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Giant new screen for Melksham Town – ‘as big as Old Trafford’s!’ And it’s just the start of an exciting link-up with Chinese electronics company

MELKSHAM Town FC are now the  proud owners of a giant state-of-the-art LED display screen – one of the largest outside of the Premier League. The screen, worth £50,000, has been…

Neighbourhood groups should tackle rise in car vandalism

A CALL for residents to form community neighbourhood groups to work together in tackling the increase of car vandalism across the town, has been made by the Mayor …

Nominations open for Young People Awards

Do you know a young person, group, team or club who have done something special or achieved something amazing? If so, you can nominate them for the 2018…

Town’s TV appearance earlier than expected

MELKSHAM’s TV appearance on the upcoming new BBC show ‘Britain in Bloom’ has been ‘up-rooted’ and will appear a week earlier than first planned. Melksham was one of…

This Issue

Local people and businesses needed to take part in Melksham Carnival

Plans for this year’s Melksham Carnival, which will be held on Saturday 28th July, are…

Make Melksham parkrun one to remember

A VISITING parkrunner from Redditch, Roland ‘Riggie’ Rignall, is running 40 parkruns in 40 different…

Stroke information evening

SPA Medical Centre and its Patient Participation Group will be hosting a stroke information evening…

Can you help monitor Melksham’s CCTV?

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help monitor Melksham’s CCTV service in the town centre. Deputy Town Clerk, Clare…

Community spring cleans town and villages

THE community came out in force last month to tidy up the local area for the…

Extra support for parents/carers across Melksham

WILTSHIRE Family Learning is offering two opportunities across Melksham for parents and carers looking for…

Council calls for action on town’s litter problem

Action must be taken to tackle the ongoing problem of fly-tipping and littering in the…

Five ways to give feedback to help shape localhealth and care services

Share your experiences of local health and care services and make it better for everyone…

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Melksham welcomes Air Ambulance to its new home

Melksham welcomes Air Ambulance to its new home

THE first landing of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance helicopter at the new airbase in Semington Road last week, marked the beginning of a new era for the vital lifesaving…

2018 Carnival Royalty crowned

2018 Carnival Royalty crowned

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival Royalty have been chosen at a special evening held at Melksham Town Hall. Melksham Carnival Queen 2018 is Sharon Vivian and Melksham Carnival Princess…

Young fundraiser up for award

Young fundraiser up for award

A MELKSHAM lad has been nominated for a national charity award in recognition of his fundraising efforts for the MS Society. Twelve-year-old Ciaran Hanks has been shortlisted as…

The search is on for Melksham’s Cutest Pet!

The search is on for Melksham’s Cutest Pet!

DO you think you have the cutest pet in Melksham? Then this could be your chance to show off your pet in Melksham News and win a fantastic…

Sport

Wiltshire Wonderers look to make history with third title

BRITISH Skittles men’s champions, the Wiltshire Wonders from Melksham, are looking to defend their title and take victory for the third time.…

Melksham Town Ladies through to the final!

MELKSHAM Town Ladies are through to the Wiltshire Ladies and Girls League Cup Final. After a 4-1 win against Swindon Supermarine…

Walking team prepare for national finals

WILTSHIRE Walking Football FC are preparing to take part in the national finals of the FA People’s Cup. The team, who train at Stanley…

Fundraising

Find out how you could fundraise for The Forever Friends Appeal

YOUR local cancer care fundraising group,  The Forever Friends Appeal at Bath RUH, is  holding an information session at Grounded in Melksham, for those interested in holding…

Casting their support for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

MELKSHAM business, NovaCast, has shown its support for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. As well as making a donation of £1,000 for the charity’s Airbase Appeal, the company has…

Bowerhill Barkers appeal for help

A group of Bowerhill fundraisers are appealing for help for their ‘coffee and cake day’ to raise money for a guide dog charity. The event will be…

Politics

News From Westminster- MP asks PM to look at university VC salaries- By Michelle Donelan MP

It has been a busy few weeks serving local residents and has included asking the Prime Minister in PMQs to confirm if university vice-chancellors’ salaries will be…

News From Westminster-By Michelle Donelan MP- Free school meals

A number of constituents have recently got in touch about free school meals. By 2022 around 50,000 more children will benefit from a free school meal –…

News From Westminster

This week I spoke in the debate on the future of organ donation here in Wiltshire and across England, with proposals to move from the current system…

Clubs & Organisations

Seniors’ chairman to step down this summer

MELKSHAM Seniors’ chairman, Brian Warwick, has confirmed he will be stepping down as chairman after his birthday in June. Brian Warwick told the Melksham News, “I have…

MMAD prepare to step back in time!

MELKSHAM Music and Drama (MMAD) is preparing for their next big show packed full of songs from the 50s and 60s. “MMAD’s Jukebox is a show with a…

Speaking out without fear

An invitation to speak on live radio would possibly fill you with dread, but the president of Melksham Speakers Club, when receiving such an invitation, took it…

Business

Berryfield resident leads the fight against plastic

A BERRYFIELD resident is leading the way in the fight against single-use plastic with his own business specialising in recyclable and biodegradeable household items. From his home in Berryfield,…

New home for Primate Clothing

The owners of Primate Clothing, Melksham’s 5 Star rated t-shirt and workwear printing company, are celebrating moving into new premises on the Bowerhill Industrial Estate, after the…

Melksham’s new cosmetics shop is ‘just what Melksham needs’

A new shop has opened on Church Street that has been hailed as ‘just what Melksham needs’ by its customers, selling a range of bath bombs, candles,…

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