MP calls for equal funding for county force

MP calls for equal funding for county force

South West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison wants Wiltshire Police to be funded at the same level as other UK forces. Quizzing Police Minister Nick Hurd in the Commons, Dr Murrison welcomed the £161 million extra funds announced for policing, and the increased flexibility...
Distraction burglary in Salisbury

Distraction burglary in Salisbury

Police want residents to be more vigilant after an incident in Castle Road, Salisbury, at about 5.10pm yesterday (December 12). A man claiming to be the milkman knocked on the door of house and said he was there to discuss the woman’s order for Christmas. He asked the...
Burglary in Ludgershall – witness appeal

Burglary in Ludgershall – witness appeal

Jewellery and a laptop were stolen during a burglary in Ludgershall. A house in Biddesden Lane was broken into between 8am and 4pm on Tuesday, December 11, by forcing entry to a rear kitchen window. An untidy search led to theft of a number of items. Police are asking...
The Chalke Valley Sports Centre – January 2019

The Chalke Valley Sports Centre – January 2019

The Chalke Valley Sports Centre’s January 2019 events- To help raise vital funds. Tickets on sale from the Chalke Valley Stores and Club Reps for: Quiz night – Saturday March 9. Teams of up to 4. £10 per person, including supper. Gin Master Class: Saturday...
Free gym for gardening

Free gym for gardening

The Nadder Centre, Tisbury, needs a volunteer for grounds maintenance works throughout the year. The tasks: Grass cutting –twice a month, March to October Shrubs –pruning and tidying twice a year (Nov and May) Hedges –cutting twice a year (Nov and May) Weeding –every...
Nursery school’s charity work in Africa

Nursery school’s charity work in Africa

Founders and owners of Farley Nursery School, Gary and Sue Palmer, were invited to Kensington Palace. There, they were thanked for their support for Street Child the charity dedicated to funding education for vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. The school helps...
Free lunch after festive frenzy

Free lunch after festive frenzy

A lunch for the community organised by the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Gillingham, and St. Mary the Virgin Primary School is in the New Year. A Community Café on Thursday, January 3 is at at St. Mary the Virgin Primary School on Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury...
Walkers stride into Christmas

Walkers stride into Christmas

More than 140 Get Wiltshire Walking registered walkers from across the county took to the countryside around Salisbury on Friday, December 7 to celebrate the festive season and another fantastic year for Get Wiltshire Walking. They started at  Salisbury Rugby Club on...
Cut-price keep-fit offer

Cut-price keep-fit offer

Students aged 16-plus and in full time education can buy a leisure centre membership for £29.99 from Wiltshire Council. It entitles them to unlimited access to the fitness suite, public swimming sessions, group exercise classes, health suites (where available) and...
Whites move on to cup semis

Whites move on to cup semis

Salisbury FC were up against Chippenham Town in the quarter final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup. The North Wiltshire team is currently 11th in the Vanarama National League South. With their 1-0 victory, the Whites secured their spot in the semi-finals and they also...
Marathon’s last milestone

Marathon’s last milestone

The Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon has had its last run. Wiltshire Wildlife Trust said the mass participation event in the Trust’s calendar, held every year in May for the past 30 years, attracted  walkers and runners, and latterly cyclists and dog walkers,...
Waste and recycling changes over the Christmas period

Waste and recycling changes over the Christmas period

Waste and recycling collection dates over Christmas and new year: No collections on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Catch-up collections on Saturday, December 29, January 5 and January 12. Garden waste collections stop from Monday, December 24, for two weeks and...

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