Wiltshire News

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…

New Discretionary Grant Scheme opens for applications

New Discretionary Grant Scheme opens for applications

Wiltshire Council has launched its local Discretionary Grant scheme after receiving over £5.1 million of additional Government funding to support small businesses. This new fund is aimed at small and micro businesses that can demonstrate they have suffered a significant fall in income due to COVID-19, have ongoing fixed property-related costs and occupy property or… Read More…

Street markets to open and sell their full range of goods

Street markets to open and sell their full range of goods

Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council’s street markets will be open from Monday 1 June with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods. When Government COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, market stalls were only able to sell food, but now they can sell all items again. Social distancing will be… Read More…

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

A new information booklet to help parents prepare their children for the return to school has been produced. Wiltshire Council has created a short guide with some tips to help families prepare as early years settings and schools plan to welcome more children from certain year groups from 1 June. Schools have been open for… Read More…

Wiltshire company offers helping hand to schools

Wiltshire company offers helping hand to schools

A Wiltshire company is offering a helping hand by donating 3,000 hand sanitisers to local schools as they prepare for the summer term. Meiyume, based in Trowbridge, is providing the kit and Wiltshire Council’s passenger transport unit is organising the logistics so all schools will have them in the summer term. The generous donation is… Read More…

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from their local optician. Thanks to a brand-new service – commissioned by the region’s recently-merged CCG – high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions, such as itchy and red eyes, scratched… Read More…

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