Wiltshire News from Wiltshire Council – April 2022

 29 April 2022
 £150 energy rebate update

We are continuing to pay the £150 energy rebate to residents who pay their council tax by direct debit.

So far we’ve paid out over £12.8million to 85,438 households in Wiltshire and we’ll be making payments to a further 18,000 households that pay by direct debit next week.

If you don’t pay your council tax by direct debit, you’ll receive a letter in the post next month explaining how you can claim the energy rebate.  More information about the energy rebate    Waste and recycling
Waste crews are working as usual this bank holiday, so if it’s your collection day, please make sure your bin is out for collection by 7am.  Check your waste and recycling collection day  
 Leader’s Vlog  Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council gives a short update on what was discussed at our cabinet meeting earlier this week    Local Community History Month
Time to celebrate Wiltshire’s rich history!
It’s Local and Community History Month in May and we’re celebrating with an array of events and exhibitions at libraries across the county.
Events start on Wednesday 4 May through to Friday 27 May and a full list of events and booking information can be found on our Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre website.  
More information on plans to celebrate Local Community History Month    Celebrating Wiltshire’s sporting future

Wiltshire’s up and coming sports stars of the future were celebrated earlier this week at the 2022 Sports Scholarship grant presentation ceremony held at County Hall, Trowbridge.

Sports Scholarship grants of £500 were awarded to ten young athletes aged between 8 and 18 years, who compete at either a regional or national level in their chosen sport.  More information on the 2022 Sports Scholarship grant presentation ceremony    Careers event helps young people in care consider next steps

Young people who have experience of being in care or about to leave care had an opportunity to discuss their future plans at a careers event this week.

Twenty three stands representing universities, colleges, training providers and prospective employers were at the event at the Salisbury Arts Centre.

The event was for young people from Year 9 upwards to give them food for thought on their future careers and the steps to take to achieve their ambition.  More information about the careers event in Salisbury for young people in care   
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.