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Melksham to Monte Carlo raises £37,000

Melksham to Monte Carlo raises £37,000

TEN employees from Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems in Bowerhill took on a 900 mile cycle to Monte Carlo earlier this month. The cycle “Monte Carlo or Bust”, was  in aid of Cancer…

Melksham-based artist to exhibit on Britain’s biggest cruise ship

Works by Bowerhill artist Jemma Lewis have been chosen by P&O Cruises to be part of Britain’s largest floating art collection on its ship Britannia, which launches in March next…

Melksham woman overcomes fear of heights with skydive

Melksham woman overcomes fear of heights with skydive

A MELKSHAM woman has overcome her fear of heights by skydiving to raise money for Women’s Aid.  Candice Verallo completed a tandem jump recently and has raised almost £1,200 for…

Melksham Library turns 50

MELKSHAM Library is to celebrate being open for 50 years by having a celebration evening on Tuesday 16th September.  The celebration will see current and previous staff members of staff…

Come and join in The Big Walk along canal from Melksham to Bath

Come and join in The Big Walk along canal from Melksham to Bath

Local residents are being urged to join in The Big Walk from Melksham to Bath, to help raise funds for counselling support for young people and to bring cancer treatment…

Melksham Town Sound special guests clear-up community issue

Melksham Town Sound special guests clear-up community issue

MELKSHAM Town Sound had special guests last week discussing cycling on pavements following complaints about the issue in the town Pc Barry Dalton from Wiltshire Police was joined by Michelle…

Melksham could benefit from Time Credits

MELKSHAM could be set to join a Wiltshire time credit scheme that rewards people who volunteer in the community.  The scheme which has already been piloted in Chippenham, Calne and…

Residents’ frustration at messy Bowerhill

Residents’ frustration at messy Bowerhill

WILTSHIRE Council has been heavily criticised for not dealing with rubbish overflowing from bins in Bowerhill.  Residents have written to Melksham News highlighting rubbish issues in different locations across Bowerhill…

Former teacher saddened by demise of George Ward School

A FORMER teacher who taught English at George Ward School has shared his thoughts on the imminent demolition of the old school building.   Peter King, who was director of…

Melksham woman heads to Rwanda for tearfund

A MELKSHAM woman is heading to Rwanda, East Africa, next month with volunteering organisation ICS and humanitarian charity Tearfund. Sarah Gale of Granville Road, is going on a volunteering placement in…