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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 Litter Picks

“It costs Council Tax payers in Wiltshire over £3m each year to pick up litter.” Local volunteers come together to clean up an area of land or open space in a village, town or neighbourhood. In a nutshell: Local litter picking groups aim to clear litter from open spaces, improve the local environment and encourage ...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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Village Youth Clubs

‘The percentage of children living in rural settlements with ‘reasonable’ access by cycling to a secondary school was 28%, compared with 56% in all urban settlements.’ (Statistical Digest of Rural England, 2014) In a nutshell: A Community based, open access youth club in a village hall or rural venue. There are ...more

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Mind Reset

“In all Community Areas in Wiltshire, mental health and wellbeing for young people was identified as a key priority” ‘Mind Reset’ is a project which offers young people needs led one to one coaching, and peer led group workshops about what-ever issues they think are important. In a nutshell: Mind Reset is ...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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Figgle Fest

In a nutshell: In 2012, we set up a Picnic in the Park to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. We used the village playing field next to the village hall and set up children’s entertainment and live music for the older family members. It was so successful we decided to keep a picnic in the park themed event going every ...more

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Local history walks

“Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death in under 75s in England.” – Wiltshire JSA A history walk can bring the past to life, telling the story of a community and the people who have lived there over the centuries.  Walking regularly is an excellent way to look after your heart and stay fit and ...more

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