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Pub festival finishes summer with a bang

BROUGHTON Gifford’s Bell on the Common raised over £1,300 for charity at its first ever ‘Fest-i-Bell’ earlier this month. The first weekend of September saw the pub hold its first ever ale,…

Don’t ignore your parking charge says Citizens Advice

CITIZENS Advice has  urged anyone who receives a charge for parking in the car park behind Bank Street not to  ignore it. Several drivers have been hit with what they…

Young striker joins squad at Bristol Rovers

A MELKSHAM teenager  and former Town player signed for a Bristol Rovers youth team last month after being awarded a scholarship with the League One side’s academy. 16 year-old Rhys Talmash started…

‘Flog It!’ star to host Seend auction

PRESENTER of the BBC’s ‘Flog It!’, Paul Martin, will be auctioning off pews at a Seend church next month, to raise money for a refurbishment project. The Church of the…

Link scheme celebrates volunteers at summer lunch

MELKSHAM & District Link recently held a lunchtime social event for all volunteers in recognition of their contribution and commitment to the organisation that thrives in the local community. Volunteer Doreen…

Help make carnival bigger and better than ever!

Melksham Carnival Committee is already starting work on next year’s event, and they are looking for support from the community to help make it bigger and better than ever. Following…

Local music charity to move into High Street

A NEW Melksham-based charity is getting ready to open up on the High Street in the shop formerly owned by Upper Cut Clothing. Harmony, a new organisation looking to help local…

Life-saving defibrillator in Queensway

FOLLOWING the article in Melksham News last issue about defibrillators in the town, we have been asked to point out that there is another defibrillator in Queensway. The device is…

Safety work to start on dangerous crossroads

WILTSHIRE Council is beginning work on improving safety at the Lacock crossroads on the A350 between Melksham and Chippenham. Next week, the council will introduce a signal-controlled turn at the crossroads…

£10,000 Lottery grant for new pre-school

FOREST and Sandridge Primary School will be the home of a new pre-school next month, when Seedlings opens for the first time. With the help of a £10,000 grant from…