Wiltshire

Seeking Foster Carers for young refugees

Seeking Foster Carers for young refugees

Wiltshire For Refugees community group and Wiltshire Council’s Foster team are working together to find new carers and supported lodging providers in Wiltshire. They are urgently needed to accommodate the vulnerable young people arriving in the region. The majority are boys in their mid to late teens and one of the most important factors for… Read More…

Race is on to find future sporting superstars

Race is on to find future sporting superstars

Wiltshire Council is once again offering grants to fund young athletes in their quest for success. Over the past six years, 39 potential future champions in the county have benefited from funding, and the hunt is now on to find more sporting stars of the future. Sports Scholarship grants of £500 are available for Wiltshire… Read More…

Libraries Week 2019: celebrating 100 years of Wiltshire libraries

Libraries Week 2019: celebrating 100 years of Wiltshire libraries

Wiltshire Council libraries are holding a week of activities and events during 7-12 October to celebrate both national Libraries Week and the centenary of the library service in Wiltshire. Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation’s libraries, with the focus in 2019 on digital services. In Wiltshire, we will be showcasing our various e-resources… Read More…

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…

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