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“A new bypass for Melksham is a must!” Bath’s ‘clean air zone’ will drive HGVs through town

Councillors have made renewed calls for a new Melksham bypass to the east of the town around Beanacre, after Bath introduced a ‘clean air zone’ for lorries. Larger…

New hospital announcement in the summer?

Plans for a new hospital in the Melksham area are still up in the air – but news is expected this summer. In July 2017, the Wiltshire Clinical…

“Shop Local” scheme for Melksham

Melksham’s High Street is set to benefit from the introduction of two new “Shop Local” days this year, thanks to an initiative proposed by local councillor Jon Hubbard.…

This Issue

Town council exploring how to solve dog mess problem

MELKSHAM Town Council is exploring innovative ways to tackle the issue of dog mess in and…

Sight loss information day

LOCAL charity, Wiltshire Sight, is hosting a sight loss information day at the Assembly Hall later this month.…

Dire Straits’ John Illsley talks to Melksham News

AHEAD of his performance this weekend at the Assembly Hall,  bass guitarist John Illsley, one…

Help create new sensory garden in new-look park

MELKSHAM Town Council is inviting the community to get involved with plans for a tree walk…

World Day of Prayer Service

The Melksham venue for the 2019 World Day of Prayer service was St. Michael &…

Spring Gardening Feature

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Fundraiser runs marathon against all odds

Fundraiser runs  marathon against  all odds

A Melksham woman ran her own charity marathon two days before major surgery to move a 3kg tumour. Fitness-fanatic Tracy Steel doesn’t do things by halves. After finding…

Another Campus delay

Another Campus delay

 WILTSHIRE Council has announced that there will be a further four-month delay to the Melksham Campus project because of an in-house ‘battle’ between project leaders and the planning…

Young Melksham secures future at Canberra Centre

Young Melksham secures future at Canberra Centre

THE future of Young Melksham has been secured with the news that the local charity is to be given a 125-year lease for the Canberra Centre on Spa Road.…

Gym fundraiser in memory of member

Gym fundraiser in memory of member

CURVES in Melksham hosted a coffee morning and raffle raising £414.50 in memory of member, Helen Christmas, who died last year from pancreatic cancer aged 53.  Sister-in-law Hilary Jones…

Sport

Melksham Motor Spares announces 2019 partnership with Formula Ford Championship

Melksham Motor Spares, one of the South West Region’s largest independent motor factors, has announced its sponsorship of the Formula Ford…

Town still eye play-off place

Sat. 2nd March. Evo-Stik Southern Div. One Melksham Town 1 Thatcham Town 2 Sat. 9th March. Evo-Stik Southern Div. One Barnstaple…

Town Fixtures

Sat 16th March Highworth Town (H), Lge, 3pm. Sat 23rd March Slimbridge (A), Lge, 3pm. Sat 30th March AFC Totton (H),…

Fundraising

Gym raises funds for out box bullying charity in SAS mountain climb

A GYM in Melksham  has raised over £1,700 for an ‘outbox bullying’ programme for children, by taking part in an SAS-style mountain climb.  The Contender Gym reports, “Exercise…

Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal comes to Melksham

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has launched its annual Great Daffodil Appeal.  Held every March, the appeal calls on people to donate and wear one of the…

Think pink! Curves’ big fundraising month to help breast cancer charities

CURVES in Avonside,  Melksham, is waiving all services fees for new customers this month in their continued efforts to raise money for breast cancer charities. Manager Sue…

Politics

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP Help at Lunch Club

The other week I volunteered at Melksham  Lunch Club, run as a charity, that has taken over the service from Wiltshire Council.  It was wonderful to help…

News From Westminster Michelle Donelan MP

I thought I would avoid another article on Brexit and write this week about a topic that I have recently received a number of emails on –…

News From Westminster by Michelle Donelan MP- Brexit position

I want to update you on my Brexit position and reassure you that I remain committed to delivering on the referendum result.  In the 2017 general election…

Clubs & Organisations

70 Years of 60+ in Melksham

Melksham 60+ Club will celebrate its 70th anniversary in March with a special party at the Riverside Club and a anniversary cream tea at Lowden Garden Centre.…

Be part of Lions – with 1.3m members worldwide – and make a difference!

Since the Lion year started in July 2018, Melksham Lions club has  enrolled three new members, so it is with renewed enthusiasm that they plan this year’s…

Handy with a screwdriver?

YOUNG Melksham is looking for volunteers to join their ‘Canberra DIY Squad’ to help maintain their building. The local charity was recently told that Wiltshire Council will…

Business

Bespoke natural therapies at Ellie’s

Ellie’s Natural Health Centre at the Round House on Church Street,  is expanding its offer of therapies, promising a bespoke service to suit all customers’ needs. The…

Join the team making sustainable interiors

AWARD-winning furniture company, Forest to Home, based in Lacock, is looking for people to join their team as they continue to grow and succeed. Forest to Home…

A warm welcome to Beauty @ No 12

Beauty @ No.12 is a peaceful and relaxing retreat based in the home of a local business woman, offering a plethora of beauty treatments. Sarah Clarke has…

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