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Residents say “playing field will be lost” following planning application

RESIDENTS in Berryfield are concerned after a planning application was submitted to turn what they describe as a, “well-used playing field” into houses and flats.  Twelve months ago…

Showbusiness legend Des O’Connor set for Melksham appearance!

Des O’Connor, one of the UK’s most popular and best loved entertainers, is set to appear at Melksham’s Assembly Hall on 19th June. Awarded the CBE for his…

Traffic disruption expected as repair work begins on town bridge

MELKSHAM is facing weeks of gridlock with major repairs starting this week on the town bridge. Works began on 23rd February and for 12 weeks the upstream side…

This Issue

Superdrug closes Melksham store – but new shop moves straight in

Superdrug closes Melksham store – but new shop moves straight in

Melksham lost a familiar face last week when Superdrug on Lowbourne closed down, but the…

Sculptor appeals for help in bid to raise money for charity

A MELKSHAM sculptor is appealing for help sourcing materials for his project to raise money…

Appeal to boost fundraising as three local women prepare for gruelling challenge

THREE women from Melksham are appealing for support as they aim to raise as much…

Melksham Town Council to raise the flag for commonwealth Day

For the first time Melksham Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at 10.00am…

Melksham Carnival Royalty search is on

THE search is on to find this year’s Melksham Carnival royalty as entry for the…

Open House to share ideas on Melksham Neighbourhood Plan

Local organisations, their members and local residents are invited to participate in the Melksham Neighbourhood…

Last Issue

Local company receives national recognition

Local company receives national recognition

Local firm, Melksham Motor Spares Ltd, based on Bowerhill, is celebrating national success after being recognised by the Independent  Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as runner-up for their prestigious…

Melksham’s Grip It Fixings named most innovative small business in South West

Melksham’s Grip It Fixings named most innovative small business in South West

Grip It Fixings in Melksham has been named as a South West winner of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition.  The Business is GREAT Britain campaign launched…

Melksham presenters set to begin world record attempt

Melksham presenters set to begin world record attempt

TWO local radio presenters will begin their Guinness World Record attempt next week for the longest continuous radio show.  The attempt will be broadcast live on Melksham Town…

Blocked path leaves cyclists and walkers in muddy mess

Blocked path leaves cyclists and walkers in muddy mess

CYCLISTS and walkers have voiced their frustration as a blocked footpath has led to them having to navigate a muddy field. Residents have contacted the Melksham News explaining…

It’s Panto Time in Melksham

It’s Panto Time in Melksham

It’s Panto Time with Melksham Music and Drama presenting ‘Trouble in Pantoland’ at the Rachel Fowler Centre, 19th-21st and 27th and 28th February. “There’s big trouble in Panto…

Sport

Local short mat bowlers take on national side in Melksham

MELKSHAM welcomed some of the best bowlers in the country to Christie Miller as Wiltshire’s bowlers took on England.  The event…

Calne 7-24 Melksham RFC – Bath & District Combination Plate, Sat. 28th Feb.

Melksham travelled to Calne for the Bath & District combination plate game.  The first points on the board were to come…

Melksham Town 1-3 Buckland Athletic – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 14th Feb.

Both these sides came into the game on the back of three successive victories, but is was the visitors from Devon…

Melksham’s disabled football team taste tournament success

AFC Melksham disabled football team were crowned champions of two separate competitions at an event held in Swindon.   The club…

Fundraising

Fundraiser gets set for Bath Half

A MELKSHAM runner is set to take on the Bath Half to raise money for Dorothy House.  Samantha Morrison who has raised funds for several different charities…

Whitehall Wishing Well raises thousands for local charities

Whitehall Garden Centre raised over £3,000 for local and national charities over the festive period.  Their Christmas wishing wells welcomed customers as they arrived in both the…

Local Alzheimer groups to benefit from charity fundraising

MELKSHAM groups are to benefit after a cheque was donated to the Alzheimers Support charity. A total of £1,720 was handed over by the Wessex Model &…

Events & Entertainment

Lacock Abbey gardens’ charity open days

LACOCK Abbey gardens will be open to the public for two days this week, in aid of Gardens for Charity. From 10.30am – 5.30pm on Wednesday 25th February…

Latest word on museum’s Magna Carta exhibition

‘Magna Carta – Game of Barons’ is a new exhibition at Trowbridge Museum which delves into the County Town’s distant past. Featuring Lord of the Manor Henry…

More blockbuster films at Assembly Hall

MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  blockbuster films on its very own big screen. Friday 6th March, The Theory of Everything, 7.30pm (12A). Saturday 14th…

Clubs & Organisations

Macapello perform at Choir Convention

A long forgotten Wiltshire folk song was performed by Melksham’s Macapello Choir at the recent Bristol Choir Convention. ‘The Labouring Man’ was collected by the Reverend Geoffry…

Food Festival say a big thanks to their former Chair

At the recent meeting of the Melksham Food Festival the committee was sad to learn of the resignation of the Chair, Pam Wiltshire. Pam has been the…

Home-Start Kennet is coming to West Wilts

Everyone leads such busy lives. Yet Home-Start Kennet is asking if anyone, experienced from raising their own children, can find a couple of hours a week to…

Business

Chamber of Commerce visit local designers Procol Ltd at Kingsbury Hall

Melksham Chamber of Commerce were the guests of commercial interior design and Technical Fit Out Company Procol Ltd On Tuesday 17th February.  The company is based in…

Melksham property sales soar

MELKSHAM is amongst the top ten towns in the country to see the biggest surges in property sales since 2007.  Recent statistics revealed by the Land Registry…

Anniversary celebrations as Vanity Case enjoy continued success

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, or simply want to feel your best, then a visit to The Vanity Case in Holt could be the…

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