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Keeping Melksham Healthy – Public Open Meeting

A FIVE year plan on the future of health care in the area is being put together – and you’ve got the chance to find out what it’s…

‘Keep Mya Moving’ fundraising campaign

A FAMILY from Melksham has begun a fundraising campaign to raise £7,000 to buy a special wheelchair for five year-old Mya Macey-Plested. Mya was born at 28 weeks…

Forest housing plan dented by Roman ruins

PLANS to build a housing estate in Melksham Forest have been halved because Wiltshire Council believes there could be Roman artefacts buried beneath the fields. Local residents were upset…

New youth club opens as Canberra secured for two more years

A new youth club called ‘No Limits’ is opening at the Canberra Centre in Melksham for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The club, which…

This Issue

Town enhancement plans – have your say

Melksham Town Team will be holding a meeting this Wednesday to make plans for enhancing…

Join the big spring clean

MELKSHAM’S Tidy Town Team is encouraging people to get involved with the Big Spring Clean next…

Carer’s Information Evening at Spa Medical Centre

Following the success of their 2016 Patient Information Evenings, Spa Medical Centre and their Patient…

Farmers defend plans for renewable energy ‘digester’

TWO farmers in Melksham have spoken out after people living near to their farm raised…

Exhibition of substation plans

A PUBLIC exhibition will be held in Shaw next week to show proposals for a…

Witness Appeal – RTC on A361 The Strand

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision at The Strand on…

Last Issue

RUH fundraiser is Person of the Year

RUH fundraiser is Person of the Year

BEV Viveash is Melksham’s Person of the Year 2016, as voted for by local people in recognition of her volunteer work and charity fundraising. Hundreds of votes were…

Children’s book shop to open on Church Street

Children’s book shop to open on Church Street

A BRAND new children’s book shop will open next month above KomiX on Church Street. Bookasaurus will be on the first floor of the Roundhouse, specialising in books for…

Work starts on £560,000 Market Place makeover

Work starts on £560,000 Market Place makeover

THIS week saw shovels in the ground in Melksham Market Place as work to revamp the area before the campus is built got under way. The reconstruction of…

Raffle bumps up fundraising total to over £3,000

Raffle bumps up fundraising total to over £3,000

LOCAL man Leigh Rogers has already surpassed his fundraising target of £2,000 for the London Marathon with three months still to go. Leigh will be running the marathon…

Sport

‘We need the town to be our 12th man’ says Darren Perrin

Sat. 4th Feb – Toolstation Premier Div. Melksham Town 4-1 Brislington Tues 7th Feb – Toolstation Premier Div. Wells City 3-3…

Melksham referee selected for prestigious football tournament

MELKSHAM Oak pupil Steven Brenchley has been invited to attend a prestigious international youth football tournament in America in April as…

Town turn up the heat with back-to-back wins

Melksham Town 2-0 Cadbury Heath – Toolstation Premier Div., Saturday 21st Jan   Melksham Town 5-0 Sherborne Town – Toolstation Premier Div., Saturday 28th Jan ­…

Fundraising

Collectors wanted for Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

VOLUNTEERS are wanted for this year’s collections for Marie Curie in Melksham town centre. The annual Great Daffodil Appeal collections will take place during February and March; last…

Schools raise money in memory of youth football coach

Schools raise money in memory of youth football coach

PUPILS at River Mead and The Manor primary schools in Melksham got sporty last week to raise money for Meningitis Now in memory of a local teaching assistant…

£1.50 sale at town centre charity shop

Wiltshire Mind’s charity shop in Church Street is holding a Sale Day on Saturday 25th February when all clothes and shoes will be discounted to a bargain …

Politics

Area board hands out £32,000 at penultimate meeting

MELKSHAM Area Board handed out nearly £32,000 to local groups at a meeting last week, including £7,570 through its community grants scheme. The council board gave a…

Solar cash a bonus for council budget

THOUSANDS of pounds paid to the town by a solar energy company will fund extra grass cutting in the park and cemetery, new play equipment and children’s summer…

£19million boost for Wiltshire’s roads

WILTSHIRE Council is to receive £19million in government funding to improve roads, repair potholes and tackle congestion in the county. The funding is part of a £1.2billion…

Clubs & Organisations

New mental health evening group

A MELKSHAM mental health charity is starting a new evening group for people concerned about their mental health. Wiltshire Mind, based in the town centre, will soon start its…

Help teach adults to read

Read Easy Melksham is in need of a new coordinator to volunteer for 15 to 16 hours a week and help organise the adults’ learn-to-read scheme. The…

Get buzzing with Melksham Beekeepers

Melksham & District Beekeeper’s Association is holding an ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course this spring. If you’ve always wanted to keep honey bees, then this is a great…

Business

Fantastic first year for Barnardo’s in Melksham

Fundraisers are celebrating the success of a Melksham charity shop which has received thousands of bags of donations. Barnardo’s opened a new store on Verbena Court, behind…

Book your dog’s holiday, too!

You may have possibly booked your holiday, but what about your faithful four legged friend? Wagging Tails offers exclusive individual holiday homes from as little as £22…

Media firm lands deal with League Two football club

Melksham-based company UK Media Solutions has landed a lucrative contract with professional football club Newport County AFC. Managing director Martin Burnett said, “After finalising the contract at…

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