News and events

Luther Actress, Ruth Wilson delivers PPE to residential care home in Mere

12 June 2020

​A group of medical, ex-military and procurement experts have come together to donate over 1,000 pieces of PPE to a Care Home in South-West Wiltshire. UK Mask Force (UKMF), along with one of their ambassadors, renowned actress Ruth Wilson (whose parents live in Mere) delivered the PPE to Caroline Nicholson, Manager of Bramley House Residential Care Home.

Malmesbury’s retailers welcome customers back - #shoplocal #shopsafe

12 June 2020

From Monday 15 June, many of Malmesbury’s unique retailers and businesses will re-open for customers to shop local in the safe environment of the new social distancing scheme being installed in Malmesbury.

Coronavirus grant helps anxious and isolated Wiltshire care home residents stay in touch with family

12 June 2020

Elderly people in care homes isolated from friends and family will be able to stay in touch more easily, thanks to Wiltshire Community Foundation coronavirus grant. Care Home Volunteers, which works in care homes across Swindon and Wiltshire, has been given £5,000 from the community foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund to buy tablets so residents can make video calls.

Luxury gift shop opening on the Warminster High Street.

12 June 2020

Iris and Olive, a thoughtful gifting boutique, opens on 15th June 2020.

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

11 June 2020

The American Museum & Gardens is delighted to announce that it will once again be able to open its gardens to visitors. Following advice from the UK Government the Museum’s New American Garden, Mount Vernon Garden, and Garden Café (takeaway only) will be open from 24th June, 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.

We celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh's 99th birthday.

10 June 2020

To celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh's 99th birthday, we are sharing a feature first published in Wiltshire Life November 2017. It makes you proud to be British! How often do we say or think that? It is never more true than when we see the royal family at their very best, as we did on a special day 70 years ago, and as we will again this year on 20th November 2017. This is the day HM Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, HRH Prince Philip, celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary and, perhaps, think back to the special role played by Wiltshire.

Lady Lansdowne befriends pensioner for scheme supported by coronavirus fund

05 June 2020

Lady Lansdowne has been helping a 92-year-old isolated from her family through lockdown after volunteering as a befriender for Wiltshire Sight. The charity has been given £5,000 from Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund to set up the network of phone befrienders after it became concerned about how many of its service users were on their own.

St Margaret's Prep School Rainbow Run

02 June 2020

​Children and their families who were dressed as rainbows brought smiles to the streets of Wiltshire when they took part in a run that met lockdown restrictions to raise charity cash. Pupils of St Margaret’s Preparatory School, Calne raised more than £2,000 for the The Rainbow Trust - a charity which supports families with sick children.

How can I help?

22 May 2020

Our cover image on the July/August issue was painted by a Wiltshire mother, who wants to share through her art, the reality faced by two of her children who are frontline workers

Gap year student raising funds for Stars Appeal

13 May 2020

Ned Holland, an 18 year-old student from Broad Chalke will be performing a live Instagram gig this Friday night in aid of the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.