Latest News and Events From South Wiltshire

This week’s news, events and community information for the villages south of Salisbury

Free parking in Salisbury and Amesbury
To support local businesses, Wiltshire Council operated car parks in Salisbury and Amesbury are FREE from midday Monday to Friday, and FREE all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Movie by Moonlight presents ‘The Greatest Showman’ – Saturday 1st September
Roll up, roll up… the greatest show on earth is coming to Bath! The popular outdoor cinema, organised by the The Forever Friends Appeal, is returning to Royal Victoria Park on Saturday 1st September with a screening of the worldwide musical sensation – ‘The Greatest Showman’ (rated PG).

Wiltshire GPs Go All Out for Platinum
GP practices in Wiltshire went platinum at the recent Carer Support Wiltshire Investors in Carers GP Accreditation Scheme Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate those Wiltshire GP practices who have gone above and beyond for unpaid carers. This year saw 17 practices receiving platinum awards.

Families and Children’s Transformation Programme (FACT) survey
Lots of different organisations in Wiltshire are working together to make lives better for families. A variety of health services, schools and early years settings (e.g. children’s centres, nurseries, etc), council services, family support services and others would like to hear about your experience when things got difficult

Wiltshire Police Best in Country for Dealing with Resident’s Priorities
Wiltshire Police is the best Force in the country for dealing with priorities as highlighted by the community, a national survey which measures the types of crime experienced by the public has revealed. It has moved up the national rankings substantially after coming 29th last year.

Wiltshire Council makes a splash with free swimming for kids
Wiltshire Council’s free swimming for children offer is back for its tenth summer. Every child aged under 16 can claim one free swim per day at council pools across the county until 31 August. Wiltshire Council launched free swimming in 2009, and it is available to thousands of children.

Apprenticeship options open for GCSE students
Wiltshire Council is offering plenty of support for students who wish to consider apprenticeships following GCSE results day. A Drop in Session, open to all parents and children from Year 8 upwards will take place as follows: 23 August 2018 11:30am to 1:30pm Atrium, County Hall, Trowbridge

Council urges electronic answer to electoral roll inquiries
Between August and November 2018, we will be sending out around 220,000 Household Enquiry Form (HEF) one to every residential property in Wiltshire. This form is used to collect information to ensure anyone who is eligible to register at the property is actually registered.

For the full stories above, go to https://ocm.wiltshire.gov.uk/southernwiltshire/

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