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“Use them or lose them!” Mayor encourages town to shop local this Christmas

WITH Christmas fast approaching, people in Melksham are being  reminded  to ‘shop local’ this Christmas, and use local businesses to buy presents, cards, decorations and festive food. Pledging his…

Catch the train with Santa!

Santa will be on the train that leaves Melksham on Sunday 15th December, just after 3pm, handing out presents to all the children on the ride of just…

‘Running in remission’ Former cancer patient prepares for London Marathon

A MELKSHAM local has set herself the challenge of running the London Marathon next year to give back to the charity that supported her and her family when she…

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Massive milestone moment for Melksham Community Campus

PLANNING permission has been granted for the construction of Melksham Community Campus project – marking…

Public transport changes coming to Melksham

CHANGES are being made to the timetables of Melksham’s bus and train services. For bus…

Mixed response to Farmers Roundabout traffic lights

NEW traffic light signalling on the A350 Farmers Roundabout has received a mixed response from…

Let there be light! Lighting to be repaired at Melksham House

THERE is relief on the horizon for users of the Melksham House grounds who have…

German fan tracks down Atworth’s world champion racer

WORLD champion side car racer from Atworth, Kenny Williams,  has been contacted by a ‘big…

Boost for Melksham’s wildlife

WILDLIFE has begun to flourish in a wildflower haven in the town. The wildflower area in…

Conservatives hold seat in Wiltshire Council by-election

CONSERVATIVE party candidate, Nick Holder, has been elected to Wiltshire Council following last month’s by-election for…

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Hat-trick ‘Gold’ win for Melksham!

Hat-trick ‘Gold’ win for Melksham!

MELKSHAM has scored another Gold award in the South West in Bloom awards, making it three years in a row. The news has delighted volunteers and the town…

Green light for Melksham Oak School expansion

Green light for Melksham Oak School expansion

PLANNING permission has been granted for the expansion of Melksham Oak School. The new building, which will be built on disused land on school grounds, will increase the school’s…

Wiltshire Council challenged over use of weed-killing pesticides

Wiltshire Council challenged over use of weed-killing pesticides

WILTSHIRE Council has been challenged by a Bowerhill resident over their ongoing use of controversial pesticides.   Bowerhill resident Sue Tweedie witnessed the StreetScene team from Wiltshire Council…

Scaffolding saves Christmas? Christmas lights team trial mobile scaffolding to overcome Wiltshire Council ‘red tape’

Scaffolding saves Christmas? Christmas lights team trial mobile scaffolding to overcome Wiltshire Council ‘red tape’

MELKSHAM Christmas Lights team have overcome Wiltshire Council’s new festive lighting rules by trialling mobile scaffolding to make sure the town is dressed for the festive period.  Last…

Sport

Hydration is the goal for Town’s young footballers

Wessex Water has sponsored Melksham Town FC under-12s’ training kit and provided them with refillable water bottles to help them kick…

Melksham Rugby Club scores donation from homebuilder

Melksham Rugby Club has received a £600 donation from Taylor Wimpey Bristol to fund new training equipment. The local team, which…

Town bounce back with two clean-sheets

Sat. 26th October. FA Trophy First Round Melksham Town 1 Basingstoke Town 0 Sat. 2nd Nov. Southern League Div. One Melksham…

Fundraising

Halloween Bash raises vital funds for Cancer Research UK

Sisters-in-law Mikayla Ayliffe and Kayleigh Gullis organised a Halloween Bash, raising thousands of pounds for charity. With cancer now affecting one in two people in the UK,…

Halloween fundraiser for terminally ill children

Staff at local care home Blenheim House had a fun packed Halloween, with spooky activities and decorations across the home.  The staff raised funds for terminally ill…

Charity event at Cleeve House for Forever Friends

Over £1,100 was raised for the RUH Forever Friends Appeal at Cleeve House on Saturday 26th October. Local women, Sara Land and Miriam Zaccarelli, teamed up to…

Politics

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Passionate about education

I am passionate about education it really can transform lives and create opportunities.  That is why I have campaigned for more money for our schools for years…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Education a top priority

Education has always been one of my top priorities and passions.  It was the topic of my maiden speech given that it is the building block for…

News From Westminster- by Michelle Donelan MP- No time for ‘recess’ for local MP 

It is currently recess so I have been very busy across the constituency and the Melksham area.  One of the highlights for me was a street surgery…

Clubs & Organisations

BRAG volunteers celebrate award

Bowerhill Residents Action Group volunteers for the BRAG picnic area  by the Kennet & Avon Canal are celebrating winning, for the sixth time, the Royal Horticultural Society…

Unusual bulbs talk for Melksham Gardeners

The Melksham Gardeners’ Society had a talk about ‘classic, rare and unusual bulbs’ by their guest speaker Gill Hazel to another full hall, on 29th October.  They…

World Polio Day in Melksham

MELKSHAM Rotary is raising awareness of World Polio Day.  A spokesperson from the club says, “World Polio Day will be celebrated on Thursday 24th October globally, to…

Business

New Market Place bar and restaurant opens next week!

The former Tavern pub in the Market Place reopens next week as The Market Lounge – a café, bar and restaurant for all ages of the community. …

New owners open cafe to the community

LA Diner in Melksham’s Market Place has been taken over by a mother and daughter duo who hope to make it a community space for all.  Samantha…

Holidays and Cruises Travel Club – we’re still here and thank you to all our clients

To say the last few weeks have not been challenging would be an understatement, says local travel company Holidays & Cruises. “Over 600 of our bookings were…

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