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The Melksham Independent News is a free, fortnightly newspaper which distributes over 13,700 copies in Melksham and surrounding villages. For over two decades the newspaper has provided extensive, original coverage of numerous aspects of Melksham life and developed a reputation for reliable news from well-informed local journalists. As a result we find our customers receive an excellent response to their advertising. We have well over 200 businesses which use us regularly and many have been advertising with us successfully for many years.

For all enquiries email: advertising@melkshamnews.co.uk

Click on the image below for our advertising rates sheet:


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If you would like to advertise in the Melksham News or on this website, please call Martyn Payne or Sarah Jarvis on 01225 704761.


Click HERE for an updated list of our issue dates and copy deadlines.


“Hi Ian, Just to say thanks again for our advert. Apart from word of mouth, virtually all of my new customers come from yourselves.
People really do love the paper; it’s packed full of news and really well read; I think new coverage is really positive, rather than all the doom and gloom you get with most newspapers these days.
Keep up the good work! Best wishes”
Steve Green, Steve Green Plumbing & Heating

“I am writing to thank  you for your help with promoting the Food Festival again this year. With your generous coverage leading up to the event and fantastic full page spread afterwards, the Festival was very successfully publicised. From our survey feedback the overwhelming majority of people came because of the Melksham Independent News, which goes to show again what an impact your paper has on the community.
The Festival this year was a fantastic success and it is because of the support of people like you and your team that we are able to put on such impressive events for the town.”
Pam Wiltshire, Chairman, Food & Drink Festival Committee

“I recently had a new business spotlight advertisement feature placed in the Melksham News and I just wanted to say how pleased I was with the response I had from it! I received lots of enquiries and took many bookings. I was so impressed with the response that I have decided to take advantage of the discount and place an advert in fortnightly issues for a year to help my new business succeed. Many thanks”
Debbie Gingell, West Wilts Care 4 Pets

“Hi Ian, Just to say a very big thank you for the recruitment advert you ran for us recently. It has worked surprisingly well; we had over 40 applications and I”m hoping to interview several of them over the next few days. Not bad for a £49.50 advert!”

Ian McCaughan, Co-operative Travel

“I would just like to say what a great response I have had from my adverts and your written coverage of my Bowerhill group. It just goes to show what a fantastic circulation and how well read your paper is. Im looking forward to the response from the adverts that have been placed every 2 weeks for the next year”
Kim Heath, Slimming World, Melksham

“Thank you for the ad my phone didn’t stop ringing for 5 days!”
Marie Smith, Melksham

“I would just like to say what a great response I have had from my adverts and your written coverage of my Bowerhill group. It just goes to show what a fantastic circulation and how well read your paper is. Im looking forward to the response from the adverts that have been placed every 2 weeks for the next year”
Kim Heath, Slimming World, Melksham

“The last advert we ran with you got us 3 new employees who are still here!”
Adrian Bailey, Melksham

“The advert in the paper has done very well for us, so much so that we no longer have the time to take on any more new clients”
Natasha, Diamond Domestic Services

“I would just like to say what a good response we have to our advert in Melksham News. I always ask new customers where they’ve heard about us and 99% say your paper. I’ve tried quite a few other ways to advertise and none of them work anywhere near as well as Melksham News. Everyone in town reads it.”
Lawrence Webb, Webbs Private Hire, Melksham

“We ask people where they have heard about us, and people have been saying the Melksham Independent News. We have spoken to other newspapers but find that they ask for ridiculous amounts of money for the same advert. We don’t advertise anywhere else – we find that people read the Melksham News which is why they see our advert.”
Christine York, Anton’s, Melksham

“We’ve had a wonderful response, absolutely brilliant. We keep a check on where all our enquiries come from and your papers are by far the best.”
Ransome Sunblinds


Advertising Conditions of Acceptance

1. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss or damage occasioned by any total or partial failure (however caused) of publication or distribution of any newspaper or edition in which any advertisement is scheduled to appear.
2. Please check your ad. Whilst careful checking procedures are undertaken, we strongly advise advertisers to check their ads and regret that no responsibility will be taken for more than one wrong insertion. If you find a mistake please notify our office.
3. In the event of any error, misprint or omission in the printing of an advertisement or part of an advertisement, the publisher will either re-insert the advertisement or relevant part of the advertisement as the case may be, or make a reasonable refund or adjustment to the cost. No re-insertions, refunds or adjustments will be made where the error, misprint or omission does not materially detract from the advertisement.
4. In no circumstances shall the liability of the publisher for any error, misprint or omission exceed the amount of a full refund of the price paid to the publisher for the particular advertisement in connection with which liability arose, or the cost of a further corrective advertisement of a type and standard reasonably comparable to that in connection with which the liability arose.
5. Cancellations should be made in writing and must be received by 1pm on the Friday prior to publication.
6. Advertisements can only be accepted on the basis that the advertiser warrants that the advertisement does not contravene current legislation – in particular the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, and the Consumer credit Act, 1974 and the Financial Services Act 1986 – and complies with the law of the European Union in force at the time in the United Kingdom.
7. The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all costs, damages or other charges as a result of legal action or threatened legal action arising from the publication of an advertisement.
8. The placing of an advertisement amounts to acceptance of these conditions.