Why not check out The Canberra Centre - a great resource at the hear of our community

There are some beautiful walks in and around Melksham, including the Riverside Walk along the Avon. The Conigre Mead Nature Reserve is a fascinating and tranquil space hidden just a few minutes' walk along the river. Managed by a voluntary team of enthusiasts, it is home to dragonflies, butterflies and the occasional kingfisher.

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The civil parish of Melksham includes Melksham Forest, formerly a separate settlement 0.8 miles (1.3 km) to the northeast and now a suburb of the town. It has an Anglican church (St Andrew)[5] and a Methodist church[6] Based upon its overall road length, the shortest street in Melksham is aptly called "Short Street", situated at the top of Melksham Forest.

Melksham has a number of pharmacies, high street clothes shops, charity shops and privately run individual stores. It has five supermarkets: Asda, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Lidl and Aldi.

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Melksham is surrounded by many walking, cycling and boating routes along with small villages and hamlets.

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Melksham is also the name of the Royal forest that occupied the surrounding of the area in the Middle Ages.[3]

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The strong and vibrant community spirit ensures a busy calendar of events, including the Scarecrow Trail at Easter, the summer highlights of Melksham Music Festival, Carnival, Party in the Park and Melksham Comic Convention, and the Food and River Festival in September. The popular Christmas Fayre features the highly anticipated switching on of the Melksham Christmas Lights, a spectacular display put on entirely by volunteers.

Melksham is on the north-south A350 main road from the M4 motorway (Junction 17, near Chippenham) to Poole on the south coast. It is served by bus companies including Faresaver and First Somerset & Avon. The A350 stretch directly to the south of the town has been designed to allow for possible future expansion to dual-carriageway status if required.

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Melksham people take great pride in their town, and the effort and creativity invested in the Christmas Lights is matched by the dedication in adorning the town with fantastic flowers in summer.

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Nominations have now opened for this years Melksham Young People's Awards - why not nominate now?

We think the young people in the Melksham Community Area are amazing Every year we celebrate this with the Melksham Young People’s Awards

Friday night is music night for all secondary school aged young people, while on Wednesday we welcome years 7 and 8, and on Thursdays years 9, 10 and 11. Starting on October is a great new club especially for years 5 and 6.

The town has an annual 'Party in the Park' which usually takes place in July. It includes a fair with rides and amusements, a fireworks display, a stage hosting musical and dance acts and a carnival parade through the town with floats promoting local businesses and clubs and raising money for charity.

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Melksham is ideally located in close proximity to many west country attractions.

There are three electoral wards in the town itself (Central, North and South). They are the same total area and population as shown above. Melksham is in the Chippenham parliamentary constituency.

Help us support and challenge even more young people in the Melksham Community Area to become the best they can be.

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In the town there is a swimming pool and at Bowerhill there is the Christie Miller Sports Centre and the Wiltshire School of Gymnastics.

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The Kennet and Avon Canal also passes through the Melksham area, offering a great bike ride or walk to the famous Devizes Caen Hill Locks to the east and Bradford on Avon and Bath to the west.

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