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Coronavirus (COVID 19) National and local statistics. (updated daily)

For detailed information on these statistics click here.

Latest Covid-19 ‘Easing of Lockdown Guidance’ (newest first).

A Safer and Supportive Salisbury

Getting in a muddle with all the coronavirus changes as we ease out of the coronavirus lockdown? Try this summary

 What you can and can’t do! – Guidance from the UK Government

Tracking the latest on Coronavirus COVID-19 from BBC News

What should I do to prevent catching and spreading the coronavirus?

For other local emergency problems visit: What to do in an Emergency

NEW! Ansty PYO & Farm Shop offers a first class service! (posted 09-07-2020)

Although July 4th saw a considerable easing of the lockdown measures imposed since mid-March the Covid-19 pandemic is still with us lurking behind the scenes and we all still have to ‘stay alert’ and follow sensible rules. The Ansty PYO & Farm shop team are still happy to take their food orders from local folk through Tim M. if they are more comfortable with that or they are equally happy for people to communicate with them directly and ‘come and collect’.

The Ansty Maize Maze 2020 (a stunning tribute to all NHS workers) opens next weekend too. Click on shop image for more details. Click here to find out more about the amazing maize maze!

Latest Information about Coronavirus and What  steps you should take to keep safe (updated 08-07-2020)

There remains deluge of information out there – but one of the easiest websites to digest is supplied by the BBC in conjunction with the NHS. Click on image.

Here is the current official government link ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you still need to do


Covid-19 Healthy Lifestyle For Older People – a new leaflet from Wiltshire Council (posted 11-06-2020)

A new leaflet for older people has been issued by Wiltshire Council by Karen Linaker – Community Engagement Officer based at the Nadder Centre, Tisbury.  Click on image for more information.


Tisbury Neighbourhood Response – serving Tisbury, West Tisbury and the surrounding hamlets. (posted 02-04-2020)

The phone number to call is 01747 684010 or you can email

There are three options: (prescription/medication collection; food shopping; social). There are many volunteers wishing to help.

Emergency Relief Fund (posted 02-04-2020)

The Alice Combes Trust supported by The Lord Arundell of Wardour Charitable Trust are today launching an emergency food relief fund for residents of the following parishes:Tisbury, West Tisbury, Wardour, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Semley and Ansty. Tap here for more details.

Our Community Matters

‘Our Community Matters’ is an interactive notice board for news, events and volunteering opportunities for communities across Wiltshire.It provides people with local interactive notice boards which everyone can use to highlight and discuss local news events and ideas. Click on the image for our local community site.

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Important information from Karen Linaker, Wiltshire Council Community Engagement Manager based at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury:

Wessex Water Recovery Fund – opening 5th October, 2020  (posted 05-10-2020)

Wiltshire Community Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Quartet, Somerset and Dorset Community Foundations to deliver the Wessex Water Recovery Fund across the South West region.

For this year only as a response to the challenges faced by local communities Wessex Water Foundation are providing grants that will support local projects strengthening our communities following the coronavirus outbreak.

This fund will seek to support a wide range of local projects across our area. Priority will be given to those that are working to:

  • support people in financially difficult circumstances
  • help build stronger communities
  • support the green recovery with new initiatives
  • restoring and protecting nature and wildlife for community health and wellbeing

We particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

Grants are up to £2,500.

Click here for details: Wessex Water Recovery Fund details & application

Closing date for applications:  4th December, 2020

Decisions made in January 2021

If you are not sure whether your group qualifies – contact our Community Engagement Manager Karen Linaker who is based at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury.  01722 434697  or  07917 751 728

Young Work Wiltshire: Employment, Education, Training, and Support  June 25th 2020
A new service has been launched that aims to support 16 & 17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.

Three dedicated Education, Employment Advisers will be getting alongside our young people to help them access opportunities to help them towards successful working lives. These young people may face multiple barriers preventing them from participating in EET and need a different type of support. For some young people support is provided by other Local Authority Teams, specifically the SEND service for young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and those working with the Youth Offending Team (YOT). 

Young Work Wiltshire can provide one-to-one support for young people who need help to find the right opportunity for them. This currently provided over the phone and online, but eventually we hope to do some face to face/outreach support. 

This support includes:

  • Engaging a young person in understanding the provision available
  • Finding and applying for a suitable education or training course
  • Finding and applying for an apprenticeship
  • Support in transitioning to the new opportunity
  • Tracking & reducing the young people without a known post 16 destination.

For more information or to refer to the service you can contact us by:

Phone: 01225 716890


Young people can register by completing an online form on the website –

The following leaflets may be useful

1. Young Work Wiltshire Hot Opportunities

2. Young Work Wiltshire EET

3. Young Work Wiltshire: signposting, advice and support

There is a new section on our Employment & Skills website Work Wiltshire Website dedicated for our NEET young people – Young Work Wiltshire 

 Special features include: 

1.    vacancy service with fortnightly apprenticeships and job opportunities listings aimed at young people 

2.    The option for young people and those in support of them to sign up for a monthly e-newsletter aimed at inspiring them around local opportunities  (attached is our first addition)

3.    An opportunity service with ability for employers or providers to post up their jobs/apprenticeships/programmes for us to share with the young people we support 

4.    The ability for young people to update us on what they are doing to support our statutory responsibilities in knowing what every 16/17 year olds education and employment activity is 

5.    The ability for young people to register for support directly 

Wiltshire Council Short Breaks Activity Book June 2020

In this activity book there are suggestions for your child/ young person to engage with. Not all activities will be suitable or of interest to all of our young people, however there is a range of activities – sourced from online and from clubs – which we hope they will enjoy. Click on the image for details.


Back on the Road (after COVID-19 Lockdown) June 2020

If you’ve been working from home with the odd trip to the shops or to care for a vulnerable loved one, the chances are you may feel a little nervous getting back on the road. Your vehicle may also need a little more TLC than usual, especially if it’s a second family vehicle you may have on the drive, your young driver’s run-around, or a fleet vehicle you have access to at work.

We have all seen and heard an increase in traffic on our roads in recent weeks as lockdown restrictions have eased. Whether you are returning to the roads for work, for the school run, to reconnect with family and friends, or for any other reason, click on the document image to discover more.

From Karen Linaker, Wiltshire Council Community Engagement Manager based at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury:

The Wiltshire Home Library Service  June 2020



Volunteer Support needed in the Community  (Posted June 2020)

‘Age UK Wiltshire’ are currently looking for volunteers to support clients within South Wiltshire. 2020

Age UK Wiltshire is local independent charity providing support to anyone over the age of 50 living in Wiltshire & Swindon who needs helpful information, advice, extra support or friendship.

Their core services are primarily delivered in the community with individuals on a one to one basis, for example, volunteers visiting someone at home to help them fill in benefits claim forms or visiting isolated older people at home to help them re-connect with their community. Click here for more information: Volunteering for Age UK Wiltshire

The Tisbury & District LINK Scheme  (Updated September 2020)

If you haven’t got access to transport or perhaps you no longer drive, then give LINK a call… We are here … to get you there – whether it be for hospital or doctors appointments, hairdressers, shops, library or visiting friends and relatives etc. Please click here for more information :Tisbury & District LINK Scheme

The local LINK scheme is always looking for volunteer drivers.

If you are interested in offering a service to those who need it and would like more information – then please phone Sally Naish on 01747 870731