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Young people taking first aid seriou...

The Amesbury Youth Cafe working with Collingwood Services have introduced a new scheme which they believe will save lives in the future. Bite Size First Aid is a course of mini modules designed to engage young people so they can understand how simple it is to preserve life, if you just know a few basic principles.   Based ...more

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Amesbury launches Dementia Action Al...

Town and Parish Councils gathered together at the iconic site of Stonehenge on Monday 21st May to mark the official launch of Amesbury Community Area Dementia Action Alliance (DAA). Councillor Graham Wright, Chair of Amesbury Health and Wellbeing Group said “The launch is the culmination of proactive, positive and a real ...more

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Children invited to join Mischief Ma...

Wiltshire Council libraries are calling for children to read six books as part of the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The challenge asks four to 11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The Mischief Makers theme is inspired by the Beano comic, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Children ...more

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Men’s Shed

“One million people aged over 65 are often or always lonely.” – AgeUK A shed is a place where people come together to learn and share DIY skills and carry out repairs and build things for the community such as benches, bird hides, nest boxes, etc. In a nutshell: A Men’s Shed provides a communal place ...more

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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & ...

Community Safety Plan DWFRS Community Safety Plan can be found on the DWFRS website; http://www.dwfire.org.uk/community-safety-plan/   Prevention We are committed to making a real difference to the lives of people in Dorset and Wiltshire. Our aim is to reduce the level of risk and harm to our communities from fire, ...more

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Mental health training supporting volunteers

Mental health training supporting vo...

Wiltshire Council has provided mental health and resilience webinars to volunteers who have been supporting residents during COVID-19. In March, hundreds of community groups and volunteers sprang into action alongside Wiltshire Council to immediately support their communities when stay at home restrictions were introduced. Wiltshire Council has been in regular contact with the groups throughout this challenging time and it was felt it would ...more

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Wiltshire Council rewards resident w...

A vigilant man has become the first Wiltshire resident to receive a financial reward through Wiltshire Council’s We’re Targeting Fly-tipping (WTF) campaign after witnessing an offence of fly-tipping in Purton. Information was collated by the resident and provided to Wiltshire Council, which resulted in a £400 fixed ...more

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Wiltshire’s Neighbourhood Plans make it easier for communities to flourish

Wiltshire’s Neighbourhood Plans ma...

Wiltshire Council has the third highest number of ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans in the country – as a national milestone of 1,000 made local plans has been passed.  Neighbourhood Plans give communities direct power to develop and shape the development and growth of their local area, allowing local people to choose where they want new homes, shops and other developments to be built. This allows people to plan for developments that meet ...more

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VCS Covid-19 Impact Survey – H...

Wessex Community Action has created an online survey to try to gain a wider understanding of how the pandemic is impacting Wiltshire’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s finances and staffing; and the potential impact this may be having on beneficiaries. The information you provide will support our ...more

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Stop Loan Sharks reach major milesto...

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) have reached a major milestone of helping 30,000 people escape the clutches of loan sharks and have increased their online presence, providing extra advice and support to victims. The team have launched a new live chat service on their website, which will be available every ...more

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