Wiltshire

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

If the thought of the long school summer holidays is filling you with dread, look no further than The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, which has a huge range of fun-filled activities on offer this year from July through to the end of August! The first of the weekly “Make it Mondays” Family Craft Activities begins… Read More…

Skate contest rolls into Melksham

Skate contest rolls into Melksham

The final event in a countywide skate competition, supported by Wiltshire Council comes to Melksham’s popular skate park on 21 July. Youngsters from across the area will head to Melksham’s new skatepark with prizes at stake in a number of disciplines in the finale of this year’s Wiltshire Skate Series. The Fifth Skatepark, in King… Read More…

Get Active keeps kids busy this summer

Get Active keeps kids busy this summer

With the summer holidays only weeks away, Wiltshire Council’s Get Active programme has sports and activities for young people of all ages. Our sports camps this year include athletics, basketball, cricket, dance, tennis and football, and are run alongside partners including Wiltshire Cricket, Wiltshire Tennis and Swindon Town Football in the Community. These fun and… Read More…

The Big Doodle at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

The Big Doodle at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Calling all young artists! Find your inner Picasso, Hepworth, Hirst or Monet and you could be featured in a Palace exhibition. This summer, The Bishop’s Palace is holding an art competition for children, designed to get youngsters engaging with art and to discover new skills. Open to any talented or enthusiastic mini-artists, the competition will… Read More…

Wiltshire Council pledges £1.2m to help vulnerable families

Wiltshire Council pledges £1.2m to help vulnerable families

Wiltshire Council is preparing for the rise in demand for social care with a £1.2m investment to support families and children. It has agreed to fund additional social workers and support staff to provide a sustainable service for those people who need it most. A strategy – approved by the council’s cabinet at its meeting… Read More…

Heatwave to continue until the weekend

Heatwave to continue until the weekend

The Met Office has issued a yellow health warning for heatwave conditions from Tuesday until Thursday evening. The warning means there is an 80% chance of temperatures which could be a risk to health and is intended to help social and healthcare teams prepare. Fears that railway tracks could buckle in the heat prompted Network Rail… Read More…

New project to support victims of sexual and domestic abuse in Wiltshire

New project to support victims of sexual and domestic abuse in Wiltshire

A new project has launched which will provide a range of valuable support to male and female victims of domestic and sexual abuse in the county. The Phoenix Project has been commissioned by Wiltshire Council and the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and will be provided by Splitz Support Service. The project provides support… Read More…

Consultation to secure sufficient places for special schools goes live

Consultation to secure sufficient places for special schools goes live

A consultation to ensure there are sufficient places for children and young people with special needs and/or disabilities into the future in the north of the county is now live. Schools in the north of the county are already at full capacity and more space is needed as it is anticipated numbers will rise by… Read More…

Team hits the road in Bustard Ride for charity

Team hits the road in Bustard Ride for charity

A team from Wiltshire Council led by two of the authority’s corporate directors are preparing for a gruelling 130-mile sponsored bike ride around the county. Also coming along for the ride in aid of mental health charity, Wiltshire MIND, is Chief Constable Kier Pritchard from Wiltshire Police. The Bustard Ride on 21st June begins at… Read More…

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