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A statement from Melksham Independent News

A statement from Melksham Independent News

To all readers We are sad to announce that due to last night’s new restrictions introduced by the Prime Minister, we will have to temporarily cease production of…

Melksham pulls together in face of national crisis

AS the whole country changed in devastating ways last week, affecting every aspect of people’s lives in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, Melksham’s community was…

To all residents of the community – you are not alone

A special message to all Melksham residents from the Leader of Melksham Town Council Dear residents of our community, I know we are currently facing unprecedented circumstances in…

This Issue

Council hub set-up to support people during COVID-19 situation

WILTSHIRE Council has set up a dedicated hub to support the most vulnerable residents during…

Your local hospice needs you!

Your local hospice needs you!

Donate to Dorothy House’s Stepping Up Support Appeal to fund care during COVID-19 pandemic. This…

Free full-length productions available weekly from the Royal Opera House

A message from the Royal Opera House ON #WorldTheatreDay we are proud to announce the…

Free access to the Exemplar Education maths library

A message from Steve O’Hara, Director of Education, Exemplar Education. As schools are now in…

Visiting suspended at RUH Bath

THE Royal United Hospital in Bath has suspended visiting until further notice, to help protect…

A message from Michelle Donelan MP: Coronavirus information.

A message from Michelle Donelan MP. There are lots of amazing community groups in our…

Wiltshire Council creates information pack to support volunteer groups

WILTSHIRE Council has created an information pack for volunteer groups to help them support their…

Last Issue

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham resident Darren Crook, has completed his ‘Run of Remembrance’, raising over £7,000 for charity – smashing his original target of £1,944. On the morning of Remembrance Sunday,…

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

MELKSHAM’S support for the town’s annual Remembrance parade and service has been praised by the mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard. Hundreds of people, young and old, turned out  on…

Outrage at General Election vandalism

Outrage at General Election vandalism

VANDALS have caused damage to several properties in the area in attacks that seem  linked to the upcoming General Election. Last week, two properties – one on Bradford…

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs  Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

A MELKSHAM local has taken a photo of ‘near space’ using a homemade device he launched into the Earth’s stratosphere. Using a high altitude balloon (HAB), which carried a…

Sport

Melksham 10k returns

Melksham Town FC’s 10k race will return to the town in 2020, hosted by DB Max. The Melksham events company report,…

New skateboarding mini-ramp for Olympic wannabes

SKATEBOARDING beginners will have space to learn new skills at Melksham’s skate park, thanks to a new mini-ramp that will be…

Melksham Ladies vs Oakmeadians Ladies

Melksham Ladies met Oakmeadians Ladies for the second time this season on Sunday 23rd February, this time on home soil. It…

Fundraising

Fundraising event for Sarcoma UK in memory of Melksham worker

THE family of John Bond are holding a fundraiser for Sarcoma UK at Leekes in Melksham on Saturday 28th March from 3pm.  John, who worked for A…

Quiz night for Canal Trust

The restoration of a local waterway will receive a welcome boost from a charity’s annual quiz night next month. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the…

Charity Swimathon at Melksham Blue Pool

MELKSHAM Blue Pool is taking part in this year’s Swimathon, helping to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Hailed as the ‘world’s largest annual fundraising swim’, Melksham…

Politics

£31,000 boost for local groups

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of grants to local initiatives at their meeting last week. £31,633 was awarded at the meeting held on Wednesday 4th March…

Wiltshire Council budget proposals agreed – £344m to be spent on services

Budget proposals detailing Wiltshire Council’s  direction for 2020/21 and its financial strategy for the next five years, have been agreed. Wiltshire Council say, “The plans, signed off…

A case for CCTV in Melksham?

Town councillors have decided to involve the public in determining the need for CCTV in Melksham.   They say, “It’s really important that this is established one…

Clubs & Organisations

Do you have memories of WW2?

MELKSHAM Remembers is appealing for residents with memories of what life was like in Melksham during World War Two to come along and meet them at an open…

Day centre chairman celebrates 25 years’ service

Rainbow Day Centre began its AGM this month with a surprise gift for its chairman, Philip Toop. Philip has been a volunteer, treasurer and now chairman at…

A tea party fit for a queen! Search begins for this year’s carnival royalty

Melksham Carnival is hosting an afternoon tea this month, which will set the stage for the climax to the search for this year’s carnival royal family. The…

Business

Care company responds to criticism about the future of ‘care in the home’

CARE providers, Cera Care, has responded to concerns about the future of personal care in the home for local elderly people following criticism by a local campaigner.…

Local family-based mortgage brokers win national award

Buying your first home, looking to move, trying to source the most competitive re-mortgage rate, investing in a buy to let purchase and looking to release equity…

Coronavirus travel update from local operator

LOCAL travel company, Holidays & Cruises, says it’s ‘business as normal’ -despite the outbreak of coronavirus but  that it is taking precautions and will keep customers informed…

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