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Still time for say on A303 Stonehenge

A chance to air views on proposals to improve the A303 past Stonehenge is still on offer. Consultation on the dualling scheme continues until March 5 for comment online at www.highways.gov.uk/a303stonehenge/consultation. Project director Derek Parody said: “The... read more

Three charged over cannabis factory

Three men have been charged with running a large cannabis factory in a secret disused regional government emergency bunker hidden away on the outskirts of Chilmark, near Salisbury. The huge underground structure, which had several levels mainly underground, was raided... read more

Bell Inn rings in the changes

By Will Bradley South Newton’s Bell Inn has rung in the changes and been completely refurbished. New owners David and Nicky are welcoming back visitors to the 300-year-old rural pub on the A36 not far from Wilton. The couple took over the premises in July last year... read more

Heat is on for bed closure campaign

Wiltshire councillor Jose Green is the latest to join the fight to keep the beds at Shaftesbury’s Westminster Hospital. She has joined the campaign and is delivering  a petition to 45, High Street, Shaftesbury. “I have gathered more than 50 names/signatures  in the... read more

Caravans stolen

Caravans have been stolen from the White Hill Farm site in Pitton. Overnight on Sunday, February 19, two caravans, an Olympus 2012 model 620/6, and a Bailey Barcelona, were stolen, and five other caravans broken into. Enquiries are ongoing to itemise what property was... read more

Cashless taxis on the cards

Contactless payment with credit and debit cards when taking a taxi in Salisbury is now on the cards. No longer must you make sure you have cash when you hail a taxi from All the Sevens taxi company. The first cab company in Salisbury to operate contactless card... read more

Cats on a hot roof

Firefighters saved the lives of four cats trapped in a burning house in the huge flames in Tidworth. The couple who live in the house have been left homeless after the inferno. The terrified cats were scattered all over the burning house – including under the... read more

Biking through India

Sixteen regulars of Wilton’s community pub, The Bear Inn, left on Friday, February 17, to tour India by motorbike. Led by Nick Rowe, who has spent a lot of time in the area, the group picked up their Royal Enfield bikes in New Dehli and plan to tour Shimla and other... read more

Cancer trust opens to assist whole community

By Will Bradley A new Wessex Cancer Trust drop-in centre opened at Beckett House, Bridge Street, Salisbury, on February 7. “Our vision is to provide effective, local support and information for all people affected by cancer,” Jackie Newman, Support Centre Manager told... read more

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Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa Wedding Show

Sunday, 26 February @ 12:00 - 16:00

Classifieds

Tumble dryer

Vented tumble dryer. White knight tumble dryer, hardly used. £30. 01747 631096.

Dishwasher

Dishwasher. Bosch. 2 years old. Excellent condition. Selling as new house has built-in dishwasher. £95. 01794 884979.

Trailer

Little used Wessex UBGT 53, 5′ x 3′ unbraked 14″ sides. Price: £275. 01722 790508

Spotlight

Spotlight. Powerful, adjustable on tripod. Suitable for hall. £110. 01722 742902.

Churchill

Churchill – Roy Jenkins and Churchill – a life. Two books. £9. 01722 742902.

Carrying basket

Carrying basket, bed, litter box; would suit medium-sized animal. £40. 01722 742902.

Jobs For You

Stores Assistant

LWS Irrigation Ltd require a stores assistant to work with their small, friendly team in Dinton.

No experience necessary, training will be given.

Hours – Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Please send CV by email.

Salary: Negotiable

Name: Mick Regan

Email: mick.regan@mjabbott.co.uk

Tel: 01722 716361

 

Full-time Garden and Landscape staff

JCB Garden/Landscape require additional staff to join a friendly team to maintain quality gardens in the South.

The applicants will hold a full, clean driving licence. Duties will include total grounds maintenance to include grass cutting (tractor and pedestrian), strimming work, hedge cutting and general plant care, as well as other related tasks.

Ideally holding three years experience, the right applicant can progress within this team.
Excellent rates of pay, depending upon experience.

Full-time, based in Salisbury.

Please send CV by email to jonathan@jcbgardenlandscape.co.uk

Part Time Rural Assistant Postmaster

The award-winning Chalke Valley Community Hub in Broad Chalke which includes a village shop, sub post office, coffee shop and meeting room, is looking for a part-time assistant to run the post office counter on Friday mornings from 9am to 1pm, with a view to taking over for 4 or 5 mornings a week on the retirement of the current postmaster in March 2018.

Applicants should preferably have previous post office or banking experience and be self-employed. In-house training will be given and the successful applicant will be required to pass Post Office and DBS checks.
Applications in writing by February 10 2017 to Caroline Dutson c/o CVCH, URC Chapel, High Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5EH.

Experienced Beauty Therapist

Beauty Matters ( in Warminster ) are looking for an experienced therapist to join our friendly team. If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2017 then please get in touch.

Salary: Dependant on experience

Email: kirstylgilmour@hotmail.com. Tel: 01985846373

 

Wilton House assistant

A part-time Gift Shop Assistant is required for the 2017 tourist season.

The position is expected to last approximately five months, three days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

For more information and application form: www.wiltonhouse.co.uk/vacancies/ or telephone 01722 746728.

 

Groom/farm worker

Groom/farm worker for full or part-time work to join small family team in Teffont. General duties with the horses, two brood mares and young-stock. Also general duties around farm, help feeding chickens, sheep and paddock care. For more details please call Mary on 07799 768887.

F/T Chef

Experienced chef required for busy learning and conference centre serving varied, freshly cooked food to hotel standard. Good working environment.

Salary: £17,675.

Richard Amey

Email: ramey@sarum.ac.uk

Tel: 01722 424809

 

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Bell Inn rings in the changes

By Will Bradley South Newton’s Bell Inn has rung in the changes and been completely refurbished. New owners David and Nicky are welcoming back visitors to the 300-year-old rural pub on the A36 not far from Wilton. The couple took over the premises in July last year... read more

Cats on a hot roof

Firefighters saved the lives of four cats trapped in a burning house in the huge flames in Tidworth. The couple who live in the house have been left homeless after the inferno. The terrified cats were scattered all over the burning house – including under the... read more

More floor space for extended stock

By David Parker Brexit may be bothering some businesses, but one local specialist retailer is doing so well, its display space and stock range has been expanded to cope with growing demand. A mezzanine floor has been added to the existing upstairs area of Nadder... read more

Equipment and styling refreshed

By Dominic Parkes If you live up a rutted country lane and occasionally need the traction of a four-wheel drive but don’t wish to face the opprobrium of owning a Chelsea Tractor, maybe the Peugeot 2008 is for you. The recent facelift of the Peugeot 2008 is just that.... read more

A lot can change in nine months

By Dominic Parkes Such was my eagerness to review another Kia product I forgot it had only been about nine months since I’d previously caressed a Kia steering wheel. A lot can change in nine months, as we all know. But not here. Another chance to witness the enormous... read more

New Den for Molly in Salisbury

Troves of vintage and antique treasures are now in Salisbury at a new Molly’s Den and a Mini Molly’s Den and toasted café open in Winchester. Full to the brim with furniture, clothing, accessories, collectables, homeware and much more, there is something for everyone... read more

Young carer: ‘I wish I’d known…’

By Vaida Tamkiene Hundreds of thousands children and teenagers struggle in one way or another, faced with a need to care for a disabled or chronically ill family member, forced to grow up early and miss out on childhood opportunities. But the experience, mostly... read more

Banish memories of previous incarnation

By Dominic Parkes I have to admit that I was kind of hoping that Westover Fiat would have had to do some major work to the review Fiat Tipo, and have no option but to replace it with the Fiat Spider instead. But no such luck. The two-seater sports car was not coming... read more

Festive focus on Fisherton Street

Long-known for its diverse range of independent shops and retailers, Fisherton Street has continued to expand in 2016, providing an exciting alternative to the chains that dominate our high streets, and a broad range of gift ideas for all the family this Christmas.... read more

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