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Entertainment at the double: Two weekends of family fun coming your way…

TWO of the biggest events  in the Melksham calendar are just around the corner, as the Food & River Festival and Comic Con bring the summer holidays to…

Could Melksham be next for fracking?

FRACKING could soon be permitted near to Melksham as the government gets set to issue its next round of licences for onshore fossil fuel exploration. The Department of…

Wok at the ready – Ken Hom ready to rustle up some tasty treats

The master of Asian cooking, Ken Hom, will be dishing up some aromatic treats and signing his latest book at Leekes’ Melksham store, on Tuesday 1st September at…

This Issue

New Courses – September 2015

New Courses – September 2015

As the seasons start to change why not pick up a new challenge, a new…

New sports pavilion opening to mark end of 15-year project

The official opening of the new Sports Pavilion at Bowerhill Sports Field will take place…

Villagers to protest against speeding

A CHILDMINDER and mum-of-four from Atworth is arranging a ‘slow down’ demonstration after becoming increasing…

Young musician joins Royal Marines Band Service

LOCAL man Jack Lewis recently completed his training to become an official member of the  Royal…

What changes do you want for Melksham and surrounding areas?

Melksham and the surrounding villages face the prospect of huge changes over the next ten…

Concerns over health & safety of children’s paddling pool

LOCAL parents have expressed their concerns over the current state of the children’s paddling  pool…

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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 1-3 Cowes Sports – F.A. Cup Extra Preliminary, Tues. 18th Aug.

After the disappointment of Saturday’s result it was a testament to the commitment and attitude of this Town side that, other…

BMCC (187-10) beat Swindon Civil Service (82-10) by 105 runs – Wiltshire Cricket League Div. 1, Sat. 22nd Aug.

With only pride to play for BMCC went after the Swindon Bowling from ball 1. The ball thundered to the boundary…

Road racers continue to make their mark

LOCAL road racers have been competing in the area recently, as the N G Road Race championship nears the end of the…

Beckington (185-5) beat BMCC  (182-9) by 5 wickets – Wiltshire Cricket League Div. 1, Sat. 15th Aug.

Having been asked to bat on a damp wicket, Beanacre/Melksham Cricket Club (BMCC) lost a couple of quick wickets, but Steve…

Fundraising

Forest charity football fundraiser

FOREST Community Centre is hosting a charity football match on Sunday 30th August to raise money for the AFC Melksham disabled team.  Organisers say come to Forest…

Local men’s ‘End To End’ cycling challenge

Broughton Gifford man, Simon Lomas, has just cycled the length of Britain from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Simon, with friend Andrew Jordon from London, cycled almost…

Local women to walk in hospice fundraiser

EMPLOYEES from the Coventry Building Society will be taking part in the Bath Midnight Walk next month to raise money for Dorothy House.  Five women from the…

Events & Entertainment

Music and songs from VE/VJ Day

The Royal British Legion, Seend Branch celebrates 1945 – Victory in Europe & Japan with music and songs from those days played by The DS Big Band.…

Have You Visited Bletchley Park?

Once Britain’s best kept secret, today Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers, is a unique heritage site.  Explore and experience the top-secret world of iconic World War…

Canal Trust does Rock & Roll

THE Beat Cats will create a lively night of Rock & Roll at Melksham Conservative Club on Saturday 19th September. The event will raise funds for the…

Clubs & Organisations

Forest AFC looking for enthusiastic women to start a team

FOREST Community Centre AFC is looking for women who would like to join the Sunday League team. The football club has been running for over two years…

Melksham Seniors’ 55+ Forum update

“It was pleasing to see many of our members having a really good fun afternoon at our Monday activity event on the first Monday of the month…

Breastfeeding support group

Mums are being encouraged to seek out their local breastfeeding support group at children’s centres up and down the county – and there’s a local group near…

Business

Start your next adventure with Holidays & Cruises for You

It’s been a busy year for Holidays & Cruises for You and September sees the specialist family-run business celebrate its first anniversary.  Steve Plummer and Sherina Hale…

Microbrewery to set up in Melksham

The Kennet & Avon Brewery is due to open a  new microbrewery and craft beer shop in Melksham.  The business that has been going for two and…

Local businesses show support for Melksham Town FC

TWO local businesses have shown their support for Melksham Town FC  and are looking forward to what is hopefully another successful season for the club. Melksham estate…

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