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Council bashed for its speed limit poll

Villager Rod King has criticised Wiltshire Council for holding a village poll on who deserves a speed limit most. He said: “The council has a clear responsibility to set the correct speed limit. Taking such a “divide and rule” approach to parish requirements for... read more

Salisbury FC supporters must help the club

View from the constituency By John Glen MP for Salisbury A recurring theme in my postbag over many months has been the vexed question of the future of first Salisbury City FC and its new incarnation Salisbury FC. All along, I have shared the aspiration of the fans to... read more

Aldi wows Amesbury

Customers queued up to welcome Aldi’s first store to Amesbury at 8am. The new store, officially opened by Deputy Mayor Cllr John Swindlehurst and his wife Janet, is the first Aldi to open in Wiltshire since Westbury opened in 2013. Amesbury has more than 1,500 product... read more

Increased funding for school buildings

Woodford Valley C.E. Primary School and Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls C. E. Primary School will receive funding to improve their school buildings. This is part of an extra £367 million the government has allocated for buildings at more than 1,000 schools across the... read more

Ducks rule OK!

People who keep pet ducks on fruit and veg allotments owned by the council will receive new written rules so they can quack in safety. The strict welfare instructions are being introduced at Ludgershall, Wiltshire, because it has become ‘very popular’ for people to... read more

New directory for delicious Dorset

Dorset Food & Drink, the food producers group for the county, has published its first members directory, with details of the 136 members and information about other food and drink organisations, projects and events around the county. Launched in the summer of... read more

Plans are revised for Dinah’s Hollow

Dorset County Council is due to receive revised plans from consultants Parsons Brinkerhoff for work to stabilise Dinah’s Hollow at Melbury Abbas, currently closed due to safety concerns. The county council asked the contractors to look again at the proposals to... read more

Salisbury chosen as dementia specialist centre

The Clinical Commissioning Group has chosen to site the county’s sole specialist dementia unit in Salisbury and to close Charter House in Trowbridge. The CCG made the decision yesterday after receiving a report from HealthWatch based on its consultation which had... read more

School celebrates 500th anniversary

Gillingham School celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2016 and plans to mark the historic birthday are well under way, with a key aim to establish a Gillingham School Alumni Society. Former students or colleagues are invited to get in touch and share their stories.... read more

Swim for it

Wiltshire Council is giving all children aged under 16 free swimming over the school holidays. Young people can make the most of the swimming sessions at every council-run pool in the county from Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 10. The initiative is part of the... read more

Teffont villagers win battle with electricity company

Villagers in picturesque Teffont have won a battle with a powerful electricity supply company Southern Electric Power Distribution. Concern was voiced about a new surround on a sub-station behind a thatched bus shelter in the village. Now the electricity company has... read more
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Council bashed for its speed limit poll

Villager Rod King has criticised Wiltshire Council for holding a village poll on who deserves a speed limit most. He said: “The council has a clear responsibility to set the correct speed limit. Taking such a “divide and rule” approach to parish requirements for... read more

Salisbury FC supporters must help the club

View from the constituency By John Glen MP for Salisbury A recurring theme in my postbag over many months has been the vexed question of the future of first Salisbury City FC and its new incarnation Salisbury FC. All along, I have shared the aspiration of the fans to... read more

Aldi wows Amesbury

Customers queued up to welcome Aldi’s first store to Amesbury at 8am. The new store, officially opened by Deputy Mayor Cllr John Swindlehurst and his wife Janet, is the first Aldi to open in Wiltshire since Westbury opened in 2013. Amesbury has more than 1,500 product... read more

Increased funding for school buildings

Woodford Valley C.E. Primary School and Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls C. E. Primary School will receive funding to improve their school buildings. This is part of an extra £367 million the government has allocated for buildings at more than 1,000 schools across the... read more

Ducks rule OK!

People who keep pet ducks on fruit and veg allotments owned by the council will receive new written rules so they can quack in safety. The strict welfare instructions are being introduced at Ludgershall, Wiltshire, because it has become ‘very popular’ for people to... read more

New directory for delicious Dorset

Dorset Food & Drink, the food producers group for the county, has published its first members directory, with details of the 136 members and information about other food and drink organisations, projects and events around the county. Launched in the summer of... read more

Plans are revised for Dinah’s Hollow

Dorset County Council is due to receive revised plans from consultants Parsons Brinkerhoff for work to stabilise Dinah’s Hollow at Melbury Abbas, currently closed due to safety concerns. The county council asked the contractors to look again at the proposals to... read more

Salisbury chosen as dementia specialist centre

The Clinical Commissioning Group has chosen to site the county’s sole specialist dementia unit in Salisbury and to close Charter House in Trowbridge. The CCG made the decision yesterday after receiving a report from HealthWatch based on its consultation which had... read more

Swim for it

Wiltshire Council is giving all children aged under 16 free swimming over the school holidays. Young people can make the most of the swimming sessions at every council-run pool in the county from Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 10. The initiative is part of the... read more

Sir Edward Heath’s home reopens for new season

Arundells, the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath in Salisbury, reopens to the public on March 23. The house contains a unique mix of political, sailing and musical artefacts and memorabilia reflecting Sir Edwards achievements as a statesman, musician and... read more

Last bank in town cuts hours

Public concern is growing about the change of opening hours at Lloyds Bank Wilton branch. Although the bank – the last in town – is not shutting up shutters, it is drastically reducing its opening hours. A Lloyds Bank spokesperson told Valley News: “We are... read more

Park and pay cuts?

Changes to car parking charges and a 15-minute grace period were agreed by council leaders on March 17. Changes to the council’s original proposals include smaller, underused car parks transferred to parish and town councils or local community groups. The council will... read more

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