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Big Christmas Fayre & lights switch-on this weekend!

THE festive season officially starts this weekend with one of the town’s biggest events – the Christmas lights switch-on. This Saturday, 7th December, thousands of people will flock to the…

Slow down! Town council to combat speeding

MELKSHAM Town Council is to target speeding motorists, by purchasing new speed indicator devices (SIDs). The electronic signs that warn drivers travelling over the speed limit to slow down,…

£3million boost for campus gets final approval

THE additional £3million  needed to build the Melksham Community Campus has been approved by Wiltshire councillors. The additional funds, which increases the total capital budget for the campus to…

This Issue

Christie Miller future discussed

THE site of the former Christie Miller Sports Centre in Bowerhill has been declared as…

Time is running out to post your letters to Father Christmas!

LETTERS to Father Christmas can be sent via the Town Hall’s special postbox – but…

Melksham memories calendar and Christmas cards on sale for air ambulance

Andy York Photography is raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance through the sale of ‘Melksham…

See Santa & Melksham Lions out & about in Melksham

Santa, with the help of his elves, reindeer, and his helpers from Melksham Lions Club,…

Christmas tree arrival signals start of switch-on countdown

ANTICIPATION is building for the town’s Christmas lights switch-on after the arrival of the Christmas…

Town council reshuffle gets the go-ahead

MELKSHAM Town Council has voted in favour of introducing a new town council leader role. The…

‘Age friendly’ benches in Melksham Without

Melksham Without Parish Council has installed new benches in the parish in Whitley and Bowerhill.…

Last Issue

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

New shirt sponsor for Melksham Town FC

MELKSHAM Town Football Club has announced a new shirt sponsorship agreement with local business, Wiltshire Tyre & Autocentre.  Managing director of…

Town’s Dave Thompson racks up 300th appearance

MELKSHAM Town FC player, Dave Thompson, made his 300th appearance for the club last month. At the home match on Saturday 23rd…

Trowbridge ll v Melksham 0-24

Melksham came away from Doric Park with a 0-24 win in this local derby. Both teams contested well in the first…

Fundraising

Sky’s not the limit for Mighty Titans! Fitness group raises thousands for air ambulance

THE Mighty Titans of Bowerhill have presented a cheque for over £8,500 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance – tripling their original fundraising target of £2,500. The team of…

£1,000 boost for Community Meals

Local group, Melksham Community Meals, is celebrating receiving £1,000 from Waitrose & Partners Melksham as part of its Community Matters+ scheme.  The local community group, which provides…

Local fundraiser presents cheque for over £3,000 to cancer care unit

LOCAL fundraiser, Tracie Winslow, has presented a cheque for £3,100 to Bath’s Royal United Hospital cancer care unit. The money was raised at a sponsored walk and live…

Politics

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…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Scouts on hand to deliver festive cheer this Christmas

MELKSHAM Scouts are once again delivering festive cheer in the town this Christmas with their special postboxes to collect your Christmas cards for delivery. They will deliver…

Seniors’ Christmas Party

TICKETS are now on sale for the Melksham Seniors’ Christmas party on Monday 16th December but you’ll have to hurry as the closing date in next Thursday…

New Year art lectures

The Arts Society North Wiltshire’s next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th January. The meeting will feature a lecture by Paula Nuttall titled ‘Botticelli’s Florence’. The society says,…

Business

“We are passionate about our food!”The Market Lounge promises a dining experience to remember

BUSINESS has been booming at The Market Lounge since it opened last month – and the team are excited for what lies ahead as they invite the…

New CBD health shop comes to Melksham

A NEW CBD healing shop, Revive, has opened on Bank Street looking to educate customers on how using CBD products can help them with a variety of health…

Local entrepreneur chosen for top 100 small businesses in UK

The Secret Crocheter from Melksham has been selected as one of 100 trail-blazing small businesses in UK. The local business, which was founded in 2016 by Nicola…

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