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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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Amesbury Area Board round up

Amesbury residents took part in a lively workshop at the Area Board meeting yesterday to discuss the Climate Emergency.   The challenges facing all of us were outlined in joint presentations by Wiltshire Council’s Cllr Richard Clewer, Cllr Graham Wright and Extinction Rebellion. Information & displays were available ...more

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Dementia Advisers are here to help

Providing help, support, a friendly face and sometimes a shoulder to cry on are just some of the ways Alzheimer’s Support’s Dementia Advisers help people living with dementia from the point of diagnosis to however long they are needed. Some advisers can have as many as 400 clients, for whom they are always at ...more

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Grant application deadline Friday 6 ...

The next round of grant applications will be heard at Amesbury Area Board on Thursday 16 January.  The deadline for submitting these grant applications is Friday 6 December 2019. There is a range of funding opportunities available to community groups covering the Amesbury area, including the surrounding villages.   Wiltshire ...more

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Black Friday – special offers at W...

            Get 12 months for the price of 9 on annual Life Zone, Fitness Zone or Swim Zone leisure memberships during our Black Friday promotion taking place next weekend; 29, 30 November and 1 December at Wiltshire Council leisure centres. Choose the membership type that suits your requirements ...more

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Pocket Parks funding

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is inviting applications from community-led organisations working in partnership with local authorities and other local partners to apply for grants, from a £1.35 million fund. The aim is to establish new pocket parks, creating safe and usable green spaces, and ...more

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Helping unpaid carers back to work

Carer Support Wiltshire is pleased to announce the launch of a new service helping unpaid carers who want to return to the workplace. The Returners Programme can be accessed via a new website www.carersbacktowork.co.uk and provides carers looking to return to work with support, tools and training to update their skills. ...more

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