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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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What is Shared Lives Wiltshire?

The Shared Lives Service helps people to live as part of a family, within the carers home, where they receive the support or care that they need. The service places adults who have mental health needs or learning disabilities, physical impairments, or are elderly, or those who, for a variety of reasons, cannot manage to ...more

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General Election result confirmed for South West Wiltshire constituency

General Election result confirmed fo...

The General Election result for the South West Wiltshire constituency have been confirmed. The result is as follows: Andrew Murrison – Conservative Party: 33,038 Ellen Nicholson – Liberal Democrats: 8,015 Julie Philips – Green Party: 2,434 Emily Pomroy-Smith – Labour Party: 11,408 The turnout was 55,141, which equates to 71%   more

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Dark Side of the Moon – Classi...

Join Purple Fish, the South West’s ultimate rock tribute band for a night of Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of the Moon at the Community Hall in Market Lavington on Saturday, 28th December from 7.30pm. Featuring classic tracks such as Money, The Great Gig in the Sky and Any Colour You Like, proceeds from the event ...more

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Westbury Area Board Round Up

Matravers School hosted Westbury Area Board for the first time yesterday evening (Thursday 5 December) as the Area Board had a Youth Theme. Attendees heard updates from Fairfield Farm College Principle Tina Padgett, as well as presentations from Matravers Students on the Future Leaders Programme and the Combined Cadet Force. Community ...more

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Dementia doesn’t stop retired ...

A diagnosis of vascular dementia hasn’t stopped Duncan Baxter of Westbury from enjoying life. The retired policeman is a keen bowler and fundraiser and has donated £210 to Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support from a triples tournament held at Spencer Moulton Bowls Club in Bradford on Avon. Duncan says: “Everyone ...more

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Share your Christmas memory

Alzheimer’s Support is asking people to share a Christmas memory on social media and  support people living with dementia in Wiltshire. Childhood memories can be specially important to people living with dementia. This Christmas the charity is asking everyone to share a #ChristmasMemory and donate so it can continue ...more

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