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‘Get along to support Melksham Town in historic cup tie’

Melksham Town are gearing up for one of the biggest games in their 139 year history when they travel to local rivals Bradford Town on Saturday in the…

Melksham fundraiser to receive British Empire Medal

A FUNDRAISER who dedicated many years to charitable work in Melksham has received royal recommendation after being named in the New Year’s Honours List. Joy Hicks will receive…

Future of Melksham – have your say

2015 is the year when local people have their chance to influence how the town and surrounding area develops.  There are large developments currently in the pipeline but…

This Issue

Continued success a year on for Dragons Den’ entrepreneur

A teenage Melksham business owner continues to taste success almost 12 months after becoming  the…

Wiltshire parking consultation – just days left to have your say

Wiltshire Council is reminding residents and business there are just a few days left to…

Local web designer goes global with debut book for children

A local web and graphic designer has gone her own way when it comes to…

Melksham town council objects to planning application for 263 homes in Shurnhold

MELKSHAM Town Council has objected to a planning application to build 263 homes just off…

Melksham train journeys – 2014 and looking ahead to 2015

In 2014, the new train service brought long distance public transport connectivity to Melksham.  A…

Lottery funding to benefit Melksham Conigre Mead

MELKSHAM’S Conigre Mead will benefit after Wiltshire Wildlife Trust received a £498,800 from the Lottery…

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Huge crowds turn out to support fayre and lights switch on in Melksham

Huge crowds turn out to support fayre and lights switch on in Melksham

CROWDS of local people turned out in force to support Melksham’s Christmas Fayre and the official switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.  People gathered from early afternoon…

Tree ‘yarn bombed’ as Melksham community helps knit it together

Tree ‘yarn bombed’ as Melksham community helps knit it together

THE community has come together to ‘yarn bomb’ the tree by the Market Place – turning it into a colourful array of patterns.  The project to yarn bomb…

Damage leaves Christmas lights team out of pocket

Damage leaves Christmas lights team out of pocket

OVER £300 worth of damage was caused to Melksham Christmas lights fencing and equipment after a late night brawl spilled into the Market Place.  In the early hours…

Melksham shines brighter than ever this Christmas

Melksham shines brighter than ever this Christmas

THE return this year of Britain’s biggest Christmas lights display in Longford Road and the amazing town’s display have left a festive glow in the town. It seems…

Melksham News Christmas Greetings 2014

Melksham News Christmas Greetings 2014

Melksham’s tradespeople wish you the very best for the festive season in this four page Christmas Greetings feature. Click on the icon below for all four pages! Merry…

Sport

Melksham Town 5-1 Shepton Mallet – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 10th Jan.

Melksham went into their third meeting of the season with Shepton Mallet looking to put the disappointment of the Boxing Day…

Melksham Town 0-3 Bradford Town – Toolstation Premier League, Fri. 26th Dec.

In front of a healthy Boxing Day crowd Melksham Town and Bradford Town locked horns for their first meeting since the…

Melksham Town 3-0 Bitton – Toolstation League Premier , Sat. 20th Dec.

Second placed Melksham entertained third placed Bitton at the Conigre looking to put last week’s Wiltshire Cup defeat to Highworth behind…

The Wiltshire 10 in Melksham

The 2015 ARC National Road Running Championships for the 10-mile distance will be hosted at the Wiltshire 10 Road Race which…

Fundraising

Stonar’s fundraising success for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Jemma Brown from Wiltshire Air Ambulance visited Stonar to receive a cheque for the charity totalling £3,622 in a special assembly held on Friday 9th January. Wiltshire…

Melksham Air Cadets fundraising success

Cadets and staff at 2385 (Melksham) Air Cadets would like to express their thanks to the people and businesses of Melksham for donations made over the past…

Semington charity appoints new chief

Carer Support Wiltshire, provider of services to unpaid carers across Wiltshire, has announced the appointment of Catharine Hurford as chief executive.  Gillian Elford, chair of the Board…

Events & Entertainment

Lifestyle Management Information Evening at Spa Medical Centre

Following two successful similar evenings last year, the Spa Medical Centre in Snowberry Lane Melksham will be holding another evening on Tuesday 20th January on the subject…

Quiz and Pudding Night Returns

Last year’s Quiz and Pudding Night, hosted by Melksham Comic Con as a fundraiser for their summer event was so successful, it’s returning again this year! On…

Blockbuster films & live entertainment at Melksham Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  blockbuster films and live entertainment. The next cinema screenings at Assembly Hall are: Saturday 24th January, 10.30am, The Book…

Clubs & Organisations

Aloeric sing for Melksham Seniors

Year 1 and 2 children from Aloeric singing club recently performed at the senior citizens lunch. They all received a goody bag from Selwood Housing for taking…

Busy time for Flower Arrangement Society

This has been an extremely busy time for the club. Some members enjoyed a three day trip to visit Chatsworth in Derbyshire to see the Christmas decorations. …

Melksham Seniors new year message

Melksham Seniors 55+ group has a wide range of exciting plans for the year ahead. “Happy New Year to all Melksham Seniors; this year we are planning…

Business

Nursery to maintain Littlebrook flower display

THE Littlebrook Centre’s flower display has been taken over by a local nursery who will now maintain the site.  The planting and upkeep of the display will…

Box Steam Brewery brings Tunnel Vision to Parliament

Box Steam Brewery raised a glass of Tunnel Vision at the seat of Government yesterday, after local MP Duncan Hames selected the popular Wiltshire beer as the…

Staff celebrate after award success for Wiltshire Care

Staff from Somerset Care’s Community Services team in Melksham are celebrating following their 2014 awards afternoon. The event was held at Melksham Town Hall on Wednesday 12th…

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