News and events

Over 2,000 hedgehogs spotted in Wiltshire citizen science campaign

26 February 2020

Wiltshire’s residents recorded 2,131 sightings of hedgehogs last year, according to a new report released on 21st February by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Wiltshire Council budget proposals agreed

26 February 2020

Budget proposals detailing Wiltshire Council’s clear direction for 2020/21 and its financial strategy for the next five years, have been agreed.

Sunday parking charges scrapped in all Wiltshire Council car parks

26 February 2020

​Sunday parking charges scrapped in all Wiltshire Council car parks.

Prospect Hospice to host a Mount Kilimanjaro information evening

18 February 2020

In just a few weeks, Prospect Hospice is hosting a Mount Kilimanjaro information evening at Savernake Hospital. The evening will take place on 5th March and starts at 7pm.

England's Great West Way launches food and drink map

18 February 2020

Great West Way, the world’s first multi-modal touring route, has launched a new map featuring the many food and drink establishments on the route, where travellers are encouraged to stop, fill their boots and quench their thirst.

Re:fashion my Town hosting an inspiring evening of fashion and sustainability

18 February 2020

Get ready for a thought provoking and fun evening of recycled fashion, with a film and panel discussion about sustainability issues.

Leading folk band, Faustus, to perform at venues in Wiltshire

11 February 2020

​Early 2020 saw the band Faustus performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand. The band are now back in the UK and their April 2020 tour will bring them to venues in Wiltshire.

J M W Turner Watercolour of Malmesbury Abbey is ‘saved for the nation’ by Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury

10 February 2020

Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury is thrilled to announces its acquisition of the Malmesbury Abbey watercolour painted by famous artist Joseph Mallord William Turner.

New young adult novel set to launch in WHSmith Salisbury

05 February 2020

A new young adult novel, titled The Firestone, is set to launch in WHSmith Salisbury ​on Saturday 22nd February (10am-3pm). The author, Francesca Tyer, has recently moved to the area and The Firestone is her debut novel. It has been published by Authors Reach LTD, a selective publishing house based in Wiltshire.

Edward Twohig's 'Recent Prints from Wiltshire and Italy' collection receives interest from the British Museum

04 February 2020

​Marlborough College is delighted that the amazing collection of ‘Recent Prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ created by Edward Twohig, has caught the expert eye of Jennifer Ramakalawon, keeper of prints in the Prints & Drawings Department of the British Museum.