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Council’s tree felling plans come under fire

There has been an angry response to plans to cut down historic trees in Melksham House as part of the campus redevelopment. Wiltshire Council say the trees need…

Free valuation day with antique expert

BBC’s Flog It presenter, Paul Martin, who is a local  air ambulance ambassador, will be at Melksham Assembly Hall on Saturday 25th January giving free valuations on items. …

Melksham Town FC celebrates ‘magnificent turnaround’ after seven straight wins

WITH an amazing run of 10 unbeaten league games and seven wins on the trot, Melksham Town FC’s manager and chairman have praised the recent progress of the…

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Man who died following collision in Melksham is named

A pedestrian who died following a collision with a car in Melksham at the weekend…

Join Community Meals for lunch!

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to Spencer Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road, for its regular…

Thousands of pounds awarded to local groups by area board

MELKSHAM Area Board awarded a number of grants to local initiatives at their meeting this…

Historic telephone box to be transformed by community

A local red telephone box is to be adopted by the parish council for use for…

RUH appeals for help to ease pressure on A&E service

THE Bath Royal United Hospital (RUH) has appealed for help to ease pressure on its accident…

Donate hand-made items for Australian animals injured in bush fires

Garston Veterinary Group is collecting donations of hand-made items – such as pouches, blankets and…

Wildflower havens coming to Bowerhill

TWO public open spaces in Bowerhill will be transformed into wildflower havens. The public open spaces…

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Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’ raises thousands for charity

Melksham resident Darren Crook, has completed his ‘Run of Remembrance’, raising over £7,000 for charity – smashing his original target of £1,944. On the morning of Remembrance Sunday,…

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

Mayor praises community spirit as hundreds pay their respects at Remembrance event

MELKSHAM’S support for the town’s annual Remembrance parade and service has been praised by the mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard. Hundreds of people, young and old, turned out  on…

Outrage at General Election vandalism

Outrage at General Election vandalism

VANDALS have caused damage to several properties in the area in attacks that seem  linked to the upcoming General Election. Last week, two properties – one on Bradford…

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

To infinity and beyond! Local man’s High Altitude Balloon photographs  Earth’s curvature from 18 miles up

A MELKSHAM local has taken a photo of ‘near space’ using a homemade device he launched into the Earth’s stratosphere. Using a high altitude balloon (HAB), which carried a…

Sport

Melksham move into second place in the league

Sat. 4th Jan. Dorset & Wilts 1 North Melksham 29 Warminster 12 An impressive performance sees Melksham move to 2nd place…

New striker for Melksham Town

Melksham Town FC has announced the signing of striker Steve Murray from Bridgwater Town FC.   Town’s manager, Rich Fey said, “Obviously…

‘Emphatic’ Melksham defeat local rivals Bradford on Avon

Sat. 11th Jan. Dorset & Wilts 1 North – Melksham 48 Bradford on Avon 5 In windy conditions Melksham defeated Bradford on…

Fundraising

Melksham Town donate kit to youth in Africa

MELKSHAM Town FC have donated kit to the ‘Taking Football to Africa and Beyond’ charitable appeal, helping children and adults receive aid through football.  Kits donated by…

Service for vulnerable young people receives funding boost

An intervention service for vulnerable young people in the Melksham area has received funding for an additional six months. Funding for the Melksham Targeted Intervention Service for…

More volunteers needed for scheme which supports for children in care

A scheme which links independent adult volunteers with young people in care is looking for more people to join its committed team. An independent visitor (IV) offers…

Politics

Join the debate on climate change at area board meeting

THE next Melksham Area Board will focus on waste, environment and the climate. The meeting will be held on Monday 6th January at Melksham Rugby Club at Oakfields,…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Passionate about education

I am passionate about education it really can transform lives and create opportunities.  That is why I have campaigned for more money for our schools for years…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Education a top priority

Education has always been one of my top priorities and passions.  It was the topic of my maiden speech given that it is the building block for…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Seniors announce their vision for 2020

MELKSHAM & District Seniors Forum 55+ has announced its plans for the year ahead. The group has said that as part of its ‘Vision 2020 ’it will continue…

Come and sing!

Melksham Choral Society is now rehearsing for a  Spring Concert in April.  The group says, “The main focus of our programme will be the choral sections of…

Live music at the Pilot

The Pilot in Bowerhill has live music, bingo, poker, and quiz nights all coming up in the weeks ahead.  On Saturday 25th January from 9pm, band People…

Business

Still time to apply for a parish council grant

Does your group/organisation benefit residents of Melksham Without?  If so, you can apply for grant funding for 2020/21 from Melksham Without Parish Council. The parish council says,…

Petstown wins Christmas window display competition

PETSTOWN on Bath Road were the winners of Melksham’s Christmas Shop Window Display competition. Owner Barry Franks was presented with the winners’ shield by Melksham’s mayor, cllr…

New opening times for Tourist Information Centre

MELKSHAM Tourist Information Centre has updated its opening times for 2020. Located in Church Street, the centre is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year.  Opening times until…

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