Wiltshire News

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. The new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 November) and ‘Cyber Monday’, (Monday 30 November), the two… Read More…

Competition time!

Competition time!

Do you love writing? Maybe you’re more of a crafty person and enjoy making things? Perhaps creating posters is more your thing? If you’re aged four to 18 we want to hear from you! Wiltshire Council is launching a competition to encourage young people to share their creative flair during lockdown. Poetry, short stories, posters… Read More…

Don’t miss out on free childcare for two-year-olds

Don’t miss out on free childcare for two-year-olds

Wiltshire Council is encouraging parents with a child who will be two years old on or before the 31 December 2020 to apply for 15 hours free childcare. The childcare, known as Better 2gether Funding, is for parents who are on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, those that have an income of less than £16,190… Read More…

Lockdown two – libraries still here for you

Lockdown two – libraries still here for you

Libraries would like to reassure customers that key services are remaining in place during this new lockdown period. The popular “library choice” service and the reservation service for specific requests will continue to be available, but customers will no longer be able to browse shelves. The libraries service will also still provide limited access to… Read More…

Wiltshire mum gains Royal recognition after amazing learning journey

Wiltshire mum gains Royal recognition after amazing learning journey

“It is never too late to learn something new.” That’s the words of Wiltshire mum Hannah Wilkins who has received a special recognition from HRH The Princess Royal for her special commitment to learning. Hannah was nominated for the Festival of Learning 2020 Awards by Wiltshire Council’s Family and Community Learning Team after she took… Read More…

Many council services continuing during national restrictions

Many council services continuing during national restrictions

With national restrictions being introduced from tomorrow (5 November), Wiltshire Council has confirmed how this will affect their services over the next four weeks. The majority of council services will continue to run or stay open as normally as possible. They include services such as: Social care services Revenue and benefits Household recycling centres and… Read More…

Free meals for vulnerable children in Wiltshire during school holidays

Free meals for vulnerable children in Wiltshire during school holidays

Wiltshire’s vulnerable children will benefit from free meals during October half-term after Wiltshire Council agreed to ensure families struggling with food poverty in the county are supported. Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills, said: “We know that many families are feeling the financial pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want… Read More…

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) annual Santas on the Run event is back but not as you know it! Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their distance, route and their festive dress.    CHSW’s festive fundraisers are usually held at Bristol Harbourside, RHS Rosemoor in Devon and the Eden Project in… Read More…

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