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Melksham Mayor’s Christmas message

“As another year draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Melksham residents a happy and prosperous 2015. “Melksham is going…

Hundreds turn out to say goodbye to Max

HUNDREDS of mourners came together at St Michael’s Church to say goodbye to a Seend teenager at his funeral.  Many friends and family attended the service and paid…

Free festive feast in Melksham

Now in its eighth year, Core Church’s open-to-everyone free-of-charge Christmas Dinner at Melksham Assembly Hall has become something of a local tradition.   Gavin Owen of Core Church said,…

Melksham Family of Churches Christmas Services

Melksham Family of Churches Christmas Services

This pullout feature from Melksham Family of Churches has times and locations for services during Christmas. Click on the icon below for more.…

This Issue

Residents voice to be heard as future of Shaw Park decided

RESIDENTS in Shaw have a unique chance to help shape the future of the village…

Melksham parking redemption scheme fails to satisfy shoppers

An ongoing survey by Melksham Town Council has confirmed that parking provision in the town…

CCTV in Melksham now operational but needs support

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help monitor the CCTV service which has been launched in the…

Planning application submitted for former George Ward site

A PLANNING application has been submitted for up to 270 homes including playing fields, car…

Transwilts to celebrate first anniversary

The Trans-Wilts train service which provides better rail services between Westbury and Swindon will be…

Wiltshire parking consultation – don’t miss out

Wiltshire Council is reminding residents and business to have their say in a comprehensive review…

Last Issue

Melksham’s inspirational young people recognised

Melksham’s inspirational young people recognised

Inspiring young people of Melksham have been recognised for their ‘outstanding’ services within the community at a special awards ceremony last week. Melksham’s Assembly Hall was packed as…

Melksham Remembers

Melksham Remembers

Remembrance Sunday was observed in the town as Melksham residents and organisations gathered to remember those who have been killed and wounded in past and current conflicts. Large…

Police Community Messaging launched in Melksham

Police Community Messaging launched in Melksham

A COMMUNITY messaging scheme from Wiltshire Police has been launched in Melksham.  Local officers and Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, were in Sainsbury’s last week to…

Local teenage singer launches album

Local teenage singer launches album

A LOCAL teenage singer has launched her debut album at the Pilot in Bowerhill.  Izzy Felstead performed all the tracks from her debut album at The Pilot, on…

Christmas cards on sale in support of Melksham Christmas Lights

Christmas cards on sale in support of Melksham Christmas Lights

Andy York Photography is selling Christmas cards again, for the third year, in support of Melksham Christmas Lights. Andy has created three new designs for this year.  …

Sport

The Wiltshire 10 in Melksham

The 2015 ARC National Road Running Championships for the 10-mile distance will be hosted at the Wiltshire 10 Road Race which…

Melksham Town 1-1 Hallen – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 29th Nov.

After Tuesday’s superb win at Slimbridge in the FA Vase replay Melksham entertained Hallen at The Conigre looking for another three…

Melksham youngster tastes motocross success

A SEVEN year-old from Melksham is making a name for himself on the motocross circuit following some impressive results.  Charlie Richardson,…

Wellington 3-2 Melksham Town – Les Phillips Cup First Round, Sat. 15th Nov.

Town suffered a surprise defeat last Saturday against 1st division side Wellington in a League Cup tie.  Manager Darren Perrin made…

Fundraising

Charity ice skate at Whitehall

Whitehall Garden Centre held two exclusive skate sessions for families with children on the Autistic Spectrum on Saturday 22nd November.  The ticket sales from the two sessions…

Melksham congregation fundraise for Argentina mission trip

A CONGREGATION from Queensway Chapel are fundraising ahead of a mission trip in Argentina next year.  Seven members of the chapel aim to raise £5,000 to go…

Social media success for Cats Action Trust

A MELKSHAM charity has received some welcome Christmas cheer after reaching a major milestone in raising awareness of its work. Cats Action Trust North & West Wiltshire…

Events & Entertainment

Folk train comes to Melksham

A UNIQUE opportunity to enjoy live music on a ‘Folk Train’ from Melksham will take place next week.   For the first time on the TransWilts line…

Think global, act local in Melksham

Joan Phelan and Judith Gradwell will be hosting a sale of Fairtrade Christmas gifts in their home at 3A Place Road, which is just off Melksham Market…

Christmas Market comes to Melksham Oak School

MELKSHAM Oak are set to host their Christmas Market.  The event is on Thursday 11th December, 4pm-7pm with stalls hosted by local businesses, teachers and students. There…

Clubs & Organisations

Guiding’s Got Talent!

Melksham Ranger and Oak Community pupil Maisie Marchant, aged 15, recently organised a Guiding’s Got Talent competition for the members of Melksham Brownies and Guides. Brownies and…

Melksham Rotary Club open event

Have you got a new year’s resolution to get more involved in your community, but don’t know where to start? – Then Melksham Rotary could be for…

Learn to read with Melksham Read Easy

The Melksham Read Easy management committee has been formed. Lesley Windebank, on behalf of the committee said, “The inaugural meeting has taken place and we will shortly…

Business

Box Steam Brewery brings Tunnel Vision to Parliament

Box Steam Brewery raised a glass of Tunnel Vision at the seat of Government yesterday, after local MP Duncan Hames selected the popular Wiltshire beer as the…

Staff celebrate after award success for Wiltshire Care

Staff from Somerset Care’s Community Services team in Melksham are celebrating following their 2014 awards afternoon. The event was held at Melksham Town Hall on Wednesday 12th…

Ideal Christmas Gifts at Andy York

Andy York Photography has added a selection of new products which are ideal as Christmas presents. Andy has been working on some new additions to his Fine…

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