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Russian honour for Melksham’s Arctic Convoy veterans

Russian honour for Melksham’s Arctic Convoy veterans

TWO Melksham World War II veterans who survived what Winston Churchill described as “the worst journey in the world” have been honoured by Russia for their bravery during…

Petition launched to introduce one hour free parking in Melksham

Petition launched to introduce one hour free parking in Melksham

A CALL for one hour free parking in Melksham and across Wiltshire has been backed by a petition signed by over 1,000 people.   The petition was launched…

World’s best cyclists to race through Seend

VILLAGERS in Seend are to have the world’s best cyclists racing past their doors as the Tour of Britain comes through Seend this week.  Elite cyclists from across…

This Issue

Melksham to Monte Carlo raises £37,000

Melksham to Monte Carlo raises £37,000

TEN employees from Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems in Bowerhill took on a 900 mile cycle to Monte…

Melksham-based artist to exhibit on Britain’s biggest cruise ship

Works by Bowerhill artist Jemma Lewis have been chosen by P&O Cruises to be part…

Melksham woman overcomes fear of heights with skydive

Melksham woman overcomes fear of heights with skydive

A MELKSHAM woman has overcome her fear of heights by skydiving to raise money for…

Melksham Library turns 50

MELKSHAM Library is to celebrate being open for 50 years by having a celebration evening…

Come and join in The Big Walk along canal from Melksham to Bath

Come and join in The Big Walk along canal from Melksham to Bath

Local residents are being urged to join in The Big Walk from Melksham to Bath,…

Last Issue

Photography prize up for grabs

Whether you’re a young person with your first camera or a keen-eyed photographer with years of experience, all are welcome to enter the National Trust’s ‘Love Lacock’ photography…

Teenager creates history in Dragons’ Den

Teenager creates history in Dragons’ Den

A TEENAGE Melksham business owner has become the youngest ever person to secure a deal on the BBC television programme Dragons’ Den. Jordan Daykin made a deal with…

Celebrity chef sells Whitley pub

Celebrity chef sells Whitley pub

MARCO Pierre White has sold and vacated The Pear Tree Inn in Whitley after locals voiced concerns about its new direction. The pub, which was bought by the…

Melksham Rugby Club’s cycle challenge in memory of teammate

Melksham Rugby Club’s cycle challenge in memory of teammate

Members of Melksham Rugby Club successfully completed a gruelling 240-mile cycle challenge in memory of a teammate who died last December.   The cycling challenge also raised funds…

Melksham Oak students make the grade

Melksham Oak students make the grade

MELKSHAM Oak Community School is celebrating its  GCSE results, a week after students achieved improved A-Level results.   58% of Melksham Oak GCSE students achieved at least five…

Police vow to catch whoever is responsible for graffiti in Melksham

Police vow to catch whoever is responsible for graffiti in Melksham

MELKSHAM Neighbourhood Policing Team are appealing for information after the town centre was hit by a spate of graffiti.  The graffiti appeared at some point between Saturday 16th…

Sport

Wiltshire Wonders fly the flag alone in British Championships

Skittle stars the Wiltshire Wonders are once again the county’s only representatives in the finals of this year’s Butcombe British Skittles…

BMCC lost to Box by 18 runs – Wiltshire League Division 1, Sat 30th Aug.

Box were soon regretting their decision to bat as they struggled early on, losing two wickets with just 12 runs on…

Cricketers youth section presentations

BEANACRE/Melksham Cricket Club Youth Section recently held their presentation when over 50 children and parents gathered to celebrate another productive season.…

Pewsey Vale 0-4 Melksham Town – Saturday 6th September – FA Vase 1QR

The Town made the short trip to Wiltshire neighbours, Pewsey Vale, in the opening round of this season’s FA Vase anticipating…

Melksham Town 6-4 Street – Toolstation Premier, Saturday 30th August

Melksham and Street served up an enthralling goal laden game at The Conigre with the Town overturning a half time 3-2…

Fundraising

Fundraising will be a piece of cake in Melksham

MAKE a difference and raise cash for charity, simply by drinking coffee and eating cake later this month.  Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting its ‘World’s Biggest Coffee…

Falling with style! Melksham women raise £1,200 in charity skydive

TWO women from Melksham jumped from 15,000ft over Salisbury Plain to raise money for charity last month.  Kiri McBride and Hannah Tope, both 23, raised over £1,200 in…

Midnight walk fundraiser challenge for Melksham woman

A MELKSHAM woman is looking for sponsorship as she prepares to take part in the Bath Midnight Walk.  Francesca Morris is raising money for Dorothy House following…

Events & Entertainment

Sue Ryder High Street Funday in Melksham

Sue Ryder are holding a Funday in their shop in the High Street on Saturday 13th September, 10.00am – 4.00pm. There will be a raffle, tombola, lucky…

Lunchtime Recitals invite open to all

The new season of Lunchtime Recitals at The Rachel Fowler Centre begins on Thursday 18th September.    “Our first recitalists will be the excellent ‘Melksham Trio’ comprising…

Live entertainment at the Pilot

THE Pilot is set to show more live entertainment in the next week with four live performances in just eight days.   On Friday 12th September Pete…

Clubs & Organisations

Find your voice with Melksham Speakers

Are you a person who sits and wishes things were different?  Do you wish to have more confidence, wish you could make more friends, wish you could…

Can you help brighten up Melksham?

Melksham Christmas Lights have taken over responsibility for installing the bunting that brightens up the town over the summer period, but need your help to fund it!…

Melksham Extended Services AGM

MELKSHAM Area Extended Services will be having its annual general meeting later this month. The meeting is open to all members and will be held on Wednesday 24th…

Business

Tops enter bright new era after opening of new beauty section and refurbishment

Tops enter bright new era after opening of new beauty section and refurbishment

TOPS Hair Salon has had a makeover of its own after an extensive refurbishment and the introduction of a new  beauty section.   The popular salon which…

Melksham media company sees growth after winning new contracts

Melksham-based company, UK Media Solutions, has been seeing a marked increase in growth in the last 6 months with a string of new contract wins. The company…

Enjoy cake at Melksham market’s one year anniversary

MELKSHAM Market will celebrate its first anniversary since it returned with a party and cake.   The market which has in that time moved from Church Street…

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