South Wiltshire Area Board Newsletter

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Call out for more retained firefighters
Call out for more retained firefighters South Wiltshire businesses could benefit from allowing their staff to sign up as retained firefighters, according to the county’s Brigade. They’re recruiting more on-call crews at the moment, particularly for stations like Tisbury, Mere, Amesbury, Salisbury, Pewsey and Wilton. They can give up as much or as little of their time as they wish, and read more… (

FREE Legal Advice Clinic for Voluntary and Community Groups
Tuesday 25th June 2013, Salisbury DEVELOP are working with Bristol and Avon Law Centre to offer half hour legal advice clinics to voluntary and community groups in Wiltshire. These sessions are targeted at smaller organisations that would not otherwise be able to easily access legal advice. This can include advice on structures, charitable status, governance read more… (

Leisure Credits back this Summer!
Leisure Credits back this Summer! Do a day of work in your local community and get to go on a trip for free. This project is open to all young people aged 13 and up (including those going into year 8 in September) in the Southern Wiltshire area. Wednesday 14th August at Winterslow Thursday 15th August at Hazel Hill Wood, read more… (

Cream Tea Sunday at River Bourne Community Farm
Cream Tea Sunday at River Bourne Community Farm In addition to clotted cream teas provided by Laverstock & District Evening W.I. Bring the family for an afternoon of relaxation with lots to do for the children with tractor/trailer rides, river dipping and farm animals. For the energetic there is a farm nature trail to follow. With delicious cream teas, ice-creams and live music read more… (

Pure Punjabi’s Bollywood Sunday Brunch
Pure Punjabi’s Bollywood Sunday Brunch Pure Punjabi’s Bollywood Sunday Brunch Another pop up event in Downton! Our next exclusive event is an entertaining Sunday brunch for all the family! Kids under 5 eat free and kids under 10 eat half price! Come and join us for a delicious Sunday brunch with home cooked authentic Punjabi food cooked personally for you read more… (

12 Village Gardens Open
12 Village Gardens Open Laverstock Open Gardens is a biennial event and we’re taking a rest in 2012. Our date for 2013 has been set, but details remain to be finalised. In the meantime, here are the details from our last event in 2011 … Every gardener loves visiting other people’s gardens – there is always something to learn read more… (

Our Big Gig! Fordingbridge
Our Big Gig! Fordingbridge forest LIVE presents a mini-festival in association with national arts initiative Our Big Gig! The event is free to attend and will feature local musicians from across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Mike Hamling and Matt Tarling will begin the evening playing tunes on fiddle and guitar with their own unique modern twist. Lyrical Monsoon will read more… (

Family Funday at the John McNeill Opportunity Centre!!!
Family Funday at the John McNeill Opportunity Centre!!! Family Funday at the John McNeill Opportunity Centre!!! Come along for BBQ, teas, nearly new baby and kids clothes, raffle and tombola along with lots of games! The John McNeill Opportunity Centre supports pre-school children who have disabilities and difficulties to maximise their potential. We have been supporting children in the Salisbury community since 1979.

Romsey Beggars Fair
Romsey Beggars Fair Beggars Fair-The Summer Music Festival returns to Romsey on Saturday, July 13th with 86 Acts taking part across 21 different venues filling Romsey with music, dance and street entertainment for all the family. This year it is also part of ‘Our Big Gig’ a community music celebration taking place across the UK that weekend. The read more… (

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