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Melksham goes for gold!

PREPARATIONS are under way for Melksham’s entry into Britain in Bloom South West 2015, which will see judges tour and inspect the town centre on Wednesday 15th July.…

End of the line for Melksham’s Rail Link Bus – amid fears of further bus service cuts

LOCAL residents and transport campaigners are angry following the news that the rail link bus, which provides a bus service to Melksham Railway Station for commuters, will be…

Exciting future for Melksham Assembly Hall

AN exciting redevelopment of Melksham Assembly Hall is one of the possibilities being looked at by its owners, Melksham Town Council, as it considers the hall’s future. The…

This Issue

Big live acts lined up for Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall has released details of its ‘Live at Melksham’ autumn schedule, and is…

Lights out for Melksham

PARTS of Melksham could be plunged into darkness this month as street lights are being…

Herman Miller complete construction of new manufacturing facility

A ceremony is due to take place this week to mark the completion of the…

Swift action to tackle dangerous school run

PLANNING is under way for a new footpath that will allow children to walk  safely…

Have your say on services and activities for seniors

There will be a special meeting of the Melksham Area Board on Thursday 9th July…

Warning over balloon sellers at carnival

ORGANISERS of this year’s carnival are warning the public about balloon sellers. Secretary to Melksham…

Last Issue

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…

Melksham joins Salisbury’s Magna Carta parade

Melksham joins Salisbury’s Magna Carta parade

MELKSHAM joined in this week’s celebrations in Salisbury to mark 800 years of the Magna Carta, where a giant baron and banner made by local volunteers were paraded…

Work starts on ambitious new football and rugby facilities

Work starts on  ambitious new football  and rugby facilities

Building work is set to start to develop nearly £7million worth of new facilities for Melksham football and rugby clubs, as part of Wiltshire Council’s project to deliver…

Three awards for Melksham police

Three awards for Melksham police

POLICE and volunteers in Melksham were heaped with praise at Wiltshire’s Neighbourhood Policing Awards this month, when three awards were brought back to the town. The awards, set…

Your carnival needs you!

Your carnival needs you!

  Melksham Carnival say there is still time to enter this year’s procession on Saturday 18th July – and marshalls are also needed. Vice-chair of the Carnival Committee,…

Sport

Runners take on picturesque 10K

A record field of over 150 runners lined up on The Common in Broughton Gifford for the fifth running of the…

BMCC midweek XI beat Semington 1st XI by 6 wickets – Calne Evening League, Weds. 17th June

On a warm evening BMCC decided to bat first and got off to a steady start losing their first wicket in…

Box 1st XI beat BMCC 1st XI by 78 runs – Wiltshire Cricket League Div 1, Sat. 27th Jun

It was yet another case of missed opportunities for BMCC as Box inflicted another defeat on the home side. Box were…

Beanacre & Melksham Cricket Club latest results

Wiltshire League Div 1 Beanacre/Melksham v Beckington BMCC go down to 24 run defeat On a damp pitch that caused a…

Fundraising

Wiltshire care team step to success!

CARE workers in Melksham to a step towards a healthier life last month, when they completed a ‘pedometer challenge’ and walked over 1.2 million steps in three week. As…

Firefighters to take on 24 hour cycle challenge

Personnel from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will be tackling a 24 hour cycling challenge this month to raise money for charity. The route will take in…

Raise money for Air Ambulance on adventure of a lifetime

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is challenging people to trek across the Sahara desert and raise money for the charity. The eight day Sahara trek, from 10th to 18th…

Events & Entertainment

Shakespeare Live presents ‘Taming of the Shrew’

TICKETS are selling fast for this year’s Shakespeare Live production ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, from 6th -11th July at Lackham House. Gill Morrel, committee member said, “It…

Dorothy House Marquee Week

DOROTHY House Hospice Care in Winsley presents Marquee Week, a showcase of activities and events held in a marquee in their grounds to raise money and awareness…

Wessex Contraband at Melksham Liberal Club

Local folk band Wessex Contraband will be appearing at Melksham Liberal Club on Sunday 5th July, between 2.00 and 5.00pm. This one-off event is promoted by Melksham…

Clubs & Organisations

End of season choral concert

After performing three concerts in the last year, members of Melksham Choral Society are putting the finishing touches to their end of season evening of entertainment.  Familiar…

Fun & games at 55+ club

Come along to the 55+ Monday club on Monday 6th July, at the Forest Community Centre and indulge to your heart’s content with the Horseshoe game.  The…

New president for Choral Society

The longest serving member of Melksham Choral Society, Daphne Crossman, was welcomed as president at the society’s AGM in May. Melksham Choral Society reports, “It was in…

Business

Office expansion for recruitment company

Acting on behalf of private clients Rigg Construction, Kavanaghs Commercial has let Unit 4 Lancaster House to CMD Recruitment on a three year lease.   Unit 4…

Whitehall Garden Centre reveals exciting redevelopment plans

Local residents are invited to view exciting new proposed plans for the redevelopment of Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock. Proposed plans for the exciting redevelopment of the family-run…

Stepping Stones special nursery celebrates 40 years

Stepping Stones, the local opportunity group for children with special needs living in West Wiltshire, is celebrating 40 years of service.   Over that time, hundreds of…

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