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Melksham is a town that has a fantastic floral accomplishments, with widely appreciated flower displays in the town centre, the local Melksham In Bloom competition and now our entry into the regional South West in Bloom competition.
 
Melksham in Bloom 2017
 
Thank you to everyone that took part in the competition.  Judging took place on Wednesday 5 July 2017 and the results are now in.
Residential Section
 
Best Large Front Garden: 1st Bruce Parry 2nd Mr & Mrs Galpin 3rd Pamela Holmes 
Best Small Front Garden: 1st Arthur Ephgrave 2nd Mr & Mrs Sandford 3rd Peter Renshaw
Best Large Rear Garden: 1st JOINT Mary Saunders & Mr & Mrs Jones 2nd Bruce Petty 3rd JOINT Mr & Mrs Sandford & Keith Jefferies
Best Small Rear Garden: 1st David Walker 2nd JOINT Wendy Isaacs & Sylvia Booth 3rd Iris Fryer 
Best Single Tub Container: 1st Mr & Mrs Jones 2nd JOINT Mr & Mrs Sandford & Nikki Rowe 3rd Keith Jefferies 
Best Single Hanging Basket: 1st Bruce Petty 2nd Keith Jefferies 3rd Nikki Rowe
Best Water Feature: 1st Iris Fryer 2nd David Walker 3rd Mr & Mrs Sandford 
 
Commercial Section
 
Best Decorated Site: 1st Jo Bayliss (Waitrose) 2nd The Emporium 3rd D J Bewley Funeral Directors
Best Decorated Site (Hotel/Restaurant/Pub/Cafe): 1st The Tavern 
Best Hanging Basket/Planter/Trough (Ind Trader): 1st The Emporium 2nd D J Bewley  3rd Littlebrook Centre (Beth Dark) 
Best Shop Window Display using Flowers/Plants (artificial or real): 1st Clarkies Hairdressers 2nd D J Bewleys 3rd Bewley & Merrett
Best Hanging Basket/Planter/Trough (Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe/Pub): 1st The Tavern
 
Schools/Pre Schools 
 
Best Horticultural Display (Vegetable or floral): 1st Shaw Primary School 
Best Wildlife Friendly Garden: 1st Shaw Primary School
 
Residential Retirement Home/Care Home/Shelter Housing or Residential Development for over 60's
 
Best Decorated Site: 1st Wharf Court 2nd Frane Lea Park 3rd Thornbank
Best Hanging Basket/Trough/Planter: 1st Wharf Court 2nd Frane Lea Park 3rd Thornbank
 
Other classes
 
Best Street: 1st Woodcombe 2nd Church Walk 3rd Mobile Home Park, Semington Road
Best Allotment: 1st Plot 9 Addison - Stu Wakeley 2nd Plot 31 Methuen - Graham Bright 3rd Plot 11 Addison - Mrs Pat Goodship
 
Best Overall Winner: Mr Bruce Petty
 
Winners and runners up have all been notified.  A presentation ceremony will take place in September at the Assembly Hall, as part of the Melksham Gardeners’ Society’s Flower & Produce Show.
 
For more information on the competition/awards ceremony please contact Lorraine McRandle on 01225 704187 or email: lorraine.mcrandle@melkshamtown
  

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Melksham Open Gardens - Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Melksham Committee of The Children's Society organises an Open Gardens afternoon every July. In 2017 it will be the 18th time this event has taken place. It gives great pleasure to visitors who come from both Melksham and further afield, at the same time raising money for projects such as providing safe houses and access to help for the 100,000 children who run away from home each year.  For more details get in touch with Lesley Windebank on lesleywindebank@blueyonder.co.uk or click here for an entry form. 

South West in Bloom Melksham

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There is a committee of volunteers and Town Councillors who work all year round meking Melksham look great. As well as planting, tidying and cleaning up Melksham all year round, the committee also organises Melksham's entry into South West in Bloom. Melksham has won a Silver and three Silver Gilt awards and is on track for a gold award in 2017!
Volunteers are always welcome, for gardening, and tidying, but also administration, photography, writing and social media support.To get involved with plans for 2017 contact clare.harris@melkshamtown.co.uk
 
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The South West in Bloom Group put the entry together and coordinate activities throughout the year, with the help of Melksham Town Council.
 
Judging Day will take place on Thursday 6th July this year.  The visiting judges will be shown the work of the many volunteers, groups, businesses and council that takes place all year round to ensure that Melksham looks great. The judges look for cleanliness, quality of flowers throughout the town, and community involvement.  
As well as walking around the town along a pre-arranged route, presentations will be given to the judges to show things that take place throughout the year. 
 
Everyone works really hard to get the town looking its best, but it’s not just about judging day. The South West in Bloom group who get the entry ready want to make sure that Melksham is always looking lovely, so that more people can enjoy our town, spending more time and money here.
 
The group is always looking for local businesses, groups and individuals who would like to get involved and enjoy some great publicity by supporting the entry.

 

 

 

 

Melksham Assembly Hall

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Film: Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)
Melksham Assembly Hall
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Janet Devlin
Melksham Assembly Hall
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Melksham Movies: Dunkirk (12A)
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Mick Jogger & The Stones Experience
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What's on in Melksham

19Aug
Film: Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)
Melksham Assembly Hall
Sat Aug 19 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
21Aug
Yoga
Melksham Town Hall
Mon Aug 21 @ 9:30AM -
21Aug
Sparklers
Melksham Baptist Church
Mon Aug 21 @ 9:30AM - 11:30PM
21Aug
Melksham Shed
Forest Community Centre
Mon Aug 21 @ 9:30AM - 12:30PM
21Aug
Happy Circle
Rowley Place, near Queensway, Melksham
Mon Aug 21 @10:30AM - 03:00PM
21Aug
Melksham Library 'Meet the Guide Dogs'

Mon Aug 21 @11:00AM - 11:30AM
21Aug
Summer Fun in the Park
King George V Park, Lowbourne, Melksham, SN12 7ED
Mon Aug 21 @11:30AM - 02:30PM
21Aug
Qigong Class
Reading Rooms Whitley
Mon Aug 21 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
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