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Published 25 August 2021
Wiltshire Council Leader thanks residents for offers of help as preparations continue to welcome Afghan refugees to the county
Wiltshire Council Leader Richard Clewer has thanked residents for their kind offers of accommodation and support in response to the current crisis in Afghanistan.
Published 17 August 2021
Statement in response to the situation in Afghanistan
Wiltshire Council has issued a statement in light of the current situation in Afghanistan.
Published 5 August 2021
'Happy to Chat' benches to help promote mental wellness in Salisbury
Wiltshire Council's Salisbury Area Board and Salisbury City Council are working in partnership on a new project to tackle loneliness and improve the wellbeing of residents.
Published 3 August 2021
Council and Community First uniting to support young people feeling isolated
Five of Wiltshire Council's area boards are working together with a local charity to support and improve engagement with young people, particularly those who might feel isolated due to living in a rural area.
Published 23 April 2021
Restart Grants to support Wiltshire businesses set to open for new applications
Wiltshire Council has paid out more than £11m in the recently announced Restart Grants to 1,520 businesses, and is now opening the window for new Restart Grant applications to support businesses as they reopen following the easing of lockdown. In total, the council has paid more than £156m so far to Wiltshire businesses during the pandemic.
Published 14 April 2021
Support available for eligible school families who have to self-isolate
Eligible Wiltshire students and their families are being reminded of the support available if they need to self-isolate as a household due to COVID-19.
Published 6 April 2021
Wiltshire Council issues advice and support to businesses as lockdown is further eased on 12 April
As non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality and personal care premises are set to reopen on 12 April, Wiltshire Council has updated and reissued its guidance for businesses once lockdown is eased.
Published 1 April 2021
People advised to be cautious during Easter
People are being urged to follow the Government's guidance and keep themselves and their loved ones safe over the Easter break
Published 30 November 2020
Wiltshire libraries and history centre plan for reopening this week
We are preparing to begin reopening Wiltshire libraries and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre from 3 December.