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Melksham Scouts ready to deliver festive cheer

THE SCOUTS will deliver festive cheer in Melksham this Christmas, as they have now set up special postboxes to help deliver your Christmas cards and greetings. Following on…

Melksham Post Office to remain at its current site

THE Post Office has ended uncertainty over the future of the service in the town  and will remain in Church Street.  The town’s Post Office was set to…

Over 1,400 new homes now planned in Melksham

MELKSHAM could be set to grow by over a 1,400 homes after another housing development was proposed in Shurnhold.  The latest proposal from Gladman Developments is for 275…

Santa Claus is coming to town (Melksham)

SANTA is coming to town in December thanks to Melksham Lions who have once again organised for the big man to visit various streets. Each day that Santa…

This Issue

Melksham designer organises local art exhibition

Melksham designer organises local art exhibition

A MELKSHAM designer has organised an art and design exhibition set to be held from…

Melksham Oak link up with England rugby star and Chelsea FC

These are exciting times for Melksham Oak Community School.  Owen Vince, deputy head said, “Since…

Free parking in Melksham for lights switch-on

PARKING will be free in Melksham all day so festive revellers can enjoy the Melksham…

Melksham Rugby player’s year-long hair growth challenge in memory of teammate

Melksham Rugby player’s year-long hair growth challenge in memory of teammate

A MELKSHAM Rugby player has started a year-long hair growth challenge in memory of a…

Alan Carr treats his Melksham fans

Alan Carr treats his Melksham fans

COMEDY star and TV host Alan Carr treated his Melksham fans as he met and…

Melksham’s countdown to Christmas begins as lights go up

  CHRISTMAS might be seven weeks away but the hard work has already begun to…

Last Issue

Melksham man dies after being pulled from the river

Melksham man dies after being pulled from the river

WILTSHIRE police are appealing for witnesses and information after a local man was pulled from the River Avon in Melksham on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th October and…

‘We Will Remember Them’ – Poppy Appeal 2014 is launched

‘We Will Remember Them’ – Poppy Appeal  2014 is launched

THE Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal will be launched this weekend and Melksham people, who each year generously support the local branch, are asked to continue to ‘dig…

Building work to start on new home for Forest & Sandridge School

Building work to start on new home for Forest & Sandridge School

BUILDING work is due to start on a new home for Forest and Sandridge School after exciting plans were finalised and approved this month. The new 420-capacity primary…

Melksham campus plans are moving forward; works kicks off on new stadium

Melksham campus plans are  moving forward; works kicks off on new stadium

MELKSHAM Football Club and Melksham Rugby Club can expect to be playing at their new home by the start of next season, as building work is soon to begin…

Melksham opticians go pink for charity

Melksham opticians go pink for charity

STAFF at the Melksham branch of Specsavers raised £250 from a pink-tastic fundraising event for Breast Cancer Care  last week. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the…

Sport

Wellington 3-2 Melksham Town – Les Phillips Cup First Round, Sat. 15th Nov.

Town suffered a surprise defeat last Saturday against 1st division side Wellington in a League Cup tie.  Manager Darren Perrin made…

Melksham Town 4-1 Trowbridge Town – Wilts Senior Cup Second Round, Sat. 8th Nov.

Melksham entertained Wiltshire Premier League Trowbridge Town at the Conigre in the last 16 of the Wiltshire Senior Cup, looking to…

Calne 0-46 Melksham – Dorset & Wilts 1 North, Sat. 15th Nov.

Charlie Radcliffe and Nick Suter both grabbed a brace of tries each in the eight try defeat of home team Calne…

Melksham Town to face familiar opponents in FA Vase Second Round

MELKSHAM Town FC now know their next FA Vase opponents after seeing off Hellanic Premier Division high-flyers Highmoor Ibis on Saturday. …

Fundraising

Rotary’s wine-tasting evening raises money for RUH

Roger Keen’s Community Service Committee can be well satisfied by their organisation of a wine-tasting evening in the Art House Café which looked very attractive under the…

Melksham cat rescue charity seeks more support after dramatic increase in costs

THE newly-elected chair of a Melksham animal welfare charity has promised a fresh focus on fundraising after a dramatic increase in running costs. During the last financial…

Local woman takes on knitting challenge to raise money for Age UK

A MELKSHAM woman is taking on a challenge to knit 100 mini hats by the 10th December to raise money for Age UK.  Erika Jayne Bignell took…

Events & Entertainment

Curry and quiz night charity fundraiser in Melksham

Melksham Cancer Research is hosting a  table top quiz and curry night open to everyone. The event, which takes place on Thursday 4th December at 7.30pm at…

Christmas Concert at Shaw

Bath based choir ‘Citysound’ are returning to Shaw Church after their successful spring concert. “We are pleased to say that Citysound will be returning to Shaw for…

Macapello choir concert at Melksham United Church

Melksham’s Macapello choir is holding their very first public concert at the Melksham United Church on Wednesday 10th December at 7.30pm. The Concert of Winter Songs will…

Clubs & Organisations

New activities for Melksham Seniors

Preparations are well in hand for a great Christmas Party for members of the Melksham 55+ Seniors Forum at Melksham Assembly Hall on Monday 15th December. By…

Free baby and toddler group launch in Melksham is a success

A NEW free weekly baby and toddler group is up and running after a successful launch event at Melksham United Church.  Local volunteers have set up the…

Knitters create poppy display as part of centenary commemorations

A COMMITTED group of knitters from Melksham have knitted over 500 poppies for a display that was used in the town’s remembrance commemorations.  Those from the Crazy…

Business

Special opening of Art House Café

When the Christmas lights are switched on, the Art House  Café will remain open until the early evening on Saturday 6th December. The Rotary Club has decided…

Customers help keep Melksham business open during owner’s maternity

A LOYAL group of customers have volunteered their time to allow a Melksham shop to remain open whilst the owner is on maternity leave.  Customers of Komix…

Osteopaths celebrate 20 Years in Melksham

LOWBOURNE Osteopaths are celebrating their 20th anniversary in Melksham.  Louise Hull runs the business with her husband Caspar offering a wide range of treatments of allmusculoskeletal disorders…

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