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The council that stole Christmas! Rules and regulations jeopardise town’s festive lights display

MELKSHAM Christmas Lights Group fear that rules introduced by Wiltshire Council could severely impact the town’s popular festive display. The local voluntary group say that they are no longer…

‘Much-needed’ service for vulnerable young people off to good start

An intervention service for vulnerable young people in the Melksham area has provided over 70 hours of support since its launch in April this year. The Melksham Targeted…

“Melksham needs a new secondary school!”

Oak school expansion is not enough say town council. MELKSHAM Town Council is urging that a new secondary school is built to cope with the increasing demand from new…

This Issue

Town’s Christmas tree to be home-grown for future generations?

MELKSHAM Town Council is to explore growing its own Christmas trees to use for the annual…

One council for Melksham? Controversial council merger debate reignites

THE debate that Melksham’s two councils should be merged to create one unified council has…

Town council urge review of headstone safety inspections

MELKSHAM Town Council has appealed to Wiltshire Council to review its process for testing the safety…

Anger as vandals target parked cars

A BOWERHILL resident has expressed her dismay after her son’s car was vandalised whilst parked on their…

Parish council calls for end to pavement parking

Melksham Without Parish Council is supporting the Living Streets campaign to end pavement parking. The…

New Melksham dementia support group launches

A NEW support group for people living with and affected by dementia has launched at Blenheim…

Residents call for end to anti-social behaviour in play area

CONCERNS have been raised about anti-social behaviour at Cranesbill Road play area. Drug-use and sexual…

Last Issue

Oak students celebrate ‘outstanding’ exam results

Oak students celebrate ‘outstanding’ exam results

MELKSHAM Oak School has praised the hard work and determination of its students who collected their GCSE and A-level results this month. The school has said that it…

Jam-packed Food and River Festival is this weekend

Jam-packed Food and River Festival is this weekend

  MELKSHAM Food and River Festival returns this weekend to the King George V playing field, offering two days packed full of activities, stalls and entertainment for everyone…

Golden anniversary for Melksham Music & Drama!

Golden anniversary for Melksham Music & Drama!

MELKSHAM Music and Drama is celebrating its 50th anniversary next week with a show-stopping performance of Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical, ‘Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition’. The group, who were originally…

Disappointment as housing developer opens ‘unsafe’ play area ‘a year late’ and it’s still ‘not finished’

Disappointment as housing developer opens ‘unsafe’ play area ‘a year late’ and it’s still ‘not finished’

THE newly-opened play area in the George Ward Gardens estate has been branded as ‘unfinished’, ‘unsafe’ and a ‘disgrace’ by Melksham’s mayor and local residents.  Concerns have been raised…

Sport

Local rider notches up national podium

The weekend of the 31st of August and the 1st of September saw the Superbike Grand National held at Castle Combe…

Town’s ‘frustrating’ start to season continues

MELKSHAM Town FC’s start to the new season continues to ‘frustrate’ with the new team struggling to find its feet. Following…

Town Fixtures

Saturday 14th Sept. Highworth Town (A) Lge, 3pm Saturday 21st Sept. Thatcham Town (H) Lge, 3pm Saturday 28th Sept. Evesham United (H) Lge,…

Fundraising

Getting fit to run Bath Half for children’s hospice charity

Melksham mother, Emily Parry, is taking part in the Bath Half Marathon next year for the second year in support of local charity, Children’s Hospice South West…

Play areas get solar farm funding boost

IMPROVEMENTS will be made to three play areas in Melksham – thanks to a community benefit fund payment from the Sandridge Solar Farm. Approximately £40,000, will be…

Melksham News team member gets running for refugees

MELKSHAM News’ office administrator, Samantha Allwood, is raising money for the British Red Cross to help support refugees in the UK. Samantha is taking part in the…

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

Wiltshire Mind AGM

WILTSHIRE Mind will be holding its annual general meeting at the Kings Arms Hotel, Melksham on Thursday 3rd October.  There will be a talk from guest speaker…

Crazy about ‘Knit-mas’!

THEY are already ‘crazy’ for knitting, but now a local group has started going ‘crazy’ for Christmas – in September! Local group ‘Crazy About Knitting’, who have been…

Charity race night and live music at the Conservative Club

Melksham Conservative Club is hosting a charity race night and live music with Gordon Dean in the coming weeks. This Saturday, 14th September, the club is raising…

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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