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An excellent place to eat in Melksham - 11th December and other dates too - 4836/8836
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Wednesday, 28th November 2007

I've always admired how the "Indian" restaurants in our town compete, and yet work together for the common good of charity causes.  And they're doing so again. Each of them is holding an evening on behalf of the Bangladesh Cyclone Disaster (I used the term "Indian" because really they're from Bangladesh!).  So

<advert> ... for them.

The Refa Tandoori (nearest and dearest to us ;-) ).  11th December 2007. All the proceeds from the meal you buy goes striaght to the Cyclone appeal.  The restaurant keeps none of the money.  And, yes, you are encouraged to pay over the odds that night.

The food is always EXCELLENT and the restaruant usually busy - so book a table on 01225 705680.  And get in NOW before it hits the local press


If you've found the archive of this page ... the Refa Tandoori is open 7 nights a week, and lunchtimes except Friday and I can utterly recommend their food.

Re: An excellent place to eat in Melksham - 11th December and other dates too - 4836/10186
Written by Lee on Monday, 18th February 2008

Children from a Melksham primary school ended their terms project on India with a visit to the Refa Tandoori (link below.)

Re: An excellent place to eat in Melksham - 11th December and other dates too - 4836/10189
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 18th February 2008

Yes ... we were in there that lunch time too.  It had a really good atmosphere even if my party of 7 were a litle surprised.  "Make Melksham Memorable" ;-)

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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021

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