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 […]



Nominations open for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs. Sarah Rose Troughton, is encouraging people in the county to nominate outstanding local voluntary groups for next year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). The purpose of the award is to recognise groups of individuals who are giving their time freely for the benefit of others. It is the highest […]



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 […]



Photos of Festival of Archaeology 2018

Festival of Archaeology 2018 at Salisbury Museum



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 […]



Community update meeting in Amesbury and Salisbury

Two more community meetings have been arranged in Salisbury and Amesbury to provide an update on the ongoing incident. Representatives from local and national agencies will be in attendance to provide people with the latest information on the incident and answer any questions they may have. The meetings will take place on: Tuesday 24 July […]



Salisbury to host National Armed Forces Day in 2019

The city of Salisbury has been chosen to host the Armed Forces Day National Event in 2019, which is a major boost for the city and its recovery following the incident almost four months ago. This prestigious national event will be hosted by Wiltshire and Salisbury City Councils and will be a fitting way to […]



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 […]



Julia’s House to open charity shop in Devizes

Julia’s House is opening a second Wiltshire charity shop, this time in Devizes. The charity, which has just celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the county’s first children’s hospice in the town, already has a shop in Salisbury and nine other shops across Dorset. The new store, in Maryport Street, will open later […]



Photos of Chalke Valley History Festival 2018