Business As Usual . . .
As we’ve now been in lockdown for almost three weeks, many Trowbridge Town Council colleagues are continuing to work from home to ensure business affairs will all be in order when the current crisis comes to its eventual end. Members of the Finance Team have been busy ensuring all accounts are up to date and
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Life Goes On . . .
For many of us, the Easter weekend is all about attending church, seeing family and friends, and exploring our magnificent county. However, as Wiltshire adjusts to the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, county magazine Wiltshire Life understands that this Bank Holiday Weekend might be a lonely and isolating time for some people. A subscription-based
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Trowbridge Future – An Update
Trowbridge Future is a small, independent charity based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire offering support and advice to the local community. They run a series of youth cafes across the communities of Trowbridge in Longfield, Seymour and Studley Green and also a thriving Community Hub in The Shires Shopping Centre, providing advice, support and information to the
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A Good Read . . .
Wiltshire Council’s Library Services are continuing to support those people who love reading throughout the county, even if the buildings themselves aren’t in use. The Libraries Team have come up with some innovative ways to develop its remote libraries service to keep the whole family connected and occupied during this time, and all have been
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Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online during COVID-19
Parents are being offered advice and support to ensure their children keep safe, as they spend more time online during COVID-19. As families are having to stay at home, there are concerns children and young people may be vulnerable to online exploitation. HM Government has shared a number of online resources for parents to help
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Elections and Referendums Postponed in Wiltshire due to COVID-19
HM Government has now published legislation to confirm the postponement of any national and local elections, by-elections and referendums throughout the UK until 2021. You can view the details of Wiltshire by-elections and neighbourhood planning referendums affected by visiting the Wiltshire Council website http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/elections-postponed. Any by-elections triggered by unitary and parish vacancies will not now
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Interactive Map To Help You Find Local COVID-19 Support
Wiltshire Council has created an online interactive map that allows people to see what COVID-19 community support is available in their neighbourhood and also throughout the county. The map, which will be regularly updated, can be found at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus and people simply have to type in their town/village/city name or a postcode in a search
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An Appeal For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
You’ve doubtless heard a lot about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus crisis. PPE is vital to help protect our frontline workers, allowing them to continue delivering critical services in the community, whilst also limiting the spread of COVID-19. With high demand for PPE across the nation, Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police have launched
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MIU To Close
The Minor Injury Unit at Trowbridge Community Hospital will close temporarily from Wednesday April 8th. The unit will shut its doors from 5pm on that date in order that staff can be redeployed to provide vital additional capacity elsewhere in the local area. The unit has seen a decline in the number of patients since
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Safe Travels . . .
If you need to make an essential bus journey during the current coronavirus situation, you may need to check to see if the time of your bus has changed. With many people quite rightly following the Government’s advice, fewer of us are travelling by bus, meaning some services have been reduced. For more information, please
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