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Asda submit planning application for petrol station

ASDA has applied for planning permission to build a petrol station at its Melksham store and the news continues to divide opinions amongst people in the town. The…

119 trains a week now stopping at Melksham

MELKSHAM’S newest train services have been dubbed a ‘vote of confidence’ in the line and will help pave the way for further improvements to the town’s public transport,…

Forest club to play for ‘Wacker Cup’ in memory of manager

FOREST AFC will be holding a friendly match for the ‘Wacker Cup’ this weekend to end the season, in memory of their manager Stephen ‘Wacker’ Wakefield, who died suddenly last…

This Issue

Neighbourhood Plan Open House meeting

Faced with a huge surge in population over the next ten years, volunteers working to…

Help start parkrun Melksham!

A PARKRUN event could be set up in Melksham but organisers need your help to…

School comes together to support pupil diagnosed with diabetes

School comes together to support pupil diagnosed with diabetes

A TEAM of staff, parents and pupils from Seend Church of England School are taking…

Local scouts take part in The National Service and Parade

Christine Broom and Adam Baxter from Melksham both attended the St. George’s Day Parade of…

Drivers warned to avoid black bags

MELKSHAM Area Board has issued a warning to local drivers to avoid black bags in the…

Last Issue

Town look for record-breaking goodbye to the Conigre

Town look for record-breaking  goodbye to the Conigre

MELKSHAM Town will be saying an emotional farewell to their home ground on Saturday 30th April with the last ever game at the Conigre. And they are aiming…

Former Blue Pool coach trains UK Invictus swimmers

Former Blue Pool coach  trains UK Invictus swimmers

A MELKSHAM swimming coach has been chosen to train the UK team at this year’s Invictus Games and will be heading to Orlando in Florida next month for…

Eight defibrillators to be installed around Melksham

Eight defibrillators to be installed around Melksham

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council will be installing eight defibrillators around the parish. Thanks to funding from the Friends of Melksham Hospital, Melksham Area Board, local businesses and Bowerhill…

Bowerhill family escapes blaze unharmed

Bowerhill family escapes blaze unharmed

A REMOTE controlled car charger is thought to have started a fire that destroyed a family’s home in Bowerhill last week. A family of four and their pet dog…

Batman saves the day at fundraiser!

Batman saves the day at fundraiser!

SUPERHERO fans raised over £750 for charity at a unique ‘Evening with Bruce Wayne’ roleplay event, which saw Batman face off against evil at Melksham’s own Assembly Hall.…

Sport

Young swimmers are first to represent town in 15 years

After almost 15 years on the bench the Melksham Amateur Swimming Club flag flew again at the regional championships in Hengrove…

Melksham Town 1-2 (AET) Hengrove Ath – Les Phillips Cup semi-final, Sat. 7th May

After last  Saturday’s  last ever Western League game at The Conigre Melksham found themselves back at The Conigre for one last…

BMCC (26-10) lose to Bradford on Avon (131-10) by 105 runs – Wilts Cricket League Div. 2, Sat. 14th May

On winning the toss BMCC asked their visitors to bat. All the batsmen apart from Pinchin (38) struggled to cope with…

Fundraising

Liam’s campaign receives boost from opticians

FOLLOWING a month of support from a Melksham opticians, the local campaign to support five-year-old Liam Collins has received a boost of more than £500. Specsavers on…

Ukulele Club raises £200 for Wiltshire Mind

Melksham Ukulele Social Club has presented Wiltshire Mind with a cheque for £200.  The group collect for charity when they play at gigs or ask the event…

Fun run meets bonkers bubbles

The countdown has begun to Dorothy House’s frothiest fund-raising event, ever.  Bubble Rush 2016 is on Sunday 31st July at Castle Combe Circuit near Chippenham. Entrants will…

Events & Entertainment

Picnic in the park for Queen’s birthday

MELKSHAM has another big party to add to its summer calendar this year, as a town picnic will be held on King George V playing field to celebrate the…

Melksham’s Annual Civic Service

All residents are invited to attend Melksham’s Annual Civic Service on Sunday 5th June.  This will be held at St Michael’s & All Angel’s Church, Cannon Square,…

Seniors’ Community Outreach Event

YOU are invited to Melksham and District Seniors 55+ Forum’s special event on Thursday 30th June, to discover the wide range of activities and hobbies available locally.…

Clubs & Organisations

You’re never too young or too old to learn to swim!

You are never too young – or too old – to learn to swim! That’s the message from Melksham Blue Pool which runs swimming lessons for people…

Computer Club offers free help

Melksham has a fantastic computer club for those who need help with their laptop, tablet or phone and it’s completely free to attend.  Some of the varied…

Show off your garden for Melksham Open Gardens

Melksham Committee of The Children’s Society is organising an Open Gardens afternoon and they are looking for more gardens to join in.   This will be the…

Business

New cafe set for High Street

BRISTOL cafe company Grounded is set to open its newest coffee shop in Melksham this June, in the former Asher’s Cafe on the High Street. A Grounded…

Gompels supports Melksham Carnival

LOCAL business, Gompels has given £250 to the  Melksham Carnival committee towards the running costs of this year’s event. James Pritchard, head of customer services at Gompels…

Dorothy House Furniture Store now OPEN on Sunday

DOROTHY House Furniture on Church Street is now open on a Sunday, with the clothes store opposite soon to follow. The popular furniture store sells a range of…

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