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Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan out soon

The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan and the council’s Schedule of Proposed Changes will be examined in public by an inspector from April 2  at the Civic Centre, Trowbridge. The Plans for the supply of land for future housing will be reviewed at the...

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Students first with new game

A computer game has been invented by two Salisbury students – a first for students still studying at Wiltshire College & University Centre. Jack Coleman and William Batty-Smith, both HNC Computer Games Animation students, are hugely proud their game Hectic...

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In the swim for free

Free swimming is available for children and young people at Wiltshire Council leisure centres during the half-term break from February 18 to 22. The scheme is open to all under 16s who, once registered can have one free swim session each day. All swimming pools aim to...

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Make a difference in Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council seeks people interested in making a difference and who are passionate about their community. The council invites anyone to the next Town Council Meeting on Monday, March 4, and holds an Open Evening on Thursday, March 7 at 7.30pm where you can...

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Dog law covers public places

New rules about dogs in public places come into force in North Dorset on March 31. More than 850 people had their say about where and when dogs should be allowed in public places. North Dorset District Council considered the views of dog owners, and concerns of other...

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Community hall project progresses

Gillingham Scout Group thank all the supporters who voted in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. A judging panel awarded more than £4,800 to buy tables and chairs for the new community hall being built in Milton on Stour. The new building will be a valuable asset...

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MP wants better college funding deal

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to fund a better deal for Further Education colleges like Wiltshire College. South West Wilts MP Andrew Murrison joined 164 MPs to lobby the chancellor. “Over the past decade, school and university spending has been protected...

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Famous musicians tragic death

Father of two David Coram, 42, from Salisbury, was found hanging at a farm in Downton, Wiltshire, where he had a workshop, seven miles from his home. The locally-famous musician and organ builder who was director of music at a well-known London church is suspected to...

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Putting views forward on green area

Warminster Town Councillors are asking for views on the use of the putting green area in the Lake Pleasure Grounds. At a meeting of the Devolved Services and Assets Committee, councillors unanimously agree that the council would review the future of the putting green...

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Friends charity gives almost £40k

Wiltshire Air Ambulance received a cheque worth £20,583.73 and Bobby Van Trust £18,200 at the WAA airbase in Semington February 12. Emily Tulloch and her small team organised a massive fundraising venture at the Hillbrush Company in Mere at the end of last year for...

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High Streets funding bid to help businesses

The government’s £675 million Future High Streets fund could help to regenerate Salisbury's city centre. The fund is open for applications from towns and cities in England. It recognises the continuing importance of high streets as places where commerce and community...

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Fire service to cost more

Fire and Rescue Services for the year starting on April 1 will cost £74.87, an increase by 2.99%, or £2.17, on last year. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority Chief Fire Officer Ben Ansell said: “We lobbied for the freedoms and flexibilities to increase...

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Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan out soon

The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan and the council’s Schedule of Proposed Changes will be examined in public by an inspector from April 2  at the Civic Centre, Trowbridge. The Plans for the supply of land for future housing will be reviewed at the...

read more

Students first with new game

A computer game has been invented by two Salisbury students – a first for students still studying at Wiltshire College & University Centre. Jack Coleman and William Batty-Smith, both HNC Computer Games Animation students, are hugely proud their game Hectic...

read more

In the swim for free

Free swimming is available for children and young people at Wiltshire Council leisure centres during the half-term break from February 18 to 22. The scheme is open to all under 16s who, once registered can have one free swim session each day. All swimming pools aim to...

read more

Make a difference in Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council seeks people interested in making a difference and who are passionate about their community. The council invites anyone to the next Town Council Meeting on Monday, March 4, and holds an Open Evening on Thursday, March 7 at 7.30pm where you can...

read more

Dog law covers public places

New rules about dogs in public places come into force in North Dorset on March 31. More than 850 people had their say about where and when dogs should be allowed in public places. North Dorset District Council considered the views of dog owners, and concerns of other...

read more

Community hall project progresses

Gillingham Scout Group thank all the supporters who voted in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. A judging panel awarded more than £4,800 to buy tables and chairs for the new community hall being built in Milton on Stour. The new building will be a valuable asset...

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De-humidifier

De-humidifier compact unused 240v or 12v plug into your car/caravan economical returns warm dry air £70 delivery poss 01722 743681

Doors/windows/frames

Doors/windows/frames upvc white build conservatory/summerhouse etc phone for sizes donation to your favorite charity delivery poss 01722 743681

Doggy basket

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Garden Shed – Brand New

10 x 8 ft and 7 ft at apex. £100 to buy, dismantle and take away. Excellent bargain in an Amesbury new build property - 01980 624620

WANTED. Cleaner.

Reliable domestic cleaner for one hour one day a week. References required. No agencies please. Bishopdown area. Telephone 01722 330411

New wash basin

Wickes Belize semi recessed wash basin new unable to use £20 01722 742247

De-humidifier

De-humidifier compact unused 240v or 12v plug into your car/caravan economical returns warm dry air £70 delivery poss 01722 743681

Doors/windows/frames

Doors/windows/frames upvc white build conservatory/summerhouse etc phone for sizes donation to your favorite charity delivery poss 01722 743681

Doggy basket

Doggy basket spacious easy clean cutaway front comfy blanket liner included unused donation your favorite charity delivery poss 01722 743681

Garden Shed – Brand New

10 x 8 ft and 7 ft at apex. £100 to buy, dismantle and take away. Excellent bargain in an Amesbury new build property – 01980 624620

WANTED. Cleaner.

Reliable domestic cleaner for one hour one day a week. References required. No agencies please. Bishopdown area. Telephone 01722 330411

Jobs For You

Care assistant for 95 yr old – Verwood

Very disabled man needing more help to stay in own home - need 1/2 people to provide 7 day cover early morning (8.00-9.00) & evening (7.45-8.45) - some flexibility. Duties to include help with dressing/undressing, getting breakfast, general personal care. Other...

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Hospitality Assistant – Gracewell of Salisbury

About the role Reporting to the Head Chef, the Hospitality Assistant links the kitchen team to the care team by delivering a professional dining experience to our residents As a Hospitality Assistant, you’ll be making every day special to our Gracewell residents, and...

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Youth Adventure Trust – Volunteer Mentor

Could you offer 2 hours a fortnight of your time? The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity supporting vulnerable 11-16yr olds in Wiltshire and Swindon through outdoor education. We are recruiting volunteer mentors from the local area to provide one to...

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Care assistant for 95 yr old – Verwood

Very disabled man needing more help to stay in own home - need 1/2 people to provide 7 day cover early morning (8.00-9.00) & evening (7.45-8.45) - some flexibility. Duties to include help with dressing/undressing, getting breakfast, general personal care. Other...

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Hospitality Assistant – Gracewell of Salisbury

About the role Reporting to the Head Chef, the Hospitality Assistant links the kitchen team to the care team by delivering a professional dining experience to our residents As a Hospitality Assistant, you’ll be making every day special to our Gracewell residents, and...

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Youth Adventure Trust – Volunteer Mentor

Could you offer 2 hours a fortnight of your time? The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity supporting vulnerable 11-16yr olds in Wiltshire and Swindon through outdoor education. We are recruiting volunteer mentors from the local area to provide one to...

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Residential Support (Childcare) Worker

We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at one of our homes in the heart of Salisbury, here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual...

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Rod gave a real performance

By Sue Anslow At the Salisbury City Hall concert ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck  - The Rod Stewart Story’, on February 8, we were pleasantly surprised. We had great seats near the front so had a clear view. First impressions were that the band was beautifully dressed in...

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Great story properly told

By Fanny Charles Robert Louis Stevenson understood the timeless appeal of a great adventure and his most popular book, Treasure Island, continues to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre staged a swashbuckling production,...

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Hats off to open top motoring

By Maurice Hardy It may be cold outside but that’s exactly the right reason to be thinking of buying a convertible car. After all, driving with the roof down is all about warm and balmy summer days, although you may have seen some barmy, hardy (not me!) types driving...

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Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...

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An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...

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Rod gave a real performance

By Sue Anslow At the Salisbury City Hall concert ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck  - The Rod Stewart Story’, on February 8, we were pleasantly surprised. We had great seats near the front so had a clear view. First impressions were that the band was beautifully dressed in...

read more

Great story properly told

By Fanny Charles Robert Louis Stevenson understood the timeless appeal of a great adventure and his most popular book, Treasure Island, continues to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre staged a swashbuckling production,...

read more

Hats off to open top motoring

By Maurice Hardy It may be cold outside but that’s exactly the right reason to be thinking of buying a convertible car. After all, driving with the roof down is all about warm and balmy summer days, although you may have seen some barmy, hardy (not me!) types driving...

read more

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Hearing Care

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Burnbake Trust

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Durrington Village Hall Group

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