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Melksham campus – your questions answered

WILTSHIRE Council’s plans for Melksham campus – revealed by Melksham News in our last issue – have come under scrutiny by local residents. More than 25 questions and suggestions…

Manchester United legends return to Melksham this week! (and Liverpool could be next)

MANCHESTER United return to town this weekend! Melksham Town FC will again host the Manchester United legends for another thrilling match and there is still time to get your…

Share your views on the Assembly Hall

AS part of a feasibility study, the Melksham community is being asked to share their views on the best way to give the Assembly Hall a new lease of…

Melksham Remembers

A TWO minutes’ silence will take place at the war memorial, Canon Square, at 11.00am on Saturday 11th November, Armistice Day, to commemorate those who have lost their…

This Issue

Campus plans – a reminder

The details in full: Melksham House site – planned facilities • 25 metre, 6 lane swimming…

National ‘best campaign’ award is won by Rail User Group

MELKSHAM Rail User Group is celebrating after winning the “Best Campaign” award at the RailFuture annual…

Full steam ahead! Christmas lights volunteers get to work

AFTER a long delay due to the Market Place redevelopment, work has finally begun on Melksham’s…

Nominations invited for Civic Awards

NOMINATIONS are invited for Melksham’s Civic Awards for 2017. This is the opportunity to recognise and…

Recycling Centre to re-open this weekend

THE Melksham Recycling Centre in Bowerhill is to re-open this weekend after a refurbishment. Wiltshire Council…

More play areas to be refurbished by town council

RIVERSIDE Drive is the latest play area to be refurbished by Melksham Town Council as part…

Council’s bid to tackle escalating vandalism

MELKSHAM Town Council will discuss the issue of vandalism at the next town council meeting,…

‘Shocked’ parish council condemns vandalism at Atworth Recreation Ground

ATWORTH Parish Council has condemned what it describes as apparently “wilful vandalism” which is regularly targetting…

Last Issue

Have a ‘spooktacular’ time at Melksham Monster Ball!

Have a ‘spooktacular’ time at Melksham Monster Ball!

MELKSHAM Monster Ball this Saturday, 28th October, is going to be a spookily exciting night – and will  hopefully raise a monster amount for Melksham Party in the…

Celebrate Gold at Melksham South West in Bloom AGM

Celebrate Gold at Melksham South West in Bloom AGM

EVERYONE is invited to help celebrate the town’s Gold award, at the Melksham South West in Bloom AGM on Tuesday 7th November at Melksham Town Hall, at 7pm.…

As light as a feather! Local woman loses over 7 stone and takes part in skydive

As light as a feather! Local woman loses over 7 stone and takes part in skydive

A LOCAL woman has achieved a life-long dream of taking part in a skydive after losing over 7 stone in weight. Resident of Bowerhill, Nicole Poa-Paterson, started her weight…

Name the Bear! Win a giant bear and raise money for the Christmas Lights

Name the Bear! Win a giant bear and raise money for the Christmas Lights

THE Toy Shop is raising money for the Melksham Christmas Lights with a ‘name the bear’ competition. The huge teddy bear is in need of a name, with…

Sport

Grants available to help sports stars of tomorrow

WILTSHIRE Council, in partnership with local businesses, is looking to help support the next generation of sports stars with the launch of…

Trowbridge II 20 Melksham 1st 50

Melksham were back to winning ways at Doric Park hosted by Trowbridge II. The game got under way with both teams…

Melksham Rugby U16s

Melksham (U16s) 17  Trowbridge (U16s) 26 A local derby cup match saw an improved team performance from Melksham U16s, however they…

Fundraising

Curves raise £2,863 for Breast Cancer Awareness

CURVES in Avonside,  Melksham, is celebrating a successful month of fundraising, raising £2,863 to help fight breast cancer. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Curves, the…

Name the Bear!

THE Toy Shop is raising money for the Melksham Christmas Lights with a ‘name the bear’ competition. The huge teddy bear is in need of a name,…

Melksham Christmas Cards to support the town’s lights

ONCE again Andy York has produced a set of exclusive Christmas cards depicting three different images of the Melksham Christmas lights. Andy said “I have been designing these…

Politics

News From Westminster- Tackling Homelessness- By Michelle Donelan MP

THIS week has been a busy one in Parliament with the highlight being a meeting with the charity Crisis, to talk about homelessness and the opportunity to follow…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

SINCE being a candidate I have been campaigning for fairer funding in our schools and more money into our education system. I believe that every child, no matter…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP

I READ with shock and sadness of the terror attack at Parsons Green and my heart goes out to each of the victims and their families. Whilst this…

Clubs & Organisations

Twin Scouts are off to the next World Jamboree in the USA!

TWIN brothers, George and Will Lister, both scouts from 1st Broughton Gifford and Holt, have been selected to attend the next World Scout Jamboree, which will be…

Your chance to add to First World War story of Melksham and the surrounding area

THE community project ‘Melksham Remembers’ is holding a drop-in event at Melksham Library on Thursday 9th November from 3.00pm – 7.00pm. Organisers say, “The project is looking at…

Dorothy House needs YOU!

DOROTHY House clothing charity shop in Church Street, Melksham, is on the look out for more volunteers. The popular charity shop needs to find over 30 volunteers to…

Business

New look for local business

ANDY York photography, picture gallery, framing and copying & restoration shop has a new look. Christine York, co-owner said, “Celebrating 25 years in business this year, 11…

Celebrating a decade of success at Get it Cleared

MELKSHAM house waste clearance business Get It Cleared is celebrating 10 years of business serving the Melksham community and the surrounding area. Get It Cleared was first…

Scott’s Gym celebrates 33 years in business

SCOTT’S Gym in Melksham is celebrating 33 “wonderful and rewarding” years in business, first opening in 1984. The gym offers a range of facilities including; a gym,…

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