News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 28 September 2021
Wiltshire Council free Summer FUEL programme
Wiltshire Council successfully delivered the Government's Holiday Activity and Food programme to over 1,800 young people during four weeks of the summer holidays. The programme, which aims to provide children eligible for benefits related free school meals with free access to high quality activities and nutritious meals, was delivered across Wiltshire using the brand FUEL and was funded by the Department for Education.
Published 27 September 2021
Wiltshire Year of Reading is launched
Wiltshire Council is launching a year-long campaign involving schools, libraries and communities to encourage people of all ages to delve into reading. The Wiltshire Year of Reading starts today (27 September 2021) encouraging everyone from very young children to older adults to enjoy the written word.
Published 22 September 2021
Wiltshire Council encourages "empty nesters" and those who fancy a change in direction to think about fostering
The council is encouraging these people to consider fostering and help meet the demand for more people to foster with Wiltshire Council
Published 10 September 2021
Wiltshire Council explains how helping Afghan families will not impact on affordable homes for local people
Wiltshire Council is explaining how a call out for private rented properties to help Afghan families will not impact on the affordable homes to house Wiltshire households.
Published 14 December 2020
Ground investigations as part of Salisbury River Park proposals
To help inform any future works as part of the Salisbury River Park proposals, the Environment Agency is carrying out preliminary ground investigation work at the Maltings and Central Area Car Park.
Published 11 December 2020
Family and Community Learning service achieves glowing report from Ofsted
The service aims to help learners of different ages and backgrounds reconnect with learning, gain new knowledge and skills, and progress to further learning, employment or volunteering.
Published 4 December 2020
Face coverings compulsory for pupils aged 11 and over on school buses to secondary schools and colleges
All those travelling - apart from those medically exempt - will need to wear a face covering throughout their journey
Published 3 December 2020
Give a little time - make a big difference. Call for carers to come forward
Wiltshire Council is asking people to consider offering a lifeline to families with children who may have a range of needs, by training to be a carer as part of the Overnight Short Breaks Scheme.
Published 29 July 2020
Wiltshire gains good marks with its Adoption Scorecard figures
The Adoption scorecard is published by the government