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 https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/6665/Council-tax-benefits-and-financial-support
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 www.trowbridgedas.org/
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 www.communityactionwestwilts.org/storehouse
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 – https://www.trowbridgefuture.org.uk/
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
|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||www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries||01225 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trowbridge Museum||Museum and exhibitions||Free||All welcome||Museum, The Shires||Tues – Fri. 10am-4pm and Sat 10am-4.30pm||www.trowbridgemuseum.co.uk||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||www.trowbridgetownhall.com||01225 email@example.com|
|Kindness Cafes||Free tea/coffee and conversation||All welcome||Various||Seymour Hub, Charles Street. Fridays firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 email@example.com|
|West Wilts Vineyard||Community Lunch||Free||All welcome||Chapel Hall Café, Emmanuel’s Yard, Church Street||Wednesday 1-2pm
Tuesday to Friday 10-12.30pm
Sunday 9.45-12 Noon
|St John’s Church Upper Studley||Tea/Coffee morning||Free||All welcome||St John’s Church Upper Studley
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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
|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 email@example.com|
|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||