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‘It looks like the work experience kid did them!’ Town council objects to campus plans

THE Melksham Campus saga took a new twist this week when Melksham Town Council objected to the plans. The project to convert the former Melksham House site into…

Parents call for action on ‘gang violence’ at local school

MELKSHAM Oak Community School is supporting police with their investigations following reports of violence between students last week.  According to parents, a ‘gang’ of around 50 students aged…

New ‘Town Team’ will make Melksham a ‘better place to live’

MELKSHAM Town Council has announced plans to launch a ‘Town Team’ – a new initiative that will link services and activities in the town, offering support to the community.…

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‘It looks like the work experience kid did them!’ Town council objects to campus plans

THE Melksham Campus saga took a new twist this week when Melksham Town Council objected…

Parkrun volunteers appeal to keep park tidy

VOLUNTEERS for Melksham’s parkrun are appealing to users of King George V playing field to pick…

Market traders back plans for town council takeover

TRADERS have backed plans for Melksham Town Council to take control of the weekly Tuesday…

Campus plans still at centre of council in-house ‘battle’

  Deputy leader of Wiltshire Council, cllr John Thomson, says that he is ‘hopeful’ that planning…

24 bags of litter collected on Bowerhill

Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) would like to thank all those who came and gave…

Over £21,000 in grants dished out by area board for local groups

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of community grants to local clubs, groups and organisations…

Young actor lands another principal role

Young Melksham actor, Zachary Green, has been chosen to play a principal role of Jeremy…

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Young couple to take on London to Paris cycle challenge in memory of Keiran Edney

Young couple to take on London to Paris cycle challenge in memory of Keiran Edney

LOCAL couple, Estelle Edney and Mel King, will cycle from London to Paris later this year to raise money for charity in memory of Estelle’s brother, Keiran. Keiran…

Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned!

Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned!

The Melksham News ‘Cutest Pet’ competition has been won by Reggie, a 23-month old Cavapoo dog – who could also be the town’s bravest pet, after battling his…

Adventurous abseilers aid Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Adventurous abseilers aid Wiltshire Air Ambulance

SUPPORTERS of Wiltshire Air Ambulance experienced the exhilaration of abseiling down Avon Gorge, Bristol, on Sunday 14th April including four women from Melksham. Thirty people abseiled 200 feet…

Celebrations as Melksham Ladies take league top spot!

Celebrations as Melksham Ladies take league top spot!

MELKSHAM Town Ladies have been crowned champions of the Wiltshire County Women’s & Girls’ League  Division 1. They were named champions after winning 12 of their 14 games,…

Sport

U11s train with their heroes

Melksham RFC U11s trained with their heroes at Bath Rugby Training Ground – Farleigh House on Wednesday 24th April.  Following a…

Disastrous start for Melksham

Sat. 4th May. Division Four Wanborough 82 all out; Melksham 72 all out Melksham 1st XI got their season off to…

New Town manager is up for the challenge

MELKSHAM Town have appointment Richard Fey as their new first team manager.  Following the shock resignation of former first team manager Kieran…

Fundraising

Get on your bike with the White Hart! Village pub to cycle 1,000 miles for charity

THE White Hart pub in Atworth is hosting a charity ‘cyclothon’ next week to raise money for the Melksham Crisis Fund. With the support of staff and the…

Melksham man to ‘whizz’ round London Marathon for charity

A MELKSHAM man is preparing to tackle the world’s most famous marathon this weekend – the London Marathon. Nick Keen will take part in the marathon this Sunday,…

Success for St Michael’s Church boiler appeal

ST Michael’s Church has been successful with its appeal to raise enough money to replace the 71-year old boiler that was no longer fit for purpose. On behalf…

Politics

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- We need to get Brexit sorted

I didn’t enter politics to talk non stop about the EU or to go on some kind of Brexit crusade. I entered politics to help “open doors…

£24,900 worth of grant funding handed out to the community

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council held their annual meeting on Monday 1st April where over 40 grants were awarded to the community, totalling £24,900. The council reports, “Over…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP Help at Lunch Club

The other week I volunteered at Melksham  Lunch Club, run as a charity, that has taken over the service from Wiltshire Council.  It was wonderful to help…

Clubs & Organisations

Coming up for melksham Seniors

MELKSHAM Seniors will be hosting their regular weekly and monthly social events this fortnight.  Once a month on the first Monday of the month, the Seniors meet at…

Gardeners’ Society report

The Melksham Gardeners’ Society had a talk on peonies and irises by Susan Applegate on Tuesday 26th April. Cary Hopkins reports, “Susannah was recently on Gardeners’ World…

Melksham Speakers Club

Many years ago the president of Melksham Speakers Club was very shy and joined the Association of Speakers Clubs to overcome the shyness.  Little did Sheila Jackson…

Business

Funeral directors crowned ‘Business of the Year’

FUNERAL directors, Aaron & Jonathon Bewley, were awarded ‘Business of the Year’ at the Wiltshire Life Awards hosted at Messums Wiltshire on Friday 29th March.  Aaron Bewley,…

No hiding from success at High Street micropub

MELKSHAM’S new High Street micropub,  The Hiding Place, is enjoying great success since it opened in March. The micropub is owned by local couple Malcolm Shipp and Karen…

Bespoke natural therapies at Ellie’s

Ellie’s Natural Health Centre at the Round House on Church Street,  is expanding its offer of therapies, promising a bespoke service to suit all customers’ needs. The…

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