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Melksham Town Council hands over £30,000 in grants

OVER 50 local community groups, projects and events have been awarded a grant from Melksham Town Council which totals £30,250. The grants were awarded at a recent awards ceremony held…

Barnardo’s wants your ‘winter woollies’

THE Barnardo’s store in Melksham is asking residents to donate their pre-loved winter woollies in order to raise funds for vulnerable children. Stocks of clothes such as coats, jumpers and scarves…

Volunteers needed for Melksham Remembers community project

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with the new project to create a First World War-themed heritage trail and exhibition for Melksham and surrounding villages. The Melksham Remembers project will explore the…

Local author publishes collection of short stories

A LOCAL author is celebrating the launch of her first book, a collection of short stories entitled ‘Put the Kettle on for a Strange Brew’. Yvonne Nowakowski, who was born and bred…

Have you ever used Link?

NO? Perhaps your grandparents or parents or neighbours have. Perhaps one day you might want/need to use them. The organisers of Link say, “Can we tell you a bit about us…

Community comes together for annual ‘Apple Pressing Day’

GALLONS of apple juice were produced at the annual ‘Community Apple Pressing Day’ earlier this month. The event, organised by the Melksham Community Area Partnership, saw the Melksham community come together…

Life in the fast lane for Atworth pensioner

A LOCAL pensioner has returned after competing in the FIM Sidecar World Championship in Germany. 72-year-old Kenneth Williams from Atworth was  World Champion in sidecar racing in 1978 with his partner…

Melksham’s ‘Fifth’ Skate Park officially opens

IT was the official opening of Melksham’s new skate park, Fifth, last weekend, which coincided with the final of the Wiltshire Skate Series. Around 60 people aged between 13 and 25…

200 competitors enter the Melksham 10K

TWO hundred runners signed up for the fifth running of the Melksham 10K race which started in Lowbourne road and led competitors on a certified accurate two-lap course around the town…

Gym users left in the dark following water damage

MEMBERS of Christie Miller sports centre have expressed their frustration at the poor condition of the gym, following continued damage caused by the leaking roof. Following heavy rain on Saturday 9th September,…