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“No sports for a generation!” Fury at shock Christie Miller closure

THE news that Christie Miller Sports Centre is to close next month has caused outrage amongst both users and clubs that use the facilities, who have been left with…

Town to celebrate International Day of Older People

MELKSHAM Seniors are inviting you to join them in the celebration of International Day of Older People on Monday 1st October with a special fun day and the…

Roundabout plans should include safe cycling infrastructure says campaigner

A lack of consideration for cyclists in the plans for the enhancement of the A350 Farmers Roundabout in Melksham has been raised by a campaigner, who says that the…

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Town council seek to make Civic Service more inclusive

Town council seek to make Civic Service more inclusive MELKSHAM Town Council is questioning the…

Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow set to visit Melksham

People of Melksham will have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find…

Customers share their stories of ‘The Toy Shop’

THE news of The Toy Shop on Melksham high street celebrating its 50th anniversary triggered people…

Defibrillator sited outside Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ

A POTENTIALLY lifesaving defibrillator outside Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Semington, near Melksham, is available…

Area board grants for local groups

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of community grants to local clubs, groups and organisations…

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Could this be Town’s number one supporter? Meet the superfan who has been to 1,880 games!

Could this be Town’s number one supporter? Meet the superfan who has been to 1,880 games!

AS Melksham Town prepare to make their debut in the Southern League this weekend, one person guaranteed to be cheering them on is joint president of the club and…

Oyez, oyez! Success for town crier at national championships

Oyez, oyez! Success for town crier at national championships

MELKSHAM Town Crier Peter Dauncey and his wife, Joan, have returned victorious from the Ancient and Honourable  Guild of Town Criers National Championships in Windsor, winning the title and…

“I owe them my life!” Crash survivor defies doctors to run 5km for air ambulance

“I owe them my life!” Crash survivor defies doctors to run 5km for air ambulance

A MELKSHAM man who was told by doctors that he may never walk again after a horrific car crash, will take part in next weekend’s parkrun to raise…

Royal British Legion members take part in historic parade

Royal British Legion members take part in historic parade

MEMBERS of Melksham’s Royal British Legion travelled to Belgium earlier this month to take part in the Great Pilgrimage 90 Parade. Standard bearer Peter Hall, wreath layer Martin…

Sport

Mixed fortunes for Melksham riders

The weekend of the 1st-2nd of September saw the Superbike Grand National meeting held at Castle Combe, with Melksham competitors in…

Melksham’s Wiltshire Wonders are set to defend their British title

Once again the Wiltshire Wonders are flying the flag for the county in their bid to retain their British Men’s Skittles…

Women’s rugby team secure sponsor for new season

The new women’s section of Melksham Ladies’ Rugby Club has secured a main sponsorship deal from local business Autoline Service Station…

Fundraising

Go-karting fundraiser to support Arctic Circle charity challenge

TWO friends preparing to take on the challenge of a lifetime in the Arctic Circle, travelling over 250km on dog sleds, have organised a go-karting event to…

Fundraiser ‘digs deep’ and climbs Mt.Kilimanjaro

LOCAL woman, Fiona Staniforth beat exhaustion and extreme temperatures to make it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising over £2,000 for the charity, Dig Deep.  Alongside…

Girls’ holiday sponsored swim raises £4,500 for charity

THREE young friends took on a sponsored swim challenge whilst on holiday in memory of Dan Looker, two of the girls’ father, who died suddenly of sepsis…

Politics

News From Westminster By Michelle Donelan MP- MP tackles animal welfare and animal rights

Since being elected, one of the topics which I most regularly correspond with constituents on is that of animal welfare and animal rights. Whether domestic pets, farm-reared…

News From Westminster-By Michelle Donelan MP

One key issue which has been dominating my postbag in the past months is the consultation on the planned changes to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

Following on from the recent incident in Salisbury, I was extremely concerned to hear of the major incident and tragically a life lost in Amesbury. Whilst not…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham RAFA barbecue

Melksham RAFA held their annual barbecue at Sue and Tony’s home on the 28th July.   Organisers say, “Although it was one of our bad weather days…

Melksham’s WI step back in time

MEMBERS of Melksham WI provided tea, coffee and cakes over the weekend of this year’s Lacock at War event. Held on the weekend of Saturday 18th and…

Coming up for Melksham Seniors

ACTIVITIES, games, films and great company are all on the agenda for Melksham Seniors’ regular club meetings in the coming weeks. Once a month on the first…

Business

Melksham Business Expo 2018

Local business, Nettl of Melksham, is hosting Melksham’s inaugural business exhibition, at the Assembly Hall. Melksham Business Expo will take place on Monday 8th October and is…

Ma Maison toasts one year of business in Littlebrook Courtyard

HOME decor and gift shop, Ma Maison, is celebrating its first year anniversary in the Littlebrook Courtyard. Owner Philip Shone, says, “It’s been an interesting year –…

Kavanaghs continues success on Bowerhill industrial estate

Kavanaghs say they are delighted to announce two recently-completed transactions on the popular Bowerhill Industrial Estate, Melksham. The estate agents say, “The first was a letting of…

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