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Unfinished Bowerhill pedestrian crossing is ‘accident waiting to happen’

Unfinished Bowerhill pedestrian crossing is ‘accident waiting to happen’

RESIDENTS and local councillors have raised concerns about the safety of an unfinished pedestrian crossing at the A365 roundabout next to the new Pathfinder Place housing development in…

And we’re off! Work to build new village hall underway

And we’re off! Work to build new village hall underway

WORK to construct a new village hall for Berryfield has now begun.   The new village hall, located on Telford Drive in the new Bowood View housing development,…

Town Council has no objections to builders merchant and motor centre on former Countrywide site

Town Council has no objections to builders merchant and motor centre on former Countrywide site

MELKSHAM Town Council has raised no objections to the planning application to build a new builders’ merchant and an automotive centre on the site of the old Countrywide…

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Family pay tribute to ‘loving, generous and caring’ Melksham woman who died following a collision in Southwick

Family pay tribute to ‘loving, generous and caring’ Melksham woman who died following a collision in Southwick

THE family of a Melksham woman who died in a collision on the A361 in…

Locals struggling to access NHS dental care

Locals struggling to access NHS dental care

CONCERN has been raised locally about difficulties accessing NHS dental care.  Residents have said that…

A year to look forward to!

A year to look forward to!

MELKSHAM is gearing up for an action-packed year of community events with the return of…

Counselling service for young people appeals for help to support ‘huge’ increase in demand

Counselling service  for young people  appeals for help to  support ‘huge’  increase in demand

REFERRALS to a local counselling service for young people in Melksham trebled in 2021 –…

Outreach workers offer free drug and alcohol support in Melksham

Outreach workers offer free drug and alcohol support in Melksham

A WEEKLY outreach service in Melksham is offering support to residents wanting to make positive…

Melksham Community Money Advice is here to help

Melksham Community Money Advice is here to help

EACH year thousands of people from all walks of life, often through no fault of…

Volunteering and helping out

Volunteer for Melksham Bloomers!

MELKSHAM Bloomers are looking for help for a number of projects in 2022. And not just with planting!  “Melksham Bloomers work hard to enhance our townscape, it…

Can you help Melksham Free Dining?

MELKSHAM Free Dining, which offers a free meal to locals on Wednesdays, is appealing for help to support their work.  Whilst praising their team of volunteers for…

MELKSHAM COMMUNITY MEALS’ CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER

CHRISTMAS officially arrived for the Melksham Community Meals team this month. Over 80 people joined the volunteers for their Christmas meal on Sunday 5th December in the…

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Town Hall to take part in local arts trail

THE Town Hall will play host to a free nine-day art exhibition in the spring.  The building will be listed as one of the venues taking part…

Yarnbombing, new mural, and art festivals coming to Melksham in 2022?

YARNBOMBING, a new mural for the pedestrian underpass to the train station and a series of community music and arts festivals, are three new art projects being…

Looking to get fitter this New Year? Here is a round-up of local runs in 2022

WHETHER you are an experienced runner or a complete beginner, there are plenty of runs planned locally in 2022 for you to choose from. Redfish Events have…

Staying well

‘Get boosted’, says local vaccine centre

STAFF at Melksham’s vaccination centre are encouraging the community to book their Covid booster jabs.  They have also said that they are now vaccinating eligible patients aged…

Melksham’s Covid vaccine centre is back open!

MELKSHAM’S vaccination centre at Spencer Sports and Social Club will be reopening this week to help support the national drive to give Covid booster jabs to all…

Residents urged to play their part to mitigate the risk of new COVID-19 variant

WILTSHIRE Council is asking Melksham residents to keep playing their part to protect each other, as national measures are introduced to mitigate the risk of the COVID-19…

Fundraising

Melksham News readers help raise over £1,200 for Dorothy House

MELKSHAM Independent News readers have helped to raise over £1,200 for Dorothy House Hospice Care via our family messages column.  The money, totalling £1,211.76, has been collected during…

Melksham News readers help raise over £1,200 for Dorothy House

Melksham News readers help raise over £1,200 for Dorothy House

MELKSHAM Independent News readers have helped to raise over £1,200 for Dorothy House Hospice Care via our family messages column.  The money, totalling £1,211.76, has been collected during…

Celebrating 7st weight loss by taking on Bath Half

Celebrating 7st weight loss by taking on Bath Half

EM Bryan from Melksham has signed up to take part in the Bath Half Marathon in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).  Em only began running…

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Town Hall to take part in local arts trail

The Town Hall will play host to a free nine-day art exhibition in the spring. The building will be listed as one of the venues taking part in the Cloth Road Arts Trail – which promotes the visual arts, artists and artisans in Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, and the surrounding villages of West Wiltshire – between 30th April to 8th May. Town councillors have agreed to allow local artists to use the main hall at the Town Hall to display their work for people exploring the arts trail. For more information about Cloth Road Arts, visit www.clothroadartists.com

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