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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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Dementia roadmap shows the way

Alzheimer’s Support has updated its online Dementia Roadmap and Support Village to support people who may be reluctant or unable to leave home because of the coronavirus. The roadmap offers a step-by-step guide to the diagnosis process in Wiltshire, lots of good advice and a symptoms checker. It’s a great place ...more

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Parents encouraged to register babies born during lockdown

Parents encouraged to register babie...

Parents with newborn babies are being encouraged to get in touch as the telephone line to make birth registration appointments with the Wiltshire Registration Service has re-opened. People can call 0300 003 4569 to make an appointment in the Chippenham, Salisbury or Trowbridge offices. Many parents have had to wait a considerable length of time to make an appointment to register their baby’s birth. Some babies born during the lockdown ...more

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Less than a year to go to apply for the EU resettlement scheme

Less than a year to go to apply for ...

There is now less than a year to go until the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Wiltshire Council is encouraging local residents to apply for the scheme. The UK Government has put this scheme in place to allow people to demonstrate their continued right to be here. While Wiltshire Council is not responsible for checking people have registered, EU settlement scheme registration is an important step towards retaining ...more

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Summer holiday activities are go! Latest information for 5-12 year olds is now available

Summer holiday activities are go! La...

Parents looking for summer activities for their 5 – 12 year olds can now find a wealth of opportunities all in one handy brochure – http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/downloads/23245. Wiltshire Council has asked local providers to send details of activities including charges, venues and dates to help parents plot how to keep children busy over the summer holidays. The activities are aimed at 5 – 12 year olds and are particularly to help ...more

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Council still faces financial challenges despite government funding announcement

Council still faces financial challe...

Following last week’s announcement by Government on additional emergency funding for local authorities, Wiltshire Council’s latest projections show that this has significantly reduced the chances of issuing a section 114 notice, but there are still challenges ahead.  On 2 July, the government confirmed local authorities would receive an additional further £500m in a non-ring fenced grant to cover expenditure. The government also confirmed ...more

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Funding for Football Clubs in England and Wales to Prepare their Buildings to Safely Reopen

Funding for Football Clubs in Englan...

Football clubs and organisations that manage their own building and have a minimum 12 months security of tenure can apply for grants from a new £2.19 million funding pot, allowing them to make necessary changes and modifications to their premises before reopening. The funding is to be spent in the following three key areas: Keeping the clubhouse and equipment clean. Maintaining social distancing and avoiding congestion. Promoting good ...more

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