News and communications
The latest news and communications 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 24 May 2021
Cabinet to decide on next steps for proposed A350 Melksham bypass
At its meeting on Tuesday 1 June, Wiltshire Council's Cabinet will discuss the next steps for the proposed A350 Melksham bypass.
Published 21 May 2021
Wiltshire Council warning to residents giving waste to rogue fly tippers
Fly-tipping will not be tolerated in Wiltshire.
Published 12 May 2021
Pedestrian refuge island installed on A4 Curzon Street, Calne
A new pedestrian refuge island will be built on the A4 Curzon Street in Calne, slightly west of the junction of Savernake Drive. The works will start on Tuesday 1 June and will be completed by Friday 11 June 2021.
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 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