holds up plans to renovate town park

Exciting plans to upgrade and improve King George V park have been thwarted by Wiltshire Council red tape.  The park has fallen into disrepair in recent years bringing…

Oak pride as sixth formers hit top grades

Oak pride as sixth formers hit top grades

ANOTHER year, another step up for Melksham Oak Community School’s sixth form, as students and staff last week celebrated more excellent A-level results. Pupils in years 12 and…

Thrills and spills at Food & River Festival

WITH just over a week to go, excitement is building for one of the highlights of Melksham’s events calendar, the Food & River Festival, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday…

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£10,000 Lottery grant for new pre-school

FOREST and Sandridge Primary School will be the home of a new pre-school next month,…

Melksham’s Best Looking Business – your chance to nominate

Nominations are being sought for the Best Looking Business in Melksham in Summer 2016.  The…

Work yet to start on skate ramps revamp

AN IMPROVED  skatepark is still a pipe dream for Melksham for the time being, as work…

It’s game on for Comic Con 2016!

ORGANISERS are gearing themselves up for another successful Melksham Comic Con which takes place this…

Town and parish council object to Woodrow housing application

BOTH Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council have objected to a planning application…

More drivers hit by ‘extortionate’ parking charge

MORE people who have also been hit with a £100 fine after mistakenly parking in…

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Locals DIY it at ‘neglected’ park

Locals DIY it at ‘neglected’ park

VOLUNTEERS gave Hazelwood Road park some much needed TLC last month when they put up a new fence and cleared the area for the first time in years.…

Team ‘bitten by bug’ after Robot Wars clash

Team ‘bitten by bug’ after Robot Wars clash

A TEAM of local engineers are determined to get back in the arena after their menacing crushing machine ‘Draven’ lost its fight on the new series of Robot Wars. Team…

Help keep town radio station on the airwaves

Help keep town radio station on the airwaves

THE future of Melksham’s very own radio station, Melksham Town Sound looks bright, but £4,000 is needed urgently needed for equipment upgrades and running costs. William Bridger, station…

Toddler back home after life-changing operation

Toddler back home after life-changing operation

MELKSHAM toddler, Harry Kirkman and his family have returned from America where Harry underwent a potentially life-changing operation. Family and friends of three year-old Harry who has cerebral…

Campaign to bring Minor Injuries Unit back to Melksham

Campaign to bring Minor  Injuries Unit back to Melksham

COMMUNITY activist Martin Pain has launched a campaign to see a minor injuries unit re-established in Melksham.  With the town’s growing population, he wants to see an minor…

Sport

Buckland Ath. 1-3 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier, Saturday 20th August

MELKSHAM Town FC are off to a flying start in their Toolstation Premier League campaign, but must keep working hard to weather…

BMCC vs. Warminster 2nd Xi– Wilts Cricket League Div. 2, Sat. 20th August – Match cancelled

BEANACRE and Melksham Cricket Club were scheduled to play Warminster’s second team at home at Melksham House last weekend, but the…

120 runners in village five-miler

120 runners lined up on The Common in Broughton Gifford for the twelfth running of the Foxtrot 5, organised by Stampede…

Fundraising

Street party raises over £800 in memory of friend

NEIGHBOURS in Melksham recently held their annual street party in memory of their friend and raised more money to add to the more than £5,500 raised for charity…

Couple donate over £2,000 to Wiltshire Mind

A COUPLE who recently got married have donated £2,000 to Melksham mental health charity, Wiltshire Mind. When Peter and Frances Walker were planning their wedding they wanted…

Couple raise £1,820 for local charities

Couple raise £1,820 for local charities

A COUPLE from Melksham have donated £1,820 to Dorothy House and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, raised from a party they held for their 25th wedding anniversary. Michael…

Politics

Council to fund future sports stars

With the Rio Olympic games underway and Paralympic Games about to start, Wiltshire Council, working in partnership with local businesses, is already looking to Toyko 2020 and…

Over £9,500 given to local groups at Area Board

OVER £9,500 was given out to local groups at last month’s Melksham Area Board to support their work in the community.  A total of £9,670.40 was agreed…

Have your say on Forest estate plans

PLANS have been revealed for a possible 152 new homes to be built on Woodrow Road to the north of Melksham Forest. The plans were announced in…

Clubs & Organisations

Young dance troupe celebrates carnival win

THE future looks bright for Melksham dance troupe, In2Dance who are celebrating after winning an award at this year’s Melksham Carnival.  In2Dance was set up only a year…

Another go at horseshoes for 55+

MELKSHAM’S 55+ Activity Group will meet again on Monday 5th September, when they will be trying a game of horseshoes! The group will meet at Forest Community…

Improve your confidence at Melksham Speakers Club

Melksham Speakers Club enters its fourth year and is looking to increase its membership.  The first meeting this year is on Tuesday 13th September at the Rachel…

Business

Children’s clothes back in stock!

MELKSHAM charity shop Wiltshire Mind is re-introducing children’s clothes in September due to popular demand.  Shop manager Debs Gogarty said, “We didn’t think children’s clothes were that popular…

Friends launch new business venture and you are invited to join

IF you love reading books, talking about books and everything else related to books, then the Book Box Club is for you. The Book Box Club is…

Think BIG with warehouse

A huge warehouse building on Bowerhill industrial estate has come up for sale for nearly £2.5million. 31 Lancaster Road which was formerly occupied by Cooper Tire &…

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