Wiltshire News

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

A new information booklet to help parents prepare their children for the return to school has been produced. Wiltshire Council has created a short guide with some tips to help families prepare as early years settings and schools plan to welcome more children from certain year groups from 1 June. Schools have been open for… Read More…

Wiltshire company offers helping hand to schools

Wiltshire company offers helping hand to schools

A Wiltshire company is offering a helping hand by donating 3,000 hand sanitisers to local schools as they prepare for the summer term. Meiyume, based in Trowbridge, is providing the kit and Wiltshire Council’s passenger transport unit is organising the logistics so all schools will have them in the summer term. The generous donation is… Read More…

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from their local optician. Thanks to a brand-new service – commissioned by the region’s recently-merged CCG – high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions, such as itchy and red eyes, scratched… Read More…

Council encouraging people to support food banks at their local supermarkets

Council encouraging people to support food banks at their local supermarkets

With some residents left particularly vulnerable by the COVID-19 situation, Wiltshire Council is encouraging people to continue to donate to their local food banks if they can. Some of the usual locations where people may have previously donated, such as schools and places of faith, are mainly unavailable at this time, but major supermarkets have… Read More…

Young people share their wellbeing tips during COVID-19

Young people share their wellbeing tips during COVID-19

Young people have been sharing their wellbeing tips on how to manage everyday life during COVID-19. While school routines have changed to home learning for most and there are restrictions in place for meeting up with friends during COVID-19, young people, including Members of the Wiltshire Youth Parliament have been speaking out about their own… Read More…

Make a Garden of Hope with Julian House

Make a Garden of Hope with Julian House

Julian House is a charity that supports and cares for vulnerable men, women and children. Some have been forced to sleep rough, while others have been forced to flee their homes as a result of domestic abuse. Life can be challenging for the people in their care, especially during this uncertain time. But you can… Read More…

Public asked for feedback on town and parish council recommendations

Public asked for feedback on town and parish council recommendations

People are being asked for their feedback on draft recommendations which will have an impact on some parish areas and their electoral arrangements. The recommendations are part of the ongoing Community Governance Review, a process which can make a number of changes to parish area and their electoral arrangements, such as: Merging, grouping, creating or… Read More…

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