Wiltshire News

Back to the Middle Ages – History Centre Family Fun Day

Back to the Middle Ages – History Centre Family Fun Day

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham throws open its doors this half term, with a day (Saturday 2 November) of free activities for all the family. The fun gets underway at 10am where there will be workshops, displays and activities until 4pm. Visitors can travel back in time to join the College of… Read More…

Three local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups to merge next April

Three local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups to merge next April

Three groups responsible for the planning, buying and monitoring of health services in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are to become a single organisation in April 2020. The merger, which has been given formal approval by NHS England and NHS Improvement today, follows a period of engagement with the public, staff, providers… Read More…

Now’s the time to Kick It Out

Now’s the time to Kick It Out

Wiltshire Council has teamed up with Swindon Town Football Foundation to deliver Kick It Out events during October half term for young people aged 11 to 19. ‘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… Read More…

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

New directory launched to help parents find pregnancy, birth and baby support and services in Frome. A local group of pregnancy and baby practitioners in Frome have collaborated to create a new guide to the wide range pregnancy, postnatal and parenting services available in the area. Eleanor Hayes, who coordinates Frome’s Pregnancy, Birth and Baby… Read More…

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…

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