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

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December news and events

Christmas Day lunch, Trowbridge

Are you or anyone you know going to be alone this Christmas?

Join Company for Christmas for Christmas day lunch at County Hall, Trowbridge, from 11am.

Please advise on any dietary requirements and if you would like roast turkey and all the trimmings, or the vegetarian option.

Transport to and from County Hall can be provided if required.

This lunch is free of charge, however please book by calling 07734 483 881 or emailing

January news and events

Wiltshire Age UK, Westbury

Join Wiltshire Age UK at their Celebrating Older People event on Monday 21 January from 10am - 1pm.

Come along to The Laverton Westbury, Bratton Road, Westbury, BA13 3EN, for information, entertainment and lunch, free to the Westbury community area residents ages 65+.

This event aims to raise awareness about help available to the older generation, as well as celebrating the contribution you make in our communities.

Entertainment includes singing and music, a seated exercise taster and falls awareness top tips.

Elite Athlete Grant - open for applications

A grant of £1000 is now available for talented Wiltshire athletes of any age, competing in an Olympic or Paralympic sport, or any sport recognised by Sport England at either a national or international level.

The grant can be used to access additional training and coaching, to purchase equipment and to cover transport costs for attending national and international events.

Reoccurring events

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.

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

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.

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.

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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