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Wiltshire council and its communities run many projects, follow one of the projects below to find out more.

Repair cafe

“The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single year, less than 50% is recycled.” In a nutshell: We throw away vast amounts of stuff.  Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair.  Climate change, rising CO2 levels and plastics in the ocean are all ...more

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Community Self Build – Buildin...

“I was encouraged by the local council to apply for the CSBA Scheme, I rang them and said; “I am disabled, unemployed, on benefits and I know nothing of building.” They said; “You fit all the criteria!” I have never looked back.”  In a nutshell:  The Community Self Build Agency aim ...more

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Riverside Community Centre

Community Centres provided people with the opportunity to work and organise together for the benefit of their local communities, including adult education social, cultural activities, and a meeting place for voluntary organisations or other groups in the community which need accommodation. In a nutshell: Riverside Community ...more

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Community Hub

Community shops are sustainable, democratic forms of businesses that succeed where commercial ventures have failed. In a climate that sees around 400 commercial village shops close each year, community-owned shops not only represent a better form of business, they directly respond to some of the key challenges facing rural ...more

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Foodbank

‘Wiltshire has over 11,000 children (0‐19yrs) living in poverty, which represents 10.6% of children’ In a nutshell: A foodbank is a volunteer-led service providing food for those families most in need.  The centres provide: emergency food parcels to people in crisis; a befriending and listening service for ...more

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Community Land Trusts

In a nutshell: A community land trust aims to help to acquire suitable local sites on behalf of the community and then build and manage developments that people actually want… Wilton Community Land Trust (Wilton CLT) was formed in 2012 to create an effective, community led, alternative to private, profit-driven development ...more

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