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The Melksham News over Christmas and New Year

The Melksham News is out again next week and then in three weeks’ time on the 4th of January 2018.…

New repeat prescription service comes under fire from patients

PATIENTS of Giffords Surgery have expressed their frustration at the new service for ordering repeat prescriptions, with many complaining about long wait times to speak to an adviser…

“Shop local and make a difference” says Mayor

WITH Christmas fast approaching, people in Melksham are being  reminded  that there are plenty of great Christmas gift ideas and festive items you can pick up in town.…

Campus plans ‘on schedule’

PLANS for Melksham’s Health and Wellbeing Centre are currently on schedule, with the business case expected to be presented to Wiltshire Council’s cabinet next week for approval. At the…

This Issue

Dorothy House Christmas tree collection in Melksham

MELKSHAM has been chosen for this year’s Dorothy House Christmas tree collection scheme, which the…

‘All day every day’ service from Melksham station

On Sundays from 10th December, an extra train will run from Melksham to Swindon at…

Still time to add your views about future housing in Melksham

The Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group were out in the community last month, consulting on…

Melksham Rugby Club mourn the loss of team-mate after sudden death

MELKSHAM Rugby Football Club is mourning the loss of one their players, Paul McQuillan, after…

Alzheimer’s Society carer support group coming to Melksham in 2018

Alzheimer’s Society has announced dates of a carer support group, taking place at a new…

Melksham Foodbank making a big difference

The Melksham Foodbank team would like to thank everyone who gives to the Foodbank, whether…

‘Mr Christmas’ joins celebrities in London to open Christmas event

MELKSHAM’S very own ‘Mr Christmas’ joined a host of celebrities last month to officially open…

Plan ahead and order repeat prescriptions before Christmas

Many GP practices and pharmacies will have limited opening hours between Christmas and New Year,…

Last Issue

Melksham Remembers

Melksham Remembers

Hundreds of people turned out for Melksham’s Remembrance parade on Sunday 12th November to join people across the country in honouring all those who have died and been…

Manchester United legends thrill 900-strong crowd

Manchester United legends thrill 900-strong crowd

FANS in their hundreds packed out Oakfields Stadium this month as the Manchester United legends returned to Melksham for another thrilling celebration match. 900 fans saw the Man…

Melksham street wins the Postcode Lottery!

Melksham street wins the Postcode Lottery!

CHRISTMAS has come early for the residents of a street in Melksham, with four winners scooping £30,000 each in the People’s Postcode Lottery. Littlejohn Avenue was drawn as …

Country Park plans for former school playing fields

Country Park plans for former school playing fields

A MINI country park, on land which was formerly the George Ward School playing fields, is planned as part of a joint project between Melksham Town Council and…

Sport

Town Fixtures

Sat 9th Dec. Cadbury Heath (A) Lge, 2pm Sat 16th Dec. Hallen (H) Lge, 3pm Sat 23rd Dec. Odd Down (A) Lge,…

Rugby: Melksham 34 v Warminster 15 Second half fight back earns impressive win

Warminster started with great intent from a chip overhead, collected and run in for their first converted try of the game.…

Fundraising

Bowerhill Primary School Christmas fete raises £700

BOWERHILL Primary School’s Christmas fete has raised £700 for the school’s library. Chair of the parent teacher association, Nicky Hobday said, “It was a fantastic turnout and…

Children In Need at Daisychain Nursery

Children at Daisychain Day Nursery in Whitley joined in the fun for a week of Children in Need fundraising, whilst  providing a very good opportunity to bring…

Martial arts marathon raises £1,000 for Children in Need

A MELKSHAM martial arts club has raised £1,000 for Children in Need by completing a five-hour non-stop training session recently. 19 members from Elite Martial Arts in Melksham…

Politics

News From Westminster- Celebrating Parliament By Michelle Donelan

This week was the annual ‘Parliament Week,’ a week in which we celebrate UK Parliamentary tradition, democracy and the freedoms which our democratic institutions protect. I have…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

After a year of planning and organisation, on Friday 3rd November, I had the pleasure of opening the Wiltshire Festival of Engineering 2017, proudly supported by The…

News From Westminster- Tackling Homelessness- By Michelle Donelan MP

THIS week has been a busy one in Parliament with the highlight being a meeting with the charity Crisis, to talk about homelessness and the opportunity to follow…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Guides Christmas and Charity Fayre

MELKSHAM Guides’ Christmas and Charity Fayre raised the sum of £265, which will be donated to Wiltshire Mind, RUH Cancer Centre and Guides. Rachel Weeks, unit leader…

What’s on at Melksham United Church

As most of you know I am very new to Melksham. I am quite impressed at how many community activities are held at each of the churches…

A busy November for Melksham WI

The Melksham WI has been very busy this month. On the first Saturday of November – 14 of us enjoyed a lunch out in Shaw. Then last…

Business

Gracie’s Massage and Beauty celebrates its first birthday!

GRACIE’S Massage and Beauty is celebrating its first birthday this month. Offering head to toe treatments, it is the ideal place to go to feel relaxed and…

Bright and busy future for hair and beauty salon

THE Salon@Unit3, originally in Corsham, moved to  Melksham in February this year and its full range of beauty treatments is growing in popularity. Situated opposite The Water Meadow…

Elephant poo gifts!

If you are looking for some unusual Christmas gifts this year. Andy York Photography has just the thing. Christine York said, “Earlier in the year I was…

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