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A new bypass for Melksham? And 2,000+ new homes are on the way

  A NEW bypass for the east of Melksham and around Beanace could be built, along with thousands of new houses. Plans for the bypass, submitted by Wiltshire…

Campus planning decision delayed again – but project is ‘still on schedule’

THE planning decision for the Melksham Community Campus has been delayed due to changes made to the centre’s design. A decision for the plans that were submitted in…

Melksham goes wild for wildflowers! But town council urges caution

THE Melksham community has gone ‘wild’ over Wiltshire Council’s request  for nominations for areas within the town to become wildflower havens.  In response to the story in the…

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Town council ‘outraged’ by housing developer’s ‘failure’ to deliver play area

MELKSHAM Town Council has expressed its ‘disgust’ at housing developers, Persimmon Homes, for being ‘in…

Vandals strike at new park splashpad

MELKSHAM Town Council is tightening up security at the new splashpad in King George V…

Do you know the identity of boy who assaulted other children in Melksham park?

With the schools now broken up for the summer, Wiltshire Police is asking parents and…

‘Spot the Oddity’ returns!

MELKSHAM Carnival’s annual ‘Spot the Oddity’ has returned. The annual competition involves shops hiding something in…

Fire destroys popular Bowerhill diner

FIRE destroyed a popular roadside diner on the Bowerhill Industrial Estate. An investigation into how…

Charity youth worker takes to the road

A YOUTH worker from Seend is offering the support of a mobile pop up youth cafe to…

Traffic calming ‘desperately needed’ after driver leaves damage on Church Lane

RESIDENTS of Church Lane are calling for traffic calming measures to be put in place…

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Splashpad grand opening this weekend!

Splashpad grand opening this weekend!

EXCITEMENT has reached fever-pitch for the official grand opening of the new splashpad in King George V playing field this weekend. The much-anticipated waterplay facility, located outside the…

Wild about Melksham! Have your say on wildflower havens in Melksham

Wild about Melksham! Have your say on wildflower havens in Melksham

WILDFLOWER havens have begun popping up around the town – and the community is being encouraged to nominate more areas to be preserved as spaces for wildflowers and…

Melksham likes to party! Party in the Park brings in the crowds

Melksham likes to party!  Party in the Park brings in the crowds

THOUSANDS of people flocked to King George V Park for the 20th Party in the Park weekend, despite the rain threatening the fun during Friday’s warm up show,…

Family ‘gobsmacked’ by £28,000 fundraiser for teenage cancer charity

Family ‘gobsmacked’ by £28,000 fundraiser for teenage cancer charity

The family of a young woman who is in remission from cancer, raised over £28,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust at an event held at their home last…

Sport

Melksham deep in relegation struggle

Melksham 1s followed up the previous week’s impressive win by posting an abysmal result away to Combe Down, losing by 177…

Exciting season ahead for Melksham rugby

MELKSHAM Rugby Club are to put their new coaching team to the test as they approach the new season. It was…

More Podiums for Vince

The latest round of the N G Road race championships was held at Anglesey  on 10th-11th of August and Travis Vince…

Fundraising

Young fundraiser ‘braves the shave’ for Macmillan

Young fundraiser ‘braves the shave’ for Macmillan

NINE-year-old Theo Nash braved the shave on Monday 5th August, raising over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Theo, who is a pupil at Holt Primary School, visited…

Daughter of former parish councillor ‘braves the shave’ in his memory

THE daughter of former Broughton Gifford parish councillor, Julian Robertson, has shaved off her hair to raise money for charity in his memory. Emma Paine took part…

Bowerhill Barkers and the White Hart join forces for guide dogs

THE Bowerhill Barkers have raised nearly £700 at a fun dog show hosted by the White Hart pub in Atworth. The local fundraising group has now raised…

Politics

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…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Read Easy seeks new team leader

Read Easy Melksham, which will be five years old next April, is looking for a new volunteer to lead its management team.  The local affiliated group has…

First-ever Alzheimer’s support concert is a toe-tapping success

Alzheimer’s Support’s first-ever Summer Concert was a great toe-tapping success, filled with good music and lots of laughter.  The sell-out event raised around £850 to help fund…

Messy Church Fun Holiday Club

MELKSHAM’S Messy Church say they have had  an “amazing week”, exploring some of the super-heroes of the Bible.  They say, “We met David, Noah, Samson, Peter and…

Business

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…

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,…

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