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You'll find here information about community news and events that we are involved in supporting.

To get involved visit our get involved page or contact our involvement and improvement team at makeadifference@selwoodhousing.com

June news and events

Help to Buy free financial event

Dream of owning your own home and need some advice on how to get there?

Help to Buy will soon be hosting their latest FREE financial advice event, held on Wednesday 19 June.

Take a trip to Southampton's Macdonald Botley Park Hotel to speak with experts, receive advice and a free financial assessment.

To read more, please click below.

July news and events

Board director taster sessions, Selwood Housing Group

We are currently recruiting for two vacancies on our board of directors.

Board directors are paid £4,050 per year and the time involved is roughly 10 hours a month. As a board director you are appointed for three years, subject to successfully completing a probation period.

To decide if this is the role for you, come along to one of our two taster sessions to learn more about becoming a board director and find out how you can contribute to making a difference at Selwood Housing Group.

Both taster sessions will be held on Wednesday 3 July at our main Selwood Housing office, located at Bryer Ash Business Park, Trowbridge. The first session will be held from 10am - 11.30am and the second from 1.30pm - 3pm.

If you would like to book your place, please call us on 01225 715 715 (option 4) and a member of the customer support team will arrange this.

Any Selwood Housing Group tenant can apply for this role.

Creating beautiful flower meadow pictures, Trowbridge

Join Celebrating Age Wiltshire on their art workshop led by local artist, Grace Dalgleish, using pastels and pain in a variety of different ways to create beautiful wildflower meadow pictures.

No previous art experience is needed - just a love of nature and colour.

This event will take place on Wednesday 10 July, from 10am - 12pm at Seymour Community Hub, 80 Charles Street, BA14 8ND.

This is a free event, however please contact Rebecca to book your place on 07955 249 288 or by clicking below.

The Royal Navy International Air Day, Yeovilton

The Royal Navy International Air Day will take place at the Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset on Saturday 13 July.

RNAS, Yeovilton is the home of the Fleet Air Arm and will open its gates up to 40,000 visitors to enjoy a five-hour flying display. This is a great opportunity to meet our Armed Forces personnel and see their equipment up close.

There will be a huge array of educational ground attractions from interactive service displays to engineering fairs. Families will also be able to enjoy trade stands, arena displays, helicopter pleasure flights, simulators and fairground rides.

Gates open at 9am. Children under 5 years old do not require a ticket.

Visit the Yeovilton Air Day website for more information.

Reoccurring events

Nature Trail at Fairwood Lakes, Dilton Marsh

Visit the new nature trail at Fairwood Lakes Holiday Park in Dilton Marsh!

Open daily, this is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family! Wander amongst the beautiful lakes and woods, and complete the nature themed rubbings along the way.

Entry price is £3.95, which includes a lovely factual nature booklet, crayons to complete the rubbings and a little gift at the end of the trail.

Open 9am - 5pm on weekdays/Saturdays and from 10am - 4pm on Sundays.

Healthy Me, Wiltshire

Healthy Me is a fun, healthy lifestyle journey for children aged seven to 11 and their families. The programme is designed to support children and young people to achieve a healthy weight. These may be children who have little knowledge around healthy eating, struggle with their self-esteem or struggle to take part in physical activities.

Healthy Me runs in four different locations:

Mondays from 4:15 - 5:45pm at Longfield Community Hall, Trowbridge.

Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:45pm at The Olympiad, Chippenham.

Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6pm at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury.

Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:45pm at Devizes Leisure Centre.

For more information on what help and support is available and to book your family onto the programme, please contact Healthy Me on 01225 716 674 or by emailing below.

Fun and friendly sessions, Trowbridge

Come along to fun and friendly sessions delivered and designed for women by women. Open to all abilities, these weekly sessions will be a mix of activities such as dance, fitness and multi-skills.

If you are 16 years or over, these sessions are perfect for grabbing some 'me time', having a giggle and getting that feel good factor.

Please note, this event is exclusively for women and will be held every Tuesday from 5 - 6pm, starting from the 26 March at Longfield Community Centre, Trowbridge.

Sessions cost £1 each week, with your first attendance free.

In partnership with Sport England, Active Trowbridge, This Girl Can, Wiltshire Council and Selwood Housing.

For further information or to register your interest, please call 07811 880 680 or email by clicking below.

This drop-in workshop is free for Stonehenge ticket holders. The excavation trench is undercover, but warm clothes are advised.

The Awesome Archaeology event will take place from Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February, from 10 - 16:30 each day.

Under 16's swim for free, Wiltshire

Free swimming will be available for under 16's during specific sessions throughout all Wiltshire school holidays.

The dates in 2019/20 that free swimming will apply are:

8 - 22 April 2019
27 - 31 May 2019
26 - 30 August 2019
24 October - 1 November 2019
23 December - 3 January 2020

Please note, pools are closed on bank holidays and only one free swim per day is allowed.

All under 16's need to apply for a free swim membership card. Application forms can be collected from Wiltshire Council swimming pools, Places for people leisure pools or downloaded from the Wiltshire Council website.

3rd Wiltshire (Warminster) BP Scout Group

3rd Wiltshire (Warminster) BP Scout Group provide traditional outdoor scouting and survival skills to young people aged between 5 to 18, across Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Senior Scouts, as well as running the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Meetings take place on Wednesday evenings at the Warminster Rugby Club, Folly Lane, Warminster, BA12 7RG.

17:00 - 18:15 - Beavers (aged 5 to 8).

18:30 - 20:00 - Wolf Cubs (aged 8 to 10).

19:00 - 21:00 - Scouts (aged 11 to 15) and Senior Scouts (aged 15 to 18).

If you are interested in joining the 3rd Wiltshire (Warminster) BP Scout Group, please click below to email.

Walking Netball with Active Trowbridge

Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. A game of Walking Netball is for all ages and abilities, and every session contains a gentle warm-up.

Held every Thursday between 13:30 - 14:30 at the Trowbridge Town Park, BA14 7EH.

£3.00 a session, with your first session free.

The Kindness Cafe, Trowbridge

Come along to the Kindness Cafe at The Community Hub at BA14.

Held every Friday from 10am until 12noon, this cafe starts from Friday 12 January.

The cafe will be a support and share meet-up group for older residents of Trowbridge, to assist with any health and wellbeing needs you may have. Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits, make new friends and learn more about the ways TCAF can help you live your life to the full.

The Community Hub is located within The Shires, Trowbridge.

Walking Football with Active Trowbridge

Walking Football is a slowed down version of the traditional game, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. A game of Walking Football is for adults of all abilities.

Starting from 27 February, the sessions will be held every Wednesday between 13:30 - 14:30 at the Trowbridge Town Park, BA14 7EH.

£3.00 a session, with your first session free.

Wiltshire Family and Community Learning

Wiltshire Family and Community Learning are now offering free courses, focusing on employment and qualifications. These courses take place across Wiltshire in Chippenham, Devizes, Trowbridge and Salisbury.

In order to join one of the courses, you must first call them on 01225 770 478.

Family parkrun, Melksham

parkrun organise fun 5km times runs weekly at King George V Park, Lowbourne, Melksham, every Saturday.

This event is free of charge, safe and easy to take part in. Families are invited to attend and go at their own pace.

Those who do not want to run are able to volunteer should they wish and cheer everyone on!

Doorstep Sports Club, Trowbridge

Doorstep Sports club is back with a new time!

Held every Wednesday from 5.30 - 7pm at Studley Green Community Centre and Multi Use Games Area, come along and get involved in a new street sports club and help decide the way your new club runs.

Open to anyone over the age of 10 years, this is a free event for all.

For more information, please contact Danny Geeson, sports development officer at Wiltshire Council on 01225 770 248 or daniel.geeson@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Wiltshire Mind evening support group, Melksham

Wiltshire Mind, a local mental health charity, are holding evening groups to support those, primarily who are in work, who feel stressed, depressed, lacking in confidence or just in need of mental health support.

The weekly group will offer support, information and signposting to other services as well as friendship.

The meetings are held at the Wiltshire Mind office in Melksham High Street, from 6-8pm every Tuesday evening.

There is no need to book for this event.

For more information, contact Wiltshire Mind on 01225 706 532, or visit their website here.

Drop-in Saturday Social, Trowbridge

Wiltshire Council are pleased to announce their drop-in Saturday social, aimed at over 50's.

These social events occur every third Saturday of the month, from 9.30am-12.30pm, at Tesco Community Room, Trowbridge.

Don't sit at home alone, drop in for tea, cake, good company and fun activities.

Some transport can be arranged.

For more information, please contact Mary Cullen, Wiltshire Council, on 01225 718 608 or mary.cullen@wiltshire.gov.uk

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