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Hospital visitors angry at ‘nightmare’ parking system

A NEW car parking system at Bath’s Royal United Hospital has angered visitors from Melksham who say they have been sent £80 charges in the post despite paying for parking…

Carnival Queen and Princess crowned

Carnival Queen and Princess crowned

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival Queen and Princess have been crowned at a special evening held at Melksham Town Hall. Melksham Carnival Queen 2017 is 20 year-old Cara Wallace…

Rotary Club celebrates cafe’s £100,000 fundraising milestone

Rotary Club celebrates cafe’s £100,000 fundraising milestone

MELKSHAM Rotary Club, along with special guests, came together earlier this month to celebrate the club raising £100,000 for local causes from their popular ArtHouse Cafe. Over 90…

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Clean up after your dog or be banned, parish warns

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council will ban Bowerhill dog owners from a sports field if people don’t…

Furniture giant brings county workforce to Melksham

Leading office furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller, this month announced that it will be uniting its…

Link scheme needs transport co-ordinators

COULD you be a vital link in the community? Melksham and District Link is looking…

Promote your voluntary group at Melksham Community Day event

ALL local voluntary groups are invited to join Melksham & District Senior Forum in a Melksham…

Councillor reports opponent to police after leaflet claim

A COUNTY council candidate for Melksham has been reported to the police for allegedly breaking election law…

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Drama club wins best comedy in south west

Drama club wins best comedy in south west

MELKSHAM Music and Drama Club (MMAD) took the title for ‘Best Comedy Production’ in the South West at a special awards ceremony in Bristol this month. The group won…

Crocuses in bloom for polio charity

Crocuses in bloom  for polio charity

THOUSANDS of crocus bulbs planted by volunteers last year are now sprouting purple flowers as spring grows nearer. In October 2016, a team of volunteers helped plant 5,000…

Rail Minister visits Knorr-Bremse Rail HQ

Rail Minister visits Knorr-Bremse Rail HQ

The Minister responsible for rail, Paul Maynard, took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Knorr-Bremse Rail UK Headquarters at Melksham on 2nd March. The MP…

Melksham flies flag for Commonwealth Day

Melksham flies flag for Commonwealth Day

MELKSHAM raised the flag for Commonwealth Day on Monday 13th March, with pupils from River Mead and The Manor schools joining Mayor of Melksham, Terri Welch, and town crier, Peter…

Sport

Town aiming for second spot after back-to-back wins

Sat. 18th March – Toolstation Premier Division Cribbs 0-1 Melksham Town Sat. 25th March – Toolstation Premier Division Melksham Town 3-0…

Melksham RFC 10-24 Corsham – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat. 25th March

Melksham played host to league leaders Corsham on Saturday in near perfect conditions apart from the ever present crosswind. Both teams…

Fundraising

Melksham gives generously to Marie Curie collection

OVER £1,600 has been raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care from the Great Daffodil Campaign collection in Melksham. £1,636 was raised by collectors in the town and…

The Woolies knit for the Air Ambulance

A KNITTING group in Melksham has raised over £400 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The group of women, known as The Woolies, meet every Tuesday at Rowley Place…

Job agency starts charity fund at new office in town

MELKSHAM’S new recruitment agency held an open evening this month to celebrate its new office in the town, and has started raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Five…

Politics

“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,…

Area board hands out £32,000 at penultimate meeting

MELKSHAM Area Board handed out nearly £32,000 to local groups at a meeting last week, including £7,570 through its community grants scheme. The council board gave a…

Clubs & Organisations

Big turnout at scam-busting musical

More than 220 elderly people attended a recent performance of Scambusters the Musical which provided effective advice to help prevent them falling victims to scams. The play…

Mum and daughter are Melksham’s ‘biggest losers’

While most people would be offended to be called a ‘loser’, a mother and daughter from Melksham are over the moon to have been named the town’s…

Get buzzing with Melksham Beekeepers

Melksham & District Beekeeper’s Association is holding an ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course this spring. If you’ve always wanted to keep honey bees, then this is a great…

Business

Special offer to launch new funeral service

Goodwills Local, which has assisted many local people with Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney, has launched a new service with a new regular advert in…

The Foresters Arms opens its doors after £100k refurbishment

The Foresters Arms on Sandridge Road in Melksham has fully reopened following a £100,000 four-week refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and new licensee Beverley Dempsey,…

Spread the cost of healthcare for your pet with Pet Health Club

THE Beeches Veterinary Centre has launched The Pet Health Club scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your pet’s preventative health whilst saving you money. The…

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