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‘A park fit for future generations’ Plans unveiled for new-look park

PLANS for a revamped King George V playing field in Melksham have been revealed, which include the relocation of the children’s and adventure play areas, a new tree…

Policing in Melksham comes under fire after road rage incident

THE level of police support available to Melksham in an emergency has come under fire after police took days to follow up on a report of a father being…

‘Let’s get the party started!’ Party in the Park & Carnival set to get Melksham jumping

 Parkfest – Friday 20th July 6.30-11pm • Party in the park – Saturday 21st July 1-10.45pm • Family fun day – Saturday 28th July 12-5pm • Carnival –…

This Issue

Rock ‘n’ Roll club celebrates its 200th dance

MELKSHAM Rock ‘n’ Roll club is celebrating its 200th dance this week with Rockin’ The…

Marriage in Ascension Islands

On Saturday, June 30th, Ruan Sinclair of  Bowerhill, Melksham, married Dr Andrew Richardson of Crawshaw…

Aubrey Winter remembered

Retired architect, Aubrey Winter ARIBA, passed away peacefully on 29th June at the Royal United…

Older person’s champion celebrated by Wiltshire Council

WILTSHIRE’S Older Person’s Champion, Brian Warwick, has been awarded a certificate for long and dedicated…

Local MP to embark on ‘Meet your MP’ roadshow

Local MP Michelle Donelan will be visiting Melksham and surrounding villages as part of a…

Last chance to apply for a town council grant

THERE is still time to apply for a grant from Melksham Town Council. Applications are being…

New management see an exciting future ahead for Blenheim

A NEW management team has been welcomed to Blenheim House Care Home with the vision of…

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“And I would run 1,000 miles!” The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill prepare for epic challenge

“And I would run 1,000 miles!” The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill prepare for epic challenge

THE Mighty Titans of Bowerhill have set themselves another epic charity challenge – this time running 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John o’Groats in seven days or…

The bowls must go on! Club vow not to let vandals ruin their game

The bowls must go on! Club vow not to let vandals ruin their game

BOWLERS at Avon  Bowls Club have vowed to continue  as normal, despite experiencing a number of incidents of vandalism and intimidation. Last week, club members reported youths throwing…

Extended platform now in service at Melksham Station

Extended platform now in service at Melksham Station

MELKSHAM Railway Station has unveiled a new extended platform that will accommodate three-carriage trains. The platform has been extended by Network Rail, who have also made safety improvements to…

Residents join forces with councils in plans for country park

Residents join forces with councils in plans for country park

LOCAL residents have joined forces with the town and parish councils to help move forward with plans for ‘Shurnhold Fields’ – a new mini country park on the site…

Sport

Sat. 7th July. WCCL – Division 5 Biddestone CC 3rd XI 212 all out Melksham CC 355 – 4

Melksham bounced back from their horror show the previous week, to hammer Biddestone 3s by 143 runs away from home, with…

Town positive after pre-season performances against League sides

MELKSHAM Town players had their first run-outs of the new football season, playing pre-season friendlies against Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers,…

Sat. 14th July. WCCL – Division 5 Melksham CC 176 all out. Royal Wootton Bassett CC 3rd XI 151 all out

Melksham Cricket Club maintained their lead at the top of the Division 5 table with a narrow 25 run win at…

Fundraising

Community rallies together to give popular local man the ‘send-off he deserves’

THE Melksham community has rallied together to raise over £1,300 to pay for the funeral of popular local man, Maurice Eyles, who tragically died earlier this month. Over…

Bowerhill Barkers raise over £130 at artisan market

LOCAL fundraising group, Bowerhill Barkers, raised £135.55 for Guide Dogs at last weekend’s artisan market at the Littlebrook Courtyard. Their latest efforts bring their grand total raised so far…

Father’s charity single appeal for daughter

A MELKSHAM father is appealing for people to purchase and download a charity single to raise money for a cause close to his heart. Lowbourne Osteopaths’ Caspar Hull’s 22-year-old…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

Following on from the recent incident in Salisbury, I was extremely concerned to hear of the major incident and tragically a life lost in Amesbury. Whilst not…

Local MP to embark on ‘Meet your MP’ roadshow

Local MP Michelle Donelan will take part in a whistle-stop tour of the Chippenham constituency, holding events in all market towns and villages. The MP will be…

News From Westminster-By Michelle Donelan MP

NHS funding and ME support Since being elected I have been pushing hard for more funding for our NHS, so I was delighted with the Prime Minister’s…

Clubs & Organisations

Seend Royal British Legion to be represented at WW1 commemorations in Belgium

Members of the Seend branch of the Royal British Legion are to join thousands of veterans on a pilgrimage of Remembrance to the World War 1 battlefields,…

Volunteers needed for Age UK

AGE UK Wiltshire are in need of volunteers in the Melksham area to support their services and make a difference to the lives of local older people.…

Volunteers needed at ArtHouse Café

THE ArtHouse Café is on the look out for more volunteers. The popular café in the Market Place is run by Melksham Rotary and raises money for…

Business

Not just a walk in the park Accountancy service Navtax founder joins ‘The Mighty Titans’ in 1000 mile country run

The CEO of a newly rebooted accountancy service from Melksham will put his best foot forward in supporting ‘The Mighty Titans’, a group dedicated to running the…

New Resource – a new local recruitment agency in town

New Resource, a local recruitment and employment agency has opened their Melksham office at 17 Market Place, Melksham. They are supporting large and small, local businesses in…

Historic hotel gets £365,000 revamp

The Kings Arms in Melksham has received its second revamp in accommodation with its 10 original bedrooms receiving a full makeover in a £365,000 investment.  The pub,…

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