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13 June 2024
General Election - all you need to know!

The general election is taking place on Thursday 4 July, and the polls will be open from 7am - 10pm.
  • You have until midnight on 18 June to register to vote if you’re not registered already - please don't leave it too late
  • You have until 5pm on 19 June to apply for a postal vote (postal vote packs to new applicants sent out around 10 days before polling day, so if you're not likely to be around at that point, you may wish to apply for a proxy vote)
  • You have until 5pm on 26 June to apply for a proxy vote (for someone to vote on your behalf)
  • You have until 5pm on 26 June If you want to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (if you don’t have photo ID
If you've registered to vote and not received your general election poll card yet, we will be sending them out over the next couple of days, so please keep an eye out. You don’t need it to vote, but it contains lots of useful information including your polling station and voter ID guidance.
More information about the General Election

New events web app to help you find out what’s on in Wiltshire

We've launched a brand-new web app to help you find events and activities in Wiltshire, all year round.

Explore Wiltshire Events enables you to search for events based on location, category, date and available amenities. It is packed with events from around the county, to help you find everything from community celebrations and family-friendly concerts to fun-filled festivals and exciting exhibitions.
Find out more about the new events web app
Access the events app now

Time to renew your garden waste collections

Renew your garden waste collection by Friday 28 June to avoid missing a collection.

To help improve the security of your details, if you wish to sign up or renew a garden waste collection service online, you will need to sign into your Wiltshire Council account or register for a new account if you don't already have one.

If you're registering for the first time, there is a video and guide on our YouTube channel.
More information on garden waste renewals including FAQs
Register or renew your garden waste collection now

Summer leisure membership offer for students

For just £49.99, as a student, you can get unlimited access to the fitness suite, public swimming sessions and group exercise classes for eight weeks. You’ll also get an express gym induction and any racket sport court hire will be at the discounted price.

This offer is open to those aged 16 and over in full, or part time education (proof of enrolment will be required) and is available for purchase until 31 July.

Find out more about the summer leisure membership offer for students
Carers Week

Our Unpaid carers do an amazing job every day. We worked with our carers and providers on a strategy to provide the right care, support and opportunities.

A new online service for carers called Carer Friendly Wiltshire has also been launched with support and advice. Carers can find out about Carer ID cards which provide benefits, offers and services as well as having in case of emergency contact details.
New Trowbridge leisure centre - meet the team and see the plans

We continue to develop our plans to build a new leisure centre for Trowbridge and there will be a number of engagement opportunities in the coming weeks for you to hear more about the project.

As we confirmed last year, we plan to build a new state-of-the-art leisure centre in the heart of Trowbridge town centre. Our East Wing site, located across the road from County Hall, has been identified as the preferred location for the facility.
Find out more about the plans for Trowbridge leisure centre including the engagement meetings
Salisbury Railway Station embarks on extensive forecourt makeover

Extensive improvement works have begun on the forecourt at Salisbury Railway Station to create a more welcoming first impression to the city and be more accessible for visitors and residents.

The £5.8 million scheme will take approximately one year to complete with continuous access to and from the station throughout the works.
More information about the improvement works at Salisbury Railway Station

Last chance to take part in Local Development Order consultation to support Revamp Your Tank Scheme

We are asking you to provide your feedback on a proposed Local Development Order which could potentially accelerate a project to upgrade people’s septic tanks.

In an effort to safeguard the water quality of the Hampshire Avon catchment, through the Revamp Your Tank initiative, we have partnered with Wessex Rivers Trust to seek to reduce nutrient-rich wastewater entering watercourses and, in turn, enhance the health of local aquatic ecosystems.

To support this project, we are undertaking a consultation as part of the process to potentially implement a Local Development Order in the Hampshire Avon catchment which, if introduced, should help accelerate the project to the benefit of local communities and the natural environment.

The deadline to have your say is Monday 17 June.

Find out more about the Revamp Your Tank scheme
Have your say now
Council vacancies - apply now!

We currently have a number of vacancies available, which include:

Resource Base Class Teacher
Teaching Assistant
Teacher KS2
Bradbury House, Salisbury
Meadow Lodge Chippenham
Senior Support Worker - Meadow lodge Chippenham
Senior Support Worker - Bradbury House Salisbury
Reablement Support Workers
Reablement Worker in Salisbury
Reablement Worker in Trowbridge
Support Worker in Salisbury
Support Worker in Trowbridge
Support Worker in Trowbridge
Intensive Enablement Officer
Full list of available jobs at Wiltshire Council
Keep up-to-date with improvement works

Contractors working on our behalf are carrying out road resurfacing and associated works in a number of towns across Wiltshire.

You can also see the full list of all roadworks taking place in the county by visiting the One Network map and typing 'Wiltshire' into the search box.
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