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Melksham in line for more new housing despite passing a target of 2,240 new houses

MORE houses could be built in Melksham despite the town having surpassed its current housing target set by Wiltshire Council. In response to questions from Melksham News, Wiltshire…

Seniors launch scheme to combat loneliness and help save the town centre

MELKSHAM Seniors is launching a new scheme that will help combat loneliness and isolation in the older community and help support small local businesses in the town centre.…

Decision on Bath’s ‘clean air zone’ proposal is delayed

THE decision on the controversial proposal to introduce charges for a ‘clean air zone’ in Bath has been delayed until March. The cabinet of Bath & North East Somerset…

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Town centre road closures next week

ACCESS to the Market Place roundabout will be temporarily closed for several evenings next week…

Parish council invite grant applications

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council is inviting applications for grant aid. Organisations who can prove that…

Volunteering – you can make a difference!

Wiltshire Mind the local independent mental health charity is seeking volunteers to help them with…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance returns to the skies

Wiltshire Air Ambulance resumed flying operations last week through a contingency arrangement with Specialist Aviation…

Could you be the next town councillor?

DUE to the resignation of councillor Simon Hedley, Melksham Town Council has a vacancy in the…

Melksham Town FC Fixtures

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The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens the Wiltshire Air Ambulance air base

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens the Wiltshire Air Ambulance air base

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Semington on Friday 14th December. The official opening comes seven months after Wiltshire Air Ambulance moved to…

Local skateboarder awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list

Local skateboarder awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list

MELKSHAM’S professional skateboarder, James Threlfall, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list for his services to young people in Wiltshire. James, who grew up…

Star-studded line-up for 2019 at the Assembly Hall

Star-studded line-up for 2019 at the Assembly Hall

2019 looks set to be a massive year for the Melksham Assembly Hall, with a whole host of big names booked to appear at the popular venue. In…

Melksham parkrun celebrates first birthday!

Melksham parkrun celebrates first birthday!

A RECORD number of walkers and runners took part in Melksham parkrun’s first birthday celebration event on Saturday 15th December. Over 200 people of all ages and abilities…

Sport

Calling All Rugby Fans! Join the all-new Bath Rugby Walk now open to everyone

Entries are now open for the Bath Rugby Walk on Saturday 23rd February.  Two local charities are looking for 700 men,…

Bonus points for Melksham in first match of 2019

Sat. 5th January. South West Division – Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 1 North Melksham 36 Supermarine 7 Melksham were hosts…

Melksham triumphant against competitive Sutton Benger

Fri. 11th January. Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 1 North Melksham 22 Sutton Benger 12 Melksham hosted Sutton Benger for their…

Fundraising

Charity concert raises over £1,000 for Evie’s Gift

LOCAL charity Evie’s Gift has received a welcome boost of over £1,000 from a concert held last month. Around 150 enjoyed the concert hosted by the Philomel…

Recruitment company raises over £7,000 in support of children’s opportunity centre

CMD Recruitment has presented a cheque for over £7,000 to the Devizes Opportunity Centre, to support the charity  that opens a world of opportunities for children with…

Human fruit machine a big hit!

DURING Melksham’s Christmas lights switch-on, Father Christmas and his elves raised around £150 with the help of members of the Rotary Club.  Rita Sanders of Melksham Rotary…

Politics

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…

News From Westminster By Michelle Donelan MP- Lest we forget

Recently I enjoyed volunteering at Melksham fireworks display held at Oakfield Stadium serving refreshments. All the money raised went towards the Melksham Christmas lights, which are always…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Chief Secretary to the Treasury visit

I was delighted to invite the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, to visit Melksham company Quantum SFX as part of her tour of the South…

Clubs & Organisations

Marie Curie ‘daffodil volunteers’ needed in Melksham now

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, needs the help of volunteers in Melksham to give two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins,…

ArtHouse Café needs you!

THE ArtHouse Café is on the look out for more volunteers. The popular café in the Market Place is run by Melksham Rotary and raises money for…

Rotary Winter Quiz

MELKSHAM Rotary Club has launched its winter quiz. Organisers say, “For all you quizzers out there – the winter quiz, kindly compiled by Neil Bishop, is now…

Business

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…

Melksham Motor Spares invests in new website

One of the South West region’s largest independent motor factors, Melksham Motor Spares, has launched a new website, offering garage customers key information on its business activities,…

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