Wiltshire News

Top tips for families as school admissions window opens in September

Top tips for families as school admissions window opens in September

Wiltshire residents can apply for primary and secondary school places from 1 September 2019 for September 2020 entry. Both primary and secondary school applications as well as infant to junior transfer applications can be submitted online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk from that date. Applicants who apply online before the national deadline dates of 31 October 2019 for… Read More…

Trowbridge shortlisted for major investment

Trowbridge shortlisted for major investment

Trowbridge is in line for significant investment which will breathe new life into the town after being shortlisted for major Government funding. Wiltshire Council, in partnership with town and parish councils, has submitted expressions of interest for the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to boost Trowbridge for residents, businesses and visitors. The Future High Streets… Read More…

Explore your own wonderland at a new children’s sensory walk

Explore your own wonderland at a new children’s sensory walk

An Alice in Wonderland themed family event is planned for the October half term at Lackham House to raise money to support children and adults living with a disability. A Wander in Wonderland, taking place on Monday 28 October 2019, is designed for children aged 1-11 to experience the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of… Read More…

Make the most of summer in Wiltshire

Make the most of summer in Wiltshire

From leisure centres with a host of activities, to exploring the great outdoors – for a fun-packed summer, Wiltshire is the place to be. With 21 leisure centres across the county, events in your community, historic sites and our iconic countryside, there’s something for everyone to get involved with this summer.  Wiltshire Council leisure offer… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

Businesses encouraged to make breastfeeding mums feel at home

Businesses encouraged to make breastfeeding mums feel at home

Wiltshire Council is encouraging more local businesses to sign up to a scheme designed to make it easier for mums to breastfeed comfortably when they are out and about. Feedback from mums suggests that some stop breastfeeding because they feel uncomfortable doing so in public, even though all mothers have a right to breastfeed wherever… Read More…

Wiltshire Council achieves top marks for work with children and families

Wiltshire Council achieves top marks for work with children and families

“Children increasingly receive the help and support they need from the right people at the right time.” That’s the verdict of Ofsted inspectors who visited Wiltshire Council recently to review children’s social care services. The council has been given a “Good” rating for all areas following the inspection in June – the only local authority… Read More…

Children and young people in care recognised at special awards ceremony

Children and young people in care recognised at special awards ceremony

Young people of all ages came together to celebrate personal achievements as they took part in a special awards ceremony at County Hall in Trowbridge. The event in the Atrium was an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the attainments made by children in care despite often having a difficult start in life.  Laura Mayes, Wiltshire… Read More…

Children invited to join Space Chase at Wiltshire Council libraries

Children invited to join Space Chase at Wiltshire Council libraries

Wiltshire Council libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer, as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase,… Read More…

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