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Melksham charity plans home for abandoned cats

AN ambitious plan to provide a re-homing centre for abandoned cats and kittens is due to be discussed by a Melksham charity next week. The proposal has been…

Little Chalfield solar farm proposal rejected

PLANS to build a 25 hectare solar farm in Little Chalfield has been rejected, to the relief of local residents and campaigners.  At a recent Wiltshire Council planning…

Concern over standards in Wiltshire care homes

A WILTSHIRE councillor has expressed his concern about the quality of adult social care in Wiltshire, after seeing a number of care homes in the area failing to…

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Melksham in Bloom 2014 awards presented

Melksham in Bloom 2014 awards presented

MELKSHAM in Bloom winner, Bruce Petty, has received his award as the overall winner of…

Bomb experts called after builders’ discovery in Bowerhill

Bomb experts called after builders’ discovery in Bowerhill

BUILDERS working on the new Herman Miller site had a shock during construction work when…

Wiltshire Mind receive £97,000 grant from military trust

MELKSHAM based charity Wiltshire Mind have been awarded a grant of £97,539 by The Forces…

Fundraising effort for vital life saving device in Bowerhill

A LOCAL woman has started a community fund to raise money for new defibrillators for…

Action needed as Wiltshire Council accused of “failing in their duty”

A BOWERHILL man has heavily criticised Wiltshire Council for their lack of action in keeping…

Last Issue

Melksham community backs family after lightning strike blaze

Melksham community backs family after lightning strike blaze

  THE Melksham community is rallying behind a family whose house was gutted in a fire after being struck by lightning. A violent storm hit the town last…

Amazing tale of Queen Victoria, a royal conspiracy & a Melksham grandmother

Amazing tale of Queen Victoria, a royal conspiracy & a Melksham grandmother

  IT’S a story that reads like a spy thriller with a secret royal baby being smuggled out of Denmark to prevent war in Europe. And at the…

Royal performance for Melksham singers

Royal performance for Melksham singers

TWO singers from Melksham performed in front of Prince Harry at the Invictus Games’ closing ceremony alongside world famous acts.  Donna-Kate Wilson and Linda Lane formed part of…

Wiltshire Mind grant nomination

Wiltshire Mind grant nomination

Melksham-based charity, Wiltshire Mind, has been nominated to receive a grant to put towards their charity work. Wiltshire Mind is a branch of the national mental health charity,…

“No more solar farms” say villagers

“No more solar farms” say villagers

MORE than 100 concerned residents rallied on Norrington Common last weekend, to protest against solar farm development in and around Broughton Gifford. The meeting, arranged by the action group…

Sport

Melksham Town 8-1 Bournemouth – FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round, Sat. 4th Oct.

MELKSHAM progressed to first round proper of the FA Vase after hitting Bournemouth Poppies for eight.  The success over their Wessex…

Sherborne Town 0-2 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 27th Sept.

MELKSHAM continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable away win at Sherborne.  As the match kicked off it…

Melksham RFC 24-12 Devizes II – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat. 27th Sept.

Devizes got off to a bright start with two tries from kick and chase in the first 10 minutes of the…

Melksham Town 2-2 Brislington – Toolstation Premier Division, Mon. 22nd Sept.

In front of 212 spectators, Melksham welcomed unbeaten league leaders Brislington to The Conigre, with the homeside looking to continue their…

Melksham & Shaw Short Mat Bowls Club crowned county champions

A team from Melksham & Shaw Short Mat Bowls Club have won the County Mixed Fours competition which was held at…

Fundraising

Charity party for Cancer Research

GET on your dancing shoes! The Melksham group of Cancer Research UK will soon be holding a fundraising party at Shaw Country Hotel.  The party will have…

Pole-Da-Cise Charity event

Pole-Da-Cise Fitness Dance School, based in Melksham, will be holding their annual Charity Event on Saturday 11th October at White Horse Country Park.  This year the chosen…

“Pyjama day” raises £1,000 for Dorothy House

STAFF at a Melksham opticians have raised over £1,000 for Dorothy House Hospice after one member took part in the Bath Midnight Walk before the whole team…

Events & Entertainment

Singer to visit Japan with Bath Male Choir – and you can catch him in Devizes!

LOCAL award-winning baritone Tom Corbishley will be setting out for Japan at the end of October as a member and soloist with the renowned Bath Male Choir.…

Photography exhibition in Lacock

Images by 20 photography competition finalists are on display in the ‘Love Lacock’ outdoor exhibition throughout October. The shortlisted photographs will be on show in the autumnal…

It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas!

PLANS are already under way for the “Bless Melksham 2014 – A Celebration of Christmas” event which will take place in Melksham Assembly Hall on Friday 19th…

Clubs & Organisations

New Christie Miller Bowls Club launched

The inaugural meeting of the new Christie Miller (Melksham) Indoor Bowls Club was held at Christie Miller recently.  A new unified management committee structure was elected with…

More singers needed at Melksham choral society

True or false? You can improve your health by sitting and looking at a book.  Sheila Jackson, on behalf of Melksham Choral Society explains, “If the book…

New members invited to join Melksham Choral Society

True or false? You can improve your health by sitting and looking at a book.  Sheila Jackson of Melksham Choral said, “If the book is a musical…

Business

Gamingalore forced to close amid dwindling sales

MELKSHAM’S independent game shop, Gamingalore will be closing its doors for the final time on Saturday 25th October. After 10 years in the centre of Melksham, Gamingalore…

Cosmos nets deal with Carson Tyres

CARSON Tyres have secured a sponsorship deal with Melksham Cosmos Football Club to sponsor their home and away kit for the next two seasons.  Carson Tyre &…

Bookings open for Melksham Christmas Fayre

BOOKINGS are now welcome for stalls at this year’s Melksham Christmas Fayre.  The popular fayre is to take place on Saturday 6th December starting at 2.00pm until…

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