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Families flock to new park splashpad

Families flock to new park splashpad

THE grand opening of the new splashpad in King George V playing field has been hailed a success by Melksham Town Council. The new waterplay facility, located outside the park pavilion,…

Seend Fete Celebrates 60 years

Seend Fete Celebrates 60 years

SEEND held a milestone 60th village fete on Saturday 10th August, which was celebrated by the local community.  This year’s celebrations was opened by the fete prince, William Twiner-Griggs; the…

Town Fixtures

Sat 17th August Slimbridge (H), 3pm, lge.  Tues 20th August Cirencester Town (A), 7.45pm, lge.  Monday 26th August Paulton Rovers (H), 3pm, lge. Saturday 31st August Winchester City (A), 3pm,…

Arrest made at Melksham Railway Station

A man has been arrested after police were called to reports of a man with a knife at Melksham Railway Station this afternoon. Wiltshire Police reports, “We received a number…

Football mad boy plays at famous Real Madrid Bernabéu stadium

Football mad boy plays at famous Real Madrid Bernabéu stadium

YOUNG Melksham footballer Riley Bryant, aged 10, took the trip of a lifetime as he won the chance to play at Real Madrid’s famous Bernabéu stadium.  Riley, who is a…

Primary school go barefoot for children’s charity

Primary school go barefoot for children’s charity

PUPILS at Forest and Sandridge School have once again donated their shoes to children who live in some of the poorest communities in the Philippines. On the last day of the…

Town centre site for sale

A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire freehold land and buildings in Melksham town centre. The owners of The Old Stable Market, just off the High Street, have made a…

Atworth duo take to their bikes for 1,000 mile charity cycle ride

Atworth duo take to their bikes for 1,000 mile charity cycle ride

Two local lads from Atworth, Josh Brain and Harry Davies-Ball, are undertaking the cycle ride of their lives during their university break. They are currently cycling around the coast of…

Money raised through café helps the community

Money raised through café helps the community

MELKSHAM Rotary club handed out grants of around £8,000 to local groups and organisations on Thursday 4th July,  using money raised at the Arthouse café.  President of Melksham Rotary, Rita…

£7million Leekes’ hotel and restaurant gets go-ahead

£7million Leekes’ hotel and restaurant gets go-ahead

PLANNING permission has been granted to Leekes of Melksham to build a Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant in their car park. The £7million project will include a 71-bed hotel…