Wiltshire News

Brave Man will Skydive for Children and Families of Frome

Brave Man will Skydive for Children and Families of Frome

Purple Elephant Productions, the people behind the Children’s Festival and Toy Library, are very excited that one of their loyal volunteers is being exceedingly brave and doing a skydive to help raise funds for their work, bringing free activities to the children and families of Frome. Local Frome resident, John Clarke, has already helped at… Read More…

Help needed to save Wiltshire children’s centres

Help needed to save Wiltshire children’s centres

6 MORE CHILDREN’S CENTRES THREATENED WITH CLOSURE.   A campaign has started to fight the proposed closure of Westbury’s Children’s Centre. Wiltshire Council has proposed closing 6 more Children’s Centres (formerly known as SureStart centres) only 3 years after a reorganisation that saw nearly half of all such centres close. Following the launch of the… Read More…

Successful bid for new SEN school in Wiltshire

Successful bid for new SEN school in Wiltshire

A new £12m school will provide much needed special educational needs places in the south of Wiltshire. Wiltshire Council successfully bid for Department for Education (DFE) funding to create a 150-pupil school for pupils aged 4 to 19 years. The school will help pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)… Read More…

98% of Wiltshire children given one of their secondary school preferences

98% of Wiltshire children given one of their secondary school preferences

Figures released today (1 March) show 98% of Wiltshire children will attend one of their preferred choices of secondary school from this September. Wiltshire has been able to offer 93% of parents their first preference school – up from 92% last year. Parents who applied online have found out their decisions today, while those who… Read More…

Wiltshire camp for seriously ill children calls on locals for help

Wiltshire camp for seriously ill children calls on locals for help

Over the Wall, the children’s charity that provides free residential camps for children with serious illness based in Liddlington, Wiltshire, has developed new ‘Daytime Volunteer’ opportunities in a bid to encourage more local people to help by volunteering.  The charity- originally founded by the Hollywood legend, Paul Newman- is this year celebrating 20 years since the actor launched the organisation. The… Read More…

School is dropped from housing plans

School is dropped from housing plans

Plans for a new primary school at Elm Grove in Trowbridge have been dropped by Wiltshire Council following public consultations last month. The plans to develop the land included family homes, a school and enhanced sports and recreation facilities. Campaigners are celebrating the council’s decision to abandon plans to build the school on the Queen… Read More…

Fundraising Family Bingo Night for Frome Children’s Sports Festival

Fundraising Family Bingo Night for Frome Children’s Sports Festival

Frome Children’s Festival are running a family bingo evening on 15th March at Frome Football Club to raise funds for the town’s Sports Festival.  The Sports Festival, which offers a warm and open invitation to all Frome and area families, brings a fun-packed week of free sports tasters in April for everyone to enjoy and… Read More…

Barnardo’s awarded contract to provide leisure and social opportunities to children and young people with additional needs in Wiltshire

Barnardo’s awarded contract to provide leisure and social opportunities to children and young people with additional needs in Wiltshire

Children and young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Wiltshire will continue to enjoy clubs and short-break activities after charity Barnardo’s secured a three year contract. Wiltshire Council re-awarded the charity the £570,000 contract to run the Wiltshire Short Breaks & Positive Activities Service which aims to increase opportunities for eligible children… Read More…

Get National Children’s Day UK in your diary

Get National Children’s Day UK in your diary

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. This year National Children’s Day UK is taking place on Sunday 12th May and people can run any… Read More…

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