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Grant available to help Wiltshire’s talented athletes succeed at elite level

FFOP grant recipients 2017

The Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Elite Athlete grant is open once again for applications. Working in partnership with local businesses, Wiltshire Council supports rising sports stars through the Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Foundation. Now in its seventh year, this successful grant programme enables Wiltshire’s elite sports stars to access training and competitions, purchase read more…

Funding from Melksham Without Parish Council


Does your group/organisation benefit residents of Melksham Without? if so, you can apply for grant funding for 2018/19. Deadline for applications is 31st January – you can download forms from the parish council website  

Local Fitness Teacher releases third book

Matt Hill Living Systema News (002)

Matt Hill, a 44 year old Professional Martial Arts and Health and Fitness Teacher from Seend Cleeve, who runs the local Systema Academy, has recently released his third book. ‘Living Systema’ was released in November by Mirador Publishing. The books cover what he teaches at his Systema Academy on Avonside Enterprise Park in Melksham. ‘Living read more…

Wiltshire Council staff help to Clean Up Wilts in their lunch breaks

Wiltshire Council staff help to Clean Up Wilts in their lunch breaks

          Wiltshire Council staff and local area board members spent their lunch breaks last Tuesday picking up litter to help clean up Trowbridge. The event was the first of its kind, as further events are planned to take place in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury, and was developed as an idea suggested read more…

Moldovan visit to Wiltshire


          Visitors from Moldova were given an insight into how we support disabled children and those at risk, to remain living with their families, as part of a fact finding visit recently. The group, from Gagauzia, an Autonomous Territory in Southern Moldova, have been travelling around the country as part of read more…