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Melksham schools accept damning Ofsted reports and vow to improve

HEADTEACHERS have expressed their disappointment following recent Ofsted reports which heavily criticised teaching standards, leadership and management in six Melksham schools. Seven of the eight schools which are…

Crowdfund to save iconic trees gets public support

MELKSHAM locals have pledged their support to the idea that the town council set up a Crowdfund to raise money to replace any of the trees that may be…

Anger at closure of paddling pool

Anger at closure of paddling pool

MELKSHAM families have expressed their disappointment following the news that the paddling pool in the park is to close permanently. Earlier this month Melksham Town Council voted to not…

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Annual Civic Service

All residents are invited to attend Melksham’s Annual Civic Service on Sunday 25th June. This…

Local girl loses her locks for charity

AN eight year-old girl had her hair cut off for charity as part of her birthday…

Teenager joins Melksham Without Parish Council

NINETEEN year-old Kalum House has joined Melksham Without Parish Council as a co-opted councillor standing for…

Grab your ticket for the big top!

This year’s Party in the Park will be hosting  the Big Top with Happy’s Circus…

Melksham in Bloom filmed for new BBC Two series

South West in Bloom Melksham is one of 15 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in…

New skate park making good progress

WORK is progressing to deliver a brand new skate park for the Melksham community, as…

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Melksham’s new mayor

Melksham’s new mayor

MELKSHAM’S new mayor is cllr Adrienne Westbrook who was elected at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday last week.  The deputy mayor is cllr Jon Hubbard. “I am…

Flower Festival celebrates 100 years of Rotary Foundation

Flower Festival celebrates 100 years of Rotary Foundation

ST Michael and All Angels’ Church in Melksham was full of colour and sweet smells of spring for a special Flower Festival to celebrate 100 years of The…

Towpath improved by Trust volunteers

Towpath improved by Trust volunteers

HARDWORKING volunteers have completed the latest improvements to a restored stretch of canal between Melksham and Chippenham. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has finished raising a section…

Odeon cinema to premiere Melksham film-maker’s documentary on mental health

Odeon cinema to premiere Melksham film-maker’s documentary on mental health

A YOUNG film-maker from Melksham will have her first documentary premiered at the Odeon cinema in Trowbridge next month. 20 year-old Ashlea Forgacs made the documentary, Mental Health –…

Sport

Laura is Wiltshire under-18 champion

THIRTEEN-year-old  Laura Curtis from Shaw,  had a successful golfing half-term week, winning the girls’ section at the Cumberwell Park junior open…

Melksham Town vs Bristol Rovers – Tickets on sale now

TICKETS are on sale now for the pre-season friendly match that will see Melksham Town take on League One side Bristol…

Melksham CC 203 all out from 42.3 overs. Bathford CC 125 all out from 27.4 overs. Melksham won by 78 runs.

AFTER last week’s poor batting display, Melksham set out to put that performance to rest as they batted first away at Bathford.…

Fundraising

Queensway Chapel raises money for local causes

ORGANISERS of the Queensway Community Day event have hailed it a huge success with over £200 raised. The Queensway Community Day which is now in its sixth…

Peppa Pig helps to raise money at Daisychain for Save The Children

­­DURING a week in May, 102 of the children at Daisychain Nursery in Whitley took part in a week of sponsored walks and baking to raise money…

Lighting up Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airfield thanks to the Help Appeal

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has secured funding and taken delivery of a new airfield lighting system that will assist its helicopter whilst taking off and landing safely at…

Politics

Town Council leading the fight against anti-social behaviour

Following concerns raised by individuals and businesses, Melksham Town Council has  undertaken to explore measures that might be employed to counter the incidence of public drinking, begging…

Conservatives hold their seat in general election

MICHELLE Donelan MP held on to her seat in the general election on Thursday 8th May with a convincing victory. Michelle Donelan MP, who has been the Conservative MP…

Local issues to be discussed at Area Board meeting

The Melksham Area Board will return this Wednesday, 7th June at the Melksham United Church with discussions on a range of local issues. Following the recent local…

Clubs & Organisations

Credit Union going from strength to strength

West Wilts Credit Union has became part of a bigger community, stretching the whole of Wiltshire. Now known as Wiltshire Savings and Loans Credit Union, it has…

Melksham Walking Football

ARE you over 50? Do you want to get back into football, or play it for the first time? Walking Football is now in Melksham. The rules…

Messy Church!

Melksham Family of Churches are setting up a new church, called Messy Church. Messy Church is aimed at people who may be put off by the traditional…

Business

Brookside celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Jubilee

BROOKSIDE Care Home in Melksham recently marked a double celebration. The care home has been awarded an “Outstanding” overall rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This year…

Made in Melksham joint care for dogs supplement now on sale at Petstown

IT isn’t only people that suffer from aching joints. And now a new range of supplements to help your dog overcome arthritis and joint  aches and help…

New conservatories on display at Alan Joy Windows

LOCAL home improvement company Alan Joy Windows has opened a suite of new conservatories. at its offices in Semington Road, Melksham to show off the wide range…

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