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Rainbow Day Centre – 38 years and still going strong

The Rainbow Day Centre has been operating at the Riverside Club, Bath Road, Melksham since 1981 providing an opportunity for senior citizens to come together for social activities each Monday…

Picnic area needs protecting

Do you visit and enjoy the BRAG picnic area alongside the canal at Bowerhill/Seend run by the Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG)? There is an opportunity to seek further protection…

Haine and Smith opticians ‘bear up’ for Julia’s House Hospice

A patient of Haine and Smith opticians in Melksham, Keyaan, 11, was delighted when his mother won an enormous bear in a ‘Name the Bear’ draw.  The draw was in…

Town council to start asset transfer negotiations early next year

MELKSHAM Town Council is scheduled to begin official asset transfer negotiations with Wiltshire Council in January 2020. The two councils will discuss which services and assets the town council will take…

Bride and groom take Melksham News as their plus one to Mediterranean wedding!

A MELKSHAM couple travelled to Cyprus this month to get married – but that didn’t stop them catching up on all the news back home, courtesy of the Melksham News! Sarah (nee Hardwidge)…

Ball rolling for skatepark extension

An extension to the skatepark in Melksham has been announced, with two local companies agreeing to match fund half of the project.  Cllr Jonathon Seed and pro-skateboarder, James Threlfall MBE,…

Time to vote! Melksham Town Council by-election candidates

A BY-ELECTION will be held on Thursday 11th July to elect a town councillor to fill the Melksham Central Ward vacancy. The vacancy was created following the resignation of Michael Swanton…

Bikers invited to back Barnardo’s

A Melksham charity shop is inviting local bikers to clear their cupboards and garages in support of a special fundraising event. The Barnardo’s store in Verbena Court, behind the Water…

Mayor’s response to Union Street criticism

RESIDENTS are questioning the town council’s decision to propose reversing the direction of traffic in Union Street, with mayor cllr Jon Hubbard saying the idea is still in its very…

Charity criticises ‘money-making’ town council

THE organiser of local charity, Melksham Community Meals, has expressed her disappoint- ment at the amount of rent the town council is charging to use the Assembly Hall. Currently, the town…

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