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Where there’s a well, there’s a way! Plans launched to save the well

Where there’s a well, there’s a way! Plans launched to save the well

PLANS are under way to commemorate the historic well in the Market Place. The Melksham community and the town council have joined forces to form a committee to…

Ahoy there! New play area opens in the park

Ahoy there! New play area opens in the park

THE children of Melksham had cause to celebrate last week as a brand new water-themed play area was opened in King George V park. Before Mayor, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, could…

Skaters flock to new skate park

Skaters flock to new skate park

MELKSHAM’s brand new skate park was officially declared open this week, with many eager young skaters itching to test out the new facilities. Before the skaters of Melksham…

Kingstons raise £20,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Kingstons raise £20,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

  LOCAL estate agents, Kingstons has raised £20,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance as part of the charity’s 100 Club initiative. Wiltshire Air Ambulance created The 100 Club…

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New hospital for melksham?

HEALTH campaigners in the town are hoping that Melksham will be chosen as the site…

Plans set in motion to redevelop Assembly Hall

PLANS to redevelopment Melksham Assembly Hall are now under way, beginning with a feasibility study…

Music Extravaganza will raise funds for the air ambulance

A CHARITY Music Extravaganza in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance will be held at The…

New events for this year’s Melksham Food & River Festival

FOLLOWING last year’s very successful Food & River Festival, organisers have continued to increase the fun,…

Melksham works towards becoming a more age-friendly town

LOCAL people are being encouraged to attend a special meeting at Melksham Town Hall on…

Melksham working towards becoming a dementia-friendly town

THE Melksham Community Area Dementia Action Alliance group is working towards making the whole of…

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Melksham Carnival defies the rain!

Melksham Carnival defies the rain!

THE people of Melksham weren’t going to let the downpours dampen the party spirit as hundreds lined the streets to watch the Melksham Carnival procession. The weather forecasters didn’t…

Wells & cavern uncovered in Market Place

Wells & cavern uncovered in Market Place

Calls for historic discovery to be made into permanent feature Local people have expressed their determination to have one of the two wells that were discovered in Melksham…

Melksham comes together to celebrate Jack’s 100th birthday

Melksham comes together to celebrate Jack’s 100th birthday

THE Melksham community recently came together to organise a special surprise for a local man celebrating his 100th birthday. After learning that customer Jack West had no family to…

Fundraising campaign launched to save Shaw Church

Fundraising campaign launched to save Shaw Church

CHRIST Church in Shaw is at risk of closure if money can’t be found to replace the 112-year-old oak shingles on the spire of the church. A building inspection…

Sport

New signings at Melksham Town

CHIPPENHAM Town players Mark Cooper and Chris Allen have joined Melksham Town FC as part of a dual-registration deal for the season.…

Hero dog saves village cricket match!

AN unexpected rescue saved a celebration cricket match which took place in Broughton Gifford last month. John Payne explains, “Gatsby, a…

Town sit top of the table after impressive start to season

MELKSHAM Town have started the season on a high despite losing in the first round of the FA Cup. Manager Keiran…

Fundraising

10 year-old shaves her head for ‘Raising for Raife’

A YOUNG girl has shaved off her hair, raising over £600 for local charity Raising for Raife. 10-year-old Skye Williams-Marvel, who has recently changed her name to…

A bus load of thanks

MELKSHAM Community Bus, which is run under the auspices of Melksham Council of Community Service, recently received a donation of £600 from Waitrose. This was a result of…

Brownies raise money for Dorothy House

A BROWNIE pack in Melksham has presented a cheque to the Dorothy House Hospice Care charity. Lynne Smith said, “1st Melksham Brownies have been working really hard…

Politics

Have your say on future housing plans in Wiltshire

A new plan for housing in Wiltshire to help  meet housing needs as identified in the Wiltshire Core Strategy will go out to public consultation next month.…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Wiltshire Mind AGM

WILTSHIRE Mind is holding its Annual General Meeting on 19th September at 2pm at the King’s Arms Hotel, Market Place, Melksham.  All are warmly invited.  The AGM will…

Atworth Camera Club

AN illustrated talk on plant photography was presented by Derek Mason at Atworth Camera Club’s meeting on 31st July. The talk centred on his wife, Marion’s, beautiful garden…

Atworth WI July meeting

ATWORTH WI held their July meeting on Monday 17th July. There were 17 members present and Rev’d Ruth Gillings, the Associate Priest of the Benefice of Atworth…

Business

Total Carpets opens new showroom in the Market Place

TOTAL Carpets have moved into a bigger premises in the Market Place and now with bathroom and kitchen displays, as well as carpets, you can do all…

Spotlight on Blenheim House Care Home “I will always put residents first” – Meet Blenheim House’s Manager

BLENHEIM House Care Home in Melksham, which opened three and a half years ago, prides itself on offering outstanding care of all types – residential, dementia, nursing,…

Ma Maison open for business!

HOME decor and gift shop Ma Maison is now open for business following an official opening last week. The new shop in the Littlebrook Centre sells soft…

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