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Become a Melksham Without Parish Councillor

Following the Parish Council Election on Thursday 4th May, Melksham Without Parish Council have five vacancies for Councillors to be co-opted. If you have a keen interest in…

Historic cup win for town – First Les Phillips Cup win in club’s 141 year history

Historic cup win for town – First Les Phillips Cup win in club’s 141 year history

MELKSHAM Town have won the Les Phillips Cup for first time in their 141 year history. They lifted the trophy after a dramatic penalty shoot out victory over…

Melksham Carnival needs you!

PREPARATIONS for Melksham Carnival 2017 have begun and now is the time to get involved. This year’s carnival will take place on Saturday 22nd July and following the…

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Scout Leader recognised for 39 years of service

FORMER Melksham Person of the Year Anne Cranham has been awarded the Chief Scout’s Silver…

Flag-making at the Town Hall

HELP is still needed to make decorative flags to hang in the summer to mark town…

Police increase town centre patrols

POLICE in Melksham have stepped up patrols in the town following increased concerns by the…

Melksham Comic-Con presents Stark Expo 1943

Melksham Comic-Con’s next fundraiser is really creating a buzz throughout the town as word is…

Will new road markings bring an end to the speeding on Kenilworth Gardens?

WILTSHIRE Council has come good on their promise to paint 20mph speed limit signs on the…

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Melksham Scout leader recognised for 57 years of service

Melksham Scout leader recognised for 57 years of service

LOCAL man Frank Alford has been awarded the Chief Scout’s Silver Acorn award in recognition of his 57 years in the scouting movement. Frank was praised for his…

Work on new skate park ramps up and gets under way

Work on new skate park ramps up and gets under way

Melksham skaters can look forward to a new and improved skate park in time for the summer, with work due to get under way this week. The new…

Town turns out to support Community Day

Town turns out to support  Community Day

LOCAL people came in their hundreds to attend the Community Day at Melksham Assembly Hall last weekend to find out what the Melksham community has to offer them.…

Rugby coach nominated for Volunteer of the Year Award

Rugby coach nominated for Volunteer of the Year Award

A COACH at Melksham Rugby Club has been nominated for Mitsubishi Motors’ Volunteer of Year Award. Under 11s coach, Sean Randall, was nominated by his team who wanted to…

Sport

Town triumph to lift Les Phillips Cup

Sat. 29th April – Toolstation Premier Div. Melksham Town 5-1 Wells City Mon. 1st May – Les Phillips Cup Semi Final. Gillingham…

Holt Bowls Club round up

3 Rink League – Holt BC vs Devizes. Holt BC continued a fine start to their 2017 campaign with a 8…

Burbage & Eastern Royal 2’s 229-8. Melksham CC 169-All out. Burbage & Eastern Royal 2’s won by 60 runs.

MELKSHAM travelled to play Burbage and Eastern Royal 2’s for their first game of the season. Melksham won the toss and decided…

Fundraising

Children’s charity hair chop for eight-year-old at birthday celebration

AN eight-year-old local girl is throwing a party to celebrate the moment she has her hair cut off so she can donate it to charity. Local girl Evie-Rose…

Dog show and family fun day to raise money for Romanian street dogs

A GROUP of friends who call themselves Leash of Life are throwing a fundraiser to help support their continued work rescuing Romanian street dogs. The group were inspired…

Netball club raises money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

MELKSHAM Netball Club recently hosted a fundraising evening with some of the money raised going to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Representing Melksham Netball Club Teresa Strange said, “A huge…

Politics

MyWilts app goes from strength to strength

People are able to report more issues to Wiltshire Council than ever before as the MyWilts app goes from strength to strength. Anyone can now report a…

“A time of big changes for Melksham”

IT’S been an exciting year for Melksham according to mayor Terri Welsh, speaking at the annual mayor’s reception last week when she presented Civic Awards to local…

Town to fly flag for Commonwealth Day

Melksham Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at 10am on Monday 13th March to celebrate Commonwealth Day. This unique initiative, now in its fourth year,…

Clubs & Organisations

Singing, dancing and story time for children with special educational needs

BLUE Ballons is a new class starting in September near Melksham for children under five with special educational needs. Every Wednesday morning at The Scout Hut in…

Melksham Shed get to work on transforming new workshop

WORK has begun at Melksham Shed to transform a larger container into the club’s new workshop. Melksham Shed has been running since October 2014 and was the first…

Broadening horizons with Melksham Twinning group

The Melksham Twinning Association (MDFTA) started in 1980, forging a relationship between Avon in France and Melksham. Twinning was started after the Second World War to repair…

Business

Anger as 26 people lose jobs at The National Trust in Melksham

STAFF at The National Trust’s contact centre  have criticised the company’s decision to close the branch in Melksham and say they’re angry with how they’ve been treated.…

Free Comic Book Day draws a big crowd in Melksham at Komix

COMIC fans of all ages made their way to Komix Melksham to take part in the annual Free Comic Book Day event and to snap up some of…

Bowerhill company celebrates 30 years in business

AN engineering company has celebrated 30 years of business and with plans to grow and develop the company, the future looks exciting for Kristek. Established in 1987,…

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