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Local family backs campaign to cut death toll on our roads

Four young drivers die or are seriously injured every week ROAD safety campaigners are calling on the Government to take urgent action to prevent the number of deaths…

Little Chalfield solar farm rejected again

PLANS to build a solar farm in Little Chalfield have been thrown out by Government planning inspectors. Wiltshire Council refused planning permission for the 25 hectare solar farm in…

New MP delighted with decisive victory

New Member of Parliament for the Chippenham constituency, Michelle Donelan, has expressed her delight at her victory in the General Election on 7th May. She gained 26,354 votes…

This Issue

Three more acts confirmed for Melksham’s Party in the Park

The latest acts to be announced as part of the line-up at Melksham’s Party in…

Missing Dog: Lewis

Missing dog: Lewis White, black & brown male cross breed (Age: adult) Missing from Padfield…

Otters spotted in Melksham

Otters may have become permanent residents of the Melksham area, following unexpected sightings of the…

Art House Cafe exhibition raises money for Rotary club in memory of talented local artist

ARTWORK which has been donated to the Art House Cafe in Melksham by Andrew Stubbs,…

Parents speak out against Ofsted report

A NUMBER of parents have expressed their disappointment at Ofsted’s recent condemnation of River Mead School. The…

A ‘Frozen’ themed breakfast fit for royalty

THE West End Inn invited Melksham Carnival Royalty to join them for a ‘Frozen breakfast’…

Last Issue

Top hairdresser makes the cut

Top hairdresser makes the cut

A LOCAL hairdresser  was the winner of the national Christofer Mann Step Up & Shine Scholarship last month, after outcompeting others from across the country. Sophie Freegard, an employee at…

Makeover for Melksham’s ‘faded’ underpass

Makeover for Melksham’s ‘faded’ underpass

Local artists have teamed up to start a regeneration project for Melksham’s underpass in the hope that it can become a source of pride for the town. Melksham…

Rotary national President Visits Art House Cafe

Rotary national President Visits Art House Cafe

MELKSHAM’S Rotary Art House Cafe was visited by the Rotary President for Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Peter King. The visit came about when he met a member…

Vandals destroy nursery orchard

Vandals destroy nursery orchard

  STAFF at the Little Fir Tree Nursery in Melksham are heartbroken after vandals broke into the nursery grounds a couple of weeks ago and completely wrecked their…

Waste dumped on local bridle path

Waste dumped on local bridle path

FLY-TIPPING recently plagued Semington’s bridleway, provoking disgust on social media and words of warning from Wiltshire Police. Piles of unwanted furniture were found near St George’s Place, Semington,…

Sport

National medals for Melksham gymnasts

200 of Britain’s best gymnasts from the 13 UK regions competed at the National Grade 4-1 Championships on Saturday 9th and…

Willand Rovers 1-2 Melksham Town – Toolstation Western League, Saturday 2nd May

The Town brought down the curtain on an historic season with a win in their final game of the season that…

Get on your bike at Cycle Wiltshire

With just a few days to go there is still plenty of time for people to get involved in a special…

Slimbridge 0-0 Melksham Town – Toolstation Western League, Sat. 18th April .

Melksham travelled to Gloucestershire to meet their opponents on a blustery afternoon and came away with a hard earned point which…

Fundraising

Wiltshire Mind says “Vote For Us!”

Wiltshire Mind has applied for funding to the Aviva Community Fund.  Carolyn Beale, chief executive, Wiltshire Mind said, “Project submissions are subject to a Public Vote.  Please…

‘Team Bear’ cycles for Clic Sargent

STAFF at the local Wetherspoon pub, The Bear, are taking part in a 24k cycle ride to raise money and awareness for Clic Sargent – a charity…

Running marathon in memory of his sister

FORMER George Ward pupil Jason Cooper will be running the Chippenham Half Marathon this year to raise money for Dorothy House. Jason will be running the marathon…

Events & Entertainment

Melksham Rotary 50th anniversary concert

At the end of this month our French friends from Guingamp will arrive for a weekend of celebration of Melksham Rotary’s 50th Anniversary.  They will no doubt…

One Walk, One World, One Aim: Great British Greyhound Walk

LACOCK village will be one of many places around the UK and the world, hosting the annual Great British Greyhound Walk this year.  Ann and Steve Stanford…

Preparations under way for Bowerhill School Fete

FOLLOWING last year’s success, this year Bowerhill PTA say they are more excited than ever to invite everyone to the Bowerhill School Fete on Friday 5th June,…

Clubs & Organisations

Relaunch of 55+ Monday Club

The relaunch of the 55+ Monday Club will take place at the Forest Community Centre on Monday 1st June at 1.30 pm.  Terri Welch, on behalf of…

Melksham Seniors tackling loneliness and isolation within the community

Melksham and District Seniors 55+ Forum will be hosting a meeting with Melksham Area Board on Thursday 9th July to raise awareness of combatting loneliness in the…

Melksham Speakers Club Annual Meeting

As summer approaches the Speakers Club has two meetings before the break.  Sheila Jackson, on behalf of the club said, “On Tuesday 26th May we will have…

Business

Uniform taxi tariff across the county

A uniform tariff system for taxis has been  rolled out across Wiltshire, so passengers will know the maximum amount they are going to be charged whatever their…

Whitehall win big at gift awards

Whitehall Garden Centre have been named The Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts for both their Lacock and Whitchurch centre by The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2015. …

Seeking volunteers for new Mind Charity Shop

Wiltshire Mind is pleased to announce that they are opening a charity shop in Church Street, Melksham.   Preparations are underway for the launch of the charity…

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