News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 30 November 2021
More male volunteers needed for Independent Volunteer Scheme
Wiltshire Council is sharing stories of how having an adult to talk to and trust can have a positive impact on a young person in care in a bid to encourage more volunteers to come forward.
Published 26 November 2021
Christmas holiday childcare and activity directory
Wiltshire Council has worked with local childminders and activity providers to create a childcare and activity directory to help parents find childcare during the Christmas school holidays.
Published 26 November 2021
Wiltshire's Top 75 Books revealed
Which book does your child like the most? If you were asked which was your favourite read of all time what would you pick? These are the questions Wiltshire Council has been asking as part of a special exercise to determine the county's favourite books of all time.
Published 25 November 2021
Domestic Homicide Review published into death of Calne teenager Ellie Gould
An independent, multi-agency report has today been published into the death of Ellie Gould.
Published 18 November 2021
Swindon resident pays the price for fly-tipping in Lyneham
A Swindon resident has been ordered to pay £440 in fines after giving her household waste to an unlicensed waste collector, who then fly-tipped it in Lyneham, in the Wiltshire Council authority area
Published 15 November 2021
Wiltshire mum gains Royal recognition for amazing learning journey
A Wiltshire mum who showed amazing dedication to learning to help achieve new goals has met HRH The Princess Royal at a special event.
Published 12 November 2021
#WYOR author and illustrator events
As part of the Wiltshire Year of Reading (#WYOR), Wiltshire Council has arranged a series of events for schools with well known children's authors and illustrators.
Published 11 November 2021
Government grant to help people stay safe, keep warm, and fed this winter
Government grant to support people this winter
Published 8 November 2021
Young people FUEL up during Christmas holidays
Wiltshire Council will once again be delivering the Government's Holiday Activity and Food programme in Wiltshire during the school Christmas holiday. Funded by the Department of Education, the programme provides children who are eligible for benefits related free school meals with free activity and food provision during school holiday periods. The programme is being delivered in partnership with Learn By Design, Occasional Kitchen and Purely Nutrition in Wiltshire.
Published 5 November 2021
Double award for Wiltshire Council team that helps young people with SEND to travel independently
The Employment and Community Skills Team won the Best Sustainable Travel Initiative - Education Award and the Contribution to Sustainable Travel Award