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Town gives thanks to  community champions

Town gives thanks to community champions

PEOPLE who serve the Melksham community over and above the call of duty were presented with Civic Awards by the mayor for their contribution to the town, at…

Tributes paid to ‘beautiful and talented’ Oak student

FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to ‘beautiful and talented’ teenager Chloe Gilbert, who died suddenly on Sunday 5th March from a suspected allergic reaction. Tributes have been…

Your chance to be carnival royalty!

WITH preparations under way for this year’s Melksham Carnival, next weekend sees the first of two royalty competition events to be held to find this year’s royal family.…

This Issue

Solar power – the future of energy in the home

An exclusive solar power event will be taking place at Leekes Melksham between Thursday 16th…

Rail campaigners get Government cash to boost tourism

THE campaign group that has encouraged massive improvements to Melksham’s train services over the past…

Melksham will get a say on the future of its health care

PEOPLE in Melksham made their voices heard on the future of health care in the…

Developer appeals Semington homes refusal

RICHBOROUGH Estates has appealed Wiltshire Council’s decision to refuse their proposal to build 75 homes…

Town Hall bids farewell to deputy clerk

Melksham Town Council’s deputy clerk, Miriam Zaccarelli, is stepping down from the job after five years…

Last Issue

Bell ringing at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 60 years!

Bell ringing at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 60 years!

A MELKSHAM couple have rung the bells at Westminster Abbey in London to commemorate their 60 years service as bell ringers. Bob and Chris Purnell have been ringing the bells…

Market Place still open for business!

Market Place still open for business!

BUSINESSES in the Market Place are reminding customers that it is business as usual despite the lengthy construction work that has started. Shopkeepers in the Market Place have…

Air ambulance gets £250,000 grant for Semington base

Air ambulance gets £250,000 grant for Semington base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s major fundraising appeal for its new airbase is to receive a significant donation of £250,000 from a national charity. The funding is for the helipad…

Fish & chip shop celebrates 85 years on Union Street

Fish & chip shop celebrates 85 years on Union Street

They’ve been in Union Street since 1932 and 85 years later it’s still traditional fish and chips that you’ll find on the menu at The Fisheries. For 21…

Sport

Double delight as Town beat league leaders and clinch quarter final place

Saturday 4th March – Les Philips Cup Warminster Town 2-3 Melksham Town Monday 6th March – Toolstation Premier Div. Melksham Town 2-1…

Melksham RFC 26-5 Chippenham II – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Saturday 11th March

Perfect conditions set the scene at Melksham’s  home ground for the contest against Chippenham II. Both sides set a cracking pace,…

Melksham RFC 17-0 Frome 2nds – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Saturday 4th March

It was a shut out for the home team after an arm wrestle of a game at the Oakfields ground. Frome…

Fundraising

Prizes wanted for air ambulance auction

PRIZES are wanted for an auction raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance this weekend. The charity is raising money to build its new headquarters and airbase in…

RUH charity trek in memory of husband & daughter

A MELKSHAM woman will spend ten days hiking through Peru in November to raise money for Bath’s Royal United Hospital (RUH). Sabrina Cox, who has lived in the town…

Join Dorothy House’s Memory Walk fundraiser

Dorothy House Hospice Care is inviting local people and families to visit the Hospice in Winsley on Saturday 22nd April to remember loved ones and take part…

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

Walking netball launched at Christie Miller

Wiltshire Council is currently working in partnership with England Netball to deliver Walking Netball sessions across the county. Walking Netball involves delivering the traditional game at walking…

Police thank search & rescue volunteers

WILTSHIRE Police has expressed its thanks to Wiltshire Search and Rescue for their support during 2016. In 2016 Wiltshire Search and Rescue volunteers were called out 43…

Wiltshire Mind starts evening support group

Do you feel depressed, anxious and unable to cope?  You are not alone – 1 in 3 of us will feel like this at some point in…

Business

The Foresters Arms opens its doors after £100k refurbishment

The Foresters Arms on Sandridge Road in Melksham has fully reopened following a £100,000 four-week refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and new licensee Beverley Dempsey,…

Spread the cost of healthcare for your pet with Pet Health Club

THE Beeches Veterinary Centre has launched The Pet Health Club scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your pet’s preventative health whilst saving you money. The…

Andy York photography launches loyalty card

ANDY York Photography has launched its reward scheme which will give you £10 off to spend in store. Andy said, “People in the town are very supportive…

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