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Melksham-on-sea! Park splashpad to open with beach-themed party

MELKSHAM Town Council is throwing a party to celebrate the grand opening of the new splashpad in King George V playing field early next month. The much-anticipated waterplay facility,…

Lunch with Melksham Community Meals

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to the Assembly Hall for its regular lunch service.  Upcoming dates for Melksham Community Meals are: Wednesday 17th July, Closed on Friday 19th July, Sunday 21st…

Vandals strike again at award-winning picnic area

VANDALS have struck again at the award-winning Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) picnic area. This is the second time this year that the picnic area, located next to…

This Issue

Like father like son! Duo take to the skies for milestone birthdays

A FATHER and son, who share the same birthday, were given a surprise to remember this month…

Campus tennis courts open to the public

THE new tennis courts at Melksham House are now available for public hire. The two…

New town councillor ready to get to work

LIBERAL Democrat candidate, Clive Jeffries, has been elected to Melksham Town Council after last week’s by-election…

Talking newspaper for visually impaired

DID you know that the Melksham News is available in an audio format for visually…

Team GasGasGas Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019 Champions

A team of employees from Avon Protection, based in Melksham, won the national Red Bull…

Farmers Roundabout road closures start next week

OVERNIGHT road closures will begin next week as work continues to alter the layout and…

Family business expands with new warehouse

FOUR generations of the Gompels family were present to witness the grand opening of their…

Last Issue

‘Melt’sham Carnival thrills thousands Carnival revellers swelter in the heat

‘Melt’sham Carnival thrills thousands Carnival revellers swelter in the heat

Thousands of people braved the scorching sun last weekend to cheer on another ‘fantastic’ Melksham Carnival. Crowds lined the procession route to enjoy over 20 floats and groups.…

Town council to save park from ‘appalling’ grass-cutting

Town council to save park from ‘appalling’ grass-cutting

MELKSHAM Town Council has proposed to take over responsibility for cutting the grass at King George V playing field. Currently, grass in the town’s main park is cut once…

Runner triumphs at double-marathon

Runner triumphs at double-marathon

A MELKSHAM runner ran a double-marathon in less than 12 hours to raise money for Parkinson’s UK in support of her grandfather.  Leah Sartain took part in the ‘Race…

Volunteers praised for restoration of new community garden

Volunteers praised for restoration of new community garden

THE ‘Melksham Bloomers’ have unveiled ‘The Friends Garden’ – a new community space that can be enjoyed and used for ‘quiet contemplation’. ‘The Friends Garden’ is located behind the…

Sport

Three podiums for Vince

The weekend of the 13th-14th of July saw the fifth round of the N G Road Race championships held at Pembrey…

Local man crowned blackball champion

LOCAL blackball player, Scott Lloyd, has been crowned the Specials National Singles Champion. Scott won the trophy at the championship held earlier…

Melksham RFC Colts Win

Melksham Colts (U 18s) have topped their merit table 2019 in a close competition featuring home and away fixtures at Weymouth,…

Fundraising

Football match scores for charity

Two brothers from Melksham have raised over £1,500 for the Royal United Hospital’s Bath charity The Forever Friends Appeal. Corey Blackmore and his brother Haken recently held…

Veteran completes 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

MELKSHAM veteran, John Marable, has completed his 350-mile cycle ride in France, raising over £300 for charity. Last month, retired army sergeant John, took part in the ‘Big…

Primary school makes a splash at summer fayre

THE Manor School hosted its summer fayre last week raising £975 for the school. The fayre was officially open by Melksham Carnival royalty – queen Naomi Jeffries…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP- Disability Confident employers’ event in Melksham

I enjoyed pitching up my stand at Chippenham Carnival and am really looking forward to doing the same at  Melksham Party in the Park – do pop…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Out and about in the community

I have been busy out and about in our community recently.  I enjoyed volunteering at Shaw summer fete which was buzzing with local residents. It was also…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Who would you prefer as your next Prime Minister?

The national political situation continues to be rather interesting, to say the least, as we go through the process of selecting a new Prime Minister.  I want…

Clubs & Organisations

Townswomen’s Guild raise a cup to 90 years!

Melksham Townswomen’s Guild celebrated 90 years of the national organisation last week. The Townswomen’s Guild began in 1929, building on the Suffrage movement to continue empowering all…

The Happy Circle Day Centre

The Happy Circle Day Centre meets on Mondays at Rowley Place lounge in Melksham. Organisers say, “The day centre provides a hot lunch and activities for the…

Community tea raises awareness of sight loss

WILTSHIRE Sight held its second community tea event on Friday 5th July at Melksham Library for those with sight loss, and their families, to meet new people and…

Business

Autoline proud to be a “Buy With Confidence” retailer

Autoline Service Station on Spa Road, Melksham, have been awarded the highest standard in service and customer care by Wiltshire Trading Standards.  Autoline is a family run…

Knees is surprisingly stylish at 140!

Knees Home and Electrical may be one of the oldest retailers around, but they are certainly upping their game. With a complete overhaul of their home products,…

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,…

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