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Melksham’s ‘amazing’ young people!

Melksham’s ‘amazing’ young people!

THE achievements and inspirational stories of the young people of Melksham were celebrated last week at a special awards ceremony. Fourteen awards were handed out at the sixth Melksham…

FA Cup Final Mascot 7-year-old’s football dreams become a reality

FOOTBALL-obsessed Dylan O’Shea’s dreams came true last weekend as he walked out to 90,000 fans at Wembley, alongside his heroes, as a mascot for Manchester United in the…

Melksham chosen for new community support scheme

MELKSHAM has been chosen as one of three towns to host a new local area coordination network for Wiltshire, a scheme that will help empower people to make…

This Issue

Local artist looking for muses

AN artist from Melksham, Rose Purdon, is  in search of her muses, to give them…

Town joins forces to combat plastic

MELKSHAM Town Council held a town tidy day, in an effort to continue their war against…

Supporters thanked as Wiltshire Air Ambulance moves into new airbase

AN EXCITING chapter in the history of Wiltshire Air Ambulance began when the charity moved into…

New community engagement officer for town council

MELKSHAM Town Council has recruited a community engagement officer to the team, who will provide support…

Plans to extend Market Place taxi rank move forward

WILTSHIRE Council is proposing to create a permanent taxi rank outside Lloyd’s Bank on the…

Councillors’ talks with Bowerhill land developers

MELKSHAM Without Parish councillors have met with representatives of Taylor Wimpey, who have outline planning permission…

Parish council’s search for relatives of military personnel

SEMINGTON Parish Council is searching for the relatives of two military personnel who are buried in…

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‘A legacy for future generations’ Melksham is first town to join age-friendly network

‘A legacy for future generations’ Melksham is first town to join age-friendly network

MELKSHAM has become the first rural town in the country to join the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities. The landmark moment follows months of campaigning by the Melksham age-friendly…

Another bronze medal comes home to Melksham

Another bronze medal comes home to Melksham

Melksham hockey star, Liam Sanford, has returned with a bronze medal from the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia. Liam helped England beat India 2-1 to clinch…

Paw-some victory! Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned

Paw-some victory! Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned

The first ever Melksham News ‘Cutest Pet’ competition has been won by Cookie, a two-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog; and with the title in the bag, Cookie…

Canal campaigners aiming for link to Lacock

Canal campaigners aiming for link to Lacock

The dream of a restored canal between Melksham and Lacock has moved another step closer to reality. The former Wilts & Berks Canal was abandoned more than a…

Sport

Golden boot winner

GARY Higdon’s 40 goals for Melksham Town has won him the Western League’s Golden Boot award as the highest goalscorer. Gary…

Town celebrate promotion-winning season with awards night

MELKSHAM Town FC celebrated the end of their promotion-winning season with their presentation awards evening earlier this month. On the night, manager…

Cup victory for Town’s Hurricanes

MELKSHAM Town Hurricanes under 11s are celebrating winning the Norman Hunter Cup for the second year in a row at the final…

Fundraising

Get your bake on to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance

IF you like cakes, why not hold a bake sale and raise funds to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance to keep flying and saving lives? Bake Off for…

Community group raises £50,000 for RUH Cancer Centre

A group of devoted residents from Melksham, Chippenham and Calne have raised £50,000 for The Forever Friends Appeal’s Cancer Care Campaign. Known collectively as the ‘Your Local…

Avon Bowls club raise £229 for charity

AVON Bowls Club hosted the annual match to raise funds for the benevolent fund for bowlers and their widows on Saturday 19th May. The game was enjoyed…

Politics

Town’s mayor and deputy re-elected

COUNCILLOR Adrienne Westbrook has been re-elected as the Mayor of Melksham. Joining her will be cllr Jon Hubbard, who was also re-elected as deputy mayor. This will…

Parish council’s chair and vice-chair re-elected

COUNCILLOR Richard Wood has been re-elected as chair of Melksham Without Parish Council. He will be joined again by cllr John Glover as vice-chair. “It’s a great honour…

Deputy mayor blasts Market Place access confusion

DEPUTY mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard, has criticised Wiltshire Council for not installing ‘access only’ signage on the access road to the Market Place, creating frustration for disabled…

Clubs & Organisations

Bloom team start their campaign for gold

THE South West in Bloom Melksham team have begun their campaign to win gold again, turning their attention to the Woody park on Queensway and creating a…

Swimmers put Melksham on the regional map

FOUR dedicated swimmers from Melksham, who all swim at Melksham Swordfish ASC and Team Bath ASC have been competing at the ASA 2018 regional championships. Tilly Birkett,…

Join the fight against crime!

Melksham Area Community Safety Group, together with Selwood Housing, is holding a crime prevention event to promote Neighbourhood Watch and SmartWater property protection on Tuesday 5th June.…

Business

Couple hoping for double dose of success

AWARD-winning pub, The Greyhound in Bromham, promises a warm welcome, fine food and a vibrant, but relaxed atmosphere. Ranked as one of the top 10 pubs in England…

Support for bank customers following branch closure

CUSTOMERS of NatWest affected by the closure of the branch in the town centre, will be able to access support from a community banker on a weekly…

Littlebrook Courtyard goes global

LITTLEBROOK Courtyard has hit the airwaves, reaching countries as far as Holland and Germany, with an advert promoting the collection of local businesses. The radio advert can be…

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