Wiltshire News

Short breaks scheme offers range of opportunities for SEND families

Short breaks scheme offers range of opportunities for SEND families

A scheme that provides short breaks and leisure opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities is open for applications until the end of this month. The 2020-2021 Wiltshire Short Breaks Scheme is designed in consultation with parents and carers to meet the individual needs and interests of young people who… Read More…

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s  Bushfire Charity Appeal

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s Bushfire Charity Appeal

Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal. Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. As well as the choir, it also includes didgeridoos and Aboriginal… Read More…

Young Wiltshire sports stars secure funding for the future

Young Wiltshire sports stars secure funding for the future

In partnership with Wiltshire businesses, Wiltshire Council supported the county’s up and coming sports stars of the future at a recent event at County Hall, Trowbridge. Ten Sports Scholarship grants of £500 were given to young people from Wiltshire aged between eight and 18 years old who compete at either a regional or national level. Recipients can… Read More…

Trowbridge Sports Centre dry facilities to reopen

Trowbridge Sports Centre dry facilities to reopen

Trowbridge Sports Centre, which has been closed since 23 December, will partially reopen on Monday (20 January). Following a series of investigations and enabling works, the ‘dry side’ of the centre – which includes the sports hall, small sports hall, squash courts and dry change area – will open during normal opening hours from Monday.… Read More…

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

The decision on a proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be made at the joint Governing Bodies meeting in common for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups on 16 January 2020. Lucy Baker, Director of Service Delivery across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire said: “Over the last three… Read More…

Trowbridge Sports Centre update

Trowbridge Sports Centre update

Trowbridge Sports Centre, which has been closed since 23 December, will partially reopen in the next month. Following a series of surveys and investigations, the swimming pool section of the leisure centre was immediately closed last month. The site is owned by Wiltshire Council and operated in partnership by Places Leisure. Wiltshire Council has since… Read More…

More volunteers needed for scheme which provides support for children in care

More volunteers needed for scheme which provides support for children in care

A scheme which links independent adult volunteers with young people in care is looking for more people to join its committed team. An Independent Visitor (IV) offers regular long-term support and friendship to a young person living in foster or residential care. Every local authority has a duty to provide this service for its young… Read More…

Act now to avoid a dose of festive flu

Act now to avoid a dose of festive flu

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to protect themselves and their families over the next few days to avoid coming down with a festive dose of flu. While more people over the age of 65 have got their flu jab than this time last year – health… Read More…

Wiltshire Council and Police  raise awareness of domestic abuse

Wiltshire Council and Police raise awareness of domestic abuse

Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police taking 16 days of action to raise awareness of domestic abuse Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police are supporting a campaign which aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse. 16 Days of Action takes place from 25 November to 10 December and highlights that one in four women and one in… Read More…

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