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Call for action as doctors admit they are ‘fully stretched’

DOCTORS’ surgeries in Melksham have admitted they are ‘fully stretched’ and struggling to recruit more staff, and local campaigners say councils and the NHS need to work harder to make…

Families still waiting for new play area

FAMILIES on the new housing estate east of Melksham have expressed frustration over the delay with the installation of a play area. As part of the conditions of…

Parkrun Melksham gets the go-ahead!

MELKSHAM will soon be part of the worldwide parkrun community, thanks to grants given by the town and parish councils and Melksham Area Board. Parkrun is an organised,…

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Melksham woman nominated for Outstanding Volunteer award

MELKSHAM woman, Lisa Ellis has been nominated for an Outstanding Volunteer award in the Community…

Police seeking information over dog attack

MELKSHAM Neighbourhood Policing Team is seeking information regarding a dog attack that took place at…

Local music talent features on BBC Radio 2

Local singer/songwriter, Kate Lomas, had her first single release played on BBC Radio 2 earlier…

Eat cake, drink coffee and raise money for Macmillan!

JOIN in with The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and help raise money for people facing…

Coach’s pride in dance ‘stars’ after TV auditions

A GROUP of Melksham’s budding young dancers took the stage at auditions for Britain’s Got Talent this…

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Thousands indulge at thriving Food and River Festival

Thousands indulge  at thriving Food  and River Festival

MELKSHAM Food and River Festival again brought in a crowd of thousands last weekend and has been hailed a huge success by organisers. The festival, held over 3rd…

Melksham’s Got Talent! Young dancers scouted for BGT auditions

Melksham’s Got Talent! Young dancers scouted for BGT auditions

A GROUP of young dancers from Melksham will be auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent this week after being scouted at a competition in Wales recently. Eight girls from 4Stars…

The results are in and it’s another successful year for Melksham Oak

The results are in and it’s another successful year for Melksham Oak

MELKSHAM Oak is celebrating another successful year of GCSE results after nervous students received their grades earlier this month. 55% of Oak GCSE students achieved 5 A*-C grades…

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.…

Sport

Goals, goals, goals for top of the table Melksham Town

Sat. 10th Sept – Toolstation Premier Division Brislington 2- 5 Melksham Town Tues. 13th Sept – Toolstation Premier Division Gillingham Town 2-3 Melksham…

Bradford on Avon 29-5 Melksham – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat. 17th September

The slow start to the season continued for Melksham with the first team travelling to Bradford on Avon last weekend. The…

Young racer steps up to big league on dad’s bike

A YOUNG Melksham motorbike racer stepped into his father’s footsteps last weekend  when he competed on his dad’s motorbike in his latest…

Fundraising

Think pink! Curves waives joining fee to raise money for charity

CURVES in Avonside,  Melksham, has an array of events planned for October – all to raise money to help fight breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness…

Couple raise £500 from golden wedding anniversary party

A COUPLE from Melksham have donated £500 to children’s hospice, Julia’s House, raised from a party they held to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Melksham Without Parish councillor…

Fun day raises £1,700 in memory of friend

A FUN day held at Melksham’s New Inn recently raised nearly £1,800 for the RUH in memory of a local woman. The afternoon of family fun was organised by…

Politics

Community Toilet Scheme

Wiltshire Council is launching a Community Toilet Scheme and is looking for Melksham businesses to help. The council is looking for businesses it can work with across…

Lib Dems choose new candidate for Chippenham

The Liberal Democrats have started preparing for a snap General Election following the result of the EU Referendum. As part of that process, the local party has…

Have your say on Council Tax Reduction Scheme

People are being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to how the Council Tax Reduction scheme is delivered next year. Wiltshire Council is asking people…

Clubs & Organisations

Grub’s up in youth club’s new kitchen

ATWORTH Youth Club installed a new kitchen over the summer so its members can get stuck in with cookery sessions and a wider range of activities. Chair of…

Afternoon tea and activities for Melksham Seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors Forum is holding a tea and dance afternoon of activities to celebrate Older People’s Day next month. The International Day of Older Persons and the UK’s…

Rainbow Day centre requires organiser

RAINBOW Day Centre is looking a new member of staff so they can continue to provide their services in the area. Since 1981, Rainbow Day Centre has…

Awards

Melksham in Bloom 2016 awards presented

MELKSHAM in Bloom winner, Bruce Petty, received his award as the overall winner of this year’s Melksham in Bloom at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Mayor…

Nominations open for Melksham Young People Awards

Do you know a young person who has done something special or achieved something amazing? If so, you can nominate them for the 2016 Melksham Young People…

Care home comes up trumps in gardening contest

A MELKSHAM care home was crowned the winner of a gardening competition organised for a group of homes across Wiltshire recently. The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT),…

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