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Town Council Grants open for applications

MELKSHAM Town Council is inviting local groups and organisations to apply for grant funding. The town council says, “Melksham Town Council allocates funding every year to community groups and…

Vandals strike at award-winning picnic area

VOLUNTEERS have expressed their disappointment after vandals targeted the Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) picnic area over the Bank Holiday weekend. Vandals have damaged one of the information…

Patients urged to show up for second Covid vaccine dose

MELKSHAM’S vaccination centre is urging patients to take up the offer of a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, after a number of ‘no-shows’ at recent clinics. The…

Latest news

A done deal? Questions raised over A350 bypass ‘shortlist’

EYEBROWS have been raised about Wiltshire Council’s decision to move forward with only one route…

Melksham House controversy. Wiltshire Council wants business centre or campus opening ‘could be put on hold’

Melksham House will become a ‘flexible working space’ for local businesses, as part of controversial new…

Park blaze leaves families disappointed over school holidays

Park blaze leaves  families disappointed over school holidays

THERE was disappointment and anger for visitors to King George V playing fields over the half-term holiday…

Success for village shop campaign! New community venture is ‘wheel’ success

Success for village shop campaign! New community venture is ‘wheel’ success

THE campaign to save Whitley’s village shop has made “exciting progress” with a helping hand…

Melksham osteopath’s Champions League glory (and now he’s hoping for more success with England)

Melksham  osteopath’s  Champions  League glory (and now he’s hoping for  more success with England)

IT’S been an extraordinary few days for local osteopath Carl Todd. Last week he was…

‘Run of Remembrance’ raises £8,000 for Normandy veterans

‘Run of Remembrance’ raises £8,000 for  Normandy veterans

Melksham resident, Darren Crook, completed a ‘Run of Remembrance’ on Friday 4th June to mark…

Volunteering and helping out

On your marks, get set, gold? Bloomers hope for fourth gold award with Olympic-themed display

MELKSHAM Bloomers are aiming for their fourth gold win in a row at the South West in Bloom awards – with an Olympic-themed display in the Market Place.…

Air Ambulance wants your help!

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is gearing up for an exciting summer – and the charity is looking for your help as it celebrates National Volunteers’ Week. Could you…

Canal Trust launches Volunteers’ Week appeal

Canal Trust launches  Volunteers’ Week appeal

A LOCAL charity is inviting people to enjoy the benefits of volunteering in the open countryside. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust hopes to capture the interest…

Things to do

Makers’ Market returns

THE Melksham Makers’ Market returns on Saturday 29th May for its second market of the year.   Organisers of the market, Sarah Hillman and Nicola Coleman, along…

Peacock Arts Trail Call for artists!

North West Wiltshire’s Peacock Arts Trail will fly again, from 11th -19th September, spreading a welcome splash of colour after a very bleak year.  Artists and craftspeople…

And they’re off? Melksham’s parkrun events plan their post-lockdown return

MELKSHAM’S parkrun events are preparing to make their post-lockdown return. King George V junior parkrun is planning to return on Sunday 11th April, whilst Melksham parkrun is planning…

Staying well

Care homes begin second round of vaccination

ROLL out of the second Covid-19 vaccination has begun in Melksham’s care homes. Blenheim House Care Home residents received their second dose of the vaccination last week; whilst…

Vaccination and Covid-19 test advice for the Muslim community during Ramadan

WILTSHIRE Council has offered reassurance to the Muslim community that having a Covid-19 vaccination or test during Ramadan does not invalidate fasting. The council say, “If you’re a…

Firefighters urge residents to #RespectProtect Enjoy this Easter

Firefighters and officers are urging residents who might be out and about this Easter to respect, protect and enjoy our outdoor spaces to prevent wildfires. As the…

Fundraising

The Atworth Artisan Market returns on Sunday 13 June

FOLLOWING the Welcome Back market on 9th May; the Atworth Artisan Market returns on Sunday 13th June between 11-3 at The White Hart, Atworth. The organisers explain,…

Addiction support charity’s crafts raise funds in Melksham

A CHARITY helping families of addicts in Wiltshire made its debut craft market appearance at Melksham, selling handmade goods to raise funds. Families Out Loud (FOL) offers…

Janine’s exercise challenge for homeless charity

LOCAL woman, Janine LaBorde, joined fundraisers across the country last month, to raise money for homeless charity, Shelter. Throughout May, Janine had to complete at least 100 squats a…

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Upgraded Riverside Club now available for hire.

Melksham Riverside Club, based in the town centre, is available for private hire.

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Don’t stop us now! Government U-turn won’t stop community choir from singing!

Melksham's community choir, Macapello, is determined to keep on singing despite last minute changes to Covid restrictions scuppering their plans to meet in person.

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