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World’s strongest 12 year old! New weightlifting world record set in Melksham gym

A WEIGHTLIFTING world record that has stood for more than 10 years was broken this month at a local Melksham gym by 12-year old Charlie Dawe.  Charlie, who…

Melksham osteopath’s England heartbreak but now he’s off to the Olympics with Dina Asher-Smith

England’s penalty shoot out heartbreak against Italy was a painful experience for all England fans. For Melksham osteopath Carl Todd it was doubly so. He was part of…

A busy start to 2021 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has seen a 5% increase in the need for its service in the first half of 2021.  A spokesperson for organisation reports, “Despite a third…

Latest news

Find out more about the proposed Melksham bypass at drop-in sessions at Melksham Library

Find out more about the proposed Melksham bypass at drop-in sessions at Melksham Library

WITH just a few weeks left for people to have their say during the second…

Bloomin’ marvellous! Community pulls together for Bloom competition

Bloomin’ marvellous!  Community pulls together for Bloom competition

THE community pulled together this month to ready the town for a visit from the…

Video shows route of proposed A350 Melksham bypass

WILTSHIRE Council has released a video that depicts the emerging proposed route of the A350…

And now we’re back together…cautiously. Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, but locals will continue to be ‘safe’

And now we’re back together…cautiously.  Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, but locals will continue to be ‘safe’

THIS week marks the lifting of most legal restrictions on social contact – but Melksham…

Report all anti-social behaviour to police, says town council

EAST of Melksham residents concerned about anti-social behaviour in the field next to the Primrose…

Assembly Hall’s future in doubt?

MELKSHAM Town Council has responded to rumours that the Assembly Hall could close, explaining that…

Volunteering and helping out

Volunteers uncover new section of the Wilts & Berks Canal

VOLUNTEERS are inviting people to join their latest project to restore a former waterway through the local countryside.  The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is clearing a…

Funding boost for talking newspapers

CHIPPENHAM & District Talking Newspapers, which produces the Melksham Talking Newspaper, has received a grant of £1,500 to purchase three new laptops. The volunteer group, which produces…

MP BACKS BLOOD BIKES

MICHELLE Donelan MP recently hosted a meeting with the Freewheelers Emergency Volunteer Service, otherwise known as “Blood Bikes” who have stepped up during the pandemic to increases…

Things to do

Local crafts on sale at The Melksham Makers’ Market

THE Melksham Makers’ Market returns to the Melksham Market Place on Saturday 31st July for what will be its fourth market of the year.  The market, now…

Let your child sing and act their way through the summer holidays!

Little Voices is hosting a number of musical-themed workshops – as well as its regular drama and singing lessons – throughout the school summer holidays.  And they…

Go wild for reading at your local library with the Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge!

WILTSHIRE Council Libraries are encouraging families to take part in this year’s wild-themed Summer Reading Challenge which aims to inspire children to read as much as they…

Staying well

Care homes begin second round of vaccination

ROLL out of the second Covid-19 vaccination has begun in Melksham’s care homes. Blenheim House Care Home residents received their second dose of the vaccination last week; whilst…

Vaccination and Covid-19 test advice for the Muslim community during Ramadan

WILTSHIRE Council has offered reassurance to the Muslim community that having a Covid-19 vaccination or test during Ramadan does not invalidate fasting. The council say, “If you’re a…

Firefighters urge residents to #RespectProtect Enjoy this Easter

Firefighters and officers are urging residents who might be out and about this Easter to respect, protect and enjoy our outdoor spaces to prevent wildfires. As the…

Fundraising

Family gets walking to say thanks to children’s special needs centre

A MELKSHAM family is raising money for a specialist centre for children with special needs to say thank you for the support they have given their two-year…

Mary-Ann’s ‘Walk of Life’ for local hospital

MELKSHAM resident, Mary-Ann Pickett, is in training to take part in the annual RUH Forever Friends Walk of Life, walking 26.2 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal…

Fundraiser to say thank you to vaccine staff and volunteers climbs to almost £1,400

A FUNDRAISER to treat all those who have been involved at Melksham’s Covid vaccine centre, as a thank you from the community, has so far raised nearly…

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