Wiltshire

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…

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

More pupils in the future across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will have access to specially trained mental health practitioners thanks to funding for a new programme. Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group successfully bid for funding to be part of NHS England’s… Read More…

Youth consultants to help young people’s voices be heard

Youth consultants to help young people’s voices be heard

Eight youth consultants who will provide a valuable link to young people and ensure their voices are heard are being recruited on behalf of Wiltshire Council by Community First. The consultants will ideally be between 16 and 24 years of age and be able to identify and engage with young people. Laura Mayes, cabinet member… Read More…

Wiltshire Council youth project wins national award

Wiltshire Council youth project wins national award

Wiltshire StreetGames won an award for ‘Sustainability’ at the StreetGames National Awards held in Kenilworth on 4 June 2019. The initiative, which delivers community-based sports activities, events and volunteering opportunities to young people across Wiltshire, is in its eleventh year. StreetGames are a national charity who aim to improve the lives of young people from… Read More…

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