Wiltshire News

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…

Fourth annual Frome Small Publishers’ Fair set for July 6th

Fourth annual Frome Small Publishers’ Fair set for July 6th

NOW FIRMLY ESTABLISHED as a very successful and popular free event, Frome Writers’ Collective’s fourth annual Small Publishers’ Fair takes place this year on Saturday, July 6th, complementing the already strong literary content of the Frome Festival programme. The Fair will be opened at 10.00am by FWC patron Barry Cunningham OBE. Barry is always a… Read More…

Pop-up shop causes a ‘sen.se-sation’

Pop-up shop causes a ‘sen.se-sation’

After popping up in Taunton and Yeovil a sen.se Sational addition to the market town of Frome has opened. The new outlet in Bath Street, supported by Somerset County Council, is run by pupils from special schools across Somerset selling a huge range of products they have made themselves. From ornaments, jams and upcycled furniture,… Read More…

School places made ready for Army Basing

School places made ready for Army Basing

Hundreds of children of Service Personnel will join local schools from September as Army families move from Germany to Wiltshire. As part of the Army Basing Programme, some 4,000 Service Personnel and their families are moving to Wiltshire this summer. Hundreds of school places have been prepared as Wiltshire Council has worked closely with partners… Read More…

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