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Market Lavington library reopens in new location

Market Lavington Library reopened in a new location this week following its closure due to the pandemic in March 2020. The library is now based at the Old School, Church Street following a successful partnership between Wiltshire Council and Market Lavington Parish Council. Situated in the John Reid Room the library will provide a flexible […]

Longleat’s luxury accommodation project reveals fascinating history of estate cottages

A project to transform a collection of cottages on the Longleat Estate into luxury retreats has revealed their fascinating history. A total of six properties, many dating back to the 18th century, are currently being turned into exclusive rural escapes with the first three set to be available for bookings from April. As part of […]

Major social distancing scheme for Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council and Bradford on Avon Town Council are working together on a major social distancing scheme in the town

£150m to be invested in two major road improvement schemes in Wiltshire

The government has announced its support to fund two major road improvement schemes in Wiltshire, the A350 Melksham bypass and A338 at Salisbury. Wiltshire Council will now develop outline business cases for the two schemes to enable them to progress to the next stage of development under the government’s Major Road Network (MRN) and Large […]

Julia’s House extends nurse recruitment in Wiltshire

Julia’s House has extended its nurse recruitment campaign in Wiltshire to Registered Nurses who have extensive experience of working with children.

Wiltshire Council commits £8 million to support local towns and communities

Wiltshire Council has committed £8 million to support towns and communities across the county. A 12-month programme to deliver improvements to local highway maintenance including repair of potholes, improve white lining, weed removal, kerb and pavement improvements, verges and improved road signage will be implemented. The council will use new funding allocated from Government this […]

A Christmas Carol in Warminster

This Winter, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is continuing its festive tradition of touring Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to theatres and stately homes across the UK. It will be in St Margaret’s Church, Warminster on 6 December. Especially adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this production is the perfect festive treat for all […]

Boots pharmacy in Amesbury has been cleared as safe

Wiltshire Council working with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has confirmed that following extensive testing by specialist teams the building has been handed back to Boots UK. A Defra spokesman said: “Thorough clean-up work by specialist military teams has been successfully completed at Boots in Amesbury and Defra has now handed the […]

Wildflowers to brighten Bridge Centre in Chippenham

One of the main gateways into Chippenham will be transformed into an area of colour when a wildflower meadow springs up at the site of the old Bridge Centre. The long-term objective for the site is as part of a major redevelopment scheme, as set out in the Chippenham Masterplan. In the meantime, it is […]

Bowood stars in Poldark

Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed a new filming location from Wiltshire on BBC TV’s ‘Poldark’. In episode six (Sunday 15 July), Ross Poldark and other characters were seen out-and-about in Hyde Park, London, but all was not quite as it seemed as Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens doubled as Hyde Park, with the Capability Brown […]