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Carpet company celebrates ‘looming’ sales success

Local carpet manufacturer, Wilton Carpets Commercial is to stage a Celebration Day at its historic Wilton manufacturing site. On July 19, Mayor of Wilton, Cllr Trevor Batchelder, unveils a commemorative plaque to mark the company’s latest machinery acquisition, a... read more

Commemoration Day for Leaden Hall

Leaden Hall School marked the end of an era with an afternoon of celebration for more than 400 current and former pupils and their parents, alumnae, governors, community friends and current and former staff. They have all contributed to the life of the school over the... read more

Chicks in distress

An animal rescue owner saved the life of a prestigious peregrine falcon chick called Raphael who was blown by the wind and plunged hundreds of feet off a parapet at Salisbury Cathedral. The distressed chick was found by a sharp eyed passer bye at dusk late Tuesday... read more

New Deputy Head at Cathedral School

Salisbury Cathedral School has appointed a new Deputy Head, Nick Hawker, who joins the school in September. He is currently Deputy Head and Director of Studies at Polwhele House School in Truro.  He oversees the school’s extensive extra-curricular programme as an able... read more

Sunset Ceremony for Salisbury

Salisbury City Council are hosting a Sunset Ceremony in association with The Royal Artillery on Thursday 7 July, from 7.30pm until 8pm in the Guildhall Square. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to witness a Military Sunset Ceremony.... read more

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Figgle Fest – Saturday 2nd July 4pm

Location: Figheldean Playing Field, Pollen Lane, Figheldean SP4 8JR

This year’s Figgle Fest, which takes place on Figheldean Playing Field will be held on Saturday 2nd July. There will be live music from four very good local bands – Solarbird, HP & The Reggae Source, Break Cover and The Zucchinis, plus some great guitar music from local musician James Seagor. We also have The Wessex Community Circus, Bouncy Castles and Face Painting. This also a ‘Picnic in the Park’ event and there will be a burger van (sorry no barbeques this year) and an ice cream van, please bring your own drink and a picnic if you wish.

This is a FREE event, but we always ask for conations towards next year’s event. It all kicks off at 4pm.

Event email: jackiedryden@live.co.uk

Event Tel: 07880105785

Cheese and Wine Evening with Auction – 14/07/16 18.30 – 20.00

Location: Queen Anne’s Room, 58 Barnard Street, Salisbury, SP1 2BJ

WLCS (Wiltshire Leaving Care South – Alabare) are holding a Cheese and Wine Eveneing with Auction to raise money for young people to take part in activities. The Auction has plenty of ‘lots’ to bid on – anything from beauty treatments to meals out and gardening.

The young people who will benefit from money raised live in supported accommodation in order to learn life skills until they are ready to leave the care of the Local Authority. Many of our young people come from unsettled backgrounds (such as Children’s homes and Foster placements) and haven’t had the oppourtunity to take part in fun team-building activities before

Event URL: http://www.alabare.co.uk/event/cheese-wine-evening-salisbury

Event email: h.mason@alabare.co.uk

Event Tel: 01722321080


Housing exchange

Two bed good sized flat in Gillingham Dorset. Wet room, new kitchen, GCH,DG, open working fireplace with log and coal storage in garden.

Enclosed mature gardens, patio area, two brick sheds with electricity.  Good neighbours mostly bought properties this end street. One senior lady above bought. Two mins from fishing lakes and fields, 5 mins town, train, buses. Seeking two bed bungalow within 15 miles max of Gillingham Dorset, Villages only. 01747 825132.

Commemorative Coin

Rare £2 coin celebrating the tercentenary of the Bill of Rights 1689 – 1989. In new condition in original wrapping. £10. 01980 610790.

Honda Civic 2009 Milano Red

Honda Civic 2009 Milano Red. 1.8 SE vtec. Manual. 70000 miles. Full service history. 4 new tyres. Very good condition. SP3. £4000. 07852879799.

Retro Drinking Glasses.

18 clear drinking tumblers with orange fruits design, New condition, 1950s. 01980 610790


Jobs For You

Chef for Casual Dining Bar – Central Salisbury

Working with a great cool independent brand in the centre of Salisbury, we’re looking for a chef to join their small team serving popular home made burgers, wings, sharers and salads.

Ideally you’ll be confident enough to take control some days and would typically be working 40 – 45 hours a week over a 5 day rota, although part time is a possibility. You MUST be able to work weekends and evenings, though, and have recent checkable work experience in a commercial kitchen.

Please get in touch by phone or email asap – immediate start available

Salary: £8.25 per hour +

Name: Alex

Email: alex@cedarbrookassociates.co.uk

Tel: 07973 427719

Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie required for busy City centre restaurant with fresh food menu and very good reputation.

Hours will include weekends and evenings on a flexible rota, working with a small team of staff producing excellent quality food, giving you the opportunity to work in all areas of the kitchen.

Friendly busy working environment with a great reputation !

Please apply by email with a CV asap as we’re interviewing now

Salary: £8.25 / hour +

Name: Alex

Email: alex@cedarbrookassociates.co.uk

Tel: 07973 427719

Dog/Housesitter required

Dog/Housesitter required to stay in Tisbury, for professional couple travelling with work. 10 year old male pointer dog.

Price: By arrangement

Tel: 07990 972650

Publicity Officer

This could be a home based position although attendance at monthly committee meetings would be preferable.

It is a vital volunteer position, to promote awareness about MS, and publicise the work of the MS Society and the branch within the community.

Candidates should be computer literate, preferably with knowledge of Facebook and Twitter.

Salary: Volunteer Position – expenses paid

Name: Sue Chilcott
Email: ndorset@mssociety.org.uk
Tel: 01747823062

Support Officer

Establish contact with, and support, local people with MS, their families and carers

Help people with MS and their families and carers to access services that meet their needs Liaise with, and make referrals to, local health and social services and other agencies concerned with the provision of services to people with MS. Provide information about and access to individual welfare grants available from the Branch and the MS Society. Assist with grants applications. Establish and maintain links with other organisations concerned with meeting the needs of people with MS. Take telephone calls from and visit people newly-diagnosed with MS and support those people ongoing. Work with the branch committee and other volunteers to ensure that the welfare needs of local people with MS are identified.

Salary: Volunteer Position although expenses paid

Publicity Officer

This could be a home based position although attendance at monthly committee meetings would be preferable. It is a vital volunteer position, to promote awareness about MS, and publicise the work of the MS Society and the branch within the community.

Candidates should be computer literate, preferably with knowledge of Facebook and Twitter.

Salary: Volunteer Position – expenses paid

Name: Sue Chilcott

Email: ndorset@mssociety.org.uk

Tel: 01747823062

Trainee Field Sales

We are a rapidly expanding office equipment and solutions provider and have become successful by delivering some of the most innovative IT and Digital Print Solutions to the South-West region.

Expansion plans means they are looking for ambitious individuals who are keen to develop high-earning Sales Career in a growth industry with an OTE of £30,000.

Joining their winning team, majoring on Toshiba, Sharp and UTAX hardware solutions, you will be seeking Business opportunities by Telephone canvassing, appointment-setting, Client visits, and Customer Relationship duties.

We have comprehensive Training and Development programs in place to ensure that you realise your full potential, and develop into full Account Management.

If you have the following we want to hear from you:  – Drive, enthusiasm, hunger and hard-work ethic – Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills – Good at listening, and prepared to learn – Some sales experience preferable, but not essential

Salary: 15,000 basic + bonus

Name: Justin Evans

Email: justin.evans@direct-tec.co.uk

Tel: 01722 346446

Kitchen Assistant

We’re looking for a part time Kitchen Assistant, involving shifts on weekday lunchtimes (Mon – Fri) and occasional evening and weekend cover, working a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Extra hours may be required at busy times, special events, business demands and seasonal variations.

You must have a cheerful disposition, be willing to undertake a variety of hospitality based tasks including all aspects of food prep, maintaining a clean hygienic working environment, clearing and washing crockery and equipment.

You must also be personable and be able to make clients feel welcome and their custom valued.

Applications may be made be either emailing a CV to info@quidpub.co.uk, or by downloading an application form from our website quidpub.co.uk

Salary: Variable – based on skills and experience

Name: White Horse, Quidhampton

Email: info@quidpub.co.uk

Tel: 01722 744448

Junior Stores Assistant – Temporary

Junior Stores Assistant required with immediate start in Dinton. The role is temporary until the end of October with the possibility of a permanent role. Hours 8.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday working with a small team picking irrigation products for dispatch. Email your CV to mick.regan@mjabbott.co.uk

Salary: TBA

Try a bus drive event

Salisbury Reds bus company is offering a try-it-and-see event for those who might like a new career as a bus driver. The local operator is hosting a special bus driving event at the city’s Livestock Market on the Netherhampton Road on Saturday, March 12.

Experienced instructors and managers, who were once drivers, will guide would-be drivers to prove just how easy it is to manoeuvre the vehicles across a specially laid-out course.

“Many people think that buses are difficult to handle – but we want to show them they’re no more tricky than driving a car once you get the hang of them,” said Salisbury Reds operations manager, Alex Chutter.

“We want to give them a chance to see if they have the aptitude, and we’re hoping many of those who attend will apply to work with us in the future.

“Across the UK, women are vastly under-represented in this industry and it would be great to see more of them consider working in our business as drivers. There is no need to book. To take part, call into the Livestock Market site between 10am and 3pm on the day.”

For more information about joining Salisbury Reds, please visit salisburyreds.co.uk



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New office marks next phase of growth

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Common people unite

By Karl Plaskett Back again for a second year, Common People Festival 2016 smashed last year’s 35,000 attendance with 40,000 revellers descending on Southampton Common on May 30.  Could the festival live-up to the standards set last year? The weather gods waved their... read more

Somme battle remembered

Royal British Legion, Salisbury City Council, and St Thomas’s Church will lead the City’s observance of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, on  July 1, 1916. A service at the War Memorial at the Guildhall Square close to the time... read more
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