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Young Work Wiltshire: Employment, Education, Training, and Support  (ongoing)

This 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:

Clicking on image or strapline above

Phone: 01225 716890


Use the Work Wiltshire Website and click on the blocks to navigate to a section you need. 

 Special features include: 

  1. Apprenticeships
  2. Local Employment Information
  3. Support – especially for young people
  4. Other useful links

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New! Wiltshire Council says it is ‘ready for winter’. (posted 10-11-2023)

As the cold weather approaches, Wiltshire Council’s 24-strong gritter fleet will be seen out and about on the county’s roads in the coming winter months. Last winter, the crews were deployed 81 times and distributed 7,836 tons of salt, with 59,130 miles of roads treated. Wiltshire Council focus on A and B roads, while other roads are only treated during prolonged periods of cold weather. They also maintain more than 1,600 salt bins throughout the county, which are available for use on public roads and footpaths. You can report empty salt bins using MyWilts. During winter, for regular updates on the weather and road conditions, follow @wiltscouncil. Click on the image to and read more of the latest updates from Wiltshire Council including: Remembrance Day; The Wiltshire Local Plan;  Visit Wiltshire by Bus; Youth Projects; Private Fostering; Carer’s Rights;  Potholes; Job Vacancies.

Click on the image to search and zoom in/out to check on local road improvement works.

New! South West Wiltshire ‘Our Community Matters’  (updated 10-11-2023

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   Tap image to view the current ‘Our Community Matters’ main noticeboard. Tap here to view this week’s latest news, events and community information for the SW Wiltshire area. Latest news from @KarenLinakerCEM The SW Community Website has been offline for several months now due to security/admin issues. You will have to sign up to twitter or X if you are desperate!

Wiltshire Council’s ‘Climate Strategy’ and the ‘Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy’ is now officially adopted. Keep an eye open for the next steps in this process! (updated 2023)

Everybody knows that one of the biggest emergency the whole planet is facing right now is how to tackle the ‘climate change’ crisis that is now upon us. Some of the damaging elements of it are already irreversible.  Most of us know and understand the causes but finding the solutions quickly is proving to be a formidable barrier. It is going to be costly for all of us and we are all going to be well ‘out of our comfort zone’ in the way we do things. But tackling the issues we must.

Wiltshire Council was one of the first to acknowledge that there was a climate emergency back in July 2019 and committed itself to become carbon neutral as an organisation by 2030. This is a great start and now a new draft carbon reduction strategy has been prepared and the Wiltshire public are being given an exclusive opportunity to ‘have their say’ to help shape the draft to take Wiltshire Council’s action on climate change forward for the next 5 years.

Click to view: Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy Consultation page and progress so far…

Click to view the Wiltshire Draft Climate Strategy 2022-2027. It is a wordy document but rightly so since the catastrophe that is about to unfold if we don’t get this right is unimaginable – and good on Wiltshire Council for getting this underway. Please give this some thought and ‘have your say’!

The Wiltshire Green Blue Infrastructure (GBI) Strategy, adopted in February 2022, provides an overarching strategy for the next eight years. Click here to view the progress of Wiltshire Councils ‘Green and Blue Infrastructure’ (GBI). Great downloads to read! 

Nadder Community Energy and Tisbury Electric Car Club

Discover the Nadder Community Energy Project(posted 10-02-2023)

Alan Maryon-Davis, Chair of the Nadder Community Energy Project wrote this article in the Tisbury Focus magazine recently. A worthy project and locally based too! We thought we would give it an airing on our website! Click on the logo for more information!

Tisbury & District Car Link Scheme  (last updated 20-10-2023)

Link provides a voluntary support service to enable those without transport to access local services and facilities such as hospital and other appointments.

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 – in particular to hospitals, doctors, dentists and related appointments.  We are happy to take requests for visits to hairdressers, shops, etc. but due to current pressures we are having to prioritise the medical ones. Please click on the logo image for more information. 

The local LINK scheme is always looking for volunteer drivers: please email if you think you may be able to help.



Introducing ‘Tis the Future’: Refill, Reuse, Reduce, Reimagine (updated 2023)

We all acknowledge that we need to do more to reverse climate change and halt the decline of our environment. Well here is a local based  initiative that hopes to show us the way forward that is set to become operational in the New Year. Set up by group called the Tisbury Community Benefit Society a zero-plastic, electric powered, mobile refill shop – community owned and community run – will visit local villages, including Ansty and stop for an hour.  The stopping place in Ansty will be the Maypole area.  ‘Tis the Future’ will initially be selling purely staple store cupboard ingredients such as rice, oats, flour, pasta and cereals etc.  Click on the vehicle image for all of the details.


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The Wiltshire Home Library Service  Current

Wiltshire Age UK.  Get the support you need!  (2023)

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

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. Click on the logo for more details. 

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


Quick Access to some Wiltshire Community Services: (Updated 2023)

Wiltshire Police
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Dorset & Wilts Fire & Rescue
Wiltshire Public Health
Community Foundation
Community First

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