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Flooding: “It’s time for action” – Community action plan to deal with future floods

IT’S time for action over flooding. That’s the view of local people who have had their homes left in ruins after the recent devastating floods. The flash floods…

MCAP chair resigns, due to ‘culture of deceit’ at Wiltshire Council

THE chair of Melksham Community Area Partnership (MCAP) has resigned and criticised Wiltshire Council saying they constantly “lied, misled and tried to impose their own agenda” on the…

Community will get their say on Neighbourhood Plan

LOCAL people should have more of a say in local developments as part of a new Neighbourhood Plan which is being drawn up for Melksham Town and Melksham…

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Survey to improve Melksham town centre

The Melksham Town Team is carrying out a survey of customers and users of the…

Cancer Research chair releases book about fundraising in Melksham

Cancer Research chair releases book about fundraising in Melksham

Marie Bucknell-Smith of the Melksham Cancer Research group has had her first book published.  …

Fireworks set to light up town with proceeds going to Christmas lights fund

Melksham Christmas Lights launches its first Fireworks Display on Wednesday 5th November at Forest Community…

Melksham now part of new time credits scheme

MELKSHAM is now part of a Wiltshire time credit scheme that rewards people who volunteer…

Melksham website reveals WW1 battle medical records

Melksham website reveals  WW1 battle medical records

A MILITARY history website based in Melksham has revealed medical and hospital records of 30,000…

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Melksham’s professional skateboarder enjoys quadruple success

Melksham’s professional skateboarder enjoys quadruple success

­­­ A PROFESSIONAL skateboarder from Melksham is celebrating a quadruple success after three event titles and an appearance in the UK’s biggest skating magazine following the release of…

Have your say on planned new outdoor facility for Melksham

Have your say on planned new outdoor facility for Melksham

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council are carrying out a survey to decide what facilities should be made available on land East of the town. Planned community benefits from the…

Broughton Gifford councillor has head shaved for Dorothy House

Broughton Gifford councillor has head shaved for Dorothy House

A Broughton Gifford parish councillor has raised thousands of pounds for Dorothy House by having her head shaved.  Lesley Holdway who is also the Broughton Gifford WI president…

Melksham couple grateful for support following lightning strike fire

Melksham couple grateful for support following lightning strike fire

THE Melksham couple who had their house set on fire by a lightning strike has thanked the community for their support but asked that no donations are made. …

‘Melksham joins in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

‘Melksham joins in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

COFFEE mornings across Melksham have raised thousands of pounds for a national charity.  Macmillan Cancer Care held their annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ charity fundraiser, with Melksham venues…

Sport

Bitton 4-3 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 18th Oct

Melksham made the short journey to Bitton on the back of a good run of form that had seen them go…

Town hope to take next step towards Wembley

MELKSHAM Town FC are preparing for one of their biggest games in recent years as they continue their road to Wembley…

Town hosts International Martial Arts event

Matt Hill, the owner and chief instructor at Melksham’s Systema Club, recently hosted an International Martial Arts seminar with the founder…

Melksham Town 8-1 Bournemouth – FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round, Sat. 4th Oct.

MELKSHAM progressed to first round proper of the FA Vase after hitting Bournemouth Poppies for eight.  The success over their Wessex…

Fundraising

Thousands raised at charity cabaret

A MELKSHAM pole fitness club  recently raised over £4,500 for Splitz Support Service at its annual Charity Cabaret at the White Horse Country Park in Westbury. Pole-Da-Cise, which…

Calendar created to raise funds for charity

A MELKSHAM woman with the help of her friends has stepped up her charity fundraising by creating a calendar.  Sarah Bailey has already recently raised £2,500 for…

Charity party for Cancer Research

GET on your dancing shoes! The Melksham group of Cancer Research UK will soon be holding a fundraising party at Shaw Country Hotel.  The party will have…

Events & Entertainment

Riding Lights inspire with Fantastic Acts!

Riding Lights Theatre Company have a new show to enliven autumn in the locality. Hilarity and vitality abound as Riding Lights Theatre Company presents Fantastic Acts! at…

Family affair for Melksham Choral Society

Melksham Choral Society will be holding a concert on Saturday 8th November at 7.30 pm at the United Church, Melksham. For the musical director Paul Badley this…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Club set to host legendary 70s performer

MELKSHAM Rock ‘n’ Roll Club is to host Sandy Ford’s Flying Saucers, a legendary performer from the 70s’ Rock ‘n’ Roll revival, at an event at Assembly…

Clubs & Organisations

Fair Trade talk at WI

A quiz to test members’ knowledge of the Fair Trade Movement was the start of an interesting talk on the subject given by Vivienne Kynaston from Bradford-on-…

Gain confidence at Melksham Speakers Club

Do you stay home because you are unable to communicate clearly and enjoy meaningful conversations with your family, friends or indeed strangers? Do you lack confidence to…

Volunteers needed for local charity Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly Melksham group needs three or four more volunteers to host a tea party once or twice a year. Suzan Hyland, national volunteer support officer…

Business

Melksham business ‘boxes up’ for needy children

For the second year running, global workplace provider Regus with a centre in Melksham is supporting a Christmas campaign which sends present-filled shoeboxes to needy children in…

Melksham business owner is national award finalist

THE Melksham business owner who appeared on Dragon’s Den earlier this year has now had his company listed as one of the best British small businesses, and is…

Local winner cleans up in competition

Local resident, Carolina Johnson, became the lucky winner of a Good Housekeeping magazine competition, and last Thursday visited Leekes in Melksham to receive  her prize – the…

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