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RDA donation aids club room project

By Will Bradley Wilton Riding for the Disabled Association received a cheque for £150 from St. Francis Church, Salisbury, on March 22. The popular riding stable is a local charity dedicated to providing riding therapy to local children and adults with physical and... read more

Visible police presence at Ray Mac

Police will be visible in the city this weekend when Hereford FC play Salisbury FC at the Raymond McEnhill stadium on March 25. Concerns have been aired about the behaviour of a small minority of Hereford supporters and some online speculation has signalled potential... read more

Hospital defies ban

Salisbury’s showpiece hospital is defying a call to ban patients and staff smoking on its premises. The 455-bed District Hospital has ruled that ‘people can still smoke in six dedicated areas’. But Public Health England has requested all of its buildings and grounds... read more

PCC admits error but is unrepentant

After making an astonishing error, Wiltshire and Swindon Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has admitted it was based on wrong figures supplied by Wiltshire Police. The Conservative’s choice of Police and Crime Commissioner had slammed the Liberal Democrats over an... read more

Bass on the ball for Salisbury FC

By Will Bradley Young Alex Bass, 18, has commanded his position as first choice goalkeeper at Salisbury FC and is now targeting promotion in this, his debut season for the club. The highly-rated energetic keeper is currently on a season-long loan from Portsmouth FC.... read more

Council’s 50k grant is labelled ‘unfair’

Warminster Town Council has voted narrowly to back proposals to grant £50,000 to local radio station WCR over the next five years. Six councillors backed the proposal but three opposed, and four members abstained. The vote on March 20 was the first opportunity for the... read more

New play’s true tale

A play by agricultural story editor of The Archers Graham Harvey and AJ Kroon, former producer of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero, a West Country Land Army girl in an enduring romance. No Finer Life is set in the Oxfordshire... read more

New campus traffic warning

No objection was raised by Warminster Town council members to plans for a new hotel resort, water park, business conference facility and an immersive animal experience at Longleat. But members warned Wiltshire Council of ‘the potential for serious traffic congestion... read more

Auction of promises to aid popular riding camp

By Will Bradley Wylye Valley Disabled Children’s Charity, is holding an auction of promises on April 29 at Codford Village Hall and is calling for donations of pledges. The charity established in 1970, has the objective of supporting disabled, ill or disadvantaged... read more

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Mothering Sunday posy tying

Sunday, 26 March @ 10:00 - 16:00

English Tourism Guided Walk

Sunday, 26 March @ 11:00 - 12:30

Classifieds

Pocket spring mattress

Pocket spring mattress. 3ft. Excellent condition. Spotless. Collection only. Free. 01722 340130.

Piano stool

Adjustable height single piano stool. Wood, well built, VGC. £45.00. 07787394602

 

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.

Jobs For You

Holiday Lodge Change-over

Help needed with holiday lodge change over days. Cleaning, bed linen etc.. On average 6 hours a week. Based in Teffont. Please call Mary on 07799 768887 for more details.

Salary: £10/hour

Name: Mary Corrie
Email: mary@corrie-deane.com
Tel: 07799 768887

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.

 

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New play’s true tale

A play by agricultural story editor of The Archers Graham Harvey and AJ Kroon, former producer of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero, a West Country Land Army girl in an enduring romance. No Finer Life is set in the Oxfordshire... read more

New campus traffic warning

No objection was raised by Warminster Town council members to plans for a new hotel resort, water park, business conference facility and an immersive animal experience at Longleat. But members warned Wiltshire Council of ‘the potential for serious traffic congestion... read more

Fresh and very stylish Toyota

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes ‘Inspired by the multifaceted precision of a diamond with a sculptured look and powerfully expressive lines’ reads the hyperbole in the sales brochure. For a moment, I thought I was reading one of those stuttering, confused... read more

Salisbury duo bring Salisbury Plain to centre stage

By Will Bradley Echo’s End, set on Salisbury Plain in 1915 and written by local playwright Barney Norris, runs in Salisbury Playhouse main theatre from March 29 to April 15. Barney and director Alice Hamilton grew up in Salisbury and met through Salisbury Playhouse’s... read more

Community radio on air for the city

By Will Bradley A radio revolution in Salisbury comes with the launch of a new community station based in the heart of the city, now broadcasting live in the surrounding area. Sarum Radio was launched on February 5 and is based in the Old Fire Station Enterprise... 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

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

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