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New president for Choral Society

The longest serving member of Melksham Choral Society, Daphne Crossman, was welcomed as president at the society’s AGM in May. Melksham Choral Society reports, “It was in 1952 that Daphne…

Melksham & District Link Scheme needs your help!

Could you help your community? Melksham & District Link urgently need volunteers, particularly drivers who are car owners, to transport local people who are mostly senior citizens, to hospitals and GP surgeries.  This…

Re-launch of Monday 55+ Club

The relaunch of the Monday club for the 55+ group took place on Monday 1st June.  The group meets on the first Monday of the month at the Forest Community…

Whitley & Shaw receive £3,000 grant to support residents

‘COMMUNITY Action: Whitley and Shaw’ has been awarded a grant of £3,000 from Scottish and Southern Energy from their Resilient Communities Fund. Chair of CAWS, Michelle Tattersall said, “We decided…

New chairman at the helm of local canal restoration campaign

THE restoration of a local waterway will be driven by a fresh focus on attracting a new generation of volunteers. Dave Maloney has just been elected as the new chairman…

Bowls Club open day supports Macmillan

Broughton Gifford Bowls Club held its open day on Saturday 9th May in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support.  “It was a successful day and a cheque for £260 was handed…

Canal campaigner praises “fantastic” local volunteers

HARDWORKING volunteer Derek Flexer is taking a well-earned rest from leading the local restoration of a former waterway. Derek is stepping down as chairman of the Melksham, Chippenham & Calne…

Could you spare just a few hours to support day centre?

The Happy Circle Day Centre is losing its long serving secretary Win Rose who has decided to stand down at the AGM on 15th June after years of sterling service. …

Relaunch of 55+ Monday Club

The relaunch of the 55+ Monday Club will take place at the Forest Community Centre on Monday 1st June at 1.30 pm.  Terri Welch, on behalf of the club said,…

Melksham Seniors tackling loneliness and isolation within the community

Melksham and District Seniors 55+ Forum will be hosting a meeting with Melksham Area Board on Thursday 9th July to raise awareness of combatting loneliness in the area. The Seniors’…