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Melksham Town vs Manchester United! United legends team set to open new stadium

Melksham Town vs Manchester United! United legends team set to open new stadium

MANCHESTER United are coming to town! Melksham Town will mark the opening of their new stadium with a once-in-a-lifetime visit from a team of Manchester United legends. Champions…

Summer spirit in full swing at Carnival and Party in the Park

Summer spirit in full swing at Carnival and Party in the Park

`MELKSHAM got into the summer spirit this month as the Carnival and Party in the Park went off with a bang over two jam-packed days of family fun.…

Blooming marvellous!  Melksham in Bloom winners announced

Blooming marvellous! Melksham in Bloom winners announced

FOR the sixth year running, gardening enthusiast Bruce Petty has been named as the overall winner of Melksham in Bloom. Competition administrator Lorraine McRandle said, “Judges as always…

This Issue

Broughton Gifford gets set for its own Olympics!

ONCE again, the village of Broughton Gifford will host its annual BG Games on Saturday 20th…

Affordable lunch in town centre

People in the Melksham community are being encouraged to take advantage of an affordable tasty…

Long-serving staff retire from Bowerhill Primary School

Gardening and grandchildren are on the cards for two members of staff from Bowerhill Primary…

Have your say on Forest housing plans

CONTROVERSIAL plans have been revealed for a 152-home housing estate in Melksham Forest; the town…

Children’s author wins international award

A LOCAL author is headed to Las Vegas in October after her series of children’s…

‘World Cup 66’ screening cancelled

THE screening of, ‘World Cup ‘66’ live by satellite has been cancelled due to technical…

Last Issue

England star inspires new players at Oak rugby club

England star inspires new players at Oak rugby club

Students at Melksham Oak have been treated to special training sessions from former England and Bath rugby legend, Lewis Moody, as part of a new programme launched this…

Trampoline park springs to life

Trampoline park  springs to life

MELKSHAM will be bouncing off the walls this week when The Bounce House – a brand new trampoline park like nothing else in the area – opens at…

GB triathlete opens school’s new sports court

GB triathlete opens school’s new sports court

A TEAM GB triathlete recently opened a new sports court at River Mead School in Melksham as pupils took part in their first sports day in the new…

Team cycle raises £4,500 in memory of teacher

Team cycle raises £4,500 in memory of teacher

A GROUP of friends raised over £4,700 on a sponsored bike ride recently, in memory of local teacher Martyn Dunn, who died aged just 34 last month. The group,…

Sport

Town optimistic despite daunting start to the season

MELKSHAM Town will be looking to hit the ground running when the new season starts next month as they build on…

Top four positions for Wiltshire gymnasts

GYMNASTS from Wiltshire School of Gymnastic recently took part in the Daphne Leeworthy Cup at the City of Bristol Gymnastics Club.…

AFC Melksham joins Town

LOCAL Sunday league team, AFC Melksham, has joined Melksham Town FC ahead of the town club’s huge move to Woolmore Farm this year.…

Fundraising

Lions donate £500 to Air Ambulance

Melksham Lions Club were pleased to present a cheque for £500 to  Wiltshire Air Ambulance representative Sara Bakewell.  Peter Dauncey from Melksham Lions said, “The club would…

Concert raises £500 for Air Ambulance

A concert given by The Philomel Singers on Saturday 2nd July at St Michael and All Angel Church in Melksham was a resounding success.  Over £500 in…

Mini music festival smashes fundraising record

THE White Hart, Atworth held its annual charity music festival, @FEST last month, raising £1,175 for Dorothy House Hospice Care. The popular music festival has been running for…

Politics

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…

Expenses investigation a ‘waste of resources’, says MP

MELKSHAM’S MP has hit out at allegations that her 2015 election campaign was over budget after Wiltshire Police last week confirmed it was investigating both the current…

Clubs & Organisations

Holiday fun with quests, quizzes and games app

MELKSHAM Holiday Club kicks off next month and will be entertaining children with a new video game they can play on their phones and tablets. Organiser John Firth…

Act Your Age with Melksham Music & Drama

Rehearsals are now in full swing for Melksham Music and Drama’s new production, Act Your Age.   Written by Christopher Wortley and assisted by Brian Clemens, Act…

Bowerhill Scout Group raises £437 for RUH

A cheque for £437.92 was recently presented to the Melksham R.U.H Cancer Care Fundraising Group by the Beavers,  Cubs and Scouts of Bowerhill Scout Group. This was…

Business

Local makers celebrated in Parliament

Producers from the Melksham area were celebrated in Parliament last week as local MP Michelle Donelan invited them to the Houses of Parliament to help promote the…

Pet selfie competition!

BEECHES vets is running a ‘pet selfie’ competition to celebrate its tenth birthday and raise money for charity. Is your pooch a bit of a poser? Do…

Grounded cafe bar – now open!

Grounded is proving a welcome addition to Melksham High Street.  The atmosphere is buzzing, with groups of all ages enjoying the homely atmosphere and tucking into food…

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