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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

Together with Tenants, have your say

"Together with Tenants" is the National Housing Federation's ambition to build a stronger, more balanced relationship between tenants and their housing associations.

Working closely with tenants, housing associations and stake holders, the National Housing Federation has drawn up a draft plan that sets out how they would like to achieve their ambition.

The National Housing Federation wants to hear your views on this plan.

Complete this short questionnaire to give your feedback. All feedback gathered will help refine the plan, before the National Housing Federation begins to test it with a group of housing association early adopters.

Closing date for responses is Friday 19 April.

If you have any questions or problems completing the questionnaire, please email the National Housing Federation by clicking below.

April news and events

RSPCA neutering vouchers, Wiltshire Mid Branch

Do you want to neuter your kittens and cats?

RSPCA Wiltshire Mid Branch are now offering free cat neutering vouchers until Tuesday 30 April.

If you live in Devizes, Melksham, Warminster, Westbury and the surrounding areas, the Wiltshire Mid Branch of the RSPCA will pay, for a limited period, the cost of neutering your cats and kittens.

Please check their website for precise postcode areas and call/text 07494 240 622 if you have any questions.

Please note, you do not have to be receiving benefits to apply for help.

Fit and Fed, Trowbridge

Come along to a free Fit and Fed event at Studley Green, Trowbridge!

Parents and children can get involved in preparing and cooking a healthy hot meal, hear advice on healthy eating and take part in fun games and multi-sports activities.

Fit and Fed will take place on Thursday 18 April from 11am - 2pm at Studley Green Primary School, BA14 9JA.

This event is open to anyone aged five years and above. Parents must attend alongside their children.

For more information and to register your interest, please contact Karlene Jammeh, sports development officer at Wiltshire Council on 01722 434 437 or by emailing below.

Wiltshire Wildlife inter-school challenge

The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) recycle for Wiltshire team are launching a inter-school challenge, to commence from Tuesday 23 April.

The challenge

As part of their schools work in Trowbridge, the recycle for Wiltshire team are offering schools the chance to take part in a exciting Wilts Waste Watcher inter-school challenge, which encourages pupils and their families to recycle more at home.

Pupils have the chance to become Wiltshire Waste Watchers with the teams reward cards. Students are given four tasks to complete at home to increase recycling and reduce their waste. Every participating student receives a badge and students who have achieved the fourth task are entered into a school prize draw, winning either a WWT Watch annual membership or WWT sponsor an animal.

Every partaking school will be entered into our online database and the school who has the highest percentage of returned cards, will win a piece of up-cycled art by local artist Anya Beaumont. For more information please visit www.anyabeaumont.com.

For more information, please contact the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Afternoon tea, Trowbridge

Join Trowbridge Cultural Festival of Food and volunteers, for coffee, tea and multicultural snacks.

The event is taking place on Saturday 27 April, from 2 - 4pm at the Tesco Community Room, County Way, Trowbridge.

Take the opportunity to meet with your community and share information about opportunities.

For more information, please contact Farzana Saker on 07834 812 663 or by emailing below.

May news and events

Memory Lane Minstrels, Trowbridge

Celebrating Age Wiltshire are inviting you to come and join members of the Memory Lane Minstrels as they take you back to yesterday with songs from all eras.

The event will take place at the Longfield Community Centre in Trowbridge, on Wednesday 15 May from 2 - 4pm.

This is a free event, but please confirm your attendance by contacting Rebecca Seymour on 07955 249 288 or by emailing below.

June news and events

Foot-tapping folk concert at Florence Court, Trowbridge

Hosted by Celebrating Age Wiltshire, you are invited to attend a foot-tapping folk concert by LightGarden.

LightGarden is made up of David Moss, Masha Kastner and Rob Colquhoun, who together perform uplifting folk music on a fiddle, guitar and harmonium.

The event will take place at Florence Court, Rutland Crescent, Trowbridge on Wednesday 12 June. Tea and coffee will be served from 10:30am with the concern taking place from 11am - 12pm.

This is a free event, but please confirm your attendance by contacting Rebecca Seymour on 07955 249 288 or by emailing below.

Reoccurring events

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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