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Wiltshire Council in-house ‘battle’ delays campus plans

THE Melksham Campus project has been delayed because of an in-house ‘battle’ at Wiltshire Council between project leaders and the planning department. At last night’s Melksham Area Board meeting,…

Over 300 sign up to Seniors’ ‘Socialisation n’ Shop’ scheme

MELKSHAM Seniors is celebrating the success of its  new scheme, ‘Socialisation n’ Shop’. Over 300 people and 27 local businesses have joined the scheme that aims to combat…

Celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ at free community event

THE West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum is hosting an event next month to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’. The free event will be held at the Guides headquarters in…

This Issue

Growing Read Easy Melksham group needs volunteers

Read Easy Melksham – one of a growing number of Read Easy groups in the…

Should former town centre pub become a community centre?

COULD the Tavern pub in the Market Place be turned into a community centre? That’s the…

Christmas clearance gives a boost to Barnardo’s

A Melksham charity shop is encouraging people to browse for a bargain after it received…

Natural remedy for your child’s health issues

KINESIOLOGIST, Caroline Metz, is offering a healthy kids’ half-term offer to get to the root…

Swim the length of the M4!

Have you ever thought about swimming the distance of some of the UK’s busiest motorways?…

Melksham Town FC Fixtures

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Fundraising pub landlords win ‘Person of the Year’

Fundraising pub landlords win  ‘Person of the Year’

MELKSHAM’S Person of the Year 2018 award has been won by Nathan and Kirsty Cortilla who own the White Hart pub in Atworth. Hundreds of votes were received…

Leekes’ plans for new hotel and restaurant

Leekes’ plans for new hotel and restaurant

A PLANNING application has been submitted by Leekes of Melksham to build a Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant in their car park. The 71-bed hotel will be…

Bowerhill residents in dismay as trees chopped down for housing development

Bowerhill residents in dismay as trees chopped down for housing development

A GROUP of Bowerhill residents have expressed their disappointment and anger at the number of trees that are being taken down to make way for a new housing development.…

Young dog trainer heading to Crufts!

Young dog trainer heading to Crufts!

A SPECIAL partnership between Danielle Gregory, aged 10, and her  Belgian sheppard, Kite, has won them qualification for Crufts 2019 in the ‘top class obedience’ final. Danielle, a…

Sport

Disappointing postponements see Town itching for win

TWO match postponements left Melksham Town gameless this month and although they have slipped down to tenth place in the league,…

Town Fixtures

Sat 16th February Blackfield & Langley (H) Lge, 3pm Sat 23rd February Mangotsfield United (A) Lge, 3pm Mon 25th February Bideford…

Bonus point away win for Melksham

Sat. 9th Feb. Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 1 North – Calne 3 Melksham 34 Melksham travelled to Calne for the…

Fundraising

‘A Bit of a Do’ for Smile Train

LOCAL woman, Sandra Sharratt will be running this year’s London Marathon in aid of Smile Train.  1 in 700 children around the world are born with a…

Marathon runners’ charity event

THERE was a sell out success for a music & pizza night  held to raise money for Transforming Mental Health, a charity dedicated to funding mental health…

£1,000 support for children’s hospice

Throughout 2018 Melksham and District Floral Arrangement Society (MDFAS) has been busy raising funds for their chosen charity, Julia’s House Devizes.   The group says, “We held…

Politics

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Brexit position

I want to update you on my Brexit position and reassure you that I remain committed to delivering on the referendum result.  In the 2017 general election…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Discussions of Brexit in Melksham

I recently enjoyed visiting Blenheim Care Home in Melksham to speak with staff and residents about the current issues that are affecting them – we covered a…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Parking Campaign Worked

The announcement on parking charges this week is a massive victory which will be welcomed by all the community. The change is in response to my campaign…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Messy Church

IT can be so easy to lose things! Melksham Messy Church in January explored the story of Mary and Joseph losing Jesus when he was a child…

What Does CAWS do for our two Villages?

CAWS (Community Action Whitley & Shaw) was established in 2015 and engages in projects to help improve life for the residents of the two villages. The group…

The Singin’ Group celebrates Burns Night

THE Singin’ Group celebrated Burns Night in style last week with a fun sing-along, refreshments and plenty of tartan! The group, run by Mike and Jeanette Nash, meets…

Business

Sports Massage Therapist for both humans & horses

Sports massage therapist, Sarah Pym, provides a range of treatments to help treat and  prevent injuries in the sportsman, alongside rehabilitation treatments including stretching and strengthening programmes…

Salon re-launches under new management

THE Base Salon, in Bowerhill, is re-launching under new management and is keen to showcase the variety of treatments they offer with a re-launch evening on Friday…

Haine & Smith celebrate achievements of top staff

Haine & Smith, the independent opticians based throughout Wiltshire and the surrounding area has announced the winners of the awards they annually present to members of staff…

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