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Bring the Melksham Monster home!

Bring the Melksham Monster home!

LOCALS are calling for the Melksham Monster to return home on display after news that a fossil unearthed in the town over 150 years ago has been identified as a…

Firefighters  celebrate 30 years  of service

Firefighters celebrate 30 years of service

TWO Melksham firefighters are celebrating 30 years of service to the town. Firefighter, Peter Quadling, and watch manager, Steve Pearce, both joined the Melksham fire station, which is part…

Campus? What campus? Answers expected at next week’s Area Board meeting

Campus? What campus? Answers expected at next week’s Area Board meeting

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

GOLD for Melksham!

GOLD for Melksham!

MELKSHAM has returned smelling of roses after being awarded Gold at the South West in Bloom awards ceremony last week in Torquay. The news has thrilled the team of…

This Issue

Come and discuss adult social care

EVERYONE who uses adult care services, or is a carer, or supports wellbeing or social…

Tributes paid to town councillor

MELKSHAM town councillor, Andy Hinchcliffe, has died at the age of 68. He died at his…

Melksham to lead the way with ‘age-friendly’ vision

A GROUP of local people, led by seniors, aims to make Melksham one of the first…

Melksham Town Council hands over £30,000 in grants

OVER 50 local community groups, projects and events have been awarded a grant from Melksham…

Barnardo’s wants your ‘winter woollies’

THE Barnardo’s store in Melksham is asking residents to donate their pre-loved winter woollies in order…

Volunteers needed for Melksham Remembers community project

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with the new project to create a First World War-themed heritage…

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The big Christmas switch OFF! Market Place delay hits Christmas lights display

The big Christmas switch OFF! Market Place delay hits Christmas lights display

MELKSHAM’S Christmas lights display will be scaled down this year due to the delay in completing the Market Place redevelopment. With no confirmed date for the completion of…

Melksham skittlers really are Wiltshire Wonders!

Melksham skittlers really are Wiltshire Wonders!

A MELKSHAM skittles team  – the Wiltshire Wonders – have reclaimed their British men’s title with one of the most convincing performances in the championship’s history. They lifted…

Leekes Melksham Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Leekes Melksham Celebrates 25th Anniversary

LEEKES Melksham celebrated their 25th anniversary with a weekend of entertainment and activities in store. Celebrating the significant milestone, the Mayor of Melksham, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, helped to…

One giant leap for Shaw Church!

One giant leap for Shaw Church!

A LOCAL man is preparing for a 160ft bungee jump over Bristol harbourside to raise money to help repair the spire of Christ Church in Shaw. Inspired by the…

Sport

Saturday 7th Oct. – South West Division – Dorset & Wilts 1 North Melksham 20 Bradford-on-Avon 45

WITH a couple of injured players returning to the fold Melksham were able to make a game of it against visitors Bradford…

Hynes ends season in fifth

BROUGHTON Gifford’s Darrell Higgins had a dramatic exit from his ACU National 250cc championship race while dicing with this season’s national champion…

Hurricanes seek sponsorship for football tour

MELKSHAM Town’s under 8s team is hoping to go on a football tour this season but to do so, needs sponsorship.…

Fundraising

Melksham joins ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

LOCAL businesses and residents had a perfect reason to get together for coffee and cake recently, as they joined people across the country for Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest…

Melksham RAFA’s ‘Battle of Britain’ evening raises £411

THE Melksham branch of the Royal Air Forces Association raised £411 for the Wings Appeal at a Battle of Britain evening last month. Secretary of Melksham RAFA,…

Christie Miller takes on ‘£500 Challenge’ for Air Ambulance

CHRISTIE Miller Sports Centre in Bowerhill, part of the Places for People Leisure Group, has taken on a fundraising challenge set by Wiltshire Air Ambulance, to raise vital…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

SINCE being a candidate I have been campaigning for fairer funding in our schools and more money into our education system. I believe that every child, no matter…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP

I READ with shock and sadness of the terror attack at Parsons Green and my heart goes out to each of the victims and their families. Whilst this…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Walking Football is back!

ATTENTION all walking football fans, the club’s Monday night sessions have returned after finding a new home at the indoor hall at Melksham Oak School. After temporarily going…

Coffee morning at United Church

MELKSHAM United Church is hosting a coffee morning this Saturday, 14th October. As well as plenty of coffee, tea and biscuits, there will be a well stocked book…

Avon Bowls Club Prize Awards Dinner

AVON Bowls Club held an end of season prize giving dinner on Saturday 30th September at the King’s Arms, the first in the history of the club, with…

Business

Lowbourne Osteopaths support Wiltshire 100 Cycling event

LOWBOURNE Osteopaths were recently invited to support the cyclists at the Wiltshire 100 and Big Wheel Bike Ride. Osteopaths Caspar Hull and Joad Shaban provided osteopathy, sports…

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…

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