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Help make Christmas in Melksham one to remember! Volunteers needed for town’s spectacularlight display

THE Melksham Christmas Lights team is appealing for volunteers to help prepare for this year’s display. Melksham’s Christmas lights display has attracted huge praise from the community and surrounding…

Campus puts brakes on Assembly Hall redevelopment plans

MELKSHAM Town Council’s project to explore the possibility of re-designing the existing Assembly Hall building has been put on hold because of the campus project. Last year, the town…

Mayor calls for new bypass in response to Bath’s ‘clean air zone’ proposal

A PROPOSAL to introduce charges for a ‘clean air zone’ in Bath could help build a stronger case for a new Melksham bypass to the east of the town…

This Issue

Avon to plant 121 trees to honour fallen World War 1 colleagues

Avon Protection, a division of Avon Rubber p.l.c specialising in respiratory protection for the world’s…

Volunteers needed to plant commemorative WW1 trees

TO commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War One from the Melksham area, around 200…

This festive season at Melksham Town FC

MELKSHAM Town FC is gearing up for the festive season with bookings now being taken for…

Town council pledge support to railway station enhancements

MELKSHAM Town Council has agreed to ringfence £5,000 from the 2019/20 budget to give to…

Remembrance service for road traffic victims

THE family of the late Michelle Phillips – who  was tragically killed in a car…

Melksham Town FC Fixtures

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Melksham Poppy Appeal launched

Melksham Poppy Appeal launched

THE Royal British Legion in Melksham launches this year’s Poppy Appeal at the end of the month. The organisers are hoping to have another record-breaking collection this year.…

Cyclist completes 980-mile challenge for charity

Cyclist completes 980-mile challenge for charity

CYCLIST Dean Banfield completed his massive 980-mile cycle challenge last month, taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just…

Melksham Town Council gives out over £40,000 in grants

Melksham Town Council gives out over £40,000 in grants

NEARLY 50 local community groups, projects and events have been awarded a grant from Melksham Town Council, which totals £40,359. The grants were awarded at a recent awards…

Melksham welcomes Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

Melksham welcomes Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

A health and wellbeing event in Melksham gave local residents an opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia, and other conditions, when…

Sport

Sat. 3rd Nov. Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 1 North Chippenham 2nds 22 Melksham 36

Melksham had an away fixture with Chippenham II over the weekend.  The home team were first on the scoreboard with a…

Rollercoaster fortnight for Town with FA Trophy revenge, nail-biting league draw and league home win

Sat. 27th October. FA Trophy Thatcham Town 1 Melksham Town 2 Tues. 30th October. Evo-Stik Southern Div. One  Moneyfields 3 Melksham…

Town Fixtures

Sat 10th November  Leiston (A), FA Trophy, 3pm Tues 13th November, Devizes Town (A), Wilts Senior, 7.45pm Sat 17th November Street (H),…

Fundraising

Company to take on charity walk dressed for Christmas

STAFF at Screwfix in Melksham are walking from their store to the store in Devizes, dressed as Christmas characters,  to raise money for The Screwfix Foundation, who…

Charity breakfast supports Operation Christmas Child

OWNERS of the White Hart in Atworth say they are overwhelmed after their charity breakfast collected 63 wrapped shoeboxes in support of the Operation Christmas Child appeal. …

Think pink! Curves launches fundraising month to help fight breast cancer

A CURVES in Avonside,  Melksham, has an array of events planned for October – all to raise money to help fight breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer…

Politics

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…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- I will make Cooper Tires workers priority for help

Recently Cooper Tires announced they are launching a consultation on the long term future of 300 jobs at their site in Melksham.  My heart goes out to…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Eye Health Week

This month sees the start of National Eye Health Week and I will be taking the opportunity to visit with the local branch of Specsavers opticians to…

Clubs & Organisations

Family fun day for county youth pool team

A FAMILY fun day and evening will be held at the Melksham Liberal Club later this month to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Wiltshire Blackball Pool…

Rainbow Day Centre’s winter opening times

THE Rainbow Day Centre will be open three days a week from Wednesday 7th of November to help combat loneliness during the long winter months.   Based at…

Coming up for Melksham Seniors

DON’T miss out on this year’s Melksham Seniors Christmas Party, as well as their regular weekly and monthly social events.  Join the Melksham and District Seniors for…

Business

Micropub coming to the High Street

Melksham High Street will potentially have its own new micropub early next year.  Subject to licensing and planning permissions, The Hiding Place on the site of The…

Local engineer turns handyman!

LOCAL DIY and handyman, Steve Savage, says nothing is too much trouble and offers to help you with anything from television installations to gardening.  Steve Savage, ex-Euronics…

Leave your stress at the door! New wellness and beauty room opens in Melksham

A NEW wellness and beauty room aims to help you leave your stress at the door and enjoy a wide variety of treatments in a calm, relaxed…

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