Wiltshire News

Mells cabaret show in aid of We Hear You

Mells cabaret show in aid of We Hear You

Local performer Rosie Miles is organising a cabaret in Mells Tithe Barn on 15th December in aid of Frome-based counselling charity We Hear You. This is the second time Rosie’s cabaret has come to Mells and the event ruffled some local feathers the last time it was held in 2011. Described by Rosie as ‘a… Read More…

Proposals for vision for special education in Wiltshire outlined

Proposals for vision for special education in Wiltshire outlined

Plans to invest around £20m to ensure every child or young person with special educational needs and or disabilities gets a first class education are being put forward for Wiltshire. After three years of consultation with families, schools and communities, Wiltshire Council is proposing a vision of two schools which will be centres of excellence… Read More…

Love our High Streets £10m investment

Love our High Streets £10m investment

Up to £10m is set to be invested in boosting our region’s high streets thanks to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Regional Mayor Tim Bowles met with Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council; Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol on Friday,… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

Tree Conference supports younger generation working to regenerate the Earth

Tree Conference supports younger generation working to regenerate the Earth

The Tree Conference at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Sunday was an inspirational, sell-out event which showcased effective strategies for citizen-led reforestation and for halting deforestation worldwide. Attended by a 240-strong audience, the event placed a core focus on supporting the younger generation to be resilient caretakers of the Earth. In a Skype interview… Read More…

Wiltshire Council meets with businesses affected by new animal licence regulations

Wiltshire Council meets with businesses affected by new animal licence regulations

Wiltshire Council has held successful and well-attended seminars with local businesses that carry animal licences, to talk and support them through changes to national regulations. The changes are due to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, which came into effect from 1 October. The changes include amendments to a small… Read More…

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

School children from across Wiltshire headed for County Hall, Trowbridge, to enjoy a peek into the future. They were guests at Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire Council has to Offer – a day of presentations and exhibitions for pupils and teachers. Baroness Jane Scott OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, opened the event. She said: “It’s… Read More…

Think you’ve got the skillz?

Think you’ve got the skillz?

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Town Football Club have teamed up to deliver Kick It Out events during the October half term in Trowbridge and Tidworth. ‘Kick it Out’ is football’s equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change. The ‘Kick it Out’… Read More…

Lisa Wells publishes picture book for children facing bereavement

Lisa Wells publishes picture book for children facing bereavement

Frome resident Lisa Wells has co-written a book with acclaimed children’s author Michelle Robinson, aimed at young children who are facing the loss of a parent. Lisa was diagnosed with terminal bowel and liver cancer in December 2017 aged just 32, five weeks after giving birth to her second child, Saffia. She has worked tirelessly… Read More…

Wiltshire home library service brings the library to your door

Wiltshire home library service brings the library to your door

If you, a friend or relative loves reading but are unable to get to the library because of a disability, ill health, mobility issues or due to caring responsibilities at home, Wiltshire Council’s home library service may be the perfect solution. The free service, which is delivered by volunteers, is available for eligible customers who… Read More…

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