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Successful Warm Clothes Giveaway

Successful Warm Clothes Giveaway

MELKSHAM Town Council has said ‘thank you’ to all Melksham residents who donated pre-loved and brand-new clothing back in March, following an appeal to help Ukrainian people. As…

Melksham fire station is recruiting now! ‘Have a go’ Open Day on 28th November

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for more on-call firefighters in Melksham. The fire station on Semington Road has opportunities for anyone who could provide…

Latest news

New Bowerhill School is ‘going ahead’ but progress is much too slow say critics

New Bowerhill School is ‘going ahead’ but progress is much too slow say critics

AFTER months of uncertainty, plans for a second primary school at Bowerhill are moving forward,…

Christmas is coming to Melksham!

Christmas is coming to Melksham!

MELKSHAM’S countdown to Christmas begins next weekend as the town’s community Christmas event and lights…

Machu Picchu trek for children’s charity

Machu Picchu trek for children’s charity

TWO partners of Melksham Dental Practice have completed a trek at Machu Picchu in Peru,…

Melksham and Devizes could join as one constituency in Wiltshire boundary review

Melksham and Devizes could join as one constituency in Wiltshire boundary review

THE boundaries of constituencies in Wiltshire will potentially be changing as part of the 2023…

Darts team win national challenge

Darts team win national challenge

MELKSHAM darts team, The Liberal Spitfires, have won this year’s professional darts corporation (PDC) challenge…

Volunteering and helping out

£1,600 boost for Melksham Free Dining

LOCAL supermarket, Asda, has awarded local charity, Melksham Free Dining, a grant of £1,600. Organisers say, “With great and renowned community spirit, Asda recognised the benefits that…

Volunteering for Wiltshire Mind

The county’s local mental health charity, Wiltshire Mind, is looking to recruit a new team of volunteer fundraisers to help raise awareness of mental health, and much…

New Travel Friends service for older people, can you help?

Age UK Wiltshire is piloting a new service ‘Travel Friends’. The service aims to reduce loneliness for socially isolated older people and to help them to reconnect…

Things to do

Monday Movies from Melksham Seniors

TWO box office hits Downton Abbey and Elf- are coming to the Assembly Hall next month in the latest offering from Melksham Seniors’ Monday Movies. Downton Abbey:…

A night of opera is coming to Holt

Enjoy a night of ‘Top of the Ops’ with the White Horse Opera on Friday 25th November at the United Reformed Church, Holt. The event will start…

Choral society’s evening of Christmas music

THE local community is invited to join Melksham Choral Society in celebrating Christmas with their concert at Melksham United Church on Saturday 10th December, doors open at…

Staying well

Get tips on keeping warm this winter with local energy advice sessions

TO help keep the community warm this winter, Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy held an energy advice café at That Meeting Space, Melksham, sharing tips with local people…

Veterans fighting PTSD get fresh hope

LOCAL veterans who are battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are being offered a free opportunity for a peaceful and fulfilling future, thanks to Westbury’s Leighton House…

Support for dementia carers

Alzheimer’s Support is running another online training course for anyone caring for a family member with dementia at home.  The free course runs over six weeks and…

Fundraising

Military veterans rugby match raises funds for the Poppy Appeal

A SPECIAL rugby match was held on Armistice Day, Friday 11th November to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The match between military veterans…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance launches its Christmas raffle

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has launched its annual Christmas Raffle, with a top prize of £3,000 up for grabs. As well as a bumper festive jackpot of £3,000,…

Community wreath-making events fundraise for local charities

IT’s time to get creative, have a mulled wine, feel Christmassy and go home with something home made for the front door! There are two Christmas wreath-making…

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