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Local musician releases second album

MELKSHAM based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julian Pugsley releases his second album on independent record label Subjangle this month.  Issued under his stage name ‘Blake’, Kaleidoscope is the follow-up…

MONSTER SUNFLOWER WINS ANNUAL COMP

A SUNFLOWER measuring over 14 feet has won Melksham Town Council’s annual competition. The winner of the Melksham in Bloom 2021 sunflower competition was Arthur Ephgrave, whose flower…

Local garage gets town on the road

MELKSHAM Town Football Club hopes to be the envy of all its rivals with its brand new van, sponsored by local garage, Meads of Melksham. The family-run, independent…

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Melksham House refurbishment plans get town council backing

PLANS to refurbish Melksham House into a ‘multifunctional hub’ have received the support of Melksham Town…

New community meeting space set to open

THE familiar red doors of the old fire station in Melksham’s Market Place are getting…

Record-breaking festival feeds the 18,000! Thousands flock to sun-soaked Melksham Food & River Festival

THE Melksham Food and River Festival broke records this month, with an estimated 18,000 people…

Melksham swim coach made a big splash at Tokyo 2020

Team GB Paralympic swimmers have made their Melksham-based swim coach a very proud man, as…

Live music returns to the Assembly Hall

LIVE music events are back at the Assembly Hall, with something for all tastes in…

“We’ve only just begun!”  Friends of Assembly Hall begin work to support hall’s future 

THE new group set up to support Melksham’s Assembly Hall has begun its work to…

Volunteering and helping out

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…

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…

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…

Things to do

Beginners running course starts this week!

NEW weekly running sessions for complete beginners and those that would like to improve, start this week. Organised by Wiltshire Council the friendly and fun sessions are…

Recitals resume at the Rachel Fowler Centre

THE very popular programme of lunchtime recitals at the Rachel Fowler Centre will recommence on Thursday 16th September.    Organisers say, “We kick off with the well-known…

Action film for Melksham Seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors will be screening the 2010 comedy ‘Wild Target’ at their film club next week. The screening will be on Monday 20th September at the Assembly…

Staying well

Care homes begin second round of vaccination

ROLL out of the second Covid-19 vaccination has begun in Melksham’s care homes. Blenheim House Care Home residents received their second dose of the vaccination last week; whilst…

Vaccination and Covid-19 test advice for the Muslim community during Ramadan

WILTSHIRE Council has offered reassurance to the Muslim community that having a Covid-19 vaccination or test during Ramadan does not invalidate fasting. The council say, “If you’re a…

Firefighters urge residents to #RespectProtect Enjoy this Easter

Firefighters and officers are urging residents who might be out and about this Easter to respect, protect and enjoy our outdoor spaces to prevent wildfires. As the…

Fundraising

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s costs rise to £4m a year

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s costs have risen to £4million a year as the charity emerges from the clinical and financial challenges of the Covid pandemic. A new three-year…

Mary-Ann set for ‘Walk for Life’ challenge for local hospital

THERE’S still time to sponsor local woman, Mary-Ann Pickett, ahead of her marathon walk this weekend. This Saturday 18th September, Mary-Ann will take part in the annual…

Daredevil’s skydive is next week!

LOCAL resident, Kelly Bailey, will be conquering her fear of heights this month for charity, by jumping out of a plane.  Originally planned for this weekend, Kelly…

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Wiltshire Council is letting its residents have a say on its upcoming Climate Strategy by running an engagement exercise over the next month. The exercise sets out how the council and Wiltshire as a whole, can tackle climate change over the next five years. It started on 1st September and will run until the 17th October, with the option to either attend in person or join one of the number of online sessions on the council website.

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