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Outcry as council lay down ‘unsafe’ headstones

FAMILIES have criticised Wiltshire Council’s decision to topple down  ‘unsafe’ headstones in Melksham Cemetery without telling anyone. Last week, the council laid down flat a number of headstones…

Melksham Youth Café now open

An exciting new initiative to provide a safe place for young people to hang out and meet with friends, was launched on Monday. Local youth charity, Young Melksham,…

Alps adventure in classic car

ATWORTH resident, Michael Gibbs, has embarked on an adventure to the Italian Alps in a classic car – a 1932 Frazer Nash ‘Exeter’. For the sixth time, Michael…

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Enter your garden in Melksham in Bloom competition

To all you budding gardeners out there, applications for ‘Melksham in Bloom’ are available.  …

Bloomers appeal for help to tackle ‘thorn in their side’

THE South West in Bloom – Melksham team are appealing for volunteers to help tackle…

Celebrate Pyjamarama at Melksham Library

Across Wiltshire, libraries will be hosting their own special rhyme times and distributing free books…

Barnardo’s praises Melksham charity shop volunteers

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has praised its Melksham retail volunteers after they donated almost 1,600 hours…

Melksham Motor Spares sponsors 20th anniversary Party in the Park

Melksham Motor Spares is one of the sponsors of Melksham’s Party in the Park at…

Follow the mayor on social media

Melksham’s mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard, has launched a new Facebook page, offering a new way…

Have your say on George Ward Gardens

TOWN councillor, Sue Brown, is inviting residents of George Ward Gardens on Bath Road to…

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New mayor praises town’s ‘incredible sense of community’

New mayor praises town’s ‘incredible sense of community’

MELKSHAM’S new mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard, has praised the town’s ‘incredible sense of community’ and ‘amazing volunteers’. He was elected at last week’s annual council meeting along with…

Work begins on new splashpad at King George V playing field

Work begins on new splashpad at King George V playing field

WORK has officially begun on the new splashpad for the King George V playing field. The much-anticipated waterplay facility should be ready in time for the summer break…

Local woman to wing-walk in memory of the ‘man of her dreams’

Local woman to wing-walk in memory of the ‘man of her dreams’

LOCAL woman, Karen Stovold, will be taking to the skies next month for a charity wing-walk, in memory of her partner, Stuart Neathey, who died last year at the…

The Wurzels are coming to Melksham!

The Wurzels are  coming to Melksham!

THE iconic West Country band ‘The Wurzels’ are headlining the New Inn’s mini beer and cider festival on Sunday 18th August from 12pm.  The New Inn in Semington Road,…

Sport

Swimmer takes home bronze in regional competition

MELKSHAM swimmer, Molly Watts, took home a bronze medal at the South West regional Swim England summer championships last month.  Molly…

Melksham Town pre-season fixtures

MELKSHAM Town FC have released their pre-season fixtures for the upcoming season.  Starting next month, Melksham Town FC will get the…

Two wins on the bounce for Melksham

Sat. 25th May. Division 4 Nationwide House 108 all out Melksham 153 all out Melksham 1s made it two wins on-the-bounce;…

Fundraising

Youngster donates hair to help others

EIGHT-year-old Kacie-Alicia Mackenzie has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, to help children who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Laura Mackenzie, Kacie-Alicia’s mother said, “She…

Skydivers support Wiltshire Air Ambulance

SUPPORTERS of Wiltshire Air Ambulance experienced the thrill of freefalling when they took part in a skydive and raised vital funds for the charity. Eighteen people jumped…

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…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP

New PM must deliver Brexit No one could ever say that my years as an MP have been anything other than eventful. Another twist of history happened…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Wiltshire Air Ambulance to hold its Annual General Meeting

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance will be holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday 12th June at its airbase. This will be the first time that the airbase in…

New chair wants to bring Melksham Seniors into the 21st century

MELKSHAM Seniors’ new chair, Martin Pain, has announced his vision and ambitions for the local club. Martin, who is also a town councillor, has replaced outgoing chair, Jim Law.…

MTFC Wildcats up and running

Melksham Town Wildcats’ girls only football sessions are up and running for school years 1 to 5 at Melksham Town  FC.  The club reports, “The year 4…

Business

Autoline proud to be a “Buy With Confidence” retailer

Autoline Service Station on Spa Road, Melksham, have been awarded the highest standard in service and customer care by Wiltshire Trading Standards.  Autoline is a family run…

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,…

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