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Long wait for town’s eco-toilets nearly over

MELKSHAM’S long-awaited eco-toilets are due to arrive at the end of this month, for installation in King George V Park. The two eco-modular toilet pods use a new…

Fanfare for opening of new village hall

Fanfare for opening of new village hall

THE new village hall in Berryfield is now officially open to the public, following an open day that took place on Saturday 21st January. Members of the community,…

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100th birthday celebrations for local resident

100th birthday celebrations for local  resident

MELKSHAM resident, Mary Maslen, who celebrated her 100th birthday this week, has shared her key…

Can you Help save Melksham Carnival?

Can you Help save Melksham Carnival?

MELKSHAM Carnival, a key part of the town’s events calendar, may be cancelled this year…

What next for the future of Melksham town centre? A chance to have your say

What next for the future of Melksham town centre? A chance to have your say

A PUBLIC consultation, giving residents and local businesses the chance to have their say about…

Town support during cost-of-living crisis

Town support during cost-of-living crisis

MELKSHAM’S community spirit continues to shine during the cost-of-living crisis as people, groups and organisations…

Calls for more medical facilities for Melksham as visits to RUH top 34,000 a year

CALLS for a new hospital or health centre to serve Melksham and the surrounding area,…

Volunteering and helping out

Volunteering role has led to ‘fantastic friendship’

A MELKSHAM town councillor is encouraging local people to volunteer, following her own positive experience that has led to a ‘fantastic friendship’ with a local woman.  Saffi…

Bookings open for this year’s Food and River Festival!

Planning for this year’s Melksham Food and River Festival has got off to a flying start when bookings were launched for stalls on 1st January.   Chair…

£1,600 boost for Melksham Free Dining

LOCAL supermarket, Asda, has awarded local charity, Melksham Free Dining, a grant of £1,600. Organisers say, “With great and renowned community spirit, Asda recognised the benefits that…

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Lunchtime Recitals at the Rachel Fowler Centre

The fortnightly recitals at the Rachel Fowler Centre begin again on Thursday the 9th of February. A spokesperson said, “We will be welcoming Sloejam, that toe-tappingly entertaining…

Community day trips return in April

COMMUNITY day trips with Melksham Area Community Transport are scheduled to start again from April and will run until December. A spokesperson said, “Back by popular request…

Submissions open for tenth local art trail

THE North Wiltshire Peacock Arts Trail is back for its tenth year and registrations are now open for people to submit work, or take part in visiting…

Staying well

Melksham library is a warm space

Melksham Library has become a warm space for people this winter, providing a warm and friendly welcome to support anyone who needs help through the cost-of-living crisis.…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance increases onboard blood for lifesaving missions

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance, has increased the number of red blood cell units carried on board its aircraft and critical care cars, meaning the charity can provide a…

Get tips on keeping warm this winter with local energy advice sessions

TO help keep the community warm this winter, Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy held an energy advice café at That Meeting Space, Melksham, sharing tips with local people…

Fundraising

Care home raises funds for Proud Melksham charity

BLENHEIM House Care Home in Melksham hosted a ‘fun-filled’ drag bingo night on Wednesday 18th January for residents, their family and friends as well as the local…

Soaring total for Air Ambulance

A LOCAL golf club has presented the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) with a cheque for £4,130 following two years of fundraising for the charity. At the Whitley…

Bumper Christmas raffle for the Poppy Appeal

THE New Inn have organised a bumper Christmas raffle with over £1,000 worth of prizes which will raise money for the Poppy Appeal. Prizes include a 39 inch…

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