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Melksham residents’ outrage at “dangerous” play park

Melksham residents’ outrage at “dangerous” play park

RESIDENTS are outraged after they had to spend hours picking up rubbish including glass from a play park that they describe as being “an accident waiting to happen.”…

Melksham Town player follows in great-great-grandfather’s footsteps 112 years on

Melksham Town player follows in great-great-grandfather’s footsteps 112 years on

A MELKSHAM Town youth player has followed in her great-great-grandfather’s footsteps by representing the club 112 years after he did.     Sarah Pearce plays for the Melksham…

Melksham Cancer Research first year success

MELKSHAM Cancer Research group is celebrating its first anniversary after a hugely successful year – raising over £20,000 for the national charity. It has been an exceptional first…

Neighbourhood plan delay as Melksham councils try to agree terms

A PROPOSED joint neighbourhood plan between Melksham Town and Melksham Without Councils has stalled as both try to agree on the percentage of financial input each should pay. …

Melksham market success in new location

MELKSHAM market’s return to the Market Place has been hailed a success by shoppers and traders in the town following its move from Church Street.   The weekly…

This Issue

Melksham Tourist Centre manager stands down after 30 year’s service

Melksham Tourist Centre manager stands down after 30 year’s service

A MELKSHAM woman who has run the Tourist Information Centre for over 30 years is…

Royalty search is on including Melksham’s new Glamorous Grandmother

THE search is on to find this year’s Melksham Carnival royalty as entry for the…

Local singer, Izzy Felstead, one step away from national final

A LOCAL teenager, under the guidance of a Melksham music producer, is just one round…

West Wilts Credit Union pays out and expands

A recommendation by directors that a dividend of 1% be paid to all saving members …

Melksham race to form part of national championship

THE annual Wiltshire 10 race which takes place in Melksham has received a boost as…

Easter fun for all the family at Leekes Melksham – including an appearance by Peppa Pig!

LEEKES Melksham is holding an Easter Egg-stravagansa on Good Friday to get the bank holiday…

Support following human trafficking in Melksham

FOUR Romanian men are being supported by police and partner agencies following a joint operation…

Last Issue

Melksham Comic Con joins forces with Kings Arms

Melksham Comic Con joins forces with Kings Arms

THE Kings Arms in Melksham Market Place has becoming an official supporter of the Melksham Comic Con event.  The pub, which is recently under new management, will be…

Melksham churchyard tidy up

Melksham churchyard tidy up

ANOTHER team of enthusiastic volunteers met to tidy up St Michaels’ Churchyard on Saturday 15th March. Following on from a very successful Churchyard Challenge Day in November when…

Wilts and Berks Canal walk promises to be best yet

Wilts and Berks Canal walk promises to be best yet

FUNDRAISERS are promising that this year’s annual sponsored walk in aid of a canal restoration project will be bigger and better than ever before. The Wilts & Berks…

Mammoth 2014 cycle challenge set to start for Melksham man

Mammoth 2014 cycle challenge set to start for Melksham man

A RETIRED army sergeant  from Melksham who has raised over £25,000 for Help for Heroes by completing a series of cycle challenges, is set to start another in…

Melksham fundraisers celebrate head shave cancer total

Melksham fundraisers celebrate head shave cancer total

A MELKSHAM teenager has raised a total of £600 for Cancer Research UK after a charity head shave.  Matty Tanner, who attends Melksham Oak has now collected in…

Melksham Tyre Supplies 50th Anniversary Feature

Melksham Tyre Supplies 50th Anniversary Feature

Local tyre dealer, Melksham Tyre Supplies, is celebrating its 50th year in business this year. And one of their lucky customers will be celebrating with the prize of…

Sport

Buckland Athletic 1-2 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 29th March

MELKSHAM made the long  journey to play Buckland at their impressive home in Newton Abbot. Without regular keeper Tom Drewitt who…

Melksham Town 3-1 Slimbridge – Toolstation Premier Division, Mon. 24th March

After the poor performance and disappointing result at the Conigre previously the Town bounced back with a victory. Melksham pressure was…

Melksham RFC 15-12 Coombe Down – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat 22nd March

A mid table clash saw Melksham off to a quick start with Matt Glover scoring a try on his return to…

Wiltshire success for Melksham gymnasts

Gymnasts of all ages from the Wiltshire School of Gymnastics in Melksham have recently taken part in their first competitions of…

Melksham Youth Football News

Melksham Girls U13 Triumph in Westbury battle Melksham U13 girls were ready to continue their fight for the league title on…

Fundraising

Broughton Gifford’s ‘A Floydian Trip’ raise funds for Cancer Care Appeal

The Broughton Gifford Pink Floyd Tribute Act, ‘A Floydian Trip’ recently presented a cheque for £1150 to Laura Pearce from the ‘Forever Friends RUH Cancer Centre Appeal’.…

People of Melksham give generously to Marie Curie

DURING the month of March collections on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care took place in the town at Sainsbury’s, Asda and Leekes.  A total of £1970…

Melksham runners prepare for London marathon

MELKSHAM runners are set to take to the streets of London to take on the gruelling 26.2 mile marathon course – raising thousands for charity in the…

Events & Entertainment

Enjoy a leisurely trip to the seaside this Easter from Melksham!

WHY not enjoy a day at the seaside this easter. During the Easter weeks – 14th to 18th and 21st to 25th April, day trips are available…

Semingtones to perform at local music event

The Semingtones, who celebrate their first birthday next month, will be performing as part of the Dressage to Music Evening being held at West Wilts Equestrian Centre…

Wedding fayre at Kings Arms

A WEDDING fayre with a difference is to take place at the Kings Arms this weekend as visitors will also be able to see around a possible…

Clubs & Organisations

Broughton Gifford Bowls Club open day

We are a small friendly Bowls Club set in the village of Broughton Gifford behind The Bell on the Common Public House. The club was formed in…

Newly formed ukulele group to serenade in Melksham

The Sunday Serenaders at Melksham United Church on 13th April will be Melksham Ukulele Social Club.    Margaret Henry, on behalf of the church reported, “They are…

Melksham Shed club looking for a venue

MELKSHAM Shed Club is now up and running and looking for a good venue for the shed and workshop activities.  The club is not exclusively for men…

Business

Spring has sprung at Whitehall Garden Centre

Spring is in the air, and Whitehall Garden Centre at Lacock have a number of events planned over the coming weeks. Plant a Basket for Mothering Sunday,…

Melksham residents bring produce from Palestine to Fairtrade event

This year Fairtrade Fortnight is from 24th February to 9th March. Melksham residents Joan and Judith will be selling Fairtrade produce from Palestine at events in Devizes,…

Improve your employment prospects at Opportunity Melksham

PEOPLE in Melksham will get an opportunity to improve their employment prospects and speak to the major employers from the area at a job fair next month. …

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