Salisbury City Hall to Become Vaccination Centre

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will now benefit from the introduction of two large-scale NHS Vaccination Centres. Based at Salisbury City Hall and Bath Racecourse, the two venues, which open their doors to patients with pre-arranged appointments from today, will be capable of delivering thousands of life-saving vaccines each week.…

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Local Area Board Funding Boosts Community Projects

Salisbury’s local Area Board last night approved funding of almost £27,000 to local groups working in our community. The funding was distributed to the following: ArtCare – £2500 – Project Description:  To establish a designated ArtCare link on Hospedia bedside TVs at Salisbury District Hospital SDH to broadcast well-being activities such as live music theatre storytelling art and craft tutorials.…

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Positive Inspection Report for Fire Service

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) has today (22 January) received a positive inspection report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS). It details how the Service has responded to the pandemic, maintaining vital services to its communities, and working to support partner agencies. The letter, which follows a virtual COVID-19 inspection, shows…

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Wiltshire Council Release Their Spending Plans

Wiltshire Council has released its plans for the spending for the next financial year. They released the following information: Following a year that has presented challenges like no other, Wiltshire Council has outlined its £412m financial proposals to help the county and its residents get back on their feet – including setting aside a £4m fund over four years to support…

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Fourth Live COVID Briefing from Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council will be broadcasting its fourth live public COVID-19 update next week, which will include an NHS update on the local vaccination programme, the latest local information on the council’s response, and answering questions sent in by residents. The broadcast takes place on Wednesday 27 January at 7pm. The live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams and viewers…

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Salisbury District Hospital In Search for Volunteers

Salisbury District Hospital and the local NHS is looking for volunteers to help on two fronts, firstly on wards and secondly with vaccination centres. They are looking for volunteers for two roles: Ward Buddies This role supports ward staff to enable them to concentrate on clinical tasks.  Tasks will include moving equipment, answering the telephones, running errands,  maintaining the cleanliness…

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Exploitative Drug Dealer Jailed

A drug dealer has been jailed for exploiting a vulnerable elderly man and using his home to conduct illegal activity. William Whitehead, 24, appeared before Salisbury Crown Court on Friday (15/01) where he was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment with a further 4 months running concurrently for possession with intent to supply class B drugs and possession of Class A…

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