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Cheaper parking and new grace period but still no free parking

WILTSHIRE Council leaders have agreed to cut the cost of parking in Melksham and introduce a new 15-minute grace period but the town will still have no free-parking…

Melksham supports Comic Relief

SCHOOLCHILDREN, residents, and businesses in Melksham came out in force to support Comic Relief. The appeal asked people across the UK to do something ‘funny for money’ and…

Melksham on the right track for better rail service

Rail services through Melksham look set to keep improving under new plans announced by First Great Western this week.  First have revealed plans to provide more frequent trains,…

This Issue

Town urged to back Easter egg appeal

JOHN Stuart Funeral Directors in Melksham have hatched a plan to bring a smile to…

Concern as “vital lifeline” for pensioners set to be restricted

PENSIONERS in Melksham are concerned that new bus pass restrictions will leave more people feeling…

More than £20k in grant applications to be considered

MELKSHAM Area Board is to consider grants from local groups totalling £21,711 at the next…

Melksham Town Council welcomes new councillor

HAYLEY Spencer has been elected on to Melksham Town Council after she came out on…

Melksham 2025 – Now’s the time to have your say

An ‘Open House’ drop-in event is to be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th…

161 miles in Sahara Desert Race for RUH Cancer Care

Local property developer, Nick Keen is busy preparing to take on the Marathon des Sables…

Last Issue

End of an era as Melksham Town prepare for last league game at the Conigre

End of an era as Melksham Town prepare for last league game at the Conigre

MELKSHAM Town Football Club is set to take to the  town’s Conigre pitch for the last time – 95 years after they played their first match at the…

Brief history of Melksham Town FC at the Conigre

Brief history of Melksham Town FC at the Conigre

AS MELKSHAM Town Football Club prepare to play their last game on their Conigre pitch after 95 years, a brief Conigre history has been provided by Dave Phillips.…

Flag flown for Commonwealth Day in Melksham

Flag flown for Commonwealth Day in Melksham

MELKSHAM raised the Commonwealth flag for the first time ever on Monday to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The flag was raised outside the Town Hall in the presence of Mayor…

Injured cyclist’s plea to motorists

Injured cyclist’s plea to motorists

A MELKSHAM man is advising motorists to look out for cyclists after he was knocked off his bike in the town centre.  Adam Crook suffered concussion as well…

Fundraising total now over £37,000 after bumper year for Cancer Research group

Fundraising total now over £37,000 after bumper year for Cancer Research group

MELKSHAM Cancer Research group is celebrating its second anniversary and another hugely successful year after they raised more than £17,000.  That total for year two means the amount…

Sport

Longwell Green 1-3 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 21st March

Melksham travelled to Bristol to meet a Longwell Green side who had won their last three games and had already dumped…

National and county success for Wiltshire School of Gymnastics

The Wiltshire School of Gymnastics entered three teams into the Wiltshire Teams competition held  at the academy based at Bowerhill. This…

Entries now open to Semington 10k

Friends of St George’s School in Semington and DB Max are teaming up, along with the village community, to organise an…

Bristol Manor 1-4 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Tues. 17th March

The Town made the mid week trip to pre season favourites and title challengers Bristol Manor Farm, in a game both…

Fundraising

Local businesses to take rivalry onto the pitch for charity fundraiser

TWO Melksham businesses are to go head-to-head as they take on each other in a charity football match.  Travis Perkins will play Buildbase at the Conigre on…

Robbie’s 10x10k challenge for cancer charity

A MELKSHAM man is taking on a 10x10k challenge to raise money for the testicular charity It’s In The Bag.  Robbie Newton plans to run ten 10k…

Local woman makes a splash for Diabetes UK

A woman from Melksham is making a splash for Diabetes UK by taking part in a 22-mile swimming challenge to raise vital funds for the charity. Sarah…

Events & Entertainment

Blockbuster films at Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  blockbuster films and live entertainment in the coming weeks. The next cinema screenings at the Assembly Hall are: Friday…

Upcoming events at local School

Sevington Victorian School will be hoping local children will spring into action for their upcoming Easter Egg Hunt. The school is holding a fun Easter Egg Hunt…

Seend Acoustic Club continues talent showcase

MUSIC fans can continue to expect good things from Seend Acoustic Club, who have a bill packed with talent for the coming weeks. Organiser Andy Fawthrop takes a…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Flower Club

The morning practice class of ‘flowers in a card’ was facilitated by Kay King, and it was agreed they would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day…

Melksham & District Historical Association

A fascinating talk on the West Kennett Long Barrow (WKLB) was given by Peter Knight at our February meeting.  Peter is a sacred sights guide, speaker, dowser…

Jazz meets Melksham Choral Society in April

Come and hear your local choir on Saturday 25th April for a mixed evening of singing from Haydn and Sinatra to Bob Chilcot’s Little Jazz Mass. Rehearsing…

Business

Government minister’s visit to Independent Living Centre

The Minister of State for disabled people, MP Mark Harper, visited the Independent Living Centre in Semington, a charity which gives free and impartial advice to elderly…

Osteopaths welcome new member to the team

Lowbourne Osteo-paths are pleased to welcome physiotherapist Kate Charlesworth to the team, which already includes osteopaths, an acupuncturist, a counsellor and a reflexologist.  Kate specialises in women’s…

Melksham trader calls for Wiltshire Council to support shops during bridge work

A TRADER in Melksham has called on Wiltshire Council to introduce free parking in the town while work continues on the town bridge.  Sue Tweedie who owns…

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