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Melksham Town FC gear up for county final

MELKSHAM Town FC will play Bradford Town in the final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup tonight (Wednesday 23rd April)  at Chippenham Town FC with a 7.30pm kick off.…

Melksham Post Office move ‘delayed indefinitely’

PLANS to move Melksham’s Post Office to new premises on Bank Street in early May have been put on hold, with the Post Office saying the move has…

Sandridge solar farm is turned down

Sandridge solar farm is turned down

WILTSHIRE Council has rejected a planning application to build an 80-hectare solar farm to the east of Melksham. The proposed Sandridge Solar Farm was rejected by the council’s…

Melksham radio aiming for FM licence

Melksham radio aiming for FM licence

MELKSHAM’S own community radio station continues to grow after it recently moved into a new studio, had new equipment installed and also prepares to become an FM radio…

British Swimming Championship success

British Swimming Championship success

LOCAL swimmer Rachel Williams is hoping to make the Welsh team for the Commonwealth Games after gaining a top ten finish in the  British Gas Swimming Championships in…

This Issue

Wiltshire’s TransWilts rail team gets national recognition

THE TransWilts Community Rail Partnership has been admitted as a full member of the Association…

Melksham Carnival programme to make a return

MELKSHAM Carnival with have its own programme for the first time in four years as…

Melksham Party in the Park to be “bigger and better”

THIS summer’s Party in the Park is taking shape with organisers saying it will be…

Top time for Melksham hairdresser in Manchester

Top time for Melksham hairdresser in Manchester

A TOPS stylist was part of a team taking part on one of the biggest stages at…

Training pays off for Melksham runner at London Marathon

Training pays off for Melksham runner at London Marathon

A RUNNER from Melksham put her best foot forward as she took on the London Marathon…

Melksham youngster wins competition to be a Little Leader for the day

A Melksham girl has used  her charm and enthusiasm to win a place on a…

Melksham Lions 40th Birthday extravaganza

MELKSHAM Lions Club will celebrate their 40th birthday with an extravaganza on Saturday 31st May.…

Last Issue

Celebration of 30 years service for Melksham Without Parish Council’s Mary Jarvis

Celebration of 30 years service for Melksham Without Parish Council’s Mary Jarvis

A CELEBRATION has taken place for a woman who served the community for over 30 years.  Mary Jarvis retired from her role as Melksham Without Parish Council clerk…

Melksham Comic Con kickstarter success

Melksham Comic Con kickstarter success

Financial backers pledged funds to Melksham Comic Con through Kickstarter, a website that allows members of the public to donate funds to causes, in exchange for a small…

Minister sees improvements at Melksham station

Minister sees improvements at Melksham station

A GOVERNMENT Minister has visited Melksham station to see the recent and ongoing improvements.  Stephen Hammond, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport was accompanied on the visit by…

Join in the South West in Bloom success in Melksham

Join in the South West in Bloom success in Melksham

FOLLOWING Melksham’s first entry into South West in Bloom last year, the town was awarded an impressive Silver Award.  The committee will be entering Melksham again this year,…

Princess Anne Comes to Melksham

Princess Anne Comes to Melksham

THE Princess Royal visited Melksham this week to present a Queen’s Award for Industry to a local company. She visited Coombe Castle International on Western Way to officially…

Norrington Lane residents outraged as HGVs blockade homes

Norrington Lane residents outraged as HGVs blockade homes

RESIDENTS in Norrington Lane are outraged after dozens of Eastern European HGVs arrived and parked outside their homes causing mayhem.  The HGV’s arrived at the site between Shaw…

Sport

Melksham RFC 36 -12 Swindon II

MELKSHAM RFC came out on top in the league fixture at home to Swindon II.  Melksham’s momentum built throughout, exploding in…

Radstock Town 2-3 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier League, Fri. 18th April

MELKSHAM  travelled to Radstock looking to extend their fine run of form which had seen them lose only one of their…

Ilfracombe Town 0-1 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier League, Sat. 12th April

MELKSHAM Town FC recorded their sixth league win at Marlborough Park with this 1-0 success. They did so with the youngest…

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…

Fundraising

Barnardo’s seeking local volunteers in Melksham

Barnardo’s is looking to recruit new volunteers in Wiltshire in a bid to help the charity continue its life-changing work across the county. The charity desperately needs…

Melksham woman to shave her head for Cancer Research

A LOCAL woman is going to shave her head to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  Gaye Easton is to have her locks shaved off at an event…

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’.…

Events & Entertainment

Town Crier Championships return to Melksham

THE Melksham Town Crier Championship 2014 will be held in the  Market Place on  31st May, in conjunction with the Melksham Lions 40th Anniversary Gala. Melksham Town…

Blockbuster films and live entertainment at Melksham Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  live entertainment, as well as blockbuster films on its very own big screen. King Lear by William Shakespeare is…

Green fingered Melksham welcomes BBC gardening star Bob Flowerdew

STAR of BBC Television and Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’, Bob Flowerdew, will be appearing at Melksham Assembly Hall on Thursday 29th May at 7.30pm to encourage…

Clubs & Organisations

100th birthday party for Melksham Brownies

Melksham Brownies held their own Big Brownie Birthday Party on Sunday 6th April. “We celebrated with fun on a giant bouncy castle, treasure hunts, cake decorating and…

Melksham Seniors call for national retailers and banks to support the town’s floral display

IT has been a rather busy period over March and April for the Melksham & District Seniors 55+Forum, with a number of activities.  They report, “We had…

Improve your confidence at Speakers’ Club

Would you like a better social life or be more recognised at work for yourself? Have you lost confidence in what you do? Melksham Speakers Club says,…

Business

Visit the Tourist Information Centre to make the most of Summer

Now the sun has appeared and the rain seems to have abated most people will feel they should be doing something.  Terri Welch said, “Now is the…

New Melksham pub nears completion

MELKSHAM’S new pub and restaurant, which is being built opposite the Melksham development site, Ashville Centre on the A350 near Bowerhill, is set for a planned opening…

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 to stand down. Terri Welch led a group of volunteers as she…

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