Coronavirus (COVID-19) case confirmed in
As you may well have already seen, the UK Chief
Medical Officer has today (5 March 2020)
confirmed further cases of COVID-19 infection in
the UK, bringing the total number of cases to 115.
Three of these cases are residents from Wiltshire
who became infected whilst in Northern Italy. The
individual is getting all necessary support from
Public Health England, the council and local NHS
colleagues are working closely together to
Public Health England is currently contacting
people who may have had close contact with the
confirmed case. Close contacts will be given
health advice about symptoms and emergency
contact details to use if they become unwell in the
14 days after they had contact with the confirmed
case. This tried and tested method will ensure
that any risk to them is minimised and the wider
public is protected.
Based on current evidence, Coronavirus COVID-
19 presents with flu-like symptoms including a
fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current
evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.
There is a lot going on nationally to ensure we are
prepared to manage this risk and locally, we have
tried and tested plans in place which means we
are prepared to deal with a whole range of
Whilst the confirmation of a case in the county will
undoubtedly increase people’s anxiety, it’s
important to remain calm but vigilant and take
The best action we can all take is to ensure we
continue to have good personal and hand
hygiene, which includes:
· Giving your hands a good wash with soap and
water is the most effective action you can take
(but hand gels can be a good substitute).
· Maintaining personal hygiene when coughing
or sneezing is also important – use a tissue
rather your hands and then throw it away.
· It is good general practice to use cleaning
wipes to give your keyboard, desk, phone etc.
the once over on a regular basis.
The advice for anyone who is experiencing a
cough or fever or shortness of breath, is to stay
indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are
People are asked NOT to turn up at their GP
surgery or other health services (e.g. hospital).
If people have trips planned, they should follow
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice.
To stay up to date with the national situation and response and any advice PHE is giving you can visit their website. Alternatively, you can follow the Department for Health and Social Care on Twitter- @DHSCgovuk
I will keep you up to date with local
Director of Public Health
Please find message below from Wiltshire Council about significant travel disruption in Salisbury on Saturday 29 June 2019.
People are being advised to avoid driving into Salisbury, leave their car at home and use alternative transport on Saturday 29 June, as many roads will be closed for the Armed Forces Day parade taking place in the city.
The main Armed Forces Day National Event is taking place a Hudson’s Field in the city from Friday 28-Sunday 30 June, and as such many roads in the Hudson’s Field area will be closed all weekend, though residents and carers will have permits to allow them to their properties, and emergency services will have access.
However, on Saturday 29 June, as well as the road closures around Hudson’s Field, roads in Salisbury city centre will be closed for logistical and security reasons from 6am until 2pm for the military parade, which begins in the centre of Salisbury. This will affect many businesses and residents in the city, as vehicle access to their home or business may be restricted; this includes parking and deliveries.
It is also anticipated that there will be long delays for motorists in and around the city, so the advice is: please do not drive in Salisbury before 2pm on Saturday 29 June unless you really have to.
Please note that there is no charter market being held on Saturday 29 June – it is being held on Friday 28 June instead, though other shops and businesses in the city will be open as usual.
If you are visiting Salisbury by car but not for Armed Forces Day, please use the park and rides; if you’re visiting Armed Forces Day by car, please use the appropriate car parks, as signed as you approach Salisbury.
There are alternative travel arrangements in place, including shuttle buses to the parade and buses to Hudson’s Field. To find out more about the buses available, and other alternative transport, please see: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-afd-visiting.
Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “We are honoured that Salisbury has been chosen to host the Armed Forces Day National Event, and we are looking forward to the military parade through the city on Saturday 29 June, which promises to be a spectacular occasion.
“However, due to the road closures that we have had to implement for security and logistical reasons, many roads in the city will be closed on Saturday 29 June and there will be long delays, so I would urge people not to drive on this day unless they really have to.
“There are less than two weeks to go, so please make alternative arrangements and use the buses and other forms of alternative transport available.
Dedicated team to help rough sleepers ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
A dedicated team who help rough sleepers change their lives around have played a big part in
reducing the numbers of people living on Wiltshire’s streets.
The Outreach Workers are part of a wider initiative by Wiltshire Council to work closely with those
sleeping on the streets.
Tackling Rough sleeping is a priority for Wiltshire Council which wants to provide appropriate
support to improve health and wellbeing.
In the last couple of years there had been an increase in the number of rough sleepers with a
range of overlapping and multiple disadvantages, such as addiction, poor physical and mental
health and offending histories.
In 2018 the council bid for funds from the national Rough Sleepers Initiative and was granted
£312,245 for 2018/19 and £305,491 for 2019/20.
The money has been used to:
recruit a Rough Sleeper Team with five outreach workers, one of whom has a mental
health specialism, and a rough sleeper prevention officer
provide eight- bed winter accommodation in Trowbridge which includes overnight support,
due to open in December
offer six high level support bed spaces for long-term rough sleepers with complex needs
provide 10 beds at Alabare Place, Salisbury, and 10 winter spaces at Unity House in Chippenham, and eight severe weather provision places
fund 15 private lets for rough sleepers and £10,000 for personal budget requests to help unlock barriers in securing accommodation
Following our recent rough sleeper estimate carried out in November, 22 Rough Sleepers were
recorded compared to 31 the same time last year.
Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Twelve schools which have recently achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools status were recognised
at a special event on Thursday 6 December at County Hall.
At the event, schools were presented with a special plaque marking their achievements.
The programme recognises schools that have provided evidence to show how their provision
supports the health and wellbeing of their pupils.
Schools can work towards bronze, silver or gold levels to achieve Wiltshire Healthy Schools
status. To be recognised they need to meet a range of standards based on local and national
Currently 91 schools have Wiltshire Healthy Schools at bronze, silver or gold level. A total of 144
schools are taking part to achieve the award.
The multiagency group granting the awards includes Wiltshire Police, school health nurses,
school representatives and Wiltshire & Swindon Sports Partnership. The council and agencies
support the schools as they work towards the standards.
The local programme supports schools and provides information on key actions that can be taken
as well as providing training. The progress of schools is monitored, including the positive impact
on the health behaviours of young people.
Further information about our Healthy Schools Programme can be found
Mid-December deadline for interest in the development
of two Gypsy and Traveller sites ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Parties interested in taking over two Gypsy and Traveller sites in Wiltshire to provide much
needed redevelopment for residents have until 14 December to put forward expressions of
Dairy House Bridge and Oak Tree Field in Salisbury need major investment to renovate old
buildings and amenities and address problems with drainage.
This July Wiltshire Council agreed to an option that reflected the approach taken by other
councils, including Somerset, Bucks and Hampshire, to sell the sites to new owners that can
invest to improve conditions and take on current residents’ rental arrangements.
The decision taken at cabinet follows extensive consultation with site residents, in a survey and
The expressions of interest will close on 14 December. The informal tender pack will be available
from 21 December and the deadline for informal tenders will be 1 February 2019. Only those
parties who have submitted an EOI will be allowed to submit a formal tender.
Interested people can contact Colin Scragg of Carter Jonas,
email firstname.lastname@example.org (01225 747268).
Cardboard Christmas Tree Challenge ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Families are getting into the festive spirit this year with Wiltshire Council’s Cardboard Christmas
Tree Challenge at children’s centres and libraries across Wiltshire.
The cardboard trees have arrived at the children’s centres and libraries taking part and children
and their families will get creative in a bid to create a colourful and unique tree even the elves
would be proud of.
All children and their families are welcome to either of the sessions (booking is required for one
session and all adults must be accompanied by a child):
Thursday 13 December 10am-11am – The Rise Frogwell Children’s Centre
Saturday 15 December 10am-11am – Trowbridge Library Christmas Hullabaloo (booking required – £1.50 per child)
To book for the Christmas Hullabaloo at Trowbridge Library, contact the library on 01225 716700.
There will also be a festive fancy dress competition with a prize for the best home-made outfit
and the chance to meet Santa and receive a gift.
The trees will go on display at County Hall in the library, Trowbridge, on 15 December for
everyone to enjoy. People can vote for their favourite tree on the council’s Facebook page or by
using voting slips at reception.
The winning entry will receive a special prize and a gold certificate. Certificates will also be
presented to runners-up.
The winner will be declared on 20 December.
Waste collection days to change over Christmas and
new year ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Visit our website to view collection days for the festive period and find out about recycling
your tree for those subscribed to garden waste collections.
Come and enjoy a magical winter wonderland in
Salisbury’s popular Christmas market and all-weather ice rink winter wonderland experience is
The Christmas market transforms the Guildhall Square with its authentic German market style
chalets and festive events. This year there is even more to enjoy with the addition of an all-
weather ice rink where skaters can enjoy the real ice whatever the weather.
Both the market and the ice rink are open until Sunday 6 January 2019.
This year’s Christmas offer has been delivered by Wiltshire Council working with Salisbury City
Council, Visit Wiltshire and Salisbury BID.
There are 44 Christmas chalets, in both the Guildhall Square and Queen Street, offering a great
selection of artisan goods and tasty street food. This year, for the first time, there is also a festive
double decker bus bar.
A programme of festive events for all ages is on offer at the rink from a Christmas jumper skating
day on 14 December to Skate with Santa sessions from 22 December to Christmas Eve. The rink
is also available for private hire and group bookings.
For information and to book online visit http://www.salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk/.
Ice rink themed events
Skate with Santa
Saturday 22 December 2018 10am/11am/3pm/4pm
Sunday 23 December 2018 10am/11am/3pm/4pm
Monday 24 December 2018 10am/11am
80’s DJ Night over 18’s only Wednesday 19 December 6pm/7pm
Xmas Party Night over 18’s only Wednesday 12 December 6pm/7pm
Wear your Christmas Jumper Day Offer available all day
Wear your Christmas jumper to skate and save £1 off a mulled wine or bratwurst, Friday
What’s on ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
If you would like to promote an event in your area to staff and the wider public why not use
the events calendaron our website. You can find the link to the calendar on the home page
under “What’s on”. Check what else is on at Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon:
www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk and City Hall in Salisbury: www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk
Quick links ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Area Board information- www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/areaboards.htm All the latest news releases – www.wiltshire.gov.uk/latestnews.htm A blog for the heritage community of Wiltshire – https://heritageinwiltshire.wordpress.com
Community virtual notice boards – www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ourcommunitymattersblogsites.htm
Recycle for Wiltshire – www.recycleforwiltshire.com Roadworks – www.wiltshire.gov.uk/roadshighwayspavements/roadworks.htm Tree wardens for Wiltshire – www.wiltshiretreewardens.co.uk What’son in Wiltshire- www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/whatson.htm
What’sonatCityHall inSalisbury-www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk A blog for Wiltshire’s arts community-http://theartsinwiltshire.wordpress.com
The latest news from the council is available on the full newslisting pages of the website
You may have heard the rumours circulating on Social Media that Wiltshire Council was running a survey at Everleigh Household Recycling Centre on Friday 8th Jan 2016 between 10-12pm.
When we got there at 11:40, traffic was queuing out of the gate and shortly before 12 the gates were shut for a while before two cars drove off (obviously the survey people, which does beg the question, two cars for two people – what is wrong with car sharing or parking outside the facility to allow more cars on site?)
Now it seems there is very limited availability/visibility of this survey (as in I can’t find it on line & I’ve not seen a paper copy) but here are the questions that were being asked apparently
If you have not raised your concerns, it is worth dropping an email or making a call to email@example.com or ring 0300 456 0102as well as voicing your concerns to your local Parish Council.
It would be worth sending a copy of your email/comments to Cllr Toby Sturgis, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for Strategic Planning, Property, Waste and Strategic Housing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope this helps
Webmaster for Everleigh Village Website (my personal views, not that of Everleigh Parish Council)