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Leigh Gaskin – ‘a true inspiration’

Leigh Gaskin – ‘a true inspiration’

TRIBUTES have poured in for a popular Melksham man, Leigh Gaskin, who has sadly died aged just 27 from cancer.  Friends and family have taken to Facebook to…

Teenager aims to create history on Dragons’ Den

Teenager aims to create history on Dragons’ Den

A Melksham teenager is to appear on the hit  BBC television programme Dragons’ Den and will become the youngest ever to secure a deal if successful.  Jordan Daykin…

Former George Ward School building to be demolished

DEMOLITION work on the former George Ward School building could begin within weeks after a planning application was submitted from Persimmon Homes. The housing developers plan to start…

This Issue

Wiltshire Air Ambulance seeks superheroes to help pay for a day

Wiltshire Air Ambulance seeks superheroes to help pay for a day

  WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is calling on schools, workplaces and community groups across the county…

Local store saves Melksham River Festival with sponsorship offer

Local store saves Melksham River Festival with sponsorship offer

Local home store Leekes have come to the aid of a Melksham community group and…

Concern at “disregard for speed limit”

A RESIDENT has set up a petition signed by over 100 people calling for action…

Best cyclists in the world to race through Seend

VILLAGERS in Seend are to have the world’s best cyclists racing past their doors as…

Melksham war hero given military send-off

Melksham war hero given military send-off

A MELKSHAM war hero has been given a military send-off last week as military veterans,…

Last Issue

Green light for Melksham’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ football plans

Green light for Melksham’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ football plans

EXCITING plans for Melksham Town Football Club’s new stadium will become a reality after planning permission was granted this month for the proposed site at Woolmore Farm. Construction…

Rachel makes a splash at the Games

Rachel makes a splash at the Games

MELKSHAM’S swimming star, Rachel Williams, has described competing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games as “the best week of my life.” Rachel, who learnt to swim in the…

Melksham’s Sewing Basket to close after 24 years

Melksham’s Sewing Basket to close after 24 years

ONE of the oldest independent shops in Melksham is to close after almost 24 years after steadily declining footfall in recent years.  Lynne Jones opened the Sewing Basket…

Izzy performs well at Teenstar final

Izzy performs well at Teenstar final

LOCAL singing sensation Izzy Felstead heaped praise on her Melksham based music producer after appearing at the Teenstar showcase Grand Final. Izzy saw off thousands of competitors to…

Melksham impresses South West in Bloom judges

Melksham impresses South West in Bloom judges

  SOUTH West in Bloom judges were extremely impressed with Melksham following a recent judging day.  Judges were led around the town by the town council on an…

Avonside Enterprise Park is put up for sale

Avonside Enterprise Park is put up for sale

The former Unigate Dairy, Avonside Enterprise Park in New Broughton Road, Melksham, has been put on the market for £2.75million.  National property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) say…

Sport

BMCC bt Swindon Nalgo by 6 wickets – Wiltshire League Division 1, Sat 9th Aug.

With several players stuck in traffic, Nalgo had no option but to bat on winning the toss. They were soon regretting…

Bridport 0 – 3 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat 9th Aug.

The Town made the long journey to their Dorset rivals missing central striker Dan Kovacs who was injured pre season, but …

Whitley golfer aims for national glory

One of Whitley Golf Club’s junior golfers will bid to become national champion after she won a competition that will now…

Melksham triathlete selected for World Championship

A Melksham man has been selected to represent Great Britain at the ITU World Triathlon Championships which takes place on 31st…

BMCC beat Collingbourne by 66 runs – Wiltshire League Division One, Sat. 26th July

On another sweltering afternoon BMCC had no hesitation in batting, although there were some doubts as the bounce was very unpredictable…

Fundraising

Melksham Rugby Club take on 220-mile cycle challenge

MELKSHAM Rugby Club players and staff are set to take on a 220-mile cycle challenge to raise money for Dorothy House, in memory of a teammate who…

Melksham shoppers raise thousands for local charity

A TOTAL of £8,750 has been raised by Melksham shoppers for local charity West Wilts Special Needs Activity Scheme following a year of fundraising at Sainsbury’s.  The…

Police donate bikes to support local charity

Wiltshire Police are donating old bikes collected in and around Melksham to help a local charity. Police officers in Melksham have agreed to hand over their old…

Events & Entertainment

Live entertainment & blockbuster films at Melksham Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  live entertainment and blockbuster films on its very own big screen. The next cinema screenings at Assembly Hall are: …

Fun-filled week for Melksham children

BLESS Melksham Summer Holiday Club will be starting their week of fun and games on Monday 18th August.  The programme will be run by a team of well-qualified…

Live entertainment and much more at The White Hart, Atworth

THE White Hart, Atworth, is set to show more live entertainment in the coming weeks culminating in a Pink Floyd tribute night for Cancer Research UK.  The…

Clubs & Organisations

New Glee Club for Melksham

Melksham Glee Club for ages eight-18years starts on Monday 8th September – by invitation or audition only – If you love singing, this is the place to…

Grease is the word at MMAD

Melksham Music and Drama has been granted the licence to perform the Broadway version of ‘Grease’. The show will take place on the 18th, 19th and 20th…

Feeling creative? Turn your hand to volunteering

Are you looking for a community project to apply your skills to? Would you like to gain new skills and experience?  Whether you’ve got a few hours…

Business

Whitehall expands green credentials

Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock near Chippenham is expanding its green credentials after securing £400,000 in new funding. The award-winning and family-owned garden centre is installing three…

New lease of life for Littlebrook Centre

New lease of life for Littlebrook Centre

MELKSHAM’S Littlebrook Centre on Bath Road has been given a breath of fresh air by local business owners. The centre, beside the entrance to Waitrose, is the…

New lease of life for the King’s Arms

New lease of life for the King’s Arms

If it’s a while since you’ve visited the King’s Arms, then there’s no time like the present! The new landlords Jade and Chris Lundean took over in…

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