Wiltshire News

School admissions window now open for primary and secondary school places

School admissions window now open for primary and secondary school places

Wiltshire residents can now apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2021 entry, for children starting school for the first time or for children who are moving from a primary to secondary school or from an infant to junior school. Applications can be now submitted online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk until the national deadline dates… Read More…

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

As pupils prepare to return to education in September, a national initiative StaySafeGetActive has been launched to encourage parents and children to improve safety and air quality around schools, as well as activity levels. Modeshift STARS, which recognises excellence in supporting sustainable travel, is inviting schools across the country to create a ‘walking bubble’ for… Read More…

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one and raise vital funds for the charity. A Memories by Moonlight ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell at 9pm on Saturday, September 26, giving people the opportunity… Read More…

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Wiltshire Council is working closely with a local school and partners to continue to run a summer programme to help children stay active during the holidays. Fit and Fed is a national programme combining sport with healthy food choices, as a response to the threat of hunger, isolation, and inactivity that some children experience during… Read More…

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…

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