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£800,000 boost for village schools

OVER £800,000 has been given to two schools in the Melksham area to help them make improvements to their school sites. St Mary’s Broughton Gifford Primary School will…

More complaints but no answers on RUH parking dispute

CONCERNS are growing over the state of parking at Bath’s Royal United Hospital with dozens of visitors complaining about unfair charges following a story in the last issue of…

Holly shares her story for the Teenage Cancer Trust

A YOUNG woman from Beanacre has been chosen as one of three people in the UK to share her story for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. 20-year-old Holly…

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Top shows at Assembly Hall

THERE’S so much entertainment at Melksham Assembly Hall with exciting shows and live music coming…

Candidates announced for May elections

MELKSHAM will go to the polls in three weeks’ time to vote for its new…

Sandridge digester plan called off

PLANS for a farmyard digester near Melksham have been shelved after a planning officer refused…

Melksham company will build new Air Ambulance base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has appointed Rigg Construction (Southern) Limited as the primary contractor for the…

Queensway Community Day

This special Queensway community celebration is sure to be a jam-packed day of fun for…

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Petition to fix park as parents take children out of town to play

Petition to fix park as parents  take children out of town to play

COUNCILLORS in Melksham have collected hundreds of signatures on a petition to hand control of King George V Park over to the town so it can be upgraded. Spearheaded…

Big local firms support Food and River Festival

Big local firms support Food and River Festival

MELKSHAM Food and River Festival met with major local sponsors last week to kickstart the run-up to this year’s festival, which will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday…

Theatre project by Melksham Oak students with Bristol Old Vic

Theatre project by Melksham Oak students with Bristol Old Vic

A THEATRE collaboration between Melksham Oak Community School and the Bristol Old Vic Young Company will produce a timely performance about the positive influence change and new people…

Brain tumour survivor runs Bath Half with sisters

Brain tumour survivor runs Bath Half with sisters

THREE Melksham sisters have raised almost £2,000 for charity by running the Bath Half Marathon after one of the sisters spent  months recovering from a brain tumour last…

Sport

Town make semi-final but league prospects dented

Sat. 1st April – Les Philips Cup Quarter Final Melksham Town 1-0 Buckland Ath. Monday 3rd April – Toolstation Premier Div. Melksham Town…

Pre-season bowls at Broughton Gifford

Broughton Gifford Bowls Club plan to open the green for their new season on Thursday 13th April at 6.00pm, weather permitting.…

Royal Wootton Bassett II 17-52 Melksham – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Saturday 1st April

IN THE recent match between Melksham 1st and RWB II, the visitors struck first after a kick deflected into the hands…

Fundraising

Whitehall raises over £2,000 for children hospice charity

Whitehall Garden Centre has proudly presented a cheque totalling £2,370 to the charity ‘Greenfingers’ which creates magical garden spaces for children’s hospices. As part of the national…

Local hospice launches ‘Dorothy’s Tea Party’

Dorothy House Hospice Care has launched a new fundraising initiative called ‘Dorothy’s Tea Party.’    The whole community is invited to get involved by either hosting or…

Melksham gives generously to Marie Curie collection

OVER £1,600 has been raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care from the Great Daffodil Campaign collection in Melksham. £1,636 was raised by collectors in the town and…

Politics

“A time of big changes for Melksham”

IT’S been an exciting year for Melksham according to mayor Terri Welsh, speaking at the annual mayor’s reception last week when she presented Civic Awards to local…

Town to fly flag for Commonwealth Day

Melksham Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at 10am on Monday 13th March to celebrate Commonwealth Day. This unique initiative, now in its fourth year,…

Area board hands out £32,000 at penultimate meeting

MELKSHAM Area Board handed out nearly £32,000 to local groups at a meeting last week, including £7,570 through its community grants scheme. The council board gave a…

Clubs & Organisations

Spotlight on Melksham Seniors

The Seniors 55+ Forum normally meets on the first Monday in the month  at the Forest Community Centre at 1.30pm, the exceptions being Bank Holidays. They meet…

Local MP joins Independent Living Centre as patron

The Independent Living Centre, based in Semington, has formally appointed local MP Michelle Donelan as a patron. The MP’s role was formalised at the trustees’ meeting on…

Melksham 60+ Club

Melksham Sixty Plus Club is a social club for the older residents of the Melksham area and was founded in 1949.  The club currently has a membership…

Business

Longleat vets open in Melksham!

A NEW vets surgery opened in Melksham recently meaning your cat could now be looked after by the same team who care for Longleat’s lions. Garston Veterinary…

Duncan Self Drive opens on Bowerhill

Duncan Expansion,   Swindon’s longest established  Self Drive Hire  company, is expanding to an additional site on Bowerhill trading estate in Melksham. While Duncans  Swindon branch will…

Nutritionist joins Lowbourne Osteopaths

We can all improve our health with the correct diet and lifestyle choices and now Melksham has a new nutritional practitioner to assist you in the process.…

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