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

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October news and events

Trowbridge Cultural Festival of Food AGM

Trowbridge Cultural Festival of Food are inviting the local communities to attend their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 22 October.

This will be held at the Community Room, Tesco Extra, County Way, Trowbridge, at 10.30am, and is a great opportunity for you to share your views on how the festival can be improved.

Family Halloween party, Melksham

Head along to the Forest Community Centre on Saturday 27 October for a fun family Halloween disco.

Starting from 7pm, entry is free and fancy dress is optional.

Forest Community Centre, Bowmans Court, Melksham, SN12 7FF.

November news and events

Fit and Fed, Trowbridge

Fit and Fed is back for another free event!

On Thursday 1 November from 11am - 2pm, why not come along to the Fit and Fed programme, held at Studley Green Primary School.

Parents and children from the ages of 5 and over, are invited to come along and 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.

To read more, and sign up, please click here.

Community litter pick, Warminster

Warminster Town Council will soon be playing host to a community litter pick, to help improve the environment and help ensure Warminster is a great place to live.

Taking place on Saturday 3 November from 10am - 12.30pm, all those wanting to get involved are asked to meet at the play area on Portway Lane, Warminster.

For full details, please visit the Warminster Town Council website, here.

A Wiltshire Tale, Trowbridge

Adapted specially for Celebrating Age audiences, A Wiltshire Tale is a one man show looking at Wiltshire's history, landscape and wildlife, through poetry and live music.

A Wiltshire Tale, written and performed by Nick Harper, will take place on Wednesday 14 November from 2.30-4pm, at Trowbridge Library, County Hall.

This is a free event, however please book your space by calling 01225 716 700 or by email to

Reoccurring events

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.

To view the full course list, please click here.

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. All those wanting to get involved must register by clicking here.

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 - 7pmĀ  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

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 2018/19 that free swimming will apply are:

25 October - 2 November 2018
24 December 2018 - 4 January 2019
18 February - 22 February 2019

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.

For further information and to access the application form, please click here.

Melksham Seniors social club

Melksham & District Seniors 55+ forum weekly activity & social club is held at the Riverside Club, every Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm.

On alternative weeks, the forum hold a happy 'Sing-a-long' or a movement to music activity to help those attending improve their balance. It is also a great opportunity for a good natter with others over refreshments and followed by other fun activities.

For more information, please contact Melksham Seniors by clicking here.

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

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