UK-wide County Lines action yields massive result

UK-wide County Lines action yields massive result

A massive drugs operation led to 743 arrests during a national intensification week when police forces across the country targeted major drug gangs from October 7 to 13. Figures released today, October 18, show that in Wiltshire, about 50 officers were involved in...
Roadworks affect Recycling Centre

Roadworks affect Recycling Centre

Roadworks will affect access to Salisbury Household Recycling Centre (HRC) from this weekend in Stephenson Road, between October 19 and November 17. Temporary traffic signals and a diversion route via Brunel Road and Telford Road are in place during the works...
Overall crime drops in county

Overall crime drops in county

A fall in the number of overall recorded crime in Wiltshire was described as ‘heartening’ by Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. The county is one of only five nationally to record reductions, according to statistics released on...
101 call charge scrapped

101 call charge scrapped

The Home Office is to scrap the charge for calling the police non-emergency number next year. From April 2020, the Home Office will spend £5 million a year to meet the connection costs. At present, the telephone provider charges 101 callers a 15p connection fee. Angus...
Share your views on policing

Share your views on policing

‘Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View’ Is a new way to make your views heard to help shape the county’s policing policies. Dorset Police launched an online priority setter on October 14 to give everyone the opportunity to put themselves in the Chief Constable’s shoes...
Estate agents burgled

Estate agents burgled

Police are investigating a burglary at an estate agents in Salisbury and appealing for witnesses. Between 2am and 8am yesterday morning, October 16, Harding Estate Agents in Milford Street was targeted with a spray gun pointed through the letter box and spraying the...
Witness appeal after assault

Witness appeal after assault

Witnesses to an assault outside the Co-op, in the Borough, Downton, at around 5.15pm yesterday, Wednesday, October 16 are needed by Police. A man, believed to be in his 60s, was struck several times in the face, but did not appear to be injured and has not reported...
Prep school raises money for International Day of Languages

Prep school raises money for International Day of Languages

Pupils of Hazlegrove School held their own International Day of Languages to celebrate the wider world as well as raising money for the Wharf Kids Charity. Wharf Kids supports children affected by Ebola living in one of Sierra Leone’s poorest neighbourhoods. The...
Countess visits county

Countess visits county

HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex had a busy day in Wiltshire yesterday, Tuesday, October 15. Her day in the county began with a visit to help Swindon NSPCC celebrate 25 years of supporting local children and their families. The Royal patron of the NSPCC unveiled a plaque...
Five year plan tackles homelessness

Five year plan tackles homelessness

Helping people avoid homelessness is the aim of Wiltshire Council’s Homeless Strategy in a five-year action plan. The 2019-2024 strategy and action plan seeks to reduce rough sleeping, identify and prevent homelessness at the earliest possible stage, ensure services...
Funding pot plan to help communities

Funding pot plan to help communities

Wiltshire communities can bid for funding to help develop local projects to benefit their area, according to Wiltshire Council. Funding will be made available to eight community areas which did not receive investment under the campus programme: Amesbury, Bradford on...
Planting Wilton on the map

Planting Wilton on the map

Wilton’s first plant festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the natural world is planned for May 10 to May 16, 2020. With the support of Wilton Community Land Trust and Wilton Town Council, Wilton’s own Women in Wellies will run a week-long chain of...

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