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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 […]

Lacock through the lens

A series of then and now photographs of Lacock during the 1940s and today will be on display this bank holiday weekend as part of a lottery funded project. Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre digitised around 80 photographs depicting the Wiltshire village in the Second World War. The fascinating insight into Lacock will now be […]

5000 years of history unearthed at site for new Army homes

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has uncovered prehistoric monuments, Anglo-Saxon graves and military features from WW1 and WW2 during pre-development works on MOD land in Bulford, Wiltshire, which is earmarked for 227 new Army family homes. The archaeological features were first discovered during standard pre-planning application trenching, by a specialist team from Wessex Archaeology, working […]