Splash – Free May School Holiday Activities

Splash will be running another exciting, packed programme of FREE, positive activities for young people aged 9-16 across Wiltshire during the May school holiday. Splash give priority to those young people who are experiencing challenges in their lives and would benefit most from attending. Some activities are targeted to specific age groups so please read each activity poster carefully.

We always do our best to help with transport by arranging central pick up points when we can. Please refer a young person to an activity and we will contact you with a transport plan.

Anyone can refer a young person to Splash just download a booking form, complete it and obtain a parent/guardian signature. Scan or post the completed, signed form back to us ASAP. (We can even accept photos of completed forms sent from your smart phone).
Places will be allocated from 8th May.


  • 31st May – Catch It Cook It Eat It,
    Transport from Larkhill/Amesbury area
  • 1st June – Random Acts of Wild @ Trowbridge
  • 2nd June – Campfire MasterChef @ Lowermoor Farm
    Transport from Chippenham
  • 2nd June – Music Matters @ Salisbury
  • 3rd June – Woodland Survival @The Devenish, Salisbury
  • 3rd June – Fun Animation @ Harnham, Salisbury
  • 3rd June – Moutain Biking @ Marlborough

For more info on all these projects, please see the posters below or take a look at our website or Facebook page









Nominate to help celebrate public health in Wiltshire

PR 8795
12 April 2016
For Immediate Release
Nominate today to help celebrate public health in Wiltshire
Nominations are open for this year’s public health awards – being held to recognise and celebrate the quality of work of individuals, groups, organisations and businesses that help improve the health and wellbeing of Wiltshire’s local communities.
More than 190 nominations were received for last year’s awards, organised by Wiltshire Council, demonstrating how much high quality work is happening in the county.
Anyone who is helping people live healthier lives in Wiltshire can be nominated. Nominees might, for example, include drop-in and advice services, dance classes in village halls, healthy workplace programmes, activities taking place in community centres, local schools, GP surgeries, parks or leisure centres.
Maggie Rae, Wiltshire Council corporate director and director of public health, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to give wider recognition to all the different projects, groups, initiatives, services and support which help to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Wiltshire.
“As always, I’m sure it will be a very tricky task to shortlist the nominations as the quality is always so high.”
Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public health, said: “This is one of the highlights of my year and I never fail to be impressed by the dedication and quality of work by all the nominees.

“The people and organisations we will be celebrating don’t carry out their work to win awards, so we’re looking forward to shining the spotlight on them and thanking them for all they do.”

If people wish to nominate an organisation or individual the deadline is 18 April 2016. If people want to nominate their own work, the deadline is 27 April 2016.
For the full list of award categories and to find out how to put those names forward, people should visitwww.wiltshire.gov.uk/healthawards.
The public health awards ceremony will be held on 8 June 2016 at County Hall, Trowbridge.
There are a range of award categories this year. They are:
Tackling health inequalities in the community award: for work which has helped to reduce health inequalities in the community. It could be any work which has focused on particular groups, ages, settings or areas in Wiltshire that suffer from poorer health as a result of inequalities.
Tackling obesity award: for work that has contributed to reducing obesity in Wiltshire. It could be any work which has focused on improving healthy eating, increasing physical activity or changing health behaviour in children, young people and / or adults.
The Pasante improved sexual health and/or reduced teenage pregnancies award: for work which has improved sexual health and/or reduced teenage pregnancies. It could be a service aimed at promoting sexual health for young people or a campaign to promote screening.
Innovation in public health award: for work which shows new approaches to improving people’s health. It could be anything from energy efficiency advice which helps frail elderly people to keep a warmer home, to a school-based health and wellbeing drop-in centre.
Improvement in mental health and wellbeing award: for work which has improved mental health and wellbeing. It could be anything from offering support to get back into work to those unable to do so because of long term mental health issues, to a walking group that results in improved mental health and wellbeing.
Promoting safety and reducing harm award: for work which has helped to keep people safe and reduce harm. It could be anything from a workplace stop smoking scheme to support for those living with addiction or projects to help prevent childhood accidents.
Workplace health & wellbeing award: for a workplace or employer which has improved employee health and wellbeing. It could be anything from offering healthy options in a canteen to reducing workplace injuries through innovative training programmes.
Primary care contribution to public health award:to recognise the contribution primary care providers make to the delivery of public health and health improvement programmes, projects and services.
The Liquid Media public award for an outstanding contribution to improving health and wellbeing: this award is to recognise the outstanding contribution that one individual, group or organisation has made to improving health and wellbeing. You might want to nominate a sports coach, support group leader or maybe a team of inspirational play workers.

Mobile Library – New times and dates

Wiltshire Libraries havmobile-librarye changed the times and dates of the mobile library. It will visit the parish on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 April, 2016
  • Tuesday 17 May, 2016
  • Tuesday 14 June, 2016
  • Tuesday 12 July, 2016
  • Tuesday 09 August, 2016
  • Tuesday 06 September, 2016
  • Tuesday 04 October, 2016

Stop times:

Stop Arrives Departs
Bishops Cannings, The Street 09:30 10:30
Lockeridge, Who’d a Thought It 10:45 11:15
West Overton, Peacocks 11:25 12:05
Avebury Trusloe, Bungalows 12:15 12:45
Avebury, High Street 13:55 14:25
Avebury, Caravan Park 14:30 15:00
Broad Hinton, Village Hall 15:15 16:15

– See more at: http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/MobileLibrary/Library/Round/17

Wiltshire Council Bus Service Consultation

Please use the following link to make your views on bus services known to Wiltshire Council http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal/ltp/wiltshire_local_transport_plan_-_public_transport_strategy_review

Message from Wiltshire Council follows:

Wiltshire Council Bus services review

Wiltshire Council is reviewing its Local Transport Plan (LTP) Public Transport Strategy and service delivery (i.e. Council supported bus services). The review is being undertaken because of continuing and growing pressures on the Council’s budgets that mean that funding is no longer available to continue delivering supported bus services at the level that was envisaged when the LTP was published in 2011.
The review of the Public Transport Strategy is part of a wider review of all areas of Wiltshire Council’s passenger transport remit (except rail and taxis). The wider review will include re-examining policy and spending in home-to-school and college transport, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) transport and social care client transport.
As a first stage in the review, a pre-consultation exercise was undertaken during July and August 2015 to provide key stakeholders and partners (e.g. town councils and bus operators) with an opportunity to shape the scope of the review.
We are now keen to hear the views of bus users, residents, stakeholders and other interested partiesto help us shape a new Public Transport Strategy. The Council has made no decisions as yet and would like to see how far you agree or disagree with the options presented in the consultation questionnaire available from http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal/ltp/wiltshire_local_transport_plan_-_public_transport_strategy_review
From the above link you can also obtain further information on the review including a PDF version of the questionnaire together with other review documents (including Frequently Asked Questions).
Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available on request by telephoning 0300 456 0100. Copies of the questionnaire will also be available: on buses operating Wiltshire Council contracted services; in libraries; and in main Council offices.
Questionnaire and comments need to be submitted by 5pm on 4 April 2016.
The findings of the review and public consultation will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet in the summer of 2016. It will then be necessary to develop detailed implementation proposals. The timescale for this will depend on the nature of the changes approved by Cabinet and the lead time necessary for their implementation.