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Village hits out at solar farm ‘mess’ as owners go bust

A BROUGHTON Gifford solar farm, which has attracted non-stop controversy since being built, is causing new worries after its owner filed for bankruptcy last month.  The solar farm on Norrington…

Locals ‘devastated’ by Forest housing plans

FOREST residents are up in arms about plans to build a 152-home housing estate on farmland to the north of Melksham, and a campaign to try and stop the…

Flushed away! Two of Melksham’s three public toilets closed

PUBLIC toilets in the Market Place are the only ones still open, after the town decided the others were unaffordable when Wiltshire Council said it would have to…

This Issue

Olympic-themed Big Pledge is back – and you can join Team Melksham!

Wiltshire’s Big Pledge is back, and this year’s Olympic themed-challenge will see people take a…

Asda petrol station divides opinion

NEWS that Asda may build a petrol station at its Melksham store has divided opinion…

Melksham Live cancelled

A MUSIC event planned for this summer has been cancelled due to major delays in…

Melksham Carnival needs you!

MELKSHAM Carnival committee is looking for groups or individuals who would like to get involved with…

Tidy up Shaw and Whitley

COMMUNITY Action: Whitley and Shaw is  organising a community litter pick and tidy up on…

Last Issue

Town look for record-breaking goodbye to the Conigre

Town look for record-breaking  goodbye to the Conigre

MELKSHAM Town will be saying an emotional farewell to their home ground on Saturday 30th April with the last ever game at the Conigre. And they are aiming…

Former Blue Pool coach trains UK Invictus swimmers

Former Blue Pool coach  trains UK Invictus swimmers

A MELKSHAM swimming coach has been chosen to train the UK team at this year’s Invictus Games and will be heading to Orlando in Florida next month for…

Eight defibrillators to be installed around Melksham

Eight defibrillators to be installed around Melksham

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council will be installing eight defibrillators around the parish. Thanks to funding from the Friends of Melksham Hospital, Melksham Area Board, local businesses and Bowerhill…

Bowerhill family escapes blaze unharmed

Bowerhill family escapes blaze unharmed

A REMOTE controlled car charger is thought to have started a fire that destroyed a family’s home in Bowerhill last week. A family of four and their pet dog…

Batman saves the day at fundraiser!

Batman saves the day at fundraiser!

SUPERHERO fans raised over £750 for charity at a unique ‘Evening with Bruce Wayne’ roleplay event, which saw Batman face off against evil at Melksham’s own Assembly Hall.…

Sport

Salisbury 0-2 Melksham Town – Wiltshire Senior Cup Final, Wed. 27th April

Against all the odds, Melksham Town regained the Wiltshire Senior Cup with a 2-0 win over high flying Salisbury at Hardenhuish…

Cribbs 1-4 (AET) Melksham Town – Les Phillips Cup Quarter-Final, 2nd May

After completing their league campaign and securing fifth place in the league, Melksham extended their season for another week by eventually…

Exciting times for town’s cricket club

BEANACRE and Melksham Cricket Club is looking forward to an exciting year and has some big changes lined up at the…

Fundraising

Fun run meets bonkers bubbles

The countdown has begun to Dorothy House’s frothiest fund-raising event, ever.  Bubble Rush 2016 is on Sunday 31st July at Castle Combe Circuit near Chippenham. Entrants will…

Local men in London Marathon

TWO runners from Melksham raised thousands in sponsorship when they joined nearly 40,000 people taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon last month. Mike Dobbin and Robbie…

Big band concert raises £1,700 for Air Ambulance

A MUSIC event which has been running for several decades has raised   £1,700 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.  The Mike Smith Big Band in Concert has…

Events & Entertainment

Green light for more Sandridge homes

100 new homes could be built on Sandridge Common in the near future after council planners  last week approved the build, which would see Melksham continue to…

Comedy showcase first at Melksham Assembly Hall

Melksham Assembly Hall will be holding its first comedy showcase night on Friday 20th May at 8.00pm, as it continues to build its reputation as the place…

Half-term activities at Canberra centre

YOUNGSTERS won’t be short of things to do in the May half-term as the Canberra Centre has an array of activities on offer to keep you entertained. Organisers…

Clubs & Organisations

Air Ambulance AGM

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will review the last 25 years as well as looking ahead to the future. A number of short films will…

Renowned florist to talk at flower society

Melksham & District Flower Arrangement Society will be hosting a talk by famous florist, Ian Lloyd, later this month. Ian, named one of the Independent’s top ten…

Atworth Dementia Friends information session

MELKSHAM Community Area Partnership is holding a Dementia Friends information session at Atworth Village Hall on Saturday 7th May at 3pm. The group says, “Everyone is welcome…

Business

Melksham hairstylist goes backstage at fitness show

Owner of Elleness  Hair Salon, Lyndsey Yarwood, was asked to style hair backstage at one of the world’s most famous fitness shows Miami Pro at the Alban…

Could you be a Wagging Tails carer?

HOME dog boarding company, Wagging Tails, is looking for more dog lovers to join the team of carers in the SN postcode area. Hilary Coates who runs…

Supermarket is Melksham’s Best Looking Business for Spring

Supermarket is Melksham’s Best Looking Business for Spring

Waitrose has been nominated Melksham’s Best Looking Business for Spring 2016.  The seasonal award was created by Melksham Town Team to recognise businesses that make a special…

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