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The latest news from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 26 May 2021
Final chance for Wiltshire businesses to apply for discretionary COVID grant payments
Wiltshire Council is reopening the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG, also known as discretionary payments) window for businesses who are yet to apply for any other funding.
Published 18 May 2021
Foster Care Fortnight - meet the team behind the scenes
To find out more about fostering with Wiltshire Council you can talk to the friendly team behind the scenes and hear from foster carers by joining a series of online events.
Published 14 May 2021
Libraries to extend opening hours and the Edwin Young Gallery to reopen
Art fans and book lovers will be able to once again enjoy the Edwin Young Gallery, reopening on Thursday 20 May, and some longer opening hours at libraries across Wiltshire from Monday 17 May.
Published 10 May 2021
Public reminded to stay safe and keep following the rules as restrictions change on 17 May
Following the Prime Minister's confirmation of the move to Step 3 of the Government's roadmap on 17 May, and the reopening of more businesses, Wiltshire Council is asking people to keep following the current rules until they change on 17 May.
Published 7 May 2021
Helping businesses follow the COVID Roadmap
Guidance for businesses preparing for the potential easing of some restrictions on 17 May.
Published 5 May 2021
Foster Care Fortnight - Foster a teenager
Young people in care have been sharing their thoughts on what makes a good foster carer as Wiltshire Council launches a new campaign to encourage more people to consider fostering.
Published 25 February 2021
Wiltshire Council broadcasting live public COVID-19 update on 2 March
The update on COVID-19 in Wiltshire will start at 5.30pm
Published 23 February 2021
Targeted COVID-19 rapid community testing gets underway in Wiltshire
Community testing is available for symptom-free people who work for small businesses, private non-maintained early years settings, and childminders
Published 22 February 2021
Statement from Cllr Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council Leader following PMs announcement
Cllr Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council Leader said, "Following the Prime Minister's announcement about the timetable for the lifting of restrictions over the next few months, we will continue to work to support schools, businesses, residents and our staff to ensure restrictions can be lifted safely across Wiltshire.
Published 17 February 2021
Wiltshire Council's Chief Executive and Director of Public Health volunteer at Salisbury City Hall vaccination centre
Terence Herbert and Kate Blackburn spent an afternoon volunteering at the City Hall NHS vaccination centre in Salisbury