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‘It looks like the work experience kid did them!’ Town council objects to campus plans

THE Melksham Campus saga took a dramatic new twist this month when Melksham Town Council objected to the plans. The project to convert the former Melksham House site…

New children’s fun pool opening this summer!

AN exciting new heated outdoor swimming pool will by opening this summer at the Boomerang Family Play Centre in Bowerhill. The new facility, called ‘Splash! at Boomerang’, will have…

Wiltshire Council set to close special schools

PARENTS of children with special needs have expressed their disappointment and anger that Wiltshire Council looks set to continue with its plans to close three special schools in the local…

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Well-loved picnic area hit by vandals

MEMBERS of Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) say they ‘will not be beaten’ by vandals…

Parish councillor donates blood for 150th time!

MELKSHAM Without Parish councillor, Alan Baines, donated blood for the 150th time last week. Cllr Baines,…

Carnival fun day cancelled

THIS year’s  Melksham Carnival Family Fun Day has been cancelled. The event normally takes place…

Healthier Communities Project launched in Melksham

Wiltshire Council’s Healthier Communities Project will be launched next week at the Forest Community Centre, Bowmans…

Nominations still open for Young People’s Awards

The popular Melksham Young People’s Awards which celebrate the achievements and successes of young people…

Parish council’s chair and vice-chair re-elected

COUNCILLOR Richard Wood has been re-elected as chair of Melksham Without Parish Council. He will be…

New community celebration event for 2020

A NEW community event will be launched next year by the Town Council to replace the civic…

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Young couple to take on London to Paris cycle challenge in memory of Keiran Edney

Young couple to take on London to Paris cycle challenge in memory of Keiran Edney

LOCAL couple, Estelle Edney and Mel King, will cycle from London to Paris later this year to raise money for charity in memory of Estelle’s brother, Keiran. Keiran…

Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned!

Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned!

The Melksham News ‘Cutest Pet’ competition has been won by Reggie, a 23-month old Cavapoo dog – who could also be the town’s bravest pet, after battling his…

Adventurous abseilers aid Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Adventurous abseilers aid Wiltshire Air Ambulance

SUPPORTERS of Wiltshire Air Ambulance experienced the exhilaration of abseiling down Avon Gorge, Bristol, on Sunday 14th April including four women from Melksham. Thirty people abseiled 200 feet…

Celebrations as Melksham Ladies take league top spot!

Celebrations as Melksham Ladies take league top spot!

MELKSHAM Town Ladies have been crowned champions of the Wiltshire County Women’s & Girls’ League  Division 1. They were named champions after winning 12 of their 14 games,…

Sport

More female players needed for under 14 squad

Melksham Town U14 girls are looking for new players to add to the squad for their return to the Wiltshire Ladies…

Melksham’s record first league victory of the season

SAT. 18th May. WCCL – Div 4 Melksham 1st 226-6 in 45 overs Marlborough 2nds 212 – 7 in 45 overs…

Another low scoring game sees Melksham lose by three wickets

SAT. 11th May. WCCL – Div 4 Wroughton 1st 92-7 in 32.2 overs Melksham 1st 91 all out in 32.3 overs…

Fundraising

Melksham woman’s marathon walk for charity

MELKSHAM woman, Mary-Ann Pickett, has raised nearly £400 for charity by taking part in a sponsored walk in memory of her sister. Mary-Ann joined hundreds of other fundraisers…

Magda goes the extra mile for charity

A LOCAL woman ran the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k to raise money for Fight for Sight on Sunday 5th May. The route took Magda Everett on a…

Sponsored walk for Age UK

Staff at Oakhouse Foods’ head office in Melksham say, “We are celebrating 25 years of delivering delicious food to our lovely customers with some team bonding, and…

Politics

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- We need to get Brexit sorted

I didn’t enter politics to talk non stop about the EU or to go on some kind of Brexit crusade. I entered politics to help “open doors…

£24,900 worth of grant funding handed out to the community

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council held their annual meeting on Monday 1st April where over 40 grants were awarded to the community, totalling £24,900. The council reports, “Over…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP Help at Lunch Club

The other week I volunteered at Melksham  Lunch Club, run as a charity, that has taken over the service from Wiltshire Council.  It was wonderful to help…

Clubs & Organisations

New dates for Alzheimer’s Society’s carers support group

Alzheimer’s Society has announced the new dates of its carers support group, taking place in Melksham, for people affected by dementia.  The group meets on the third…

Melksham Town FC host new 10k race

MELKSHAM Town Football Club has joined with DB Max to launch the inaugural Melksham Town FC 10k on Sunday 30th June.  Organisers say, “The Melksham Town 10k…

From walking groups to museums

A MELKSHAM walking group is promoting the social benefits of joining them for a walk.  Get Wiltshire Walking Melksham meets every Monday at 9.30am outside the tourist information office,…

Business

Knees is surprisingly stylish at 140!

Knees Home and Electrical may be one of the oldest retailers around, but they are certainly upping their game. With a complete overhaul of their home products,…

Funeral directors crowned ‘Business of the Year’

FUNERAL directors, Aaron & Jonathon Bewley, were awarded ‘Business of the Year’ at the Wiltshire Life Awards hosted at Messums Wiltshire on Friday 29th March.  Aaron Bewley,…

No hiding from success at High Street micropub

MELKSHAM’S new High Street micropub,  The Hiding Place, is enjoying great success since it opened in March. The micropub is owned by local couple Malcolm Shipp and Karen…

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