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Big Christmas lights switch on this weekend!

Big Christmas lights switch on this weekend!

THE countdown for one of the most anticipated events in Melksham has begun as the town gets ready for the big Christmas lights switch on this weekend! There’s…

Is George Ward traffic nightmare finally at an end?

CHRISTMAS has come early for users of Bath Road as, after months of travel chaos and long delays caused by temporary traffic lights, the   nightmare may have…

‘I’m A Celebrity’ star set for Melksham date!

Joel Dommett, stand-up comedian and actor is set to appear at Melksham’s Assembly Hall on Thursday 29th June 2017 but you’ll have to be quick if you want…

This Issue

Share your ideas on Whitley and Shaw telephone boxes

What should be done with two BT telephone phone boxes in the villages? That the…

Public meeting for event organisers

You are invited to an open public meeting planned for all event organisers and chairpersons…

Dig out your Santa hat for a festive record breaking challenge!

MELKSHAM Carnival Committee is inviting you to join them at the Pavilion in the King…

Kenilworth Gardens estate set for 20mph speed limit

A MELKSHAM councillor has successfully campaigned for the speed limit to be lowered on a…

Atworth residents welcome improved pedestrian crossing

Local residents in Atworth have joined with MP Michelle Donelan to celebrate the installation of…

Last Issue

New stadium to be named ‘Oakfields’

New stadium to be named ‘Oakfields’

MELKSHAM’S new £7million football and rugby ground has been named ‘Oakfields’. The name was chosen by officials from the two clubs after a competition which saw local people…

Melksham remembers

Melksham remembers

OVER 500 people turned out for Melksham’s remembrance parade on Sunday to join people across the country in honouring all those who have died in conflicts. The annual parade…

£10,000 donated to RUH in memory of local woman

£10,000 donated to RUH in memory of local woman

OVER £10,000 has been raised for charity in memory of a Melksham woman since she died three years ago. Friends and family of local woman Nicola Robertson have…

Scouts set up festive postboxes

Scouts set up  festive postboxes

THE SCOUTS will deliver festive cheer in Melksham this Christmas, as they have now set up special postboxes to help deliver your Christmas cards and greetings around town.…

Debt advice service brings Hope

Debt advice service brings Hope

HOPE Debt Advice Melksham offers free and confidential advice to anyone who is in debt or needs financial advice. Eight volunteers who are debt advice specialists are on…

Sport

‘One of Town’s best ever performances’ in cup win

Tuesday 15th Nov. – FA Vase 2nd Rnd Proper Hartley Wintney 1-2 Melksham Town Saturday 19th Nov. – Les Phillips Cup 1st…

Chippenham II 12-40 Melksham RFC – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Saturday 19th Nov.

Melksham travelled to the Chippenham ground on a dreary day. The visitors were first to strike from a line out with…

Former Melksham lifeguard world triathalon glory

A FORMER lifeguard at Melksham Blue Pool is celebrating huge success after finishing in the top ten at the world triathlon…

Fundraising

Wiltshire Wooden Spoon Rugby Festival raises £6,000

Wiltshire Wooden Spoon’s Floodlit Rugby Festival which supports disadvantaged young people has  already raised £6,000, with more expected to be raised. The fifth cluster of under 9’s …

Teenager has long locks chopped off for charity

AFTER growing her hair for six years, Melksham teenager Rosie Paines has had it chopped off for charity. Rosie has donated 12 inches of her hair to…

‘A Bit of a Do’ raises £620 for Royal British Legion

MEMBERS of the Melksham Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) held a 1940s event at the Rowdey Cow in Rowde last month, raising £640. Sue Horton,…

Politics

Council objects to new homes on The Spa

MELKSHAM Town Council has objected to an application to build 19 new homes on The Spa. A developer has applied to build a block of eight flats and…

Community Emergency Group meeting a success

Over 60 people attended the Community Emergency Group (CEG) update meeting hosted by Melksham Without Parish Council and Community Action: Whitley and Shaw (CAWS) at Shaw School…

Lib Dems fight against more grammar schools

Liberal Democrat councillor Jon Hubbard has proposed a motion which asks Wiltshire Council to reject plans to  increasing the number of grammar schools in the country. The…

Clubs & Organisations

Wiltshire Mind men’s support group

Wiltshire Mind, your local Mental Health Charity set up a Men’s Support Group earlier in the year to support men who feel stressed, depressed, lacking in confidence…

Young performers shine on West End stage

MELKSHAM students from Stagecoach Performing Arts recently got a taste of West End stardom when they performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London alongside talented young people…

‘Mucky Wednesday’ pupils plant bulbs with Rotary

PUPILS from Forest and Sandridge School helped Melksham Rotary Club to plant 10,000 crocus bulbs last week. The bulbs were planted on Eastern Way to recognise Rotary International’s efforts…

Business

New osteopath on board at Lowbourne

Lowbourne Osteopaths is welcoming osteopath Joad Shaban as a new member of the team at their clinic in Melksham. Joad has special interests in paediatrics and sports…

Carers pack Christmas shoeboxes

CARE workers in Melksham have been backing this year’s Operation Christmas Child appeal. The team at Somerset Care, on Challeymead Business Park, have filled 14 boxes with gifts…

New chef cooking up a storm at village pub

THE Bell on the Common added a new string to its bow recently by welcoming a new chef to the team and unveiling new menus. The popular pub…

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