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Lantern parade to light up Melksham

MELKSHAM Carnival Committee will be holding its annual lantern parade next month, and is inviting children to make their own and take part. This year’s Melksham Carnival Lantern Parade is set…

Star studded Sportsman’s Dinner was ‘best one ever’

A Sportsman’s Dinner organised by Melksham Town FC has been hailed a great success. Melksham Town welcomed some very special guests to Melksham Assembly Hall earlier this month including ex-Arsenal…

Ale festival goes with a bang(er)

Locals packed into the Melksham Assembly Hall and swapped their regular pub pints for Real Ales and ciders at the first Wilts & Berks Canal Trust Beer Festival on Saturday…

Free parking for Christmas Fayre and lights switch on

PARKING in Melksham will be free on Saturday 5th December, for the big Christmas lights switch-on and Christmas Fayre. There will be no charge for parking in Wiltshire Council owned…

Help needed to keep Whitley Reading Rooms alive

The Whitley Reading Rooms could close early next year unless trustees are appointed to replace three retiring officers. At the next annual general meeting in April, chairman Eddie Carter, secretary…

Shoppers urged to shop local this Christmas

WITH Christmas fast approaching, local residents are being reminded that there are plenty of great Christmas gift ideas you can pick up in Melksham. Mayor Terri Welch is encouraging people…

Spread Christmas cheer with shoebox appeal

OPERATION Christmas Child is under way and shops in Melksham are collecting gift-filled shoeboxes on behalf of international relief charity Samaritan’s Purse. Regus, Specsavers, and Melksham Town Hall will be collecting…

Gladman won’t back down on Shurnhold housing plan

DEVELOPERS are still fighting for permission to build 263 homes on land at Shurnhold, despite being turned down by Wiltshire Council after objections from Melksham Town Council and a number of…

Christmas cards with a local twist

ANDY  York Photography is now selling its unique Christmas cards showing photographs of festive scenes in Melksham, to raise money for the Christmas lights group. Andy, based in the Littlebrook Centre on…

Gymnast to open gymnastic school wins bronze at World Championships

CHAMPION gymnast, Ruby Harrold, who has just won bronze at the World Championships, will be officially opening the new-look Wiltshire School of Gymnastics this month. Excitement surrounding the reopening of…