Community activity and Support available during the rising Cost of Living crisis

We are all currently experiencing the rising cost of living.  Below is information that we hope residents will find helpful during this time.


Government and Council Financial Support Available

The Wiltshire Council website is full information of Council Tax benefits and available Financial Support.  It also includes a directory of services and local groups


Helpful advice from Selwood Housing about paying household bills – Even if you do not rent with Selwood, the advice is worth reading


Additional Trowbridge based support


Trowbridge Debt Advice Service

Phone 01225 777865 or Mobile 07884 952696

Provides free of charge, unconditional and confidential money and debt advice via face to face appointments.


Storehouse Foodbank

Access to Storehouse is freely available to people referred by a supporting professional such as a teacher, social worker, doctor, key worker, minister, community adviser, Wiltshire Council, Citizens Advice Centre, or another agreed referral agency. We can also do a referral for you, should you need it.

Provisions can be collected from the centre where individuals, couples or families will be provided with three days’ supply of food and toiletries.

Opening hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am – 12.30pm.


Trowbridge Future –

Community Fridges –   Fresh food is collected at end of shelf life from local supermarkets that would be disposed of and make it available to our local communities.  They believe in filling bellies not bins!  Can be collected from locations below –  no referrals or appointments necessary.

  • Longfield Community Centre. Tuesdays 3pm-4pm
  • Seymour Hub, Charles Street. Thursdays 10.30am-12noon
  • Studley Green Cabin, Lambrok Road. Tuesdays 10am-11am


Winter 2022 Spaces and Activities


Group/Place What Cost? Who is it

for ?

Where Opening Times Web Contact    – tel Contact – email
Trowbridge Library Book lending, poetry readings, computer availability Free All welcome County Hall, Bythesea Road Mon/Weds/Fri/Sat open 9am -5pm. Tues & Thurs open 9am -7pm 01225 716700
Trowbridge Museum Museum and exhibitions Free All welcome Museum, The Shires Tues – Fri. 10am-4pm and Sat 10am-4.30pm 01225 751339
Trowbridge Town Hall Mixture of classes and activities together with free exhibitions. Call or check website for updated list Free/charge for some classes All welcome Trowbridge Town Hall Mon- Sat 10am-4pm 01225 774306
Kindness Cafes Free tea/coffee and conversation All welcome Various Seymour Hub, Charles Street. Fridays 10.30-3pm
Free Studley Green Community Centre. Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
Trowbridge Service Users Group Peer-2-Peer mental health support group providing friendship and support Free Anyone with a mental health issue Town Hall Thursday at 10.30am-2pm.
West Wilts Vineyard Community Lunch Free All welcome Chapel Hall Café, Emmanuel’s Yard, Church Street Wednesday 1-2pm

Friday 9.30-2.30pm

Tuesday to Friday 10-12.30pm

Sunday 9.45-12 Noon

Sue Price


St John’s Church Upper Studley Tea/Coffee morning Free All welcome St John’s Church Upper Studley

BA14 0EH

Mon & Wed 10am- 11.30am Alastair Wood

Studley Green Luncheon Club Over 65s club – day club, luncheon plus activity and transport £10 Older residents Studley Green Community Centre, Lambrok Road Fridays, 11am – 3.30pm 07858 152302
Trowbridge Tea Club Tea/coffee afternoon Free All welcome Tesco Community Room TBA
Trowbridge Park Club Community Club with tea and coffee Small charge for refreshments Older residents Park Club, Trowbridge Park Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 9.30am – 12noon
Wesley Road Methodist Church Tea or Coffee and a free hot meal Free All welcome The Church Halls, Wesley Road / Newtown, BA14 0AX Beginning on Wednesday November 9th, for 6 weeks until 14th December.

Open from 4 – 6.30pm,

hot meal served between 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Tracey Lewis

St James’ CE Church Tea/Coffee Free All Welcome St James’ Church Mondays/Wednesdays/ Saturdays 10-12 Noon Barbara King

St Thomas’s CE Church We will provide a warm drink on arrival and a soup and roll lunch. Free All Welcome St Thomas’s Church Church Rooms to the rear of St Thomas Church will be opened each Friday from 11am to 2.30 pm commencing 2nd December. Geoff Tate

Cornerstone Coffee & Cake,  and space to chat and relax. Free All Welcome Staverton Club Friday mornings every fortnight (18th Nov, 2nd & 16th Dec, 6th & 20th Jan, 3rd & 17th Feb) David Ross

Trowbridge Park Club Cosy community lounge, tea, coffee and soup Free All Welcome Park Club, Trowbridge Park Tuesday 12.30 – 3.00pm
St Katharine’s Church, Holt Free All Welcome alternating between the Village Hall & St Katharine’s Church Wednesdays from 1-3pm
Men’s Shed Men’s group, mixture of chat and making/restoring projects Mens’ Group Unit A08, Andil House, Court Street Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays
9.30am – 12.30 noon
Women’s Shed Women’s group, mixture of chat and craft activities. Session fee includes refreshments £2.50 Woman’s Shed Holy Trinity Church Centre, Stallard Street TBC