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Melksham News is 700 not out!

YOU are reading the 700th issue of Melksham Independent News! The paper – one of only a handful of independent family-owned newspapers left in the country – was…

Town set their sights on Wembley after victory in the FA Vase

MELKSHAM Town’s chair, Darren Perrin, has said that the club can ‘smell Wembley’ with only three games between the club and the FA Vase final, after storming to victory in…

Town centre parking charges to rise in February

THE cost of parking in Melksham town centre will rise from the beginning of February. The inflationary increase will be applied to all parking charges in the Bath Road,…

Town and parish councils vote against supporting ‘campus watch’ group

MEMBERS of a community group, which has been set up to  shadow and watch over the progress of the Melksham Health and Wellbeing Centre, have expressed their disappointment at…

This Issue

Improvements to be made to Market Place after criticism by local charity

FOLLOWING criticism from the charity Wiltshire Sight, Melksham Town Council has discussed the improvements which…

Campus update and Park discussion at Area Board meeting

THE first Melksham Area Board meeting of 2018 will take place on Wednesday 7th February at…

What summer activities would you like to see at King George V?

EVERY year the town council funds free summer activities in King George V playing fields…

McCarthy & Stone Discovery Day

McCarthy & Stone Discovery Day Wednesday 31st January 11am – 3pm Kings Arms Hotel, Market…

Report any maintenance work needed to town’s parish steward

Melksham has its own dedicated parish steward, Steve, who visits the town on a monthly…

Health trainer drop-in at Melksham Library

Need help sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? There is information available at Melksham Library…

By-election to fill town council vacancy

A BY-ELECTION will be held this Thursday, 18th January to elect a town councillor to fill…

Parish council by-election

AN election has been called for a vacant seat in the Bowerhill ward on Melksham…

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Family reunited for Christmas

Family reunited for Christmas

THREE children from Melksham received the best Christmas present they could have wished for this festive period – a chance to spend Christmas Day with their dad. The…

Market Place criticised for being hazardous for visually impaired

Market Place criticised for being hazardous for visually impaired

THE new Market Place has been criticised for its lack of accessibility for visually impaired people. Local charity, Wiltshire Sight, have highlighted a number of problems with the Market…

Teenager celebrates as he races his way to victory

Teenager celebrates as he races his way to victory

LOCAL teenager, Jack Meakin, celebrates as he wins the Castle Combe Junior Karting Championship after falling short in his first attempt last year. After receiving the runner-up trophy…

Deas so close to Euro medal

Deas so close to Euro medal

Melksham resident, Laura Deas, came within a whisker of a European Championship medal in the final World Cup Skeleton race of the calendar year. Laura finished sixth overall…

Sport

Historic FA Vase and league wins get Town off to a flying start in 2018

Sat. 6th January. FA Vase Fourth Round Melksham Town 2 Crowborough Athletic 1 Sat. 13th January. Toolstation Premier Div. Melksham Town 3 Buckland…

Town Fixtures

Sat 20th Jan. Bitton (A) Lge, 3pm Sat 27th Jan. Brislington (H) Lge, 3pm Sat. 3rd Feb. 3pmTring Athletic (H) FA Vase Last…

Town ready to make history in the FA Vase

Sat. 16th December Toolstation Premier Div. Melksham Town 3 Hallen 0 Sat. 23rd December Toolstation Premier Div. Odd Down (Bath) 2…

Fundraising

Melksham Chamber helps to support Dorothy House Hospice

Melksham Chamber has presented the Dorothy House Hospice with a donation of £375 raised at the Chamber’s quiz night held in October last year. The winners of…

Knorr-Bremse Local Care for Leonard Cheshire

LEONARD Cheshire Disability, a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. has received…

Toy auction raises £1,780

At their December meeting, members of Wessex Model & Toy Collectors held an auction of donated items and raised £1,780 for their chosen charity, which this year…

Politics

New Parliamentary boundary for Melksham being considered

MELKSHAM’S Parliamentary constituency boundary could be moved to West Wiltshire,  alongside Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Corsham, according to the recently-published revised proposals by The Boundary Commission. Melksham is…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

Throughout my time as an MP I have always prided myself on being as accessible as possible, holding regular surgeries and meeting as many businesses and people…

News From Westminster- Year in review and recent updates- By Michelle Donelan MP

I thought as 2017 comes to a close I would take this opportunity to update you on my work as your Conservative MP over the past year.…

Clubs & Organisations

Calling all ‘crafty’ volunteers

The Bloom in Melksham group and the Town Team are set to start work again, designing and creating decorative flags of all sizes, shapes and descriptions, to…

Community Seed Swap

MELKSHAM Community Environmental Group presents Melksham Community Seed Swap on Saturday 3rd March at the Town Hall. The Community Seed Swap is an opportunity for you to…

Volunteers needed to support Melksham Squadron

MELKSHAM Squadron are looking to fill a number of volunteer roles to help increase opportunities available to Melksham’s youth. Flight Lieutenant Greg McKay, who is the Officer Commanding…

Business

Positive Boxing Day sales for Leekes

Post-Christmas sales surged at Leekes Melksham as shoppers enjoyed the extensive seasonal savings on offer in the Boxing Day sale at the home department store. The retailer…

Tops Hair Salon recognised in National Hair Federation magazine

SALON owner, Sandra  Stevens, who has owned Tops Hair Salon in Melksham since 1978, has been recognised by the National Hair Federation  (NHF) and featured in their…

The Treatment Room returns to Avonside Enterprise Park

LOCAL beautician, Sarah Clarke owner of The Treatment Room, returns to Scott’s Gym at Avonside Enterprise Park. Sarah provides a range of treatments including manicures and pedicures…

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