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Campus plans ‘moving ahead and on time’

PLANS for Melksham’s Health and Wellbeing Centre are currently on schedule, with the appointment of a design team who will deliver the final design concept by April. At…

Deputy leader of Wiltshire Council apologises to Mayor after cricket pavilion row

THE deputy leader of Wiltshire Council has apologised to the Mayor of Melksham after causing uproar at the area board meeting when he announced that the King George…

Melksham car parks to introduce Sunday parking charges

ALL car parks in the town centre will begin charging for parking on Sundays as Wiltshire Council announced that charges will be 70p per visit, with the implementation…

Future of Christie Miller Sports Centre to be revealed in April

DEPUTY leader of Wiltshire Council, cllr John Thomson has said that the future of Christie Miller Sports Centre will be revealed in April. At the Melksham Area Board meeting…

This Issue

Disabled parking at Bath RUH branded as ‘beyond a joke’

A MELKSHAM couple have been fined numerous times by ParkingEye, who operate the car parks…

Nature reserve volunteer calls for irresponsible dog owners to be fined

A POPULAR nature reserve in Melksham is being ruined by irresponsible dog owners says local man, Stephen…

Melksham Area Board award community grants to local clubs, groups and organisations

DURING last week’s meeting, Melksham Area Board awarded a number of community grants to local clubs,…

Melksham gymnast shortlisted for major award

A Melksham gymnast has been shortlisted for a major award after achieving her childhood dream…

Residents make their views known over Melksham Neighbourhood Plan

LOCAL people have been thanked by the steering group for the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan, for…

Do you have any photos of former Fire Station?

THE Arthouse Cafe, run by Melksham Rotary, has painted their door ‘Fire Engine Red’ to…

Melksham Community Bus – days out and shopping trips

Now taking bookings at the Tourist Information Office, Melksham Community Bus has released its schedule…

MP urges crackdown on online abuse

LOCAL MP, Michelle Donelan has used Children Mental Health Week to push for a crackdown…

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Community volunteer is Melksham Person of the Year

Community volunteer is  Melksham Person of the Year

MELKSHAM’s Person of the Year 2017 award has been won by ex-councillor and community volunteer Mike Mills. Hundreds of votes were received in the competition, which was organised…

Local man starts new life in Scotland after discovering he is one of 17 children

Local man starts new life in Scotland after discovering he is one of 17 children

AFTER 14 years living in Melksham, Andrew Clark has departed for a new life in Scotland after making the life-changing discovery that he is one of 17 siblings. Andrew,…

Laura Deas vows to bring home skeleton medal for Melksham

Laura Deas vows to bring home skeleton medal for Melksham

MELKSHAM’s skeleton athlete Laura Deas has high hopes of bringing home a medal from this month’s Winter Olympics. Here she talks to Melksham News ahead of her trip…

Melksham man & his dog face the Dragons!

Melksham man & his dog face the Dragons!

A MELKSHAM business owner is celebrating after a successful appearance on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den saw him walk away with a £60,000 investment in his raw dog food…

Sport

Melksham Ladies RFC make their debut at Oakfields

MELKSHAM Ladies RFC made their debut last week against Devizes Ladies RFC in their first match since they were formed in February…

Melksham Rugby: Avonvale v Melksham 25-14

Melksham travelled away to Avonvale this week. The home team attacked straight away with a solid driving maul, gaining territory, then…

Melksham Rugby Melksham v Supermarine 10-13

Melksham hosted the re-arranged game, under lights, on Friday evening. The hosts made a strong start with two tries in quick…

Fundraising

Preparing to run the London Marathon for children’s charities

A LOCAL woman is in training for her toughest running challenge as she prepares to tackle the London Marathon in April. With a few half marathons already under her…

Model group raises £1,760 for cancer support group

WESSEX Model & Toy Collectors have presented a cheque for £1,760 to the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group. The club, who meet at The Kings Arms Hotel, raised…

Daughter to run half marathon inspired by mother living with rheumatoid arthritis

INSPIRED by her mother, who manages chronic pain and fatigue on a daily  basis because of rheumatoid arthritis, a local woman will run the Bath Half Marathon to raise…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, a topic which I am passionate about and which is so vital to ensuring that every child has a secure…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

Last week I was delighted to present the award for ‘Truck Stop of the Year’ to the Chippenham Pit Stop. We should never underestimate the value which…

New Parliamentary boundary for Melksham being considered

MELKSHAM’S Parliamentary constituency boundary could be moved to West Wiltshire,  alongside Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Corsham, according to the recently-published revised proposals by The Boundary Commission. Melksham is…

Clubs & Organisations

First flag-making session

A FLAG-making session took place recently in the Town Hall. Terri Welch of the group said, “After the success of the flags last summer, an enthusiastic group…

Melksham Lions president presents members with prestigious award

MELKSHAM Lions president, Keith Mead, has presented three Lions members with one of the most prestigious awards that can be received by Lions club members. The Melvin…

Melksham Shed additional openings

DUE to the success of Melksham Men’s Shed, they would like to invite more residents to use the facility. The new Men’s Shed was opened last year…

Business

50th anniversary celebrations planned for Melksham Motor Spares

MELKSHAM Motor Spares, the independent distributor of quality automotive parts and accessories, is proud to be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018. First established in the town…

Brighten up your home for spring with a Unique Mirror

Would you like to bring a fresh look to your home for spring? Andy York has just the thing – a new range of unique mirrors. “We…

Travel to new and exciting places with Holidays and Cruises Travel Club

Holidays & Cruises offer customers the chance to enjoy travel by coach, rail and cruise with their ever popular and growing Travel Club. Owner Steve Plummer explains…

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