Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset – Submit News

Lead thefts at churches across the county

Lead thefts at churches across the county

Church roofs across Wiltshire are being targeted by lead thieves and everyone should be vigilant and report suspicious activity immediately to the police. In recent weeks, churches of all sizes across the county have been hit, including Malmesbury Abbey and Salisbury...

read more
Pensioner found dead by wife

Pensioner found dead by wife

A pensioner was found by his wife hanging in the garage at their home. Alan Blackman, 69, from Amesbury, was discovered on September 2. Medics confirmed he was dead at the scene. An inquest in Salisbury, adjourned to a date to be fixed, was told the cause of death was...

read more
Maltings planning application approved

Maltings planning application approved

The Maltings redevelopment has taken another step into the future. The revised planning application for a hotel, gym and library in the controversial Salisbury city centre makeover was approved by Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee on September 11....

read more
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...

read more
Nick has a knack with words

Nick has a knack with words

BBC TV and radio journalist Nick Robinson reflected on his time in the media and talked about the current political events, and the entire audience in Salisbury's Guildhall on September 11 leant forward to hear him deliver various anecdotes. “So then Bush said: ‘Next...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Seeing is believing with new app

Seeing is believing with new app

Re-decorating should be a fun and creative process, and new technology can be used to provide a time- and money-saving service for customers. Window curtain products can now be tried at home using virtual reality. Home furnishings specialists Terrys Fabrics have...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Rock around the clock

Rock around the clock

Mere funfair's grand evening procession was on a Summer-like evening. The fair started in its new "old" venue of Angel Lane. Being central to the town, it was well received. Crowds gathered by the Town Clock to watch Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) in action with...

read more
Have your say on Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan

Have your say on Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan

The final day for the Shaftesbury community to have their say is the formal consultation for the Shaftesbury Neighbourhood plan is Thursday, September 26. More than 500 members of the Shaftesbury community have visited the pop-up-shop, 37 High Street and information...

read more
Firefighters hold charity car wash

Firefighters hold charity car wash

A charity car wash is being held in Wilton this Saturday (September 21) in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity and local fundraiser Love For Louis. The event, organised by firefighters at the fire station off Minster Street, by the shopping village, runs run between 10am...

read more
Man arrested after incident in West Winterslow

Man arrested after incident in West Winterslow

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage to assist with investigations into an incident in West Winterslow at about 9.45pm on Wednesday, September 11. A group of men in a BMW were been seen driving down The Street causing damage to a Ford Transit. It is...

read more
Swimming pool reopens

Swimming pool reopens

Durrington Swimming Pool is re-opening on Monday, September 16, after extensive refurbishment works costing £230,000, with improvements to the fitness suite, swimming pool and boiler room. Complete re-lining of the swimming pool, surround tiling replaced with modern...

read more

Events for week of 16 September 2019

This Week Navigation

Loading Events
Tue 17th
Wed 18th

CREATIVE WRITING STAGE 1 with author Jayne Woodhouse

Wednesday, 18 September @ 10:30 - Thursday, 19 September @ 12:30

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 18 September @ 13:15 - 14:30
Thu 19th
Fri 20th

Starlit Trail

Friday, 20 September @ 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 21st

Country Comes to the City

Saturday, 21 September @ 10:00 - 16:00

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, 21 September @ 11:00 - Sunday, 22 September @ 15:30
Sun 22nd

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, 21 September @ 11:00 - Sunday, 22 September @ 15:30

Events for week of 16 September 2019

This Week Navigation

Loading Events
Tue 17th
Wed 18th

CREATIVE WRITING STAGE 1 with author Jayne Woodhouse

Wednesday, 18 September @ 10:30 - Thursday, 19 September @ 12:30
Thu 19th

CREATIVE WRITING STAGE 1 with author Jayne Woodhouse

Wednesday, 18 September @ 10:30 - Thursday, 19 September @ 12:30
Fri 20th

Starlit Trail

Friday, 20 September @ 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 21st

Country Comes to the City

Saturday, 21 September @ 10:00 - 16:00
Sun 22nd

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, 21 September @ 11:00 - Sunday, 22 September @ 15:30

Classifieds

Items for sale

Large glass dining room table 4 foot diameter with 4 black chairs £80ono Bike white 26 inch wheels £15 Small jigsaw electric £5 A wood plane £5 22 inch bush tv £30 3 canvas pictures £8 07513235047

ALTO SAXOPHONE

Alto Saxophone JP Blues141 good condition, complete with case and stand. £120 ono Tel: 01747 840473 evenings please.

bosch tassimo coffee machine

bosch tassimo black coffee machine tas45o2 1300watt as new condition very little used £45 n/p £120 phone 01722711456

1960s Guitar WANTED – anything considered

CASH PAID FOR 1960s Guitar Amps speakers and Effects, Marshall JTM45 Vox AC15 , Fender, Gibson ETC. Anything considered, will collect. Please call Paul 07752 583198, 01483 825102

BMX Bike

BMX bike £30 Gillingham 01747824240

Rally Bike

Ladies Enigma rally bike – purple
tyre size 26.175
10 speed sis steering system
Good Condition
£40
Mrs Guthrie – 07717 100796

GPS

Garmin i3 car navigation
£20
Mrs Guthrie – 07717 100796

Items for sale

Large glass dining room table 4 foot diameter with 4 black chairs £80ono

Bike white 26 inch wheels £15

Small jigsaw electric £5

A wood plane £5

22 inch bush tv £30

3 canvas pictures £8

07513235047

ALTO SAXOPHONE

Alto Saxophone JP Blues141 good condition, complete with case and stand. £120 ono Tel: 01747 840473 evenings please.

bosch tassimo coffee machine

bosch tassimo black coffee machine tas45o2 1300watt as new condition very little used £45 n/p £120 phone 01722711456

Jobs For You

Social Media volunteers – National Gardening Scheme

Social Media volunteers – Wiltshire We need a social media volunteer or volunteers to help us publicise the mainly private gardens that open to the public in Wiltshire to raise funds for the marvellous charities we support. What we’re after: People familiar with using...

read more

Experienced Leather Worker Required

We are handbag & belt makers based in the Fonthill Bishop estate. We are looking an experienced part time leather worker. Flexible & willing to provide holiday cover. Confident in dealing with customers & suppliers. Conscientious with a willingness to meet...

read more

HEATING ENGINEERS / ELECTRICIANS

We are looking for fully qualified Heating Engineers and Electricians and Electricians Mates for a busy company based in Wilton. Excellent rates of pay, 40 hour week, Company Vehicle, Uniform and Phone. Please contact Mandy for further details 01722 741091 or email...

read more

Oil Tank Installer – Team Leader

Working alongside Tank Installer’s Mate you are responsible for the safe and timely completion of work, adhering to Oftec regulations and STS’ standard practice. For more info on the job visit...

read more

Social Media volunteers – National Gardening Scheme

Social Media volunteers – Wiltshire We need a social media volunteer or volunteers to help us publicise the mainly private gardens that open to the public in Wiltshire to raise funds for the marvellous charities we support. What we’re after: People familiar with using...

read more

Experienced Leather Worker Required

We are handbag & belt makers based in the Fonthill Bishop estate. We are looking an experienced part time leather worker. Flexible & willing to provide holiday cover. Confident in dealing with customers & suppliers. Conscientious with a willingness to meet...

read more

HEATING ENGINEERS / ELECTRICIANS

We are looking for fully qualified Heating Engineers and Electricians and Electricians Mates for a busy company based in Wilton. Excellent rates of pay, 40 hour week, Company Vehicle, Uniform and Phone. Please contact Mandy for further details 01722 741091 or email...

read more

Oil Tank Installer – Team Leader

Working alongside Tank Installer’s Mate you are responsible for the safe and timely completion of work, adhering to Oftec regulations and STS’ standard practice. For more info on the job visit...

read more

Valley Features

Everything from Business to Sport and Food & Drink to Health & Beauty
Revealed, after centuries hidden away

Revealed, after centuries hidden away

By Katrina ffiske The Father Willis organ has been removed piece by piece by Harrison & Harrison for restoration. The removal has meant that Emily Naish, the Archivist at the Cathedral, and the organist John Challenger have been able to dig into corners of the...

read more
Obituary: Lifetime achiever

Obituary: Lifetime achiever

Frank Coombes sadly passed away on Tuesday, August 13, with his loving family by his side – Liz, Matt and Ben – after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He lived in Barford St Martin, and from diagnosis, he managed an amazing 13 months. He saw his son Matthew...

read more
Gunner Molly made her mark

Gunner Molly made her mark

By Viktor Berg “Well, I had to do something,” Molly Clarke said about why she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 to play her part in World War 2. At 98 years old, she is still full of energy, lives completely independently and only stopped driving (!)...

read more
Ian saved a King

Ian saved a King

'Work hard and play hard' - an autobiography By Ian Harris 'Work hard and Play Hard' vividly describes the life and work of Ian Harris. Born in Aylesford in Kent, he moved to East Africa in the late 1950s to become a general commodity broker. He was present during the...

read more
Fight the flea enemy

Fight the flea enemy

At this time of year, it is important to keep up with flea treatments for your cats. The ideal temperature for fleas is 70-85 F, 21-29 C, as they can breed faster in warm and humid weather. It is much harder to treat a flea infestation, which can take weeks or months...

read more
Summer time – cats get itchy!

Summer time – cats get itchy!

By Peter Coleshaw It's harvest mite time again. For those who have not come across these before they are salmon-pink beasties (pictured) that jump onto your cat en-mass, taking residence in very specific places such as ear folds, between toes and on the face. Cats...

read more
Market makes it to 100

Market makes it to 100

A special market for loyal customers marked the 100th anniversary of Country Markets on July 19. In Wilton’s buzzing community centre, visitors were treated to free coffee, tea and cake, with the usual wide range of fresh produce and home baked goods, arts and crafts....

read more
The man behind the lens

The man behind the lens

By Viktor Berg Roy Honeybone is a pensioner with a passion who snaps anything between 1,000 to 1,500 photographs on a “normal day’s cricket”. As an avid follower of Wiltshire cricket, he voluntarily writes detailed reports to share with local media. The reason for the...

read more
Autumn brings richer colours

Autumn brings richer colours

By Mark Hoskins As we enter September the bright colours of summer begin to fade, but our gardens needn’t be devoid of colour, as a richer, autumnal palette takes over. Dahlias come into their own at this time of year, their deep colours glow in the mellow autumn...

read more
Watch out, hedgehogs are about!

Watch out, hedgehogs are about!

By Jeni Bell Hedgehogs are in crisis. With the UK’s hedgehog population falling by around 30% in as little as 10 years, less than a million of these compelling characters are left in the wild. Going up against heavy traffic, a range of garden pesticides, habitat and...

read more
Hooked on curtains and cushions

Hooked on curtains and cushions

There is nothing like new curtains, roman blinds or cushions to brighten your mood and the home. It is one thing knowing you want a new look in your home but quite another making decisions on what fabrics to use and how much to buy. Valley News discovered that Joanne...

read more

WATCH; Cannabis plants seized

Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £10,000 were seized from an address in Salisbury yesterday, July 3. Police Community Tasking Team officers went to an address in Juniper Drive yesterday...

read more

Video: Armed Forces Day success

Armed Forces Day, June 29, was part of a weekend of celebrations in Salisbury which attracted crowds totalling more than 27,000 . The nationally-celebrated day, when the UK celebrates its armed forces,...

read more

Advertising on Valley News Work – Join the Success Story

YVN-banner

Pin It on Pinterest