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New £1.5m restaurant opens at Longleat

A brand new £1.5m restaurant and coffee house has opened at Longleat. The ‘Chameleon Tree’, which gets its name from a tree-like structure in the centre of the building, will provide visitors with an entirely revamped food offering in a spacious and contemporary eating area. As well as its modern design, customers will be able […]

Celebrities and artists raise money for Wiltshire forest school

Celebrities and renowned artists are amongst those participating in the Secret Postcard Sale at Messums, Wiltshire. Royal favourite landscape and racehorse painter Charles Church, portrait painter Jemma Phipps and local artist Tom Hoar will be creating artworks for the sale, which will be held at Messums Wiltshire on February 17, 2018. Celebrities including Hollywood director […]

Improvement and refurbishment works at Household Recycling Centres

A refurbishment and improvement programme will be rolled out across the majority of Wiltshire’s recycling centres over the next few months, with centres closing for short periods while the work takes place. FCC Environment was recently awarded a contract by the council to run nine council owned recycling centres and they will be carrying out […]

Accreditation for Wiltshire and Swindon Archive service

Wiltshire and Swindon Archive service, based at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status […]

First phase of hundreds of new Service Family homes complete at Tidworth

The first tranche of hundreds of new Service family homes being built in Tidworth has been completed. A total of 322 homes are being delivered by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) working with contractor Hills, as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP). The £73M project at the Ashdown Estate is ahead of schedule with […]

Nadder Centre opens to the community

Tisbury area residents can now access a state of the art fitness suite, fitted with the latest smart technology to record and track progress, as the new Nadder Centre opens its leisure facilities on 23 August. The centre also hosts start-up business units, which are available to view and rent from this date. The units provide […]

Warhorse team create Longleat lion puppet

Longleat commissioned puppetry specialists from the National Theatre’s production of ‘Warhorse’ to bring a giant lion puppet to life. The big cat puppet, which is nearly three metres long and more than two metres tall, features in daily parades at the Wiltshire stately home throughout the summer as part of the 50th anniversary of Longleat […]

Win a night at Trowbridge Museum

To encourage children to celebrate local history, The Shires Shopping Centre is giving a local primary school class, Scout group or youth club the chance to enjoy a special after dark visit to Trowbridge Museum on Friday 8 July. Taking part in a torchlit search around the museum and settling down to a special screening […]

Parish boundary review update

Wiltshire residents are being asked to comment on some proposed changes to parish boundaries during a consultation which includes a series of public meetings. People have until 20 May 2016 to have their say on the Community Governance Review (CGR) which is being carried out at the request of a number of parish, town and […]

Wiltshire primary pupils “Singing Together” for radio play

400 pupils from 15 primary schools across the county raised the roof at Wiltshire Music Centre on 20 April as part of a major radio project. Since January, children from 15 schools have learned nine folk songs from Britain’s musical heritage. The nine songs, including such old favourites as ‘Cockles and Mussels’, ‘The Skye Boat […]