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The Mayor’s Christmas message

The Mayor’s Christmas message

Once again we are getting to the end of another year, I’m sure, like me, no-one can quite understand how quickly the year passes by.  It certainly doesn’t seem to…

Duchess of Cornwall to officially open air ambulance base

Duchess of Cornwall to officially open air ambulance base

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is patron of the charity, will open Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase in Melksham this Friday, 14th December.  The Duchess will meet staff, emergency crew and…

Save the lunch club! Local woman leads campaign to save much-loved service

Save the lunch club! Local woman leads campaign to save much-loved service

LOCAL woman, Sue Mortimer, has launched a campaign to save the Melksham Lunch Club at the Assembly Hall from closure. The long-standing service is to close next week in a…

Community group to transform green space

Community group to transform green space

A SMALL community group has plans to transform a green space for  different generations to use.  Residents from Chalfield Crescent and Fuller’s Close have teamed up and gained permission from…

‘Magnificent!’ – Melksham’s spectacular Christmas lights switch on

‘Magnificent!’ – Melksham’s spectacular Christmas lights switch on

THOUSANDS of people from far and wide flocked to the Market Place last weekend to marvel at the town’s magical Christmas lights switch on. And yet again, Melksham’s Christmas lights…

‘Where will we go now?’ Closure of town’s lunch club causes shock and upset

‘Where will we go now?’ Closure of town’s lunch club causes shock and upset

USERS of the Melksham Lunch Club at the Assembly Hall have expressed their shock and disappointment following the news that the long-standing service is to close this month. Wiltshire Council has…

The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill donate £20,000 to local charity

The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill donate £20,000 to local charity

THE Mighty Titans of Bowerhill, who ran 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John o’Groats in just over six days in the summer, have donated £20,000 to Wiltshire Mind. The…

Charity for Melksham boy’s operation gets building society boost

Charity for Melksham boy’s operation gets building society boost

A MELKSHAM charity raising money to fund a life-changing operation for a local four-year old boy, has received a welcome boost of £3,595 from local building society, Nationwide. Raising for Raife is…

Melksham falls silent to honour the centenary of First World War

Melksham falls silent to honour the centenary of First World War

THOUSANDS of people including veterans, local dignitaries and families attended the largest Remembrance service and parade in living memory last week, as the town commemorated 100 years of the end…

St John Ambulance celebrates 80 years of first aid in Melksham

St John Ambulance celebrates 80 years of first aid in Melksham

Melksham St John Ambulance volunteers, past and present, marked 80 years of service to the community with a party on Tuesday 6th November. The first aid charity’s team has been…