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...
Wilton tradition continues

Wilton tradition continues

Wilton came to a halt on December 12 for Carol Wells’s traditional gypsy funeral on December 12. Mourners gathered in South Street and walked with the coffin in a glass hearse, drawn by four black horses, to Wilton Church, followed by lorries packed with wreaths and...
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...
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...
Relate hopes all have a really happy Christmas

Relate hopes all have a really happy Christmas

An argument-free Christmas and not a January divorce statistic: that’s the wish from Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire.  Last January, they received a 42% increase in calls compared to an average month. The charity, which offers relationship counselling for couples...
Wiltshire Council sees the light

Wiltshire Council sees the light

The lights won’t be going out all over Wiltshire if the council achieves its ambition to make savings of more than £1 million a year by investing in low-energy street lighting. The council has about 45,000 lights on its highways, but with stinging energy costs rising...
Town Council in Wilderness bid

Town Council in Wilderness bid

Shaftesbury Town Council plans to go into The Wilderness when it makes a bid at an auction in Sherborne on Friday (December 14). Shaftesbury residents are keen to see the land used for continued public benefit. As an old quarry, the area is a significant landscape...
City prepares for big summer event

City prepares for big summer event

Hotels, B&Bs and campsites in and around Salisbury are expected to be fully-booked during the three-day Armed Forces event in Salisbury in June. But 250,000 visitors are expected, and demand for accommodation already exceeds supply in the Salisbury area. Valley...
Lib Dems claim another victory

Lib Dems claim another victory

Wiltshire’s Liberal Democrat councillors are celebrating what appears to be another U-turn by the ruling Conservatives at County Hall. After reversing a decision to end free parking, the Conservative cabinet has now proposed a way to keep open the outdoor education...

City salon celebrates five years

Celebrating five  years at their Aveda Parkwood site, award-winning salon JAS HAIR Group had an open day on Thursday, November 29 for new and existing clients to see the extensive re-fit and to try many free taster sessions, part of their new services. Owner Jane...

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