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Council prepares £30m bid for Melksham bypass

MELKSHAM could be on track to get a multi-million pound bypass as Wiltshire Council looks to improve the A350 as the main road through the county. The new…

“Please re-open toilets in the park for the summer”

CONCERNS have been raised about the lack of public toilets in the park over the summer after the toilets were closed following Wiltshire Council budget cuts. Children and…

All systems go for Market Place makeover

MELKSHAM is a step closer to work starting on a huge revamp of its Market Place. Town councillors and the Melksham Christmas Lights team met with Wiltshire Council…

This Issue

Family Fun Day for Liam Collins

FAMILY and friends of Melksham boy, Liam Collins, are organising a family fun day and an…

Campus update promised at area board

WILTSHIRE Council will be giving an update on the campus project at Melksham Area Board tonight…

Youth centre a ‘success story’: Young Melksham scorns claims it’s closing Canberra

CANBERRA is getting stronger by the day, leader Jon Hubbard tells Melksham Independent News as he…

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy for memorial service

TWO local D-Day veterans went to a memorial service in France this month on the 72nd…

Melksham in Bloom 2016

CALLING all budding gardeners, applications for Melksham in Bloom are now available and judging will take…

Last Issue

1,600 more houses are on their way

1,600 more houses  are on their way

OVER ten years’ worth of homes are set to be built in Melksham soon and, with hundreds more in the pipeline, furious councillors have slammed Wiltshire Council for…

Travellers’ visit cut short by authorities

Travellers’ visit cut  short by authorities

TRAVELLERS who set up camp in Melksham last week were moved on swiftly by local authorities, after a number of people expressed their anger and upset online. A…

Assembly Hall welcomes showbiz legend Jimmy Tarbuck

Assembly Hall welcomes showbiz legend Jimmy Tarbuck

TICKETS are selling fast for what is expected to be a fantastic night of entertainment with top television comedian, Jimmy Tarbuck. Tarby, as he is known to millions…

Mayor and deputy are re-elected

Mayor and deputy are re-elected

COUNCILLOR Terri Welch has been re-elected as the Mayor of Melksham. She will once again be joined by deputy mayor, cllr Pamela Wiltshire.  This will be cllr Welch’s fourth…

Ex ‘Top Gear’ star fills up in Melksham

Ex ‘Top Gear’ star fills up in Melksham

RICHARD Hammond, a former ‘Top Gear’ presenter, fuelled up at the petrol station in Beanacre Road recently while filming a new motoring programme. The popular star arrived at the…

Sport

Beanacre/Melksham CC v Beehive Southwick – Wiltshire League Division 2

Following the devastating fire that destroyed their Pavilion last weekend the home side were determined to ‘get the game on’ and…

Cricket club ‘overwhelmed’ by support after devastating fire

Cricket club ‘overwhelmed’ by support after devastating fire

Club vows to play on and overcome setback BEANACRE and Melksham Cricket Club has thanked the local community for rallying round…

Bowls cup goes to Wales

“Sunday 5th June turned out to a day of both excitement and sadness for Avon Bowls Club;  excitement that it was…

Fundraising

£800 boost for Poppy Appeal

MELKSHAM’S Royal British Legion recently raised £800 for the Poppy Appeal at a clairvoyance evening. The event, led by medium Joanie Goddard, took place at the Conservative…

Football event raises £5,000 in memory of Leigh Gaskin

A second Family Football Day raising funds for Cancer Charity Sarcoma UK was hailed a great success by family and friends of Melksham man Leigh Gaskin who…

Garden Party and mini fete raises £300

The Garden Party and Mini Fete at Melksham Conservative Club on Bank Holiday Monday raised £301 for John Howell’s Garage Conversion. “Thank you for everyone who help…

Events & Entertainment

Summer Barn Dance at Conservative Club

Melksham Conservative Club is holding a Summer Barn Dance on Saturday 25th June at 7pm.   Tickets are £5.00 in advance from Sue Mortimer on 01225 899152…

Holt street party for the Queen

HOLT will be holding a street party in the village hall car park this Saturday 18th June to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The event will begin with…

Macapello’s summer of singing

Melksham’s  Macapello choir has started to rehearse for their Melksham concert in July.  The choir is being led for the summer by two new choir leaders, Dave…

Clubs & Organisations

French twinning association return from trip to Avon

MELKSHAM & District French Twinning Association (MDFTA) recently returned from its traditional biennial visit to Avon, France. Melksham and Avon councils have been ‘twinned’ for 36 years…

New president for Atworth WI

Our meeting on Monday 18th April was the first with new President Helen Snowball. The Speaker was Roz Chandler from ‘Glow Fit’ who spoke on topics related…

Maritime aviation at Melksham Probus Club

The Melksham Probus April meeting was held on 5th April at The Kings Arms Hotel, Melksham. After another very satisfying lunch, we listened to a very interesting…

Business

Mammoth Sandridge solar farm plugs in

Mammoth Sandridge solar farm plugs in

A 200 acre solar farm has been built to the east of Melksham and is up and running in time for summer, despite Wiltshire Council refusing to give…

Melksham to welcome new cafe bar on the high street

Melksham to welcome new cafe bar on the high street

MELKSHAM is soon to welcome the café bar Grounded to its high street.   Grounded is a small independent chain, with branches in carefully selected locations in…

Open Day for Little Robins Nursery

A NURSERY in Melksham has reopened after a revamp from its new owners and is holding an open day next month to show local parents why it’s…

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