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Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

THE nominees for Melksham News’ Person of the Year 2016 competition have been shortlisted, and now readers are being asked to cast their vote on who they think…

A day to remember as clubs kick off at impressive new home

A day to remember as clubs kick off at impressive new home

MELKSHAM’S new sports ground was buzzing with excitement last Saturday when more than a thousand local people turned out for the grand opening of Oakfields. Both Melksham Town…

Town cuts ties with campus

MELKSHAM Town Council will not move the Assembly Hall or its offices to the new campus at Melksham House, it announced last week. Councillors put an end to months…

This Issue

New development on Melksham outskirts gets the go-ahead

AN application to build a hotel, coffee shop and sandwich shop in Melksham has been…

Money troubles? Contact Hope Debt Advice for free

MELKSHAM’S Hope Debt Advice is encouraging people with money troubles to contact them after another client…

Special public meeting on health and care issues

A special public meeting on health and care issues is being hosted by Melksham and…

Atworth pub raises £30,000 for local charities

OWNERS of The White Hart, Atworth, are celebrating raising £30,000 in seven years for local…

Woman warns of telephone scam after almost having thousands of pounds stolen from her bank

A LOCAL woman who was the victim of a telephone scam has warned others to…

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Rotary gives out £8,000+ to local groups

Rotary gives out £8,000+ to local groups

MELKSHAM Rotary Club last month gave out over £8,000 to local groups and charities as part of its bi-annual community grants scheme. 16 groups received a total of…

Air ambulance raises £20,000 in three days for new base

Air ambulance raises £20,000 in three days for new base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance successfully raised £20,000 in just three days recently as the charity continues to raise money towards its new base near Melksham. The new Flight Room is…

Families enjoy festive train ride

Families enjoy festive train ride

LOCAL families enjoyed a festive train ride from Melksham to Westbury last weekend with a very special guest – Father Christmas. Around 50 adults and 40 children travelled…

Friends pay tribute to ‘one in a million’ Brenda Abbott

Friends pay tribute to ‘one in a million’ Brenda Abbott

THE news that Melksham Brenda Abbott has passed away has been met with shock and sadness in the town as many people pay tribute to her dedication to…

Volunteers praised as villages fight back against flooding

Volunteers praised as villages fight back  against flooding

A FLOOD plan in villages near Melksham went off without a hitch during Storm Angus last month, the local council says, after new measures were put in place…

Sport

Perrin eyes top spot after Vase disappointment

Sat. 7th Jan – FA Vase 4th Round Bristol Manor Farm 1-1 Melksham Town 1 Saturday 14th Jan – FA Vase 4th…

Melksham 19-33 Bradford on Avon – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat. 14th Jan

At long last Melksham were able to welcome local rivals to their new club and pitches for their first ever game…

Melksham Town 1-0 Bradford Town – Toolstation Premier Div, Monday 26th Dec.

MELKSHAM Town took the spoils in their Boxing Day derby against local rivals Bradford on Avon, in dramatic style with an injury…

Fundraising

Guides donate food and recipes to food bank

MELKSHAM Guides donated food and recipes to the local food bank in December. The girls designed and cooked recipes that could all be made from non-perishable food that…

Wiltshire Mind needs you!

Wiltshire Mind is a local mental health charity based in Melksham is looking for volunteers to work in the charity shop in Church Street. The charity is…

Martial artists raise £550 in sparring marathon

A MELKSHAM martial arts club raised over £550 for Children in Need by completing a five-hour non-stop training session recently. Nine members from Elite Martial Arts put their…

Politics

Neighbourhood plan gets council approval

Melksham’s Neighbourhood Plan is an important step nearer to completion now both the area’s councils have approved the draft. Councillors from both Melksham Town and Melksham Without…

Council objects to new homes on The Spa

MELKSHAM Town Council has objected to an application to build 19 new homes on The Spa. A developer has applied to build a block of eight flats and…

Community Emergency Group meeting a success

Over 60 people attended the Community Emergency Group (CEG) update meeting hosted by Melksham Without Parish Council and Community Action: Whitley and Shaw (CAWS) at Shaw School…

Clubs & Organisations

Scouts post delivery still going strong!

MELKSHAM Scouts hand delivered 2,429 letters over the Christmas period. Leading up to Christmas, people in Melksham could have their Christmas cards hand delivered by the Scouts…

Join Enigma Twirl Team!

A BATON twirling team in Melksham is looking for new recruits for the new year and will be welcoming joiners until the end of the month. Enigma Twirl…

Busy months ahead for Melksham Seniors

It looks as if 2017 is going to be a very hard year for our local health and care providers; almost daily we hear new issues facing…

Business

ArtHouse Cafe freshens up for new year

VOLUNTEERS gave Melksham’s ArtHouse Cafe a deep clean and  a lick of paint over the Christmas holiday, and the cafe has some special events coming up. The…

Derelict shop to be rebuilt for flats

A DERELICT former newsagents in Melksham will be redeveloped into homes after years standing in poor condition on a road into the town. The former Bath Road Stores on…

Steam trains would boost tourism, says councillor

A LOCAL councillor has suggested running a steam train from Melksham as the town looks forward to more years of railway improvements. Following the huge success of more frequent…

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