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Whitley Stores grand opening!

WHITLEY’S community shop – run and owned by local volunteers – was officially opened earlier this month.  The shop on Top Lane, which stocks local produce for local people, was…

Melksham Community Dining get surprise support from local market traders

MELKSHAM Community Dining has received a surprise gift from the market traders of Melksham. The free dining service, open to all, which is based in Bowerhill Village Hall and runs from…

Charity Christmas cards now on sale at Melksham Tourist Information Centre

Charity Christmas cards and Christmas stamps are now on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street.   Volunteers say, “We have the usual array of cards with a…

Could you help older peoples and carers have their say?

COULD you help share the opinions of older people and carers in Melksham with Wiltshire Council?  The Melksham Area Board’s ‘Older Peoples and Carers Champion for Melksham’ position is currently…

Could you provide an chance for a young volunteer?

YEAR 12 students in Melksham Oak are looking for opportunities to volunteer in the community in Melksham.  This is to further their skills and social awareness, and is an important…

Can you help this year’s Poppy Appeal?

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help support this year’s Poppy Appeal.  Poppy Appeal organiser, Trevor Paterson says, “The Royal British Legion will be launching this year’s Poppy Appeal from Saturday 30th…

New volunteering opportunities at Age Friendly Melksham

AGE Friendly Melksham is looking for new volunteers to help support its work in the community supporting people living with isolation and loneliness.  The organisation is hosting a drop-in information…

Bowerhill Barkers celebrate fundraising success!

THE Bowerhill Barkers has given names to three guide dog puppies in training. The local fundraising group, that was set up in 2018 to raise money for the Guide Dogs…

Help Melksham Bloom!

MELKSHAM Bloomers is continuing their appeal for more volunteers to help them with mission to make the town bloom!  The volunteer group is particularly keen to recruit volunteers to help…

Care home and train station café launch new ‘free’ farm shop

LOCAL care home Blenheim House has joined forces with the Melksham Hub Café at the train station to launch a ‘free farm shop’ offering a selection of home grown vegetables. …