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Campus saved from axe with £3million boost

THE Melksham Community Campus project has been saved from potential collapse with an additional £3million investment to its budget from Wiltshire Council, who are funding the project. According to…

Farmers Roundabout traffic lights start next week

WORK to alter the layout of Melksham’s Farmers Roundabout on the A350, is on schedule to be completed this month – and the new traffic light control system will…

Melksham residents injured in Totnes bus crash

EIGHT Melksham residents were passengers aboard a  bus which overturned into a field off the A385 in Devon, with one severely injured.  The double-decker Stagecoach South West bus,…

93-year old’s parking fine despite buying a ticket at Bath’s RUH

PARKING at Bath’s Royal United Hospital has come under fire again after a 93-year-old Melksham man was issued with a parking charge notice despite paying for a ticket. …

This Issue

Two go head-to-head in Wiltshire Council by-election

TWO candidates will go head-to-head in the upcoming by-election for the vacancy at Wiltshire Council in…

Appeal for vehicle owner to come forward

POLICE are appealing for the owner of a vehicle to come forward after it was…

Local farm shop to deliver fresh to your door!

WOULD you like fresh, locally grown produce delivered to your door with same day delivery?…

Witness appeal following collision on Farmers roundabout

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a car and a van on…

Local business hits top speed at soap box derby

COOKE Automotive, in Bowerhill, took home the ‘fastest business cart’ trophy at the Chippenham Soap…

Melksham’s biggest bang yet! UK champions to provide annual fireworks display

MELKSHAM’S annual fireworks display promises to be better than ever this year – with a bigger…

Why did the swan cross the road?

SWANS brought traffic to a standstill last week when they decided to walk over the town…

Last Issue

‘Amazing’ food and river festival delights thousands

‘Amazing’ food and river festival delights thousands

THIS year’s Melksham Food & River Festival has been hailed a huge success, with thousands of people descending on King George V playing field to enjoy a weekend…

Good neighbours become good caretakers! Residents band together to care for much-loved nature reserve

Good neighbours become good caretakers!    Residents band together to care for much-loved nature reserve

A GROUP of neighbours are to look after the Primrose Nature Area to carry on the work started by two local men. The much-loved and award-winning nature area, located by…

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’

Melksham soldier’s ‘Run of Remembrance’

Melksham resident Darren Crook, is completing a ‘Run of Remembrance’ between local war memorials on Sunday 10th November to raise money for good causes while also raising awareness…

Oyez oyez! Town crier prepares to host UK’s ‘biggest’ championship

Oyez oyez! Town crier prepares to host UK’s ‘biggest’ championship

MELKSHAM’s town crier, Peter Dauncey, is busy preparing for his next big event, hosting the Melksham Town Criers Championship. The event is part of Melksham’s Royal Charter Weekend,…

Sport

Emphatic win over local rivals

Sat. 28th September. Dorset & Wilts North 1 Bradford-on-Avon 12 Melksham 52 Melksham had an emphatic away win over Bradford on…

Fifth victory for Broughton rider

The final round of the A C U 250gp National and N G Cup championship was  held at Oulton Park on…

One point in three games but Town still positive going into FA Cup game

Betvictor Southern Div1 South: Sat. 28th Sept. Melksham 0 Evesham 1 Sat. 5th Oct. Cinderford 1 Melksham 1 Mon. 7th Oct.…

Fundraising

Coffee mornings raise hundreds for Macmillan Cancer Support

COFFEE mornings across Melksham have raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Local groups, organisations and businesses that took part in this year’s  ‘World’s Biggest Coffee…

Bowerhill fundraiser raises thousands for RUH

OVER £3,000 was raised for Bath’s Royal United Hospital cancer care unit thanks to a sponsored walk and a live music event in Bowerhill. The event was organised…

Broken bones won’t stop this fundraising couple!

HOLT couple, Jan and Paul Hepworth, have cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats on a tandem bike to raise money for the MS Society.  Jan and…

Politics

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…

News From Westminster- by Michelle Donelan MP- No time for ‘recess’ for local MP 

It is currently recess so I have been very busy across the constituency and the Melksham area.  One of the highlights for me was a street surgery…

News From Westminster- by Michelle Donelan MP

They say a week is a long time in politics – well this is certainly true of  late!  In the last week Theresa May stepped down and…

Clubs & Organisations

Join discussion about town’s country park

‘Friends of Shurnhold Fields’ is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday 29th October at the Town Hall from 7pm. The committee supports the ongoing development and maintenence…

Lunch dates with Community Meals

MELKSHAM Community Meals invites you to the Assembly Hall for its regular lunch service.  Upcoming dates are: Friday 11th October, Sunday 13th October, Friday 18th October, Sunday 20th October,…

Youth cricket sessions

MELKSHAM Cricket Club winter youth sessions start this week. The sessions, which start this Friday 11th October at the Canberra Centre, are suitable for all abilities and are…

Business

Obstacles, mud and more mud on offer from Melksham race organisers

A Melksham company is making a name for itself as organisers of a wide range of multi sport events. DB Max organised the inaugural Melksham 10k at…

New owners to return former Tavern pub to its glory days

The former Tavern pub in the Market Place has new owners with big hopes for its future. The long-standing and popular town centre pub closed its doors…

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…

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