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Council raises tax to save town services

MELKSHAM Town Council has announced it will have to charge residents more tax from April to cope with cuts being made by Wiltshire Council. The council agreed this month…

Melksham Air Cadets to celebrate 75th anniversary with charity music festival

MELKSHAM Air Cadets are planning a Melksham Live! event, an afternoon of live music and entertainment to raise money for Wiltshire-based children’s charities. To coincide with the Air…

Bus campaigners propose alternative to ‘savage’ bus cuts

LOCAL public transport campaigners have put forward an exciting idea which they believe could save bus services in Melksham and across Wiltshire. TransWilts has proposed a new approach…

This Issue

Avon Bowls Club take a stand against vandalism

DUE to an on-going problem with vandalism at Avon Bowls Club, a fence has now been…

Fire destroys barn near Shaw

A MAN was taken to hospital when a barn near Shaw was devastated by an overnight…

FREE shuttle service and three youth clubs each week at Canberra

Young Melksham is now providing a free shuttle service on a Thursday youth club night,…

Photographer Andy York celebrates ten years in Melksham town centre

LOCAL photographer Andy York and his wife Christine are this year celebrating their tenth year of…

Melksham girl leads Liverpool out at Anfield

Melksham Town FC  Girls’ Rebecca Fairley has fulfilled a childhood dream as she was mascot…

Experienced councillor returns to Melksham town hall

FORMER town councillor, Adrienne Westbrook, has returned to take up the role, filling a vacancy…

Last Issue

Leap of faith raises £2,400 for cancer unit

Leap of faith raises £2,400 for cancer unit

LOCAL woman, Tracey Freegard and her daughter Amy Freegard, recently took part in a charity parachute jump raising over £2,400 for the cancer support unit in the RUH.…

What does the future hold for Melksham Hospital?

What does the future hold for Melksham Hospital?

A special report by Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in conjunction with Melksham News   Melksham Hospital on Spa Road has occupied an honourable place in the affections…

Melksham joins in with ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

Melksham joins in with ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

COFFEE mornings across Melksham have raised hundreds of pounds for a national charity.  Macmillan Cancer Care held their annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ charity fundraiser, with Melksham venues…

Christmas Menu Feature – October 2015

Christmas Menu Feature – October 2015

Thanks to this Melksham Independent News feature you won’t need to worry about finding a festive feast for all the family. Just click on the link below and enjoy the…

Villagers to fight new solar development

Villagers to fight new solar development

VILLAGE residents have set up a working party to oppose the most recent bid to build a solar farm near Broughton Gifford. The group was set up following the…

Sport

Barnstaple Town 1-4 Melksham Town 4 – Toolstation Premier Div, Sat. 16th Jan

Melksham made the long 260 mile round trip to meet their North Devon opponents in a fixture that saw the respective…

Forest AFC appoint new manager

FOREST AFC has appointed a new manager following the sudden death of Stephen Wakefield in October last year. Club chairman Ben…

Young Melksham Town footballer is national boxing champion!

MELKSHAM Town FC Girls’ Elizabeth Pools is celebrating success having become national champion at the boxing national finals in Bristol. Elizabeth,…

Melksham Town holding their own as defending champions

MELKSHAM Town are holding their own in a tough season as defending champions, but now have their eyes on cup success,…

Fundraising

Curry fundraiser at the Sultan

A fundraising evening was held on Thursday 14th January at the Sultan in Melksham. Ann and Steve Stanford, local volunteers for Swindon Retired Greyhound Trust organised the…

Taking on Bath Half Marathon for charity close to family’s heart

Matthew White from Melksham is taking part in the Vitality Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 13th March. He is competing to raise money for Rainbow Trust Children’s…

Bowled over by support for FoodBank

Once again, the people of Melksham have come up trumps!! So says Sue Henderson from Melksham FoodBank. “Donations have been so generous, especially during the build up…

Events & Entertainment

Seend Village Panto

It’s panto time in Seend. Oh yes it is!  Seend Fawlty Players are taking one of the lesser known rags to riches fairy stories ‘The Golden Goose’…

Live music at The White Hart, Atworth

THE White Hart, Atworth has some brilliant live music lined up to keep you entertained throughout February.  On Friday 5th February get your weekend off to a…

Rock & Roll Club is back with a bang

MELKSHAM Rock and Roll Club will be back on form this weekend as it hosts Mark Keeley’s Good Rockin’ Tonight. Tickets are now on sale for the…

Clubs & Organisations

Find your voice at Speakers Club

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new, thoughts turn to what we can achieve to improve our lives. Members of Melksham Speakers…

Flower society donates to homelessness charity

MELKSHAM and District Flower Arranging Society donated £500 to the Chippenham charity, Doorway last week at its first meeting of 2016. The society met at Spencer Sports and…

Good start to the year at Atworth afternoon tea group

There was an excellent turnout at the January Tea, despite the cold weather. This happy event was sponsored by Olveford Ltd, Atworth Business Park. A big ‘thank…

Business

Plans for Holt Tannery to go on show

PLANS to build over 60 houses, office space, a spa and a cinema at the former tannery in Holt will be revealed at a public exhibition this…

Up to 40 jobs to be created at new Melksham pub

Preparations are under way for a brand new pub due to open in Melksham in March, and a recruitment will be held on Tuesday 9th February. Up…

The Canberra Centre is available for hire

Young Melksham has recently re-opened the Canberra centre’s doors to the young people of Melksham and surrounding areas, and the venue is now available for hire.  Angie…

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