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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 […]

Bourne Hill cleaned as part of Salisbury’s recovery programme

Salisbury’s Bourne Hill office, home to Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police services, has been handed back to the Salisbury recovery coordinating group (RCG) by Defra, following extensive testing and cleaning by specialist teams. Following the nerve agent attack, the site is now clean and safe and the council is using the current closure as an […]

Nicola Alberry becomes new High Sheriff for Wiltshire and Swindon

Wiltshire’s new High Sheriff was sworn in on 6 April in a ceremony which dates to Saxon times. Nicola Alberry, undertook her Declaration and acceptance at the Town Hall in Calne, taking over from Lady Marland. She will be responsible for a number of ceremonial duties during her year of office. Nicky started her career […]

Union of South Africa visits Wylye Valley

On Thursday 3 May, Steam Dreams Rail Co will be bringing the romance of steam travel to Salisbury for a stunning trip through the Wylye Valley to the beautiful city of Bath or maritime Bristol. Hauled by 60009 Union of South Africa, sister engine to the famous Mallard, the train will arrive in Salisbury at […]

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 […]