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From Melksham to the West End!

A FORMER Melksham Oak pupil has made his debut in London’s West End.  Matt Williams joined the cast of renowned play ‘Jerusalem’ on stage at the Apollo Theatre,…

Farewell to local GP after 30 years’ service

AFTER over 30 years working as a GP at Spa Medical Centre, Dr Rob Matthews will be retiring at the end of June.  Practice manager at the centre,…

Carers honoured for Carers Week

Carers honoured for Carers Week

MELKSHAM carers marked Carers Week this month with a special cream tea.  The event was held at the monthly Melksham Carers Cafè, at the Kings Arms Hotel in…

Latest news

‘Ille-gull’? Questions asked as Wiltshire Council demolishes Christie Miller whilst ‘red-listed’ birds are nesting

‘Ille-gull’? Questions asked as  Wiltshire Council demolishes Christie Miller whilst ‘red-listed’ birds are nesting

NESTS and chicks belonging to birds of ‘conservation concern’ were removed and ‘destroyed’ by Wiltshire…

Proud day for Melksham! First ever LGBT Pride Festival is hailed ‘incredible success’

Proud day for Melksham!  First ever LGBT Pride Festival is hailed ‘incredible success’

OVER 500 people came together this month to celebrate the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

‘Rockin’ around the digital tree!’ New digital Christmas tree will be one of the biggest in the country

‘Rockin’ around the digital tree!’  New digital Christmas tree will be one of the biggest in the country

JUST when you thought Melksham’s Christmas lights display couldn’t get any more spectacular, exciting plans…

Crown Prosecution Service to offer no evidence in case against Jonathon Seed

Crown Prosecution Service to offer  no evidence in case against Jonathon Seed

THE Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed that they will offer no evidence in court…

‘Let public decide on town centre speed limit,’ says town councillor

‘Let public decide on town centre speed limit,’ says town councillor

A TOWN councillor has said that they are disappointed that the town centre will not…

Community-led affordable homes project starts in Seend

Community-led affordable  homes project starts in Seend

A PROJECT to build 10 affordable and energy-efficient houses for Seend villagers in need of…

Food & River Festival launch new scheme to boost local economy

Food & River Festival launch new scheme to boost local economy

THE MELKSHAM Food and River Festival has launched a new initiative to help encourage people…

Volunteering and helping out

Summer Reading volunteers needed at Melksham library

MELKSHAM Library is looking for volunteers to help support children during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  They say, “Have you got a few spare hours each week…

Volunteers needed at Melksham’s Covid vaccination clinic

MELKSHAM’S Covid vaccination clinic is appealing for more volunteers to join their team.  Volunteer roles at the clinic based at Spencer’s Sports and Social Club, include helping…

Can you help Melksham Link? Community transport scheme is looking for volunteers

VOLUNTEER transport scheme, Melksham Link, is appealing for help to continue its much-needed service.  Chairman Richard Bell says, “Melksham And District Link Scheme, to give its full…

Things to do

Kids’ disco and live music!

Kids’ disco and live music!

THE Pilot in Bowerhill has a kids’ disco and live music coming up this month, alongside its regular weekly line-up of bingo, poker and quizzes.  On Saturday…

Makers’ Market is back and bigger than ever

Makers’ Market is back and bigger than ever

THE Melksham Makers’ Market returns to the Market Place this Saturday 25th June, and it looks to be the biggest one yet!  Since starting the Melksham Makers’ Market…

Reggae and Frankie Valli and Dolly tributes coming up at Assembly Hall

Reggae and Frankie Valli and Dolly tributes coming up at Assembly Hall

THERE’S an exciting line-up planned for the weeks ahead at Melksham’s Assembly Hall with a night of reggae music, a celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four…

Staying well

Minding the gap – charity offers trauma support for people across Wiltshire

LOCAL mental health charity Wiltshire Mind is trialling a new trauma counselling service.  The Melksham-based charity reports, “Traumatic events can have a massive effect on our mental…

‘Get boosted’, says local vaccine centre

STAFF at Melksham’s vaccination centre are encouraging the community to book their Covid booster jabs.  They have also said that they are now vaccinating eligible patients aged…

Melksham’s Covid vaccine centre is back open!

MELKSHAM’S vaccination centre at Spencer Sports and Social Club will be reopening this week to help support the national drive to give Covid booster jabs to all…

Fundraising

Village woodturner raises funds for Ukrainian children

Village woodturner raises funds for Ukrainian children

NEARLY £300 has been raised by the Kennet & Avon Woodturning Club to support Ukrainian children affected by the war.  To raise the money – a total…

Nursery raises £1,700 for children’s hospice

Nursery raises £1,700 for children’s hospice

DAISYCHAIN Nursery has raised over £1,700 for a local children’s hospice.  The nursery raised the money by organising a number of sponsored walks last month. Money raised…

Couple in training for epic charity tandem bike ride

A COUPLE from Beanacre are in training for an epic tandem bike ride, to raise money for the  Children’s Hospice South West.  Theresa and Paul Darby will…

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