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170 new homes and village hall proposed for Berryfields

BERRYFIELDS could be set to grow after a property developer announced plans to build 170 new homes and a new village hall.  The proposal from the property company…

Rachel aims for glory at Commonwealth Games

Rachel aims for glory at Commonwealth Games

MELKSHAM swimmer, Rachel Williams, is set to compete in one of the biggest sporting events in the world as she will represent Wales in the Commonwealth Games next…

Melksham’s CCTV is up and running

Melksham’s CCTV is up and running

  A LONG campaign to bring security CCTV cameras to Melksham town centre has finally come to fruition, thanks to a local company who stepped in to help…

This Issue

Witness appeal following death of Melksham woman

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a Melksham woman died following a fatal road…

Melksham woman’s fundraising skydive for Women’s Aid

Melksham woman’s fundraising skydive for Women’s Aid

  A MELKSHAM woman is going to attempt to overcome her fear of heights by…

Melksham performer earns place at prestigious drama school

Melksham performer earns place at prestigious drama school

A MELKSHAM performer is trying to raise funds to pay her tuition fees after earning…

Melksham Heritage Discover Fair success

Melksham Heritage Discover Fair success

The Melksham Heritage Discover Fair took place at the Well House Collection at Well House…

‘Safe Places’ scheme in Melksham

‘Safe Places’ scheme in Melksham

Around 30 businesses in Melksham to have signed up to the national ‘Safe Places’ scheme…

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‘Best ever’ Melksham food festival

‘Best ever’ Melksham food festival

Foodies from Melksham and surrounding areas flocked to the sixth annual food and drink festival last weekend in what is being described as the best ever. The town…

Unicorn pub re-opens in Melksham

Unicorn pub re-opens in Melksham

THE Unicorn has reopened with new owners who have big plans to restore the pub to former glories.  Michael Haigh and Daniel Grace are the new landlords at…

Melksham RAFA presentation

Melksham RAFA presentation

  Presentation was recently made of the ‘Bomber Command Clasp’ to Melksham Royal Air Forces Association member, Flt.Lt (Rtd) Des Hawkins. DFC, MID.  Des was born in Warminster,…

Wilts & Berks Canal Canal to be brought back to life

Wilts & Berks Canal Canal to be brought back to life

A BEAUTIFUL stretch of restored canal will be taken back in time to show what it would have looked like more than a hundred years ago. The Wilts…

Melksham swimmer heading to the Commonwealth Games

Melksham swimmer heading to the Commonwealth Games

LOCAL swimmer, Rachel Williams, has been selected to be a part of the Welsh team at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Rachel will be making her Commonwealth…

Canal link could spark £55m investment for Melksham

Canal link could spark £55m investment for Melksham

MELKSHAM would receive a multi-million pound boost if a former waterway is brought back through the town, according to a new study. The old line of the Wilts…

Sport

Future is bright ahead of historic season for Melksham Town FC

MELKSHAM Town Football Club is set to embark on a historic season for the club as it looks likely to be…

BMCC lost to Malmesbury by 149 runs – Wiltshire Cricket League Div 1, Sat. 5th July

This was a weekend where BMCC were no match for table toppers, Malmesbury in this Div 1 Fixture. Asked to bat…

BMCC host successful competition in Melksham

Beanacre & Melksham Cricket Club recently held a six a side competition and open day, at their Ground in The Park.…

Melksham’s FA Cup opponents named

MELKSHAM Town FC now know who they will face in the early rounds of the FA Cup and FA Vase.  They…

Melksham FC Youth success in Southwest tournament

Melksham FC Youth success in Southwest tournament

  Melksham Town Football Club Youth Section triumphed in two competitions at the 21st Westbury Youth FC Tournament and Festival of…

Fundraising

Midnight walk fundraiser challenge for Melksham woman

A MELKSHAM woman is looking for sponsorship as she prepares to take part in the Bath Midnight Walk.  Francesca Morris is raising money for Dorothy House following…

Jazz and mash to raise cash for Dorothy House

There are still some tickets left for the Jazz Lunch at Dorothy House on Sunday 20th July, the final event in the hospice’s Marquee Week. Enjoy a…

Last call for Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity golf day

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is putting out a last call for teams to take part in its charity golf day at Cumberwell Park, on Friday 19th September 2014.…

Events & Entertainment

Just the thing for school holidays in Melksham!

Working in conjunction with ActiveTrowbridge, Melksham Town Council has arranged a three hour sports roadshow for children every Tuesday over the summer holidays. Featuring an inflatable and…

Show off your art skills at Melksham Comic-Con!

Melksham Comic-Con will hold its first ever art competitions at this year’s event, and attendees are invited to come along and test their skills. On Saturday 30th…

Seend Picnic in the Park

When you’ve all enjoyed the Melksham Carnival and are wondering how to relax the following Saturday evening, come along to the Seend Picnic in the Park! The…

Clubs & Organisations

Record turnout for Avon Valley Runners Relay

A record 35-teams lined up in glorious sunshine at Doric Park in Trowbridge for the fifth running of the Avon Valley Relay. This event sees teams of…

Melksham Cubs Bobby Van Visit

Melksham Cubs had a very special visit from the Wiltshire Bobby Van recently. The Wiltshire Bobby Van is a trust which provides advice and victim support for…

Local expert offers self-protection advice

A QUALIFIED martial arts expert from Atworth shares his experience and knowledge to help people stay safe. Richard Rogers of British R.E.A.C.T.  academy said, “Far too many…

Business

New lease of life for the King’s Arms

New lease of life for the King’s Arms

If it’s a while since you’ve visited the King’s Arms, then there’s no time like the present! The new landlords Jade and Chris Lundean took over in…

New display section at Melksham TIC

The Tourist Information Centre in Church Street is planning on a new display section entitled ‘Made in Melksham’. TIC is asking local people within the craft world…

Moles Brewery launches new craft ales

Moles Brewery launches new craft ales

Melksham based Moles Brewery has announced a new range of six craft beers,  at the same time that it has revealed a new company logo. Each of…

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