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Melksham’s grand day out!

Melksham’s grand day out!

MELKSHAM turned out in force to enjoy this year’s Carnival and Party in the Park as months of organising came to a head in one memorable day. Both events…

Doubts emerge over Melksham campus plans for indoor bowls

ANOTHER stitch has come loose in the plans for a new Melksham Community Campus, as it has emerged that the indoor bowls rink could be under threat. Concerns are growing…

Emphatic ‘no’ to houses at Shurnhold

Emphatic ‘no’ to houses at Shurnhold

  DEVELOPERS have been denied permission to build over 260 houses on land at Shurnhold, following months of campaigning by local people.  Wiltshire Council  planners recently voted unanimously…

This Issue

Exciting new plans for canal project

MORE exciting proposals have been revealed as part of the Melksham Link Canal Project, which…

Bleak future for Melksham bus services

FEARS over the future of Melksham’s bus services continue to grow as further cuts are…

Campaigners to challenge mammoth solar farm

Wiltshire Protect is considering mounting a legal challenge against plans for a 198-acre solar farm…

Charity golfing marathon in the rain

Charity golfing marathon in the rain

WHITLEY Golf Club recently held a marathon match to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance…

Recycling cuts cause ‘mayhem’ at Bowerhill

MELKSHAM residents have hit out at Wiltshire Council’s decision to cut recycling centre opening hours, after…

Villagers voice support for Pear Tree

WHITLEY residents have come out in force to support the reopening of their village pub…

Last Issue

Options being discussed for ‘eyesore in the park’

Options being  discussed for  ‘eyesore in the park’

WILTSHIRE Council is deciding on the future of the ‘eyesore’ in the King George V Playing Fields after members of the public highlighted its ugly appearance through Melksham…

Fans meet the star of the show

Fans meet the star of the show

FANS of veteran entertainer Des O’Connor were pleased when he posed for photograph with them after his  show at Melksham Assembly Hall recently. Des fan Kathy Iles said, “My…

Coming up… Melksham’s summer to remember

Coming up… Melksham’s  summer to remember

SUMMER’S here! And Melksham has another exciting programme of huge events lined up to entertain the whole family in the summer months. The much-anticipated Melksham Carnival will take…

Canal project gets go-ahead for next steps

Canal project  gets go-ahead  for next steps

  WILTSHIRE and Berkshire Canal Trust have ticked another box on their mission to restore the canal through Melksham, following archaeological digs in the Berryfield area. Before any further…

Sun shines on legion’s county parade

Sun shines on legion’s county parade

THE Royal British Legion’s annual County Parade marched through Melksham earlier this month, with standard bearers and personnel from across Wiltshire visiting the town. Members of the Royal British…

Sport

Melksham Town ‘ready to go’ as the new season approaches

IT’s been a tough pre-season for Melksham Town FC after the disappointment of not being promoted to the Southern League, following…

Beanacre/Melksham v Bradford Town Bradford won by 5 wickets – Wiltshire League Div 1, Saturday 18th July

Having been asked to bat the home side got off to a slow start being reduced to 8/1 off 5 overs.…

Life in the fast lane for local dad

AFTER discovering a love of motorbike racing less than a year a go, the future is looking bright for local man,…

Volleyball club is back

AFTER two years of no volleyball club in Melksham, Susan Brennand has decided to resurrect the club. Susan ran the club…

Fundraising

Open Gardens raise money for children’s charity

A number of Melksham residents recently opened their gardens to support The Children’s Society Trish Gater, on  behalf of Melksham Children’s Society Open Gardens said, “Very many…

Community fund awards grant to local Melksham charity

Melksham charity Read Easy has received a grant of £1,000 from Chippenham-based housing group GreenSquare. This will help cover the charity’s costs for printing reading materials; providing…

Volunteer for Wiltshire Mind and help raise funds

Wiltshire Mind is a local Mental Health Charity based in Melksham, working to improve the lives of those with mental health issues.   The Charity provides help…

Events & Entertainment

Treat yourself to an ice cream and raise money for charity!

Melksham Co-operative Funeral care will be raising money for the Quarries home for younger people with disabilities, for a sensory garden. To raise funds, they are selling…

Coming soon at Assembly Hall Cinema

NOW the summer holidays are here, you need to fill the days and Melksham Assembly Hall has an array of films to keep everyone entertained. On August 7th,…

The Plus Factor Holiday Club

The churches of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley are holding a Holiday Club for children ages  five – 11, between Monday 17th and Thursday 20th August at…

Clubs & Organisations

Get involved with Seniors 55+ Forum

Melksham Seniors 55+ Forum report that they had a great turn out for their recent film club meeting.   Brian Warwick, chair of Melksham Seniors said, “It…

Beach day at Wiltshire School of Gymnastics

FEARS over the future of Melksham’s bus services continue to grow as further cuts are announced.  Those who are currently campaigning to save the bus services in…

Older people’s views heard at special town meeting

A special interactive Melksham area board meeting for older members of the community took place recently. Around 70 representatives from the local community and local groups attended…

Business

Melksham entrepreneur wins second place at a national competition

Melksham designer, Michael Chipper, has been awarded second place at The National Youth Market 2015 event.  Micheal, 22, runs his business called Sloth Junk. He turns broken…

Weight loss club for dogs at Petstown

IS your dog overweight? Join the Burns Weight Loss Club at Petstown and help your dog to live a long and healthy life! Burns Weight Loss Club will…

Pear Tree re-opening concerns

LOCAL residents have signed a petition expressing their disapproval of a bid to extend the Pear Tree Inn’s opening hours when it starts trading again. The Pear Tree…

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