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Melksham bypass gets green light from the government

The government has announced its support to fund plans for a A350 Melksham bypass. Wiltshire Council reports, “The Melksham scheme, which is estimated to cost around £135m, will…

Campus project ‘progressing well’ says Wiltshire Council

THE Melksham Community Campus project is said to be ‘progressing well’ with building work still ‘on track’ to begin this summer. In response to questions from Melksham News…

Melksham loves #SupportLocal

Melksham Town Council, working with ShopAppy.com, is encouraging people to love our local Melksham businesses by participating in a year-long campaign declaring 2020 to be The Year to…

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Melksham bypass gets green light from the government

The government has announced its support to fund plans for a A350 Melksham bypass. Wiltshire…

Crash survivor prepares for next challenge

MELKSHAM fundraiser, Luke Dark, will tackle the Bath Half Marathon next month to raise money for Wiltshire…

‘The name is Mortimer, Sue Mortimer’ Melksham’s spy in the making?

FORGET the Person of the Year award, Melksham’s Sue Mortimer deserves an award for her…

Bright future ahead for Oak School

MELKSHAM Oak School’s principal, Alan Henderson, has said that the school is heading in ‘the…

Melksham News readers help raise over £2,600 for local charities

MELKSHAM Independent News readers have helped to raise over £2,600 for two local charities via our…

Canal Trust seeks support for busy year

Hardworking volunteers are hoping to recruit some extra help as they continue their restoration of…

New town council leader promises ‘best value’ for residents

MELKSHAM Town Council has elected its first ever leader – cllr Vanessa Fiorelli. In her…

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Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham resident Darren Crook, has completed his ‘Run of Remembrance’, raising over £7,000 for charity – smashing his original target of £1,944. On the morning of Remembrance Sunday,…

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

MELKSHAM’S support for the town’s annual Remembrance parade and service has been praised by the mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard. Hundreds of people, young and old, turned out  on…

Outrage at General Election vandalism

Outrage at General Election vandalism

VANDALS have caused damage to several properties in the area in attacks that seem  linked to the upcoming General Election. Last week, two properties – one on Bradford…

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs  Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

A MELKSHAM local has taken a photo of ‘near space’ using a homemade device he launched into the Earth’s stratosphere. Using a high altitude balloon (HAB), which carried a…

Sport

Runners bogged down at Bowerhill Bomber

OVER 120 runners took on the muddy conditions of this year’s Bowerhill Bomber Winter on Sunday 2nd February raising money for…

Medal haul for Melksham swimmers

A group of nine swimmers from Melksham Swordfish recently competed at the Wiltshire County Swimming Championships, which takes place over four…

Heavy winds see teams struggle for tries

Sat. 1st Feb. DORSET & WILTS 1 NORTH Melksham 22 Calne 5 Melksham were hosts to Calne on a day where…

Fundraising

80th birthday celebrations raise hundreds for air ambulance

SEMINGTON resident, John Gibbs, raised £706 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance for his 80th birthday. Money was raised by John asking friends and relatives to make a donation to his…

Adapted vehicle owners needed

Do you have an adapted disability car/mpv vehicle?  Would you be willing to pick up a disabled neighbour and taken them to an activity ‘club’ ?  Melksham…

Brew Monday event raises money for samaritans

A ‘Brew Monday’ event to help raise awareness and funds for a Samaritans campaign was held in the Town Hall on 20th January, which is claimed to…

Politics

Have your say on council merger proposals

RESIDENTS are being asked for their say on a proposal that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council. A public survey from Wiltshire…

Bowerhill election – nominations sought

A NOTICE of election has been posted by Melksham Without Parish Council to elect a councillor for the Bowerhill Ward, with a  nomination deadline of Friday 14th…

Join the debate on climate change at area board meeting

THE next Melksham Area Board will focus on waste, environment and the climate. The meeting will be held on Monday 6th January at Melksham Rugby Club at Oakfields,…

Clubs & Organisations

District Award of Merit for Melksham Scout Leader

An awards and celebration evening in the Wiltshire West Scout District was held at the Southwick & North Bradley Scout HQ on Wednesday 4th December, when six…

Join Community Meals for lunch!

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to Spencer Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road, for its regular lunch service.  “On your own? Don’t eat alone, come and meet our…

Saturday excursions offered by Community Bus

Back by popular request again this year your Community Bus is offering a variety of Saturday excursions. The first of these will be to Cardiff on the…

Business

Kingstons go green!

KINGSTONS Estate Agents have purchased a communal staff bike to reduce their carbon footprint and get to appointments quicker around the town.  They say they are using…

Park visitors set to be ‘bowled over’ by new cricket-themed café

THE pavilion in King George V playing field is to re-open this year as a café, with a new name that pays homage to its cricketing history. The…

Free Rangemaster cooking demonstrations

Knees have a free cooking demo in the brand new Rangemaster kitchen in the Trowbridge store at Spitfire Retail Park on Saturday 29th February. Come along between…

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