Wiltshire

Children’s Service Needs Local Sponsors Or Playtime Will Have To End

Children’s Service Needs Local Sponsors Or Playtime Will Have To End

Amazing local organisation, The Frome Toy Library has today announced that its very future now hangs in the balance. Toy Library organisers, Purple Elephant, are facing this wonderful group’s possible closure in less than two months if a relatively small amount of money cannot be found to save it. This vital, non-profit community service, which… Read More…

New Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub to improve health and mental wellbeing

New Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub to improve health and mental wellbeing

Wiltshire Council is launching the new Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub which will assist people who want to improve their health and mental wellbeing. The Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub will utilise Health Improvement Coaches that can support people to make practical changes to improve their health and mental wellbeing through one-to-one support. The new service builds on… Read More…

Don’t wait and worry, says Macmillan GP

Don’t wait and worry, says Macmillan GP

A Macmillan GP is urging people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to see their GP if they are experiencing signs or symptoms that could be cancer. Local Macmillan GP Jennie Wallace is backing Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire’s CCG Don’t Wait and Worry campaign. The campaign was prompted… Read More…

School admissions window now open for primary and secondary school places

School admissions window now open for primary and secondary school places

Wiltshire residents can now apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2021 entry, for children starting school for the first time or for children who are moving from a primary to secondary school or from an infant to junior school. Applications can be now submitted online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk until the national deadline dates… Read More…

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

As pupils prepare to return to education in September, a national initiative StaySafeGetActive has been launched to encourage parents and children to improve safety and air quality around schools, as well as activity levels. Modeshift STARS, which recognises excellence in supporting sustainable travel, is inviting schools across the country to create a ‘walking bubble’ for… Read More…

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one and raise vital funds for the charity. A Memories by Moonlight ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell at 9pm on Saturday, September 26, giving people the opportunity… Read More…

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Wiltshire Council is working closely with a local school and partners to continue to run a summer programme to help children stay active during the holidays. Fit and Fed is a national programme combining sport with healthy food choices, as a response to the threat of hunger, isolation, and inactivity that some children experience during… Read More…

Funding awarded for first phase of walking and cycling projects

Funding awarded for first phase of walking and cycling projects

Wiltshire Council has received confirmation of £227,000 funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to progress the first five road reallocation schemes in the county. The five schemes, in Salisbury, Bradford on Avon, Purton, Trowbridge, and Chippenham, are based on existing bus routes and will link the city and town centres with homes and places… Read More…

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