Council considers community lottery

Council considers community lottery

Dorset Council wants residents, community groups and local charities to give their views on setting up a Community Lottery for good causes in the Dorset council area. “We want people to complete a short online survey taking only five minutes. No decision to run a...
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

An Action for Happiness Get-Together in Fordingbridge meets at Avonway Community Centre on the first Friday of the month. The movement encourages everyone to act to increase happiness and decrease misery. The Get-Togethers are based on the Exploring What Matters...
Baking gets a lift

Baking gets a lift

Cookery classes run by Shaftesbury & District Carers Association supporting vulnerable residents for more than 10 years. Co-operative Funeralcare staff in Shaftesbury donated £300 to support Hope 2 Bake, one of several projects run by the charity working for the...
Edward Jacson, obituary

Edward Jacson, obituary

The Rev Edward Jacson, who has died in Shaftesbury at the age of 80, was a much-loved vicar living in North Dorset for nearly 40 years. He was vicar of Motcombe before moving with his wife Sara to Grove Farm House in Melbury Abbas where the couple hosted many...
Warminster skatepark launches

Warminster skatepark launches

The Mayor of Warminster, Cllr Paul Macfarlane officially opens the new skatepark in Warminster on October 5. Maverick Industries continue the launch party with demonstrations and music if the weather allows. Parking is available in the pay and display car park next to...
Churchill letter discovered at Salisbury Antiques Roadshow

Churchill letter discovered at Salisbury Antiques Roadshow

An undiscovered letter from Churchill himself is only one of the surprises in the Salisbury episodes of the Antiques Roadshow. Viewers of the upcoming show can expect to find out all about a mysterious object linked to the Titanic, a well-used watch with connections...
City pub makes beer guide

City pub makes beer guide

Local members of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) with personal experience of pubs in South Wiltshire have chosen 15 pubs in Salisbury and South Wiltshire for the latest edition of the Good Beer tomorrow, September 12. They include Deacons in Fisherton Street Salisbury...
Council approves amended site proposal

Council approves amended site proposal

Gillingham Town Council’s Planning Committee approved a proposal to build 49 extra care residential units, shared communal areas and ancillary facilities. At its meeting on September 9, committee members discussed the application which included modifying vehicular...
Council tax rebates under review

Council tax rebates under review

Changes to the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme next year have prompted Wiltshire Council to ask people’s opinions on the changes to the proposals. The council wants views on options to help provide a simplified scheme specifically for those in receipt of Universal...
Pantry opens on Wednesdays

Pantry opens on Wednesdays

The Pantry Partnership in Salisbury, is opening on Wednesdays at their new production kitchen and community preparation space to sell takeaway items. ‘From The Hatch’ gives local people the opportunity to buy all sorts of takeaway food. The project supports people by...
Car fest was best

Car fest was best

The second Car Fest on Sunday, September 8 in Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square was hugely popular, according to the city council. A crowd of more than 4,000 viewed the cars, ate street food and was entertained by live music from three-piece band, Tom and...
Burnbake supporters dance into the night

Burnbake supporters dance into the night

Wilton-based Burnbake Trust celebrated 50 years of service to the community with a dinner and dancing on Saturday, September 7. Groups and friends gathered at the Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton, and sat at tables set up with white tablecloths and flowers. Linda Martin...

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