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Your new-look Melksham News goes full colour!

A BRIGHT new era begins this issue with your new-look Melksham News, printed in full colour for the first time. After 36 years in black and white, your…

Special Area Board meeting will discuss campus

A SPECIAL meeting of the Melksham Area Board will be held on Wednesday 18th October, 7pm at the Melksham United Church with a single item on the agenda…

Bullied out of school Pupil ‘forced’ to leave Oak following on-going bullying

PARENTS of a former Melksham Oak pupil have heavily criticised the secondary school who they say failed to protect their daughter from bullying. But the head of the…

Leekes celebrates 25th anniversary in Melksham

A BIRTHDAY party will be held at Leekes to celebrate 25 years since the home department store opened in Melksham. The event will take place this Saturday and…

This Issue

Tony and his monster truck crush the competition to be crowned UK champion

A BOWERHILL resident has returned from the Monster Truck Nationals crowned a double UK champion. Tony Dixon, who…

Market Place redevelopment delay

THE completion date of the Market Place redevelopment has once again been moved back. The…

Recycling Centre to close for refurbishment

THE Melksham Recycling Centre in Bowerhill will be closed for two weeks in November for refurbishment.…

Council proposes parking charges increase to help safeguard rural bus services

LOCAL people are being asked to have their say on the options to review car…

Roadshow will put Melksham people in the driving seat on health and care issues

STAFF and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion will be taking to…

New town warden for Melksham

Melksham Town Council has appointed Dave Elms to the new position of town warden.  Dave…

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British gold medal for “inspirational” Melksham gymnast

British gold medal for “inspirational” Melksham gymnast

AN “inspirational” gymnast from Melksham has achieved her childhood dream of winning a gold medal at a national competition. Hannah West, from Bowerhill, came first in the Adult…

Outrage as ‘inconsiderate’ parking destroys Melksham House grass

Outrage as ‘inconsiderate’ parking destroys Melksham House grass

PARKING tickets could be given to drivers parking  at Melksham House following concerns about parking on the grass area. Despite several ‘no parking’ signs along the grass area,…

Have your say! Mayor set to host community meeting on the future of the well

Have your say! Mayor set to host community meeting on the future of the well

THE Melksham community are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the Market Place well and how it should be commemorated. Hosted by the Mayor of Melksham, cllr Adrienne…

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

CHARITY shop volunteer Julie Cannings will shave off her hair this Saturday, 2nd September, at Dorothy House Furniture Shop where she works. Julie will be donating the money…

Sport

Spencers Bowls Club finals

THE weekend of Sat/Sun 2nd and 3rd Sept brought the club finals at Spencers Bowls Club, with ten games to complete…

Melksham rugby – winning start Melksham 1st v Royal Wotton Bassett ll 48-8

THE first game of the season got underway at Melksham’s Oakfield ground, hosting Royal Wootton Bassett ll. The game got off…

Melksham competitors at N G Road race championships in Pembrey

MELKSHAM competitors took part in the penultimate round of the N G Road race championships at Pembrey in Wales on the…

Fundraising

Father cycles in memory of daughter

THE father of the late Michelle Phillips will be cycling in the Big Wheel  event next Sunday to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and in her…

Melksham veteran embarks on 350-mile cycle challenge

A DISABLED veteran from Melksham has embarked on a 350-mile cycle ride to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes. Local man John Marable, who earlier this year…

Donate your old pound coins to charity shop

MELKSHAM residents are being urged to donate their old pound coins to help Barnardo’s change the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. The charity’s store in…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

I had the honour and privilege of opening the new Hilperton Post Office this week which was a fantastic experience, meeting lots of local community members and…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

AFTER what has no doubt been a stressful wait for many, I was thrilled to see the exceptional A-level results coming out of our local schools this…

Have your say on future housing plans in Wiltshire

A new plan for housing in Wiltshire to help  meet housing needs as identified in the Wiltshire Core Strategy will go out to public consultation next month.…

Clubs & Organisations

ArtHouse Cafe needs you!

THE ArtHouse Cafe is on the look out for more volunteers. The popular cafe in the Market Place is run by Melksham Rotary and raises money for…

Big celebrations as Melksham Shed open new workshop

IT was an afternoon of celebration at Melksham Shed last week as the group officially opened their new workshop. Melksham Shed has been running since October 2014 and…

Film and cooking demo for Seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors has a busy few weeks ahead with exciting events and activities planned, including a special cookery demonstration from a local celebrity chef and the film…

Business

25 years and going strong for Andy York Photography!

ANDY York Photography is celebrating 25 years of business. Andy and Christine York who own the photography shop in the Littlebrook Centre have been in business in…

Total Carpets opens new showroom in the Market Place

TOTAL Carpets have moved into a bigger premises in the Market Place and now with bathroom and kitchen displays, as well as carpets, you can do all…

Spotlight on Blenheim House Care Home “I will always put residents first” – Meet Blenheim House’s Manager

BLENHEIM House Care Home in Melksham, which opened three and a half years ago, prides itself on offering outstanding care of all types – residential, dementia, nursing,…

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