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Swimming club loses Saturday morning sessions at new pool

Swimming club loses Saturday morning sessions at new pool

MELKSHAM’S swimming club and local parents are up in arms after losing out on their Saturday morning training sessions at the new Melksham pool.  Melksham Swordfish have had…

Blue badge charges to be introduced next month as parking charges go up

Blue badge charges to be introduced next month as parking charges go up

PARKING charges in Wiltshire Council car parks are to go up on the 1st September. Blue Badge holders will also have to pay for the first time in…

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Girls’ football is booming in Melksham

Girls’ football is booming in Melksham

WOMEN’S Euro 2022 was a huge success for the England team and the Lionesses captivated…

Public art celebrates Bowerhill’s links with the RAF

Public art celebrates Bowerhill’s links with the RAF

A piece of public art commemorating Bowerhill’s links with the RAF has been unveiled on…

Ukrainian family launches food business in Melksham

Ukrainian  family launches food business in Melksham

A refugee family in Melksham has set up their own catering business.  Inna and Jan…

Melksham Sports therapist at the Commonwealth Games

Melksham Sports  therapist at the Commonwealth Games

A MELKSHAM sports therapist has been working at the Commonwealth Games as part of the…

What does Melksham want for the Assembly Hall?

What does Melksham want for the Assembly Hall?

Melksham Town Council is to bring in consultants to help identify what the public wants…

Volunteering and helping out

Melksham Link is looking for volunteer drivers

Are you friendly and outgoing, like driving and have a bit of spare time?  If so, Melksham Link would love to hear from you.    The group…

Summer Reading volunteers needed at Melksham library

MELKSHAM Library is looking for volunteers to help support children during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  They say, “Have you got a few spare hours each week…

Volunteers needed at Melksham’s Covid vaccination clinic

MELKSHAM’S Covid vaccination clinic is appealing for more volunteers to join their team.  Volunteer roles at the clinic based at Spencer’s Sports and Social Club, include helping…

Things to do

Explore Melksham on the animal safari Trail!

MELKSHAM’S first topiary animal trail starts this week as the town council announces that six ‘green turf’ covered animals are set to arrive.  The council says, “The…

Step back in time at the White Horse Military Show

THE White Horse Military Show featuring a range of exciting arena displays and living history exhibitions is coming to Bratton on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. …

Gardeners’ Society Flower & Produce Show

Melksham Gardeners’ Society is holding its 12th Open Flower and Produce Show on Sunday 11th September at Melksham Assembly Hall from 2pm to 4pm.  Chairperson Barbara Cropp…

Staying well

Support for dementia carers

Alzheimer’s Support is running another online training course for anyone caring for a family member with dementia at home.  The free course runs over six weeks and…

Minding the gap – charity offers trauma support for people across Wiltshire

LOCAL mental health charity Wiltshire Mind is trialling a new trauma counselling service.  The Melksham-based charity reports, “Traumatic events can have a massive effect on our mental…

‘Get boosted’, says local vaccine centre

STAFF at Melksham’s vaccination centre are encouraging the community to book their Covid booster jabs.  They have also said that they are now vaccinating eligible patients aged…

Fundraising

Party for Life – help prevent suicide and celebrate life

A local woman is organising a special fundraising event in Melksham to raise money for support groups and charities helping to prevent suicide.  Clare McCarthy, pictured right,…

Charity celebrates first birthday with Wild West fundraiser

VISITORS to Melksham Shine Friendship Cafe’s charity fundraising event collected £120 in donations – whilst celebrating its first year of opening.  Carolyn Fernandes, founder of Shine Friendship…

Fitness enthusiasts conquers three peaks!

SIXTEEN members of two Melksham fitness clubs have conquered the Three Peaks challenge raising nearly £6,000 for charity.   The fitness enthusiasts from On The Block Fitness…

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