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Government go-ahead for bypass gets mixed reaction

THE news that the government is to help fund a new A350 Melksham bypass has been met with a mixed reaction locally. Whilst some residents have welcomed the news…

Dangerous pesticide ban to be considered by Wiltshire Council

WILTSHIRE Council is discussing a ban on its use of controversial pesticides – a move that has been welcomed by local campaigners.  The council came under fire from local…

Gridlock! 90 min tailbacks cause chaos

MELKSHAM has been gripped by massive queues on the A350 with motorists complaining of delays of over 90 minutes at peak times. Southbound tailbacks going back to the…

This Issue

Don’t let town centre traffic put you off!

Find a charity shop bargain and support you local hospice! DOROTHY House Furniture store on Church…

MP ‘deeply comforted’ by surgeries’ response to St Damian’s closure

THE office of local MP, Michelle Donelan, has reported that the politician has been ‘deeply…

‘We can cope with increased workload’ say town’s remaining GP practices

MELKSHAM’S remaining two GP practices say they have plans in place to ‘absorb’ the increased…

Help get the town tidy this weekend!

THE next ‘Town Tidy’ event will be held on Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th…

Flood volunteers praised for defending villages during storms

EMERGENCY volunteers have been praised for their work during storms  ‘Ciara’  and ‘Dennis’ protecting  the villages…

Melksham bypass gets green light from the government

The government has announced its support to fund plans for a A350 Melksham bypass. Wiltshire…

Crash survivor prepares for next challenge

MELKSHAM fundraiser, Luke Dark, will tackle the Bath Half Marathon next month to raise money for Wiltshire…

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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 come out on top in tight contest

Sat. 15th Feb. Dorest & Wilts 1 North Royal Wotton Bassett 20 Melksham 24 Melksham came out on top at their…

‘Dream-land’ as Town climb to fourth with two more wins

Sat. 22nd Feb. Southern League Div. One Bristol Manor Farm 0 Melksham Town 1 Mon. 24th Feb. Southern League Div. One…

Runners bogged down at Bowerhill Bomber

OVER 120 runners took on the muddy conditions of this year’s Bowerhill Bomber Winter on Sunday 2nd February raising money for…

Fundraising

‘Charity Cyclothon’ and St Paddy’s live music at White Hart

THE White Hart in Atworth is a ‘Charity Cyclothon’ and live music and in the coming weeks for all the community to enjoy. On Saturday 7th March,  the White…

School raises money for Australian busfire crisis

Children and staff at River Mead School, in Melksham, have responded to the recent bushfire crisis in Australia by fundraising and donating £320 to the Longleat Just…

Volunteers wanted for Wiltshire Mind

Wiltshire Mind is a very local mental health charity working across Wiltshire.   They say, “We are a self-funding charity and do not receive any funding from…

Politics

Safety campaigner hopeful for future of town’s CCTV

A LOCAL community safety campaigner has welcomed the news that the town council is to explore the future development of the town’s CCTV coverage. The news comes following criticism…

Community divided over merger for town and parish councils

THE proposal that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council, continues to divide the community. Residents from the town and the parish met at…

Have your say on council merger proposals

RESIDENTS are being asked for their say on a proposal that Melksham’s two councils should be merged, to create one unified council. A public survey from Wiltshire…

Clubs & Organisations

Community Meals celebrates first anniversary with free Valentine’s lunch

Melksham Community Meals hosted a free Valentines’s lunch to celebrate its first anniversary and its new home at Spencer Sports and Social club on Friday 14th February. …

‘Rise, take your mat and walk’ for World Day of Prayer

THIS year’s World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 6th March at St Anthony of Padua Church, West End, at 10.30am. Organisers say, “Women, men and…

Are you a Blue Badge holder?

Melksham Access Group’s next AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th April at 11am. Chair of the group, Brian Warwick says, “We would welcome new members who…

Business

The Hiding Place, where everybody knows your name!

High Street micropub celebrates first anniversary. The Hiding Place, is celebrating its first year of bringing local craft beer to the High Street – and also, in a…

Local RSPCA offers help with the cost of cat neutering and micro-chipping

The RSPCA Wiltshire Mid Branch will be offering local cat owners help with the cost of neutering and, if undertaken in the same operation, micro-chipping, their pets…

Business apprentice strengthens town council team

The work of a business administration apprentice at Melksham Town Council is certainly very varied, but even incumbent, Taylor Robinson, was surprised when three local pictures were…

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