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Daffodils for the Duchess!  Spring posy for Camilla as she officially opens new school

Daffodils for the Duchess! Spring posy for Camilla as she officially opens new school

  The Duchess of Cornwall  made a special visit to Melksham this week to officially open Forest and Sandridge Primary School. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was welcomed…

More new homes puts strain on local health services

A LOCAL community group has said now is the time to plan for the future of healthcare in Melksham, as the NHS faces growing strain and the town’s population continues…

Melksham Campus plans to be revealed this month

LONG-awaited plans for Melksham Health and Wellbeing Centre – formerly known as the campus – will be revealed to the public at the next area board meeting in…

Couple need help raising £15,000 for home adaptation

A FAMILY from Melksham is hoping the local community can help them raise £15,000 to make essential life changing improvements to their home. John Howell from Melksham was…

This Issue

Charity Glitter Ball for Helping Harry

A CHARITY ball is being organised for Saturday 19th March for the Helping Harry fund. Preparations…

Best Kept Village certificates for Bowerhill and Shaw

COMMUNITY groups for Bowerhill and Shaw were recently presented with certificates for their achievements in Hills…

Special ‘behind the scenes’ tour at the Natural History Museum

SIX-year-old Oliver Cowles was recently invited for a special ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the…

Summer picnic in the park for Queen’s birthday

MELKSHAM has another big party to add to its summer calendar this year, as a town…

Woman pleads with drivers to slow down after death of her cats

A LOCAL woman is appealing for drivers around town to slow down after two of…

Local pastors visit Africa

Melksham residents, John and Sharon Firth, have recently returned from a trip to Uganda and…

Last Issue

Scout leader is Melksham’s Person of the Year 2015

Scout leader is Melksham’s Person of the Year 2015

  MELKSHAM’S Person of the Year 2015 award has been won by Anne Cranham, the chair of Broughton Gifford and Holt Scout Group. Hundreds of votes were received…

Second try for Berryfield homes plan

Second try for Berryfield homes plan

A NEW application to build 148 homes on land near Berryfield has been submitted by the same company which had a similar application refused last year. The proposed estate,  which…

Canal volunteers awarded ‘Pick Of The Branches’

Canal volunteers awarded ‘Pick Of The Branches’

HARDWORKING volunteers have been praised for recruiting hundreds of people to support a local restoration campaign. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal…

Comedy legend Jethro returns to Melksham Assembly Hall

Comedy legend Jethro returns to Melksham Assembly Hall

  Melksham assembly Hall welcomes back the acclaimed Cornish comedian Jethro on Friday 24th June as part of his ‘Jethro – 40 years the Joker’ nationwide tour. Providing…

It’s just rubbish!

It’s just rubbish!

A LOCAL community group has accused Wiltshire Council of penny pinching after it removed two rubbish bins next to the Forest community centre. For over 20 years the bins…

Sport

Future looks bright for young racer after bronze in Dubai

A YOUNG motocross rider got his year off to a flying start when he came third while representing Great Britain at a competition…

Entries open for the Wiltshire 10

The sixth running of the Wiltshire 10 race will take place on Sunday 14th February. This year it will be hosting…

Rugby: Melksham II 36 – 0 Calne

Melksham were hosts to Calne on Saturday 30th January. A strong scrummaging contest brought both sides to the battle, the hosts…

Barnstaple Town 1-4 Melksham Town 4 – Toolstation Premier Div, Sat. 16th Jan

Melksham made the long 260 mile round trip to meet their North Devon opponents in a fixture that saw the respective…

Fundraising

Students raise money with creative challenge

STUDENTS at Melksham Oak School raised over £360 for the RUH through a Christmas ‘creative challenge’. Students from years eight and nine spent time in lessons and after…

Brownies save their pennies!

3rd Melksham Brownies have presented a cheque to the Cats Action Trust. The members of the unit each year choose a local charity to collect for. Each…

Curry fundraiser at the Sultan

A fundraising evening was held on Thursday 14th January at the Sultan in Melksham. Ann and Steve Stanford, local volunteers for Swindon Retired Greyhound Trust organised the…

Events & Entertainment

New carnival royalty to be chosen for 2016

PREPARATIONS are beginning for Melksham Carnival 2016, and the carnival royalty competition will be held next month to find this year’s royal family. The royalty competition, along…

Churchyard Challenge at St. Michaels’ Church

THE next Churchyard Challenge Day will be on  Saturday 13th February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at St Michaels’ Churchyard. Over the past few years, teams of enthusiastic…

Melksham Music and Drama presents ‘Once Upon a Time’

IT’S that time again…Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! Melksham Music and Drama is busy rehearsing for its latest pantomime, ‘Once Upon a Time.’ Do…

Clubs & Organisations

New cookery class and suffragette film for Melksham Seniors

MELKSHAM & District Seniors 55+ Forum are holding a special cookery class at Thornbank on Thursday 18th February. The cookery class is the perfect opportunity to brush…

A big ‘Thank You’ from Melksham Foodbank

Melksham Foodbank would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who continues to make donations, week after week.  Sue Henderson, on behalf of Melksham Foodbank…

Christie Miller Bowls Club spectate at World Indoor Bowls Championship

Once again a group from Christie Miller Indoor Bowls Club travelled to Potters Leisure Resort at Hopton on Sea, Norfolk, to watch the qualifying rounds of the 2016…

Business

Plans for Holt Tannery to go on show

PLANS to build over 60 houses, office space, a spa and a cinema at the former tannery in Holt will be revealed at a public exhibition this…

Up to 40 jobs to be created at new Melksham pub

Preparations are under way for a brand new pub due to open in Melksham in March, and a recruitment will be held on Tuesday 9th February. Up…

The Canberra Centre is available for hire

Young Melksham has recently re-opened the Canberra centre’s doors to the young people of Melksham and surrounding areas, and the venue is now available for hire.  Angie…

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