News and events

Salisbury Cathedral celebrates Holy Week and Easter online

05 April 2020

​For centuries Morning Prayer and Evensong have been said or sung daily at Salisbury Cathedral, as have regular Sunday services and weekday Eucharists. Last week all that changed and the ancient rhythm of prayer, song and reflection had to be re-imagined for our new and strange times.

Salisbury based charity adapts to tackle Covid-19

02 April 2020

The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has been particularly hard felt by charities and those who they support. The day-to-day operations are now being forced to adapt whilst new, innovative ways of fundraising are also required with traditional events off the schedule. For Salisbury-based homeless charity Alabaré, the way in which they help the homeless has had to completely change.

Ancient High Sherriff ceremony switched to video call to beat coronavirus

27 March 2020

AN ancient ceremony to swear in Wiltshire’s High Sheriff, usually conducted in front of hundreds of people, was carried out on a video conference in front of just seven because of coronavirus restrictions.​

Leehurst Swan passes all aspects of rigorous ISI compliance inspection

25 March 2020

​New headmaster gives Leehurst a head start as the Regulatory Compliance Inspection team finds Leehurst Swan’s principles and values encourage personal development, responsibility and tolerance for all its pupils.

Urgent appeal launched to support the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak

25 March 2020

South-West based homeless charity Alabaré have launched an emergency appeal to support those affected by homelessness after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Free education resources for secondary and primary children

24 March 2020

Our colleagues at SecED and Headteacher Update magazines have compiled an excellent list of teaching resources for home learning in these difficult times. Links include resources, both online and downloadable, plus hints and tips, and more.

Visiting Wiltshire Council hubs, alternative arrangements

24 March 2020

​Following government advice and to help stop the transmission of COVID-19, Wiltshire Council are asking people not to visit their hubs where possible.

Celebrate Voice Sings..!

24 March 2020

​Celebrate Voice Sings..! a new online singing community meeting every Sunday, launched with a Mother's Day celebration

Music resources to see you through

24 March 2020

Our musical colleagues have been compiling selections of free resources. In these unprecedented times, music and the arts will be more important than ever and many artists are finding innovative ways to share their work. Although these aren't Wiltshire-specific, I hope they will be a welcome source of entertainment to you all.

Stonewood Partnerships halts work on homes developments to prevent spread of coronavirus

24 March 2020

Stonewood Partnerships has halted work at its developments in Great Somerford and Holt to protect its staff and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Tormarton company said work will end today but staff will spend a few days securing the sites. The company is building 38 new homes at Brook Farm in Great Somerford and 44 new homes and 100 workspaces on the former J&T Beaven tannery site in Holt.