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Melksham ‘Question Times’ for Parliamentary candidates

AS the race to the General Election hots up, local people will have the chance to quiz this area’s Parliamentary candidates in two events in Melksham. All five…

Melksham Town FC closing in on historic first Premier League win

MELKSHAM Town FC is closing in on an historic first ever Western League Premier League title. Fans are set for an exciting end to the season with Town…

Cheaper parking and new grace period but still no free parking

WILTSHIRE Council leaders have agreed to cut the cost of parking in Melksham and introduce a new 15-minute grace period but the town will still have no free-parking…

This Issue

Author teams up with world famous names for charity

A FORMER George Ward pupil joined a team of authors, including world-famous names, to help raise…

Don’t miss your chance to see the last Melksham Big Band Concert

MUSIC fans are being urged to act quickly if they want to see the last…

Antiques Roadshow star pays a visit to Melksham

ANTIQUES Roadshow star David Battie visited Melksham last week to give a talk in front…

Vehicle boost for Melksham’s community bus service

MELKSHAM’S community bus service received a boost after the Department for Transport announced they will…

New innovative property marking kit to be launched in Melksham

The Melksham Area Community Safety Group is launching its SmartWater initiative here in Melksham on…

Twirling success for Enigma

THE Enigma Twirl Team took to the floor on Sunday 29th March for the first SITA…

Last Issue

End of an era as Melksham Town prepare for last league game at the Conigre

End of an era as Melksham Town prepare for last league game at the Conigre

MELKSHAM Town Football Club is set to take to the  town’s Conigre pitch for the last time – 95 years after they played their first match at the…

Brief history of Melksham Town FC at the Conigre

Brief history of Melksham Town FC at the Conigre

AS MELKSHAM Town Football Club prepare to play their last game on their Conigre pitch after 95 years, a brief Conigre history has been provided by Dave Phillips.…

Flag flown for Commonwealth Day in Melksham

Flag flown for Commonwealth Day in Melksham

MELKSHAM raised the Commonwealth flag for the first time ever on Monday to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The flag was raised outside the Town Hall in the presence of Mayor…

Injured cyclist’s plea to motorists

Injured cyclist’s plea to motorists

A MELKSHAM man is advising motorists to look out for cyclists after he was knocked off his bike in the town centre.  Adam Crook suffered concussion as well…

Fundraising total now over £37,000 after bumper year for Cancer Research group

Fundraising total now over £37,000 after bumper year for Cancer Research group

MELKSHAM Cancer Research group is celebrating its second anniversary and another hugely successful year after they raised more than £17,000.  That total for year two means the amount…

Sport

Melksham 47-0 Minety – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat. 21st March

Melksham hosted Minety in their penultimate game with part of the team away on the club’s mini tour.  The reshaped team…

Bradford Town 1-2 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Friday 3rd April

Melksham travelled to near neighbours Bradford Town on Good Friday looking to continue their quest for league glory, anticipating another tough…

Longwell Green 1-3 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 21st March

Melksham travelled to Bristol to meet a Longwell Green side who had won their last three games and had already dumped…

National and county success for Wiltshire School of Gymnastics

The Wiltshire School of Gymnastics entered three teams into the Wiltshire Teams competition held  at the academy based at Bowerhill. This…

Fundraising

Local businesses to take rivalry onto the pitch for charity fundraiser

TWO Melksham businesses are to go head-to-head as they take on each other in a charity football match.  Travis Perkins will play Buildbase at the Conigre on…

Robbie’s 10x10k challenge for cancer charity

A MELKSHAM man is taking on a 10x10k challenge to raise money for the testicular charity It’s In The Bag.  Robbie Newton plans to run ten 10k…

Local woman makes a splash for Diabetes UK

A woman from Melksham is making a splash for Diabetes UK by taking part in a 22-mile swimming challenge to raise vital funds for the charity. Sarah…

Events & Entertainment

Come along and enjoy a special birthday party

Enjoy a double celebration on Thursday 23rd April, upstairs in Seend Community Centre.  A party has been organised to mark Shakespeare’s Birthday and St George’s Day, 7.45…

Maesteg Male Choir to return for Melksham Lions event

MELKSHAM Lions is to host the Maesteg Male Voice Choir once again after a successful event last year.  The venue will be the Assembly Hall, Melksham, on…

Full steam ahead for model rail show in Melksham

The annual Trainwest Model Railway Exhibition returns to Melksham on the weekend of 11th and 12th April. Trainwest is the largest model railway exhibition in Wiltshire. The…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Flower Club

The morning practice class of ‘flowers in a card’ was facilitated by Kay King, and it was agreed they would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day…

Melksham & District Historical Association

A fascinating talk on the West Kennett Long Barrow (WKLB) was given by Peter Knight at our February meeting.  Peter is a sacred sights guide, speaker, dowser…

Jazz meets Melksham Choral Society in April

Come and hear your local choir on Saturday 25th April for a mixed evening of singing from Haydn and Sinatra to Bob Chilcot’s Little Jazz Mass. Rehearsing…

Business

Rabbit Awareness Week at Beeches vets

BEECHES Veterinary Centre will be hosting  free Rabbit Retreat days next month in aid of Rabbit Awareness Week. The petcare professionals will be offering a free day’s pampering…

Government minister’s visit to Independent Living Centre

The Minister of State for disabled people, MP Mark Harper, visited the Independent Living Centre in Semington, a charity which gives free and impartial advice to elderly…

Osteopaths welcome new member to the team

Lowbourne Osteo-paths are pleased to welcome physiotherapist Kate Charlesworth to the team, which already includes osteopaths, an acupuncturist, a counsellor and a reflexologist.  Kate specialises in women’s…

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