Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Front Page

Make your voice heard in local council elections

THE PEOPLE of Melksham will go to the polls on Thursday 4th May to elect their town and Wiltshire councillors. Elections will be held for Wiltshire Council, Melksham…

RUH parking company under fire

THERE has been no let up in the anger and criticism aimed at the RUH in Bath and its parking policy. Dozens of people have come forward to…

Big Top Circus at  Party in the Park 2017

Big Top Circus at Party in the Park 2017

AN exciting line-up for this summer’s Party in the Park event has been announced which this year features something a bit different – a Big Top Circus! Party in…

This Issue

Rail campaigners’ joy at station investment

MELKSHAM Railway Station is to receive thousands of pounds from train operator Great Western Rail…

Melksham’s new deputy town clerk

Melksham Town Council has appointed Clare Harris as deputy town clerk. Clare has been employed…

Mum set to take to the skies to ‘Keep Mya Moving’

A MELKSHAM mum will jump 10,000ft from a plane later this month to raise money…

Man found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A Melksham man has been found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following…

Wiltshire Council Elections 2017

Thursday 4th May; polling 7am-10pm We asked each candidate for 150 words; this is what…

Last Issue

Petition to fix park as parents take children out of town to play

Petition to fix park as parents  take children out of town to play

COUNCILLORS in Melksham have collected hundreds of signatures on a petition to hand control of King George V Park over to the town so it can be upgraded. Spearheaded…

Big local firms support Food and River Festival

Big local firms support Food and River Festival

MELKSHAM Food and River Festival met with major local sponsors last week to kickstart the run-up to this year’s festival, which will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday…

Theatre project by Melksham Oak students with Bristol Old Vic

Theatre project by Melksham Oak students with Bristol Old Vic

A THEATRE collaboration between Melksham Oak Community School and the Bristol Old Vic Young Company will produce a timely performance about the positive influence change and new people…

Brain tumour survivor runs Bath Half with sisters

Brain tumour survivor runs Bath Half with sisters

THREE Melksham sisters have raised almost £2,000 for charity by running the Bath Half Marathon after one of the sisters spent  months recovering from a brain tumour last…

Sport

‘We need you more than ever’ – Perrin asks for big crowds as season comes to an end

Promotion still possible with a third place finish and Town looking for first ever Les Phillips Cup Final place Fri. 14th…

Melksham 24-19 Warminster – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Saturday 22nd April

Melksham were looking for a win in their last game of the season against visitors Warminster to maintain their position in…

Holt Bowls Club start season with winning ways

It was a superb start to the season of 2017 for Holt Bowls Club this week, with the winning of two…

Fundraising

‘Dotty’ Lady completes London Marathon and raises £2,550 for Dorothy House

A MELKSHAM women who only took up running two years ago, successfully completed the London Marathon last weekend, beating her target time by four minutes. Sandra Sharratt started…

Robbie runs the London Marathon in green morph suit!

A RUNNER from Melksham donned his green morph suit and joined nearly 40,000 people taking part in the London Marathon last weekend. Robbie Newton was bitten by the…

Take the plunge and raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase

SUPPORTERS of Wiltshire Air Ambulance can take their fundraising to new heights by taking part in a skydive for the charity’s Airbase Appeal. The skydive will take…

Politics

“A time of big changes for Melksham”

IT’S been an exciting year for Melksham according to mayor Terri Welsh, speaking at the annual mayor’s reception last week when she presented Civic Awards to local…

Town to fly flag for Commonwealth Day

Melksham Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at 10am on Monday 13th March to celebrate Commonwealth Day. This unique initiative, now in its fourth year,…

Area board hands out £32,000 at penultimate meeting

MELKSHAM Area Board handed out nearly £32,000 to local groups at a meeting last week, including £7,570 through its community grants scheme. The council board gave a…

Clubs & Organisations

Fancy a game of indoor bowls?

The Christie Miller Indoor Bowls summer season starts on Wednesday 3rd May commencing at 1.45pm until 4.00pm, with newcomers welcomed. The club says, “We have  a very…

Bowerhill Village Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Bowerhill Village Hall Committee  will be held on Tuesday 2nd May at the Bowerhill Village Hall, 7.30 pm. A report will…

Second birthday for Read Easy Melksham

Read Easy Melksham, which helps people in the town and surrounding area grow confidence with reading skills, has been running for two years. The group has recently…

Business

Bowerhill company celebrates 30 years in business

AN engineering company has celebrated 30 years of business and with plans to grow and develop the company, the future looks exciting for Kristek. Established in 1987,…

Local company is most successful Dragons’ Den business

MELKSHAM company, GripIt® Fixings’ second crowd fund has hit £2.14million, valuing it the most successful ever Dragons’ Den business. In 2016 after appearing on BBC’s Dragons’ Den;…

New gym is a haven for everyone who wants to stay fit and healthy

A gym, which specialises in welcoming clients who do not always feel comfortable in mainstream gyms, has been going from strength to strength since opening last month.…

Melksham News on Twitter