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Published on August 6, 2020

Wiltshire Council votes against encouraging outdoor exercise

WILTSHIRE councillors have gone against a new government initiative to encourage outdoor exercise. In a recent two-hour debate, over 20 Wiltshire councillors considered whether to encourage more cycling, walking and…

Health survey isn’t ‘true and fair’

WESTBURY Group Practice has criticised the recent NHS GP Patient Survey, which ranked the practice as performing below average compared to other GPs in the region and nationally.  The survey…

A million thanks as Wiltshire coronavirus fund breaks £1million barrier

A FUND launched to help small charities and community groups tackle the effects of the pandemic has broken the £1million barrier. The Wiltshire Community Foundation report, “The Wiltshire and Swindon…

Advice Team launches in Wiltshire

THE Advice Team, operated by Diverse Abilities, has launched its telephone appointment service across Wiltshire in order to provide more support and advice for those with disabilities. The group report,…

Campaign to help air ambulance wins council backing

A RESOLUTION to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s fight for proper compensation after the Novichok attack has won the backing of Wiltshire Council. The motion was put forward by Salisbury Lib…

Local choir leader releases debut single

LOCAL rock choir leader, Emma Webb, is releasing her original music for the first time, with her debut single ‘In Time’ coming out at the end of last month. Usually…

Bikeability programme needs venues and instructors to help people get on their bike

WILTSHIRE Council’s Bikeability cycle training programme is seeking venues and instructors to help children and adults  learn to cycle safely on the road, as more people look to take to…

A neighbour’s good turn

DURING lockdown, neighbours have been helping out others to get through this difficult time. Kathryn Scarlett said, “I wish to inform you about my neighbour, Peter Kent, from Oldfield Park,…

Deaf man raises awareness of communication issues caused by face masks

A LOCAL man, who is profoundly deaf, is raising awareness about the communication issues caused by face masks. From this Friday, 24th July, wearing face coverings in shops in England will…

Westbury Tackle ready to help lockdown anglers

LOCAL carp specialist shop, Westbury Tackle, has seen a surge in interest in fishing during the lockdown period. With restrictions placed on indoor activities, more and more people have looked…

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