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End of an era for Melksham’s young people as youth centre closes after 40 years

Canberra Youth Centre in Spa Road will officially close its doors for the last time after welcoming young people in Melksham for over 40 years. The service has…

Developers appeal against Sandridge solar farm rejection

SANDRIDGE Solar Farm developers have  put in an appeal following Wiltshire Council’s decision to reject their proposed 80-hectare solar farm to the east of Melksham.  The application was…

Planning application received for another 450 new homes in Melksham

MELKSHAM could be set to grow even more after a planning application was received for 450 new homes to the land east of Spa Road.  Hallam Land Management…

This Issue

Yew harvest donation to help fight cancer

Yew harvest donation to help fight cancer

A LOCAL man is appealing for help collecting yew clippings to help fight cancer and…

Melksham Free Bus fortnight

The Melksham Metro (Town) bus will be free for everyone to use from 4th to…

Fatal road traffic collision on A350 at Semington

Three people have died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A350 close…

Melksham woman to perform at Royal Albert Hall

A BOWERHILL woman is part of the Military Wives Choir is set to join Gareth…

Lightning strike forces Melksham firefighters into action

Lightning strike forces Melksham firefighters into action

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Melksham during the recent stormy weather after a lightning strike caused…

Last Issue

Melksham Carnival & Party in the Park – What a swell party it was!

Melksham Carnival & Party in the Park – What a swell party it was!

The organisers of Melksham’s Carnival and Party in the Park have hailed both events runaway successes, with the community turning out in force to support them. Thousands of…

Melksham women complete 100km challenge

Melksham women complete 100km challenge

TWO women from Melksham have completed a gruelling 100 kilometre walk, raising almost £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.  Shelley Davis and Claire Younger took part…

Melksham going for gold in South West in Bloom

Melksham going for gold in South West in Bloom

ENTHUSIASM is flourishing in the South West In Bloom Committee as Melksham prepares for its entry into the annual competition with judges due to arrive this week.  Melksham…

Melksham teachers leave school after 72 years service combined

Melksham teachers leave school after 72 years service combined

FOREST and Sandridge School is saying goodbye to three members of their teaching team who together have served the school for 72 years. The school has organised afternoon…

Children’s pool set to re-open in Melksham – at last

Children’s pool set to re-open in Melksham – at last

The paddling pool in King George V Playing Fields is finally set to be re-opened, after being closed by the Wiltshire Council over a year ago. The issue…

Ex-soldier from Melksham shares importance of Armed Forces Day

Ex-soldier from Melksham shares importance of Armed Forces Day

TO commemorate the recent Armed Forces Day, a Melksham man who served in the army for over 18 years shared his thoughts with the Melksham News.  Armed Forces…

Sport

Melksham triathlete selected for World Championship

A Melksham man has been selected to represent Great Britain at the ITU World Triathlon Championships which takes place on 31st…

BMCC beat Collingbourne by 66 runs – Wiltshire League Division One, Sat. 26th July

On another sweltering afternoon BMCC had no hesitation in batting, although there were some doubts as the bounce was very unpredictable…

Melksham U13 Hurricanes taste success

Melksham Town U13 Hurricanes have had another successful season, winning the league for the third consecutive year. This season saw them…

Darrell moves into fifth in NG Road Race Championship

The weekend of 26th and 27th July saw the eighth and ninth rounds of the N G Road Race championships held…

New kit sponsorship deal secured for Miller Sports FC

After a successful season for both the A and B team, Miller Sports F.C. run by Mike Stevens, have secured a…

Fundraising

Melksham shoppers raise thousands for local charity

A TOTAL of £8,750 has been raised by Melksham shoppers for local charity West Wilts Special Needs Activity Scheme following a year of fundraising at Sainsbury’s.  The…

Police donate bikes to support local charity

Wiltshire Police are donating old bikes collected in and around Melksham to help a local charity. Police officers in Melksham have agreed to hand over their old…

Melksham councillor’s ‘Big Walk’ for charity

SHOPPERS at the Co-op store in Blackmore Road, Melksham, may have been surprised on Saturday to see local councillor, Jon Hubbard, pounding a treadmill to raise money…

Events & Entertainment

Blockbuster films at Melksham Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  blockbuster films on its very own big screen. The next cinema screenings at Assembly Hall are:  Friday 8th August,…

Vigil for Peace at St Michael’s Church

Monday 4th August is the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. Rev Barry Blackford of The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels said,…

Forest Community Centre family fun day

FOREST Community Centre is celebrating its first anniversary with a free family fun day.  Last year Vic Oakman and his team realised a dream as they saw…

Clubs & Organisations

Celebration of refurbishment to Melksham Scout HQ

Celebration of refurbishment to Melksham Scout HQ

Melksham Town Council, Melksham Area Board and the Melksham Branch of Sainsbury’s have been very supportive of Melksham Scout Group over the last couple of years, contributing…

New Glee Club for Melksham

Melksham Glee Club for ages eight-18yrs starts on Monday 8th September – by invitation or audition only – If you love singing, this is the place to…

Melksham Guiders urgent need help

Melksham & District Girlguiding are in urgent need of new Guiders and Unit Helpers.   Susan Foreman said, “This is for our Guides and Rangers Groups.  We…

Business

New lease of life for Littlebrook Centre

New lease of life for Littlebrook Centre

MELKSHAM’S Littlebrook Centre on Bath Road has been given a breath of fresh air by local business owners. The centre, beside the entrance to Waitrose, is the…

New lease of life for the King’s Arms

New lease of life for the King’s Arms

If it’s a while since you’ve visited the King’s Arms, then there’s no time like the present! The new landlords Jade and Chris Lundean took over in…

New display section at Melksham TIC

The Tourist Information Centre in Church Street is planning on a new display section entitled ‘Made in Melksham’. TIC is asking local people within the craft world…

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