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Town council declares war on climate change

MELKSHAM Town Council has pledged to make the town carbon neutral by 2030. The town council intends to promote local awareness of the dangers of climate change and create…

Melksham Oak announces expansion plans

MELKSHAM Oak School has announced plans to expand the school from 1,260 to 1,500 students, aged 11 to 16, by the new school year in 2021. The plans,…

The Great Science Share for Schools 2019 campaign comes to Melksham

Children across Melksham are gearing up for The Great Science Share for Schools – the national campaign to inspire young people to share their science learning with new…

This Issue

Rainbow Day Centre – 38 years and still going strong

The Rainbow Day Centre has been operating at the Riverside Club, Bath Road, Melksham since…

Picnic area needs protecting

Do you visit and enjoy the BRAG picnic area alongside the canal at Bowerhill/Seend run…

Haine and Smith opticians ‘bear up’ for Julia’s House Hospice

A patient of Haine and Smith opticians in Melksham, Keyaan, 11, was delighted when his…

Town council to start asset transfer negotiations early next year

MELKSHAM Town Council is scheduled to begin official asset transfer negotiations with Wiltshire Council in January…

Bride and groom take Melksham News as their plus one to Mediterranean wedding!

A MELKSHAM couple travelled to Cyprus this month to get married – but that didn’t stop them…

Ball rolling for skatepark extension

An extension to the skatepark in Melksham has been announced, with two local companies agreeing…

Time to vote! Melksham Town Council by-election candidates

A BY-ELECTION will be held on Thursday 11th July to elect a town councillor to fill…

Last Issue

It’s carnival time!

It’s carnival time!

CARNIVAL excitement is rising as the town prepares to line the streets for this year’s procession. The Melksham Carnival procession takes place next week on Saturday 29th June from…

Fundraising event in memory of Bowerhill teenager

Fundraising event in memory of Bowerhill teenager

A FUNDRAISER in memory of Bowerhill teenager, Zoe Chapman, who died last November, is to be held at the Oakfield Stadium on Saturday 31st August in aid of…

King George V sensory garden plans revealed

King George V sensory garden plans revealed

MELKSHAM Town Council has revealed plans for a new sensory garden/tree walk in King George V playing field – and they want your thoughts on the design. Community engagement manager…

Splashpad on course for summer opening

Splashpad on course for summer opening

WORK to build the new splashpad for the King George V playing field is on schedule, to be completed in time for the summer holidays. Work to build…

Sport

New look Town prepare for new season

MELKSHAM Town FC has announced a plethora of signings as the club prepares for their pre-season fixtures next week. Chris Allen will return…

Heavy seven-wicket defeat for Melksham

Melksham 1s suffered yet another setback in their Division 4 campaign with a heavy 7-wicket defeat at home to Royal Wootton…

Experienced coach joins melksham rfc ladies

MELKSHAM Rugby Club have bagged themselves another experienced coach, Chalky Meek, to work with the ladies’ and girls’  section of the…

Fundraising

Rotary in Wiltshire raises £42,000 for new mobile classroom

Wiltshire’s Rotary Clubs have provided a new mobile classroom to Life Education Centre (Wiltshire).  11 clubs, from across the county, including Melksham Rotary, raised £12,000 and successfully…

Macapello Community Choir Concert to raise money for local charities

A teenage boy who suffered a devastating brain tumour, is one of the beneficiaries of a concert which will be given by Melksham’s community choir, Macapello, this…

Holt Charity Safari Supper

Holt was the venue once more for a most successful Safari Supper on Saturday 8th June. Organisers say, “Despite quite strong winds, 83 people gathered, early evening,…

Politics

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Out and about in the community

I have been busy out and about in our community recently.  I enjoyed volunteering at Shaw summer fete which was buzzing with local residents. It was also…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Who would you prefer as your next Prime Minister?

The national political situation continues to be rather interesting, to say the least, as we go through the process of selecting a new Prime Minister.  I want…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

New PM must deliver Brexit No one could ever say that my years as an MP have been anything other than eventful. Another twist of history happened…

Clubs & Organisations

Bring pride to Melksham and join your local club!

NEWLY-elected chairman of Melksham Rugby Club, Mark Simmons, encourages you to join the rugby family as he explains that the club is much more than just a…

Get kids off the sofa & into rugby!

Melksham RFC Youth & Mini section covers both girls and boys from ages 3 through to 18.  Youth chairman, Matt Glover said, “We begin with Rugrats (age…

Coming up for melksham seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors will be hosting their regular weekly and monthly social events this fortnight.  This month the Seniors’ Monday film is a week later on Monday 22nd July, …

Business

Autoline proud to be a “Buy With Confidence” retailer

Autoline Service Station on Spa Road, Melksham, have been awarded the highest standard in service and customer care by Wiltshire Trading Standards.  Autoline is a family run…

Knees is surprisingly stylish at 140!

Knees Home and Electrical may be one of the oldest retailers around, but they are certainly upping their game. With a complete overhaul of their home products,…

Funeral directors crowned ‘Business of the Year’

FUNERAL directors, Aaron & Jonathon Bewley, were awarded ‘Business of the Year’ at the Wiltshire Life Awards hosted at Messums Wiltshire on Friday 29th March.  Aaron Bewley,…

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