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Petition launched over concerns with Bath Clean Air Zone

By local democracy reporter Matthew McLaughlin A PETITION has been launched to get Bath council to work with Wiltshire over concerns of increased air pollution in the county…

Community stands together against Woodrow housing plans

OPPOSITION is mounting against the proposal to build 150 houses on land situated to the south of Woodrow Road Local residents, Melksham Town Council and Wiltshire councillors have all…

Local election candidates announced

The local elections in Melksham are going to be hotly contested on 6th May. The six Wiltshire Council seats in the Melksham area are all being contested with…

Poll cards start to be posted out with elections on the horizon

WITH the elections a little over a month away, poll cards are starting to be sent out by Wiltshire Council to eligible voters, and will soon land on…

Latest news

45-49 year olds next in line for Covid-19 vaccine

Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network (PCN) is inviting patients aged 45-49 to…

Melksham pays its respects to Duke of Edinburgh

MELKSHAM’S two councils have been leading the tributes in the town following the death of Prince…

All set for youth clubs to re-open

The Canberra Centre will start seeing young people back through its doors this week after…

Market Place set to become hive of activity this summer

A NEW series of “specialist” weekend markets to help encourage visitors back into the town post-lockdown,…

Library open again for browsing!

MELKSHAM Library has welcomed back library users to its building following the lifting of lockdown restrictions.…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance fund-raiser: Outdoor market selling artisan goods & local produce returns to Avonside

The people of Melksham and beyond will be able to browse an eclectic array of…

Norah cake sale raises hundreds for charity

SIX-year old Norah Lodge has raised nearly £800 for charity with a cake sale and…

Charity shop reopens with ‘super sale’

A Melksham charity is inviting people to support its town centre shop, which reopened this…

Manchester United legends returning to Melksham!

Manchester United legends returning to Melksham!

Manchester United legends are coming to town! Melksham Town Football Club will again host the…

Volunteering and helping out

how you can help melksham foodbank

MELKSHAM Foodbank is appealing for donations this fortnight to help support local residents and families. The foodbank says, “It is still a very busy time at the…

Melksham Link – still serving the community

The Melksham and District Link Scheme is preparing for post-lockdown life.  The scheme is a volunteer organisation that provides transport to take local residents to their medical…

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

MELKSHAM-based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK, have been manufacturing 3-D printed face masks and donating them to local care homes. “Knorr-Bremse wanted to do something in support of…

Things to do

Peacock Arts Trail Call for artists!

North West Wiltshire’s Peacock Arts Trail will fly again, from 11th -19th September, spreading a welcome splash of colour after a very bleak year.  Artists and craftspeople…

And they’re off? Melksham’s parkrun events plan their post-lockdown return

MELKSHAM’S parkrun events are preparing to make their post-lockdown return. King George V junior parkrun is planning to return on Sunday 11th April, whilst Melksham parkrun is planning…

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham are launching our new online youth club. Join them online and join in with their online activities, live chats and fun at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoungMelkshamOnlineYouthClub/…

Staying well

Care homes begin second round of vaccination

ROLL out of the second Covid-19 vaccination has begun in Melksham’s care homes. Blenheim House Care Home residents received their second dose of the vaccination last week; whilst…

Vaccination and Covid-19 test advice for the Muslim community during Ramadan

WILTSHIRE Council has offered reassurance to the Muslim community that having a Covid-19 vaccination or test during Ramadan does not invalidate fasting. The council say, “If you’re a…

Firefighters urge residents to #RespectProtect Enjoy this Easter

Firefighters and officers are urging residents who might be out and about this Easter to respect, protect and enjoy our outdoor spaces to prevent wildfires. As the…

Fundraising

Family’s walk for Alzheimer’s charity

THE Williams family have raised £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Kelly Williams and her two sons, 16-year old Cameron and 8-year old Ethan, and their dog Bracken,…

Get walking for Evie’s Gift!

MELKSHAM charity Evie’s Gift is appealing for people to take part in their June fundraiser – Evie’s Jurassic 13. The event involves a 13-mile walk along the…

100 PROMISES FOR HOLT PRE-SCHOOL

HOLT Pre-School needs your help in their Captain Tom 100 Challenge, to help them raise money towards construction of a new building for the pre-school. The pre-school says,…

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Cats Action Trust North & West Wiltshire is inviting people to support its town centre shop, which reopened last week.

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