Wiltshire News

Tree Conference supports younger generation working to regenerate the Earth

Tree Conference supports younger generation working to regenerate the Earth

The Tree Conference at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Sunday was an inspirational, sell-out event which showcased effective strategies for citizen-led reforestation and for halting deforestation worldwide. Attended by a 240-strong audience, the event placed a core focus on supporting the younger generation to be resilient caretakers of the Earth. In a Skype interview… Read More…

Wiltshire Council meets with businesses affected by new animal licence regulations

Wiltshire Council meets with businesses affected by new animal licence regulations

Wiltshire Council has held successful and well-attended seminars with local businesses that carry animal licences, to talk and support them through changes to national regulations. The changes are due to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, which came into effect from 1 October. The changes include amendments to a small… Read More…

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

School children from across Wiltshire headed for County Hall, Trowbridge, to enjoy a peek into the future. They were guests at Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire Council has to Offer – a day of presentations and exhibitions for pupils and teachers. Baroness Jane Scott OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, opened the event. She said: “It’s… Read More…

Think you’ve got the skillz?

Think you’ve got the skillz?

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Town Football Club have teamed up to deliver Kick It Out events during the October half term in Trowbridge and Tidworth. ‘Kick it Out’ is football’s equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change. The ‘Kick it Out’… Read More…

Lisa Wells publishes picture book for children facing bereavement

Lisa Wells publishes picture book for children facing bereavement

Frome resident Lisa Wells has co-written a book with acclaimed children’s author Michelle Robinson, aimed at young children who are facing the loss of a parent. Lisa was diagnosed with terminal bowel and liver cancer in December 2017 aged just 32, five weeks after giving birth to her second child, Saffia. She has worked tirelessly… Read More…

Wiltshire home library service brings the library to your door

Wiltshire home library service brings the library to your door

If you, a friend or relative loves reading but are unable to get to the library because of a disability, ill health, mobility issues or due to caring responsibilities at home, Wiltshire Council’s home library service may be the perfect solution. The free service, which is delivered by volunteers, is available for eligible customers who… Read More…

100 free activities for Family Learning Festival in Wiltshire

100 free activities for Family Learning Festival in Wiltshire

Families in Melksham, Tidworth & Warminster community areas will have the chance to participate in 100 free activities and workshops this October & November as the Family Learning Festival returns to Wiltshire. The festival aims to stimulate family learning at home and further learning within the community by inspiring children to develop their learning skills… Read More…

WHY’s Santa Dash returns!

WHY’s Santa Dash returns!

Local counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) are holding their second 5k ‘Santa Dash’ on Sunday 9th December at the Old Showfield in Frome. The event is supported by Frome Running Club and Frome Cricket Club, with all proceeds going towards WHY’s free professional counselling service for anyone affected or bereaved by a life threatening… Read More…

Race is on to find future sporting superstars

Race is on to find future sporting superstars

Wiltshire Council in partnership with businesses is once again offering grants to fund young athletes in their quest for success. Over the past five years, 34 potential champions in the county have benefited from funding, and the hunt is now on to find more sporting stars of the future. Sports Scholarship grants of £500 are… Read More…

Celebrating Elderhood

Celebrating Elderhood

During a week of events commemorating older people in early October, creative ageing expert Alan Heeks calls for a new form of Elderhood, and hosts a community event near Salisbury paying tribute to elders. Our Generations: Multi-generational Conservation Weekend Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Friday 5 October – Sunday 7 October, Elders Circle to be held on Silver… Read More…

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