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Melksham Squadron open for new cadets

MELKSHAM’S air cadets has resumed face to face activity at its base in Bowerhill and is looking for more cadets to join the squadron. Flight Lieutenant Greg McKay,…

An interesting case to  quack for Melksham vets!

An interesting case to quack for Melksham vets!

IT was all hands on duck when an unusual patient waddled into Hale Veterinary Group’s waiting room because he was feeling a bit beaky. Pablo, the Indian Runner…

Charity shops are back with a bang!

CHARITY shops in Melksham have reported getting back to business with a bang after reopening on Monday April 12th. The Dorothy House shops in Church Street, Cats Action…

King George V Junior parkrun is back!

Melksham Junior parkrun, for ages 4 years to 10 years, has returned after its lockdown hiatus. The event returned for the first time this year on Sunday 18th…

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‘Make your voice heard!’ Voters urged to turn out for important local elections

THE people of Melksham will go to the polls on Thursday 6th May to elect…

Skittles league WILL return! Reassurance for local players after fears over new season

OVER 700 members of the Melksham Skittles League can breathe a sigh of relief –…

Get set for a year to remember!

Get set for  a year to  remember!

MELKSHAM’S favourite events have begun making their triumphant post-lockdown return for 2021. After over a…

Vaccinations top 25,000 and over 40s next in line

THE number of first dose Covid-19 vaccinations delivered in the Melksham area has now surpassed 25,000.  The…

Cheers all round as local pubs re-open!

Cheers all round as local pubs re-open!

LOCAL pubs reopening for outside bookings after the latest lockdown are getting back to business…

Town centre economy on the up!

THE future is looking bright for Melksham’s town centre, with most shop units occupied. According…

Election debate reveals strong consensus on the climate emergency

Wiltshire Climate Alliance (WCA) hosted an online debate this month on the climate emergency, ahead…

Volunteering and helping out

How you can help melksham foodbank

MELKSHAM Foodbank is appealing for donations this fortnight to help support local residents and families. The foodbank says, “It is still a very busy time at the…

Melksham Link – still serving the community

The Melksham and District Link Scheme is preparing for post-lockdown life.  The scheme is a volunteer organisation that provides transport to take local residents to their medical…

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

MELKSHAM-based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK, have been manufacturing 3-D printed face masks and donating them to local care homes. “Knorr-Bremse wanted to do something in support of…

Things to do

Peacock Arts Trail Call for artists!

North West Wiltshire’s Peacock Arts Trail will fly again, from 11th -19th September, spreading a welcome splash of colour after a very bleak year.  Artists and craftspeople…

And they’re off? Melksham’s parkrun events plan their post-lockdown return

MELKSHAM’S parkrun events are preparing to make their post-lockdown return. King George V junior parkrun is planning to return on Sunday 11th April, whilst Melksham parkrun is planning…

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham are launching our new online youth club. Join them online and join in with their online activities, live chats and fun at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoungMelkshamOnlineYouthClub/…

Staying well

Care homes begin second round of vaccination

ROLL out of the second Covid-19 vaccination has begun in Melksham’s care homes. Blenheim House Care Home residents received their second dose of the vaccination last week; whilst…

Vaccination and Covid-19 test advice for the Muslim community during Ramadan

WILTSHIRE Council has offered reassurance to the Muslim community that having a Covid-19 vaccination or test during Ramadan does not invalidate fasting. The council say, “If you’re a…

Firefighters urge residents to #RespectProtect Enjoy this Easter

Firefighters and officers are urging residents who might be out and about this Easter to respect, protect and enjoy our outdoor spaces to prevent wildfires. As the…

Fundraising

Trust calls for 100 acts of support for Wiltshire’s Wildlife

WILTSHIRE Wildlife Trust is joining a national fundraising initiative honouring Captain Sir Tom Moore’s birthday. The Captain Tom 100 fundraising event invites people from all over Wiltshire…

JAKE EMBARKS ON ‘60 MILES FOR 60 SMILES’ CYCLE FOR CHARITY

A STAFF member from Melksham’s Nationwide Building Society is taking on a ‘60 Miles for 60 Smiles’ county-wide cycling challenge for two local charities. Jake Hyland plans to cycle…

Family’s walk for Alzheimer’s charity

THE Williams family have raised £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Kelly Williams and her two sons, 16-year old Cameron and 8-year old Ethan, and their dog Bracken,…

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The Unitary Council (Wiltshire Council) results for Melksham and the surrounding areas have now been confirmed and the following have been elected:

Phil Alford (Con) for Melksham Without North & Shurnhold
Nick Holder (Con) for Melksham Without Bowerhill
Jon Hubbard (Ind) for Melksham South
Jack Oatley (Ind) for Melksham Forest
Mike Sankey (Con) for Melksham East
Jonathan Seed (Con) for Melksham Without West & Rural

Follow our page from around midday tomorrow, 9th May, where we will be at County Hall to report live on the Town Council election results as they come in.
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Unitary Council (Wiltshire Council) result declared – Melksham Without West & Rural division

Syrie Gregory-Wood (LD) - 279
Sean McWhinnie (Lab) - 169
Jonathon Seed (Con) - 870
Sue Tweedie (GP) - 236

Jonathon Seed (Con) is elected
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