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The latest news from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 29 May 2020
Street markets back selling full range of products
Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council's street markets will be open from Tuesday 2 June 2020 with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods.
Published 22 May 2020
Muslim communities urged to celebrate Eid safely at the end of Ramadan
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close this weekend (Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 May), Wiltshire and Swindon's Local Resilience Forum has issued an open letter to all Muslims in the county, reminding them of the social distancing rules still in place, despite the easing of the lockdown.
Published 22 May 2020
Mental health training supporting volunteers
Wiltshire Council has provided mental health and resilience webinars to volunteers who have been supporting residents during COVID-19.
Published 21 May 2020
Local voluntary organisations working with Wiltshire Council to support vulnerable residents during COVID-19
In addition to all the work that local community groups have been undertaking to support their communities, Wiltshire Council's Wellbeing Hub has been working with specific partner agencies to provide additional support to residents who are 'shielding' or are highly vulnerable during COVID-19.
Published 30 April 2020
Open letter to thank volunteer groups
We have written an open letter to say thanks and pay tribute to the 400+ community volunteer groups that have been set-up to support Wiltshire's communities during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Published 28 April 2020
Council encourages residents to celebrate VE Day at home
We have created a special VE Day at home pack to help residents of all ages celebrate and mark the 75th anniversary of this historic moment in time.
Published 24 April 2020
Closure of Ridgeway National Trail to vehicles extended
Part of the Ridgeway National Trail in Wiltshire will be closed to motor vehicles over the spring and summer months to enable repair works to be completed.
Published 17 April 2020
Range of Active Communities activity packs to support people
We have created a range of activity packs to support you during the current stay-at-home restrictions.
Published 14 April 2020
Father and son support people to be healthy
A member of Wiltshire Council's Active Health team has enlisted the help of his son to put together a short exercise video to support those individuals who are currently isolating at home.