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Melksham Town to launch academy to train young football stars of tomorrow

MELKSHAM Town FC is to launch its own academy next year, to train the rising young football stars of tomorrow. The club has become one of just nine…

Give to those in need this advent

THERE is still time to take part in Melksham Foodbank’s ‘reverse advent calendar’ scheme. On the countdown to Christmas, instead of getting a chocolate, gift or beauty product each…

Big Christmas Fayre & lights switch-on this weekend!

THE festive season officially starts this weekend with one of the town’s biggest events – the Christmas lights switch-on. This Saturday, 7th December, thousands of people will flock to the…

This Issue

You don’t have to be lonely this Christmas

CHRISTMAS can be a hard time of year for a lot of people, however services…

Football legend supports local boy’s appeal

A MELKSHAM charity, which is raising money to fund a life-changing operation for a local…

Melksham Remembers’ WW1 history book a sell-out success!

MELKSHAM Remembers’ new book documenting the history of the town during World War One has proved…

Fire Service offers free fire safety checks

Free fire safety checks and smoke alarms are being offered by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire…

Atworth wildlife crisis! Residents take action to save the great crested newt

A GROUP of Atworth residents are campaigning to stop further development at a local business park,…

Hustings for the climate – Many turned away from climate change debate

St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon seats 200 but even so it was so…

Book your tree in for Dorothy House’s charitable Christmas Tree Collection

Book your tree in for Dorothy House’s charitable Christmas Tree Collection

Dorothy House Hospice Care is running its biggest annual charity Christmas Tree Collection fundraiser in…

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Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham resident Darren Crook, has completed his ‘Run of Remembrance’, raising over £7,000 for charity – smashing his original target of £1,944. On the morning of Remembrance Sunday,…

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

MELKSHAM’S support for the town’s annual Remembrance parade and service has been praised by the mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard. Hundreds of people, young and old, turned out  on…

Outrage at General Election vandalism

Outrage at General Election vandalism

VANDALS have caused damage to several properties in the area in attacks that seem  linked to the upcoming General Election. Last week, two properties – one on Bradford…

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs  Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

A MELKSHAM local has taken a photo of ‘near space’ using a homemade device he launched into the Earth’s stratosphere. Using a high altitude balloon (HAB), which carried a…

Sport

Melksham win in tightly contested match

Sat. 7th Dec. DORSET & WILTS 1 NORTH Melksham 1st 29 Sutton Benger 15 Melksham overcame league rivals Sutton Benger with…

New kits for Town

A football club in Melksham will be donning new tracksuits this season, thanks to a local housebuilder. Melksham Town Football Club…

Boss hails ‘outstanding’ performance as Town clinch vital league win

Sat. 7th Dec. Southern League Div. One Barnstaple Town 1 Melksham Town 3 Tues. 3rd Dec. Wilts. Senior Cup Quarter-final  Salisbury 3…

Fundraising

Melksham charity’s Christmas appeal

MELKSHAM charity Evie’s Gift is appealing for donations this Christmas to help support families whose children will be spending the festive period in hospital. Evie’s Gift was set…

Sky’s not the limit for Mighty Titans! Fitness group raises thousands for air ambulance

THE Mighty Titans of Bowerhill have presented a cheque for over £8,500 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance – tripling their original fundraising target of £2,500. The team of…

£1,000 boost for Community Meals

Local group, Melksham Community Meals, is celebrating receiving £1,000 from Waitrose & Partners Melksham as part of its Community Matters+ scheme.  The local community group, which provides…

Politics

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Passionate about education

I am passionate about education it really can transform lives and create opportunities.  That is why I have campaigned for more money for our schools for years…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Education a top priority

Education has always been one of my top priorities and passions.  It was the topic of my maiden speech given that it is the building block for…

News From Westminster- by Michelle Donelan MP- No time for ‘recess’ for local MP 

It is currently recess so I have been very busy across the constituency and the Melksham area.  One of the highlights for me was a street surgery…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham blooms Down Under!

MELKSHAM resident, Pat Goodship, gifted her school friend, Linda Godwill, a Melksham in Bloom calendar, sending it all the way to Australia! Linda and her family emigrated…

Join Melksham Community Meals for lunch!

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to its new home at Spencer Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road, for its regular lunch service.  Organisers say, “On your own? Don’t…

See Santa & Melksham Lions out & about in Melksham

Santa, with the help of his elves, reindeer, and his helpers from Melksham Lions Club, will be touring Melksham in the lead up to the big day.…

Business

‘Stride’ into your weekend with delicious home-cooked food at High Street micropub

STRIDING Bear Kitchen has partnered with High Street micropub, The Hiding Place, offering customers delicious home-cooked food to complement their pint of craft beer. Working in the kitchen…

“We are passionate about our food!”The Market Lounge promises a dining experience to remember

BUSINESS has been booming at The Market Lounge since it opened last month – and the team are excited for what lies ahead as they invite the…

New CBD health shop comes to Melksham

A NEW CBD healing shop, Revive, has opened on Bank Street looking to educate customers on how using CBD products can help them with a variety of health…

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