Your summary of local news from local people and organisations across Bradford on Avon and the surrounding villages.


Top marks for supporting troubled young people with special educational needs


Wiltshire Youth Offending Team, in partnership with Wiltshire Council, has earned recognition for the way it cares for young people with special needs in the criminal justice system. The county has been awarded the Achievement for All Quality Mark by the Department for Education after a two-year process of improvements and continual assessment. Inspectors hailed read more…

Clean-up work underway in Salisbury, in next phase of city’s recovery


Clean-up work is beginning in Salisbury after the appalling nerve agent attack, to bring a small number of potentially contaminated sites back into safe use for the people of the city and its visitors. This follows the continuing handover of sites from the police investigation to recovery operations, including The Maltings, the cemetery, Zizzi and read more…

Wiltshire Council awards new contracts


Wiltshire Council has awarded supplier contracts for two services which went out to tender this year. Help and Care which already has Healthwatch contracts across the south has secured the contract for the Healthwatch Wiltshire tender. Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living (WiltsCIL) has secured the contract for the Service User Engagement service. Healthwatch Wiltshire is read more…

More than 98% of Wiltshire families offered one of their three primary school preferences


98.8% of families have been offered one of their three preferences for this September with 93.4% being offered their first preferred school. Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to Most parents now apply for places online with 94% of the 5,245 applications received doing so. Those read more…

Wiltshire Family Learning courses starting April 2018


For all courses starting in April 2018, please visit:-; If you are interested in any courses, please reserve a place at the setting and a member of the Family Learning team will call you back to talk to them. Courses are free for parent/carers who have less than 5 GCSEs grades A-C/service families/members of read more…