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Free ping pong in the Mall

Salisbury’s Old George Mall shopping centre will echo to the clip of paddle and plastic during a Bank Holiday weekend of free ping pong. Between 11am and 4pm from Saturday, August 27 to Monday, August 29, locals can go head to head with friends for a free game of... read more

Air Ambulance stops play

Wiltshire Air Ambulance brought play to an end when it landed in a Salisbury recreation ground today, Wednesday, August 24. The pilot of the Bell 429 decided to land in Wyndham Park, close to Salisbury Arts Centre, to deliver paramedics to the scene of an accident. A... read more

Woman charged after robbery at One Stop, Bishopdown

Local woman 23-year-old, Abbie Littler from Bishopdown was charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon, assaulting a police officer, and a racially-aggravated public order offence. The alleged offence took place yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, August 23, at... read more

Witness appeal – theft from store

Police are appealing for information about a theft in Durrington soon after 4pm on Monday, August 8. A woman entered ‘Bits and Pieces’ and selected a shovel and left without paying. Contact PC Martin Batchelor at Amesbury Police Station on 101.... read more

Grammar schools lose points

Two of the country’s top grammar schools have a noticeable drop in the number of pupils who passed A* to B in their A level results. Figures show the boys Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury, recorded nearly 70% A* to B, whereas last year the figure was nearly 75%.... read more

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Move with Matilda at Warminster Library – 03/09/16 14:00

Location: Warminster Library, Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster, BA12 9BT

Explore Roald Dahl’s Matilda through expressive dance led by Caroline Newman (The Dance Lady)!

Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 (accompanied by a parent/carer).

Come dressed as your favourite Roald Dahl character!

To book your FREE ticket phone 01985 216022

Event Tel: 01985 216022

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering, Manufacturing or Retail training course – 06/09/16 09:30

Location: 1st Floor, 56 High Street, Salisbury SP1 2PF

Did you know Food Safety certificates are valid for only 3 years?  CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety training in Salisbury. Only £60pp. 9:30 – 4:00.  Book now to avoid disappointment.

Event URL: http://www.wessexcommunityaction.org.uk/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/06/14/-/cieh-level-2-award-in-food-safety-in-catering-manufacturing-or-retail

Event email: info@wessexcommunityaction.org.uk

Event Tel: 01722 326822

Bingo Night – 09/09/16 Eyes Down 19.30

Location: Grove Buildings, Church Street,  Mere,  Wilts  BA12 6DS

Doors open 6.45pm.  Variety of prizes.   Raffle, Refreshments, £50.00 cash special.  Fun for all the family.

Organised by Mere Carnival Committee   Raising funds for Mere Carnival .

Salisbury Jazz Club, – 09/09/16 20.00

Location: Stockman’s Lounge, The Livestock Market, Netherhampton Road (A3094), Salisbury, SP2 8RH

The Millennium Eagle Jazz Band

Join in the dancing or just sit back and listen – the choice is entirely yours.

Doors open 19.00 Music 20.00-23.00

Admission: £10. Students £5.

Large car park – bar – tea/coffee – excellent dance floor – raffle.

Event URL: http://www.southwilts.com/site/salisbury-jazz-club

Event email: joecroll@sky.com

Event Tel: 02380 869720

Wedding Fair – 11/09/16 11.00 – 15.00

Location: Antrobus House, Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH

A wedding fair in the beautiful Antrobus House, Amesbury to showcase the house as a venue. Also there on the day local suppliers of all wedding related services, dresses, cakes, flowers, photographers, wedding planners and more.  Come and see us

Event Tel: 01980 623714


Fish tank

Juwel Bow Fronted Fish Tank, 48″ x 12″ on Oak effect cabinet with all accessories VGC. £50. 01722 714747.

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.

Jobs For You

Homecarers, healthcare assistants, nurses and support workers

Nurse Plus: Homecarers, healthcare assistants, nurses and support workers wanted. Jobs in Andover, Winchester, Stockbridge, Amesbury, Tidworth, Devizes, Pewsey, Fordingbridge, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Warminster, and East Knoyle. For more information 01722 331139 – salisbury@nurseplusuk.com / www.nurseplusuk.com

Horticultural mechanic/engineer

Salisbury Garden Machinery. Horticultural mechanic/engineer wanted. For more information visit: www.salisburygardenmachinery.co.uk. Please send CV to roger@salisburygardenmachinery.co.uk

Care and/or support workers

Bailey Care Services. Care and/or support workers to join our teams in Salisbury, Trowbridge and Warminster to deliver high-quality care and support to our clients in local and surrounding area. Contact Neat or Peggy on 01225 767848.

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


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More than just a fundraising party

The Salisbury Twins and More Club held their annual fundraising Summer Party at the Wilton Pavilion on July 31. The club’s members are families with multiple births – mostly twins, but also some triplets. Chairperson Anna Woodcock-Owen said: “We enjoyed entertainment... read more

Find out about retirement living in Wilton

Join McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, at the Information Day for Olivier Place on Thursday, August 18, at Unit 1B, Wilton Shopping Village, SP2 0RS, to find out more about retirement living in the heart of Wilton. Bubbly and nibbles will... read more

Literary Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

By Fanny Charles A charity fund-raising scheme at Mere has grown to become one of the town’s most eagerly anticipated annual events and this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. Mere Literary Festival was the brainchild of Adrienne Howell, who suggested the festival... read more

Town clerk unveils her role

By Vaida Tamkiene Wearing her official wig and gown, guest speaker Catherine Purves, Wilton Town Council clerk explained what her position entailed and how it compared to other administrative or customer service jobs. Historic and prime role of a clerk is to advise... read more

Cocktail for more success in Business Awards

The South Wilts Business Of The Year Awards, launched in 2000, have recognised hundreds of local businesses who strive for business excellence across South Wiltshire. The winner of young entrepreneur of the year was Josh Pugh, owner and head mixologist of NJAC... read more

Super Sunday in Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Super Sunday is a new monthly, artisan market stretching the length of the high street on the third Sunday of every month. Founded to showcase the vibrant array of local makers, producers, artists and crafters, the market offers a unique selection of... read more

Quantum leaps for Kia

By Dominic Parkes So there we were, my daughter and I, sat in the car waiting for the rain to stop, when her voice piped up: “Ugh, look at that ugly car…” She was right, it was truly hideous. It was a 2009 Kia and through the rain I think it was called a ‘Soporific’,... read more

Ballet under the stars at Hatch House

By Fanny Charles Covent Garden Dance Company returns to the garden at Hatch House near Tisbury on July 15 to 17 with Ballet Under the Stars, an evening of world class dance and gourmet food and wine. The dance company’s director and founder Matt Brady created the... read more
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