Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Update 13th August

Shop Local week

We've been supporting #ShopLocal by encouraging all of you, when shopping, to think local.

Shop Local Week is part of the Government’s Enjoy Summer Safely campaign, encouraging people to get back to the way of life they have missed, while following safety guidelines. From popping into a local family-run bakery for a loaf of bread, or buying a quirky gift from an independent shop, by shopping locally you can help local business owners and local communities get back up and running.

Read more here.


Take precautions when car sharing

Many people like to car share but it can be hard to maintain social distancing whilst car sharing, increasing the risk of transmission of COVID-19.


Renewing your garden waste collection

You have until tomorrow (Friday 14 August) to renew your garden waste collection and avoid a disruption to your service.The cost of having garden waste collected will be £50 per bin for the year.

To renew your garden waste collection click here.


VJ Day

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) will be recognised this Saturday (15 August) commemorating the end of the Second World War.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding an official ceremony at County Hall in Trowbridge, but we remember and recognise the service and sacrifice made by soldiers, sailors and airmen from Wiltshire, the UK and commonwealth nations who fought throughout the Second World War and particularly in Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, India and the Far East.

A televised national two-minute silence will take place at 11am on Saturday.

 Find out how you can celebrate VJ Day at home


RUH launches new maternity app for mums

New parents and pregnant women now have access to a wide range of useful information and advice at their fingertips, thanks to a new app launched by the Maternity team at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

The new Maternity HANDi app aims to provide extensive maternity information for women who:

 Are planning a pregnancy
 Are pregnant
 Are wanting to know more about labour
 Have recently given birth

To find out more click here.


Temporary closure of A345 to remove diseased trees

Please be aware there are a number of static and rolling road closures on the A345 and minor roads in the villages between Upavon and Durrington to allow for some essential tree felling. Thousands of ash trees across Salisbury Plain Training Area, as well as many more across the country, are infected with a disease called ash dieback. There is no cure or treatment for the disease and over time infected trees will weaken, causing branches to fall and trees to eventually collapse and die.



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