Latest News from Young Melksham

The Tuesday Club Christmas Party

Last night’s Christmas party was a huge success! Some fantastic efforts were made with Christmas jumpers and hats! The young people thoroughly enjoyed the games, everyone joined in with musical statues and musical chairs. There were some really funky moves going down on the dance floor as well as the classic YMCA and Saturday night! The kitchen was busy with Christmas cookie baking and dec ... Read More

Tropical Discoveries at Canberra

Tonight was a very exciting evening for the Tuesday club. We had a visit from Kris from Tropical Discoveries workshops! Kris brought along his pets, a python, tarantula, stick insects and cockroaches! Kris helped the young people to understand the needs of these animals and how to care for them. The Tuesday club were very brave and overcame their fears to hold the creatures for photo or a selfie! ... Read More

Photos from the night

We had a great time at the Melksham Young People's Awards this year, especially with the amazing show from the talented Ministry of Science. We've seleted a range of photos from the evening and posted them into an album on our Facebook page. These are shown below. Have you got some good pictures of the night - share them with us on our Facebook page here.   ... Read More

The 2016 Melksham Young Peoples Awards Winners

Everyone who was nominated for an award this year was a winner, but we did pick out some of the nominations that we felt were particularly special. The winner of the Under 11’s Young Achiever Award is…. Ciaran Hanks. Earlier this year, Ciaran struggled to complete just one length of his local pool due to his asthma. Then, just a few months later he made the news for swimming the equi ... Read More

Chelseas Choice to be shown at The Canberra Centre

Young Melksham are excited to confirm that the popular and hard-hitting drama Chelsea's Choice will be being performed at The Canberra Centre on Thursday 17th November. ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ is the internationally renowned, hard-hitting Applied Theatre Production that has proven highly successful in raising awareness around the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Th ... Read More

Thank you Melksham Rotary Club

A massive thank you to the Melksham Rotary Club who have given an amazing £1500 to help support the work we do here at The Canberra Centre. Young Melksham is a charity that relies on grants and donations to deliver the work we do. It costs about £55,000 a year to run the centre and all of the activies we offer, so this valued donation will help make a real difference.   ... Read More

Canberra Youth Clubs and Free Shuttle Service

Young Melksham is delighted to be able to offer a free shuttle service on a Thursday youth club night, starting on Thursday 21 January 2016, plus 3 youth clubs each week at Canberra to all young people in Melksham and the surrounding area. We had 36 young people at our youth club on Tuesday night this week (19 January 2016) and we are now opening our doors for two extra nights: Tuesday 6.30pm - ... Read More

Curry Night at Canberra

Chicken curry was on the menu at Canberra Youth Club on Tuesday evening as 32 young people tucked in alongside all of the other activities being held. The facilities at the popular club include a pool table, table tennis, Wii games and computers alongside the chill-out zone and kitchen. The club meets every Tuesday at the Canberra Centre on Spa Road from 6.30pm. Sam, aged 11, commented about th ... Read More

The All New Canberra Is Back

After months of planning, Young Melksham reopened the doors of Canberra to the young people of Melksham. The Club was fully attended with over 30 young people taking advantage of the activities on offer, including the computer suite, cooking, pool table, table tennis and games console, not to mention the onsite football and basketball court and much more…. The opening was also enjoyed by t ... Read More

Young Melksham youth bus - first outing to Splashdown

The young people of the Melksham area enjoyed two days of activities recently as a result of their volunteering work within the community through the Spice Time Credits scheme. Young volunteers chose to spend an energetic afternoon at Gravity Force on 4 August and others chose to enjoy a wet and enthusiastic day at Splashdown Waterparks on 6 August 2015, which was the first activity outing in our ... Read More

New Young Melksham Trustees

We are delighted to announce the new appointments of four trustees: Teresa Strange Teresa takes a keen interest in the community and, since having children of her own, she has taken on rolesto ensure that all children have the same ability to access the services and activities on offer in Melksham (with no barriers). Teresa has had many roles, previously as a parent representative at Queensway p ... Read More

Young Melksham Minibus for hire

Young Melksham is pleased to be able to offer voluntary groups and organisations the hire of our 16 seater minibus to use for activities and events for the children and young people of Melksham and the surrounding parishes.  The minibus has opened up opportunities and met the needs of children and young people by providing better access to help young people in and around Melksham take p ... Read More