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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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More volunteers needed for Ofsted-pr...

Ofsted has praised a scheme which provides “valuable support” by linking independent adult volunteers with young people in care. Our Independent Visitor Scheme has been running for 19 years, and links young people in care with independent adult volunteers who are able to spend quality, fun time with them on ...more

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Grant funding available for community groups

Grant funding available for communit...

Westbury Area Board has grant funding available for local projects and Community Engagement Manager Graeme Morrison is inviting applications from organisations with project ideas which need some support to get up and running. Graeme said “We have 3 separate pots of money available to local groups. If you have a project  or an idea which could do with some financial support, please get in touch with me. I am happy to discuss any ideas.” The ...more

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Artist or art therapist vacancy

Could you lead Alzheimer’s Support’s friendly art group in Warminster? It’s a lovely role for an experienced artist or art therapist, every Monday afternoon during term time. The artist or art therapist would be expected to: Plan and lead art projects for around 12 people. Source materials for projects Support members ...more

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People urged to respond to annual ca...

Forms are set to land on around 223,000 doormats across the county as we launch our annual canvass to ensure the electoral register is up to date. Residents are urged to respond online or by telephone if they can, although they are also welcome to return the form by post in the pre-paid envelope provided. Last year an ...more

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Gentle exercise classes run by Alzhe...

Movement for the Mind classes are run by Alzheimer’s Support for people living with dementia and their carers, where having fun and making new friends is every bit as important as the exercise.  “Not everyone can do all of the exercises, but people work within their limitations so are still actively participating,” ...more

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The Big Jam! It’s not a concer...

Calling all musicians! We need you to join our musical mash-up on 20th September as part of BBC Music Day. We are looking for music maker of all ages, genres and traditions to join in our jamming spectacular. Share your music with others and learn something new in an uplifting evening hosted by people living with dementia. The ...more

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