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

For detailed information on these statistics click here.

Latest Covid-19 ‘Guidance’.

Covid-19  UPDATE: LATEST ADVICE and other News.   

New! Covid-19  APRIL UPDATE : LATEST ADVICE and other News.   (updated 13-04-2021)

The latest Covid-19 statistics for Wiltshire has decreased slightly with just 84 cases over the last 7 days, whilst the rate of cases per 100k has dropped from 21 last week to 16.8 this week – below the national average of 28.1 for England but also suggesting a levelling off.  Click on the image for all the latest information. There are other items too: including the advice for cautious behaviour as we ease our way out of lockdown; advice re community testing and collection sites for people who are symptom free; guidance on Covid measures as from April 12th and local elections updates.

We have also attempted to summarise the best information we have on our Covid-19 section on our ‘Community Links Page’. 


New! South West Wiltshire ‘Our Community Matters’  (updated 13-03-2021)

‘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 against the backdrop the current lockdown restrictions.  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 SW Wiltshire. Items include: Healthwatch grants; Age Online Concert and Area Board information.

A Safer and Supportive Salisbury

 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

Ansty PYO & Farm Shop (posted 06-01-2021)



Latest Information about Coronavirus and What  steps you should take to keep safe (updated 21-12-2020)

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



A timely reminder about preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Wiltshire. (posted 26-10-2020)

A poster campaign designed to inform us all how to slow the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus in Wiltshire has been forwarded to us by Karen Linaker – Community Engagement Officer based at the Nadder Centre, Tisbury. Click on the image to remind yourself of the current ‘rules’.  At the moment Wiltshire is ‘medium risk’ and in the lowest tier.  We all know what to do really and there should be no confusion!

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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Be prepared, folks, for the Census this Sunday!  

We have a UK- wide census on March 21st 2021! You should complete your census form on Sunday 21st  March or as soon as possible thereafter. Click on the logo for the latest information.



Would someone you know benefit from a Twiddlemuff?

If anyone is connected with someone who is living with dementia, and they might benefit from a knitted ‘Twiddlemuff’ please contact our local Community Engagement Manager who has access to some!

01722 434697

07917 751 728

New! Wiltshire Age UK is calling all those folk who might like to ‘get connected’ into the ‘digital world’! (posted 05-02-2021)

If you’ve always wanted to make a video call or shop online but have never had the courage. Or, you’ve got some knowledge but want to improve your skills. Their ‘free to access Click & Connect project’ may be able to help. Click on the logo to get the full details.


New! Wiltshire Age UK highlights that you could be eligible for a ‘Surviving Winter Grant to help with heating costs. (posted 05-02-2021)

You may be eligible for a ‘Surviving Winter Grant’ if you are on a lower income and worry about the cost of heating. They can also advise on other schemes like: ‘Warm Home Discount’ and ‘Winter Fuel Payment’. Click on logo for full details.


Wiltshire News (from Wiltshire Council) (posted 14-01-2020)

It seems a such a difficult time to try and keep local people informed about matters (other than Covid-19) that might affect us sometime in the near future. However, life must go on and Wiltshire Council are keen to consult with all parishes about future planning provision for the county’s housing and employment as outlined in their Local Plan Review. These consultations end on Tuesday 9th March 2021. As we are in Lockdown 3 you can still have your say and you can also sign up to ‘attend’ one of their online engagement sessions. No one can say that the Wiltshire Council didn’t try to engage or consult with the population over these changes.  Click on the image to find out more. Or you can skip to the item below which takes you to a summary page.

Wiltshire Council LOCAL PLAN: Sign up Online and have your say! (updated 14-01-2020)

Continuing Covid -19 restrictions along with Christmas and New Year holidays is probably not the best time to introduce a ‘consultation period’ but the Wiltshire Council Local Plan review consultation is an important opportunity for local people to ‘have their say’ on the future of possible areas of growth in their area before proposals are finalised in a draft Local Plan, later in 2021.

Wiltshire Council would usually hold a series of face-to-face engagement events for the Local Plan review, but are unable to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, interested people are urged to ‘sign up’ for their local online event to find out more. The relevant online events for our parish and its locality will be held on 1st and 2nd February, 7-8pm. Anyone who can’t make their local online event will be able to view all the relevant documents online and complete the online consultation to have their say.

Surviving Winter Fund (posted 14-01-2021)

Some Wiltshire residents may be able to claim up to £250 (whilst funds last!) to help with their heating and fuel bills over the cold period. This time round we are paying either for top up vouchers for their prepayment meters or credit into their energy account if they pay by direct debit. We can also help with solid fuels also such as LPG gas bottles, wood or coal. Click on the logo for more details.

Introducing ‘Tis the Future’: Refill, Reuse, Reduce, Reimagine (posted 23-12-2020)

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.


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  01-2021

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:

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


The Wiltshire Home Library Service  June 2020



Volunteer Support needed in the Community  (2021)

‘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