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Mental health training supp...

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 ...more

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Wiltshire Council rewards r...

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 ...more

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Wiltshire’s Neighbourhood...

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 ...more

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Where to go on Holiday: Sea...

Event Date : 29/05/2020

Allan Brodie, a historian working for Historic England, looks at a range of ideas for holidays for a Wiltshire resident from the Middle Ages to the present day. Options include going on a pilgrimage, visiting a spa and spending time on the beach, and there has always been an ...more

A Beginner’s Guide to Fam...

Event Date : 04/06/2020

Most people starting out in family history tend to begin online. This could mean asking questions of relatives on social media, or by signing up to one of the family history sites like There’s a huge amount of material available online, from census records to ...more

Wiltshire Family History So...

Event Date : 05/06/2020

The Wiltshire Family History Society was founded in 1981 and aims to encourage the study of family history, including both Wiltshire ancestry of people world-wide and the world-wide ancestry of Wiltshire residents. Members not only research their ancestors by name but, by using ...more

Telephone befrienders needed!

We are looking for friendly and confident volunteers based in Wiltshire to join our new Telephone Befriending Service to provide emotional support to local people living with sight loss during this critical period. Feeling isolated is a common challenge for people with sight loss, and recent ...more

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Volunteers needed at Tisbury

We are currently looking for extra volunteers to help at Tisbury Library on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Our Community Library Volunteers provide volunteer operated opening hours at the library, which is located in the Nadder Centre. This is a great role if you have some time to spare each month, enjoy meeting people of all ages and have a love of books and reading. Our volunteers ...more

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Volunteer with Alzheimer...

Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volunteering opportunity with Alzheimer’s Society? We are seeking local people ready to take up a fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity, with its Side by Side service. Volunteers will be paired with someone with dementia, so ...more

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this will be brilliant...

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@wiltscouncil CEMs would love to help. Who would have thought… - please can we do this in Wiltshire? CEMs would love to help. Who would have thought…

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I am still in denial over what this horrible pandemic means for those who find joy in singing, dancing and performa…

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