Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Update and News 4 June

Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases

The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average and has remained steady this week.
The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 6.8 to 7.
Thank you for your continued support. Please keep playing your part to help keep case numbers low.


Thank you for recycling more.

The amount of waste collected for recycling has increased by 24% since we introduced the new kerbside recycling service last year. We regularly monitor all of our collection rounds to assess performance and efficiency and, as a result of these assessments, we need to make a small number of further changes to some of the recycling rounds.

From 28 June, 12% of Wiltshire households will have their recycling containers emptied on a different collection round. All affected households will receive a letter advising of the upcoming changes, to be posted from 7 June. For most affected households, their day of collection will not change, but the time of day their recycling is collected may do so. However, approximately 5,000 households will experience a change in their collection day. We are only sending letters to households where there is a change in collection round timing or collection day.

Please note: this only affects recycling collections – no other services are affected – and it only affects a limited number of residents in the county. If you do not receive a letter, there will be no changes to your recycling collections.

Find out more about waste and recycling services.


All Wiltshire Council leisure centres to be brought under council-management from October


We have confirmed more information on our plans to bring all of our leisure centres under our management, with the transition coming into effect from October.

In December 2020, Cabinet made the decision to bring council leisure centres back in-house, which supports our ambition to provide a consistent level of quality leisure services across the county, with the aim of supporting people to be as active as possible.

We currently operate 10 leisure centres across the south and east of the county, with 10 leisure centres in the north and west of the county that are managed on behalf of the council by Places Leisure. From October 2021, all leisure centres will be managed by Wiltshire Council.

The leisure centres that will move from Places Leisure to Wiltshire Council management are: •Bradford on Avon Swimming Pool
•Castle Place Leisure Centre, Trowbridge
•Lime Kiln Leisure Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett
•Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury
•Melksham Blue Pool & Gym
•The Activity Zone, Malmesbury
•The Olympiad, Chippenham
•Trowbridge Sports Centre
•Warminster Sports Centre
•Westbury Swimming Pool

More information here


Less than 30 days to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme


If you're an EU, EEA or a Swiss citizen and you were a UK resident by 31 December 2020, you and your family members should apply without delay so you can continue to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.

More information on the EU Settlement Scheme


Our Independent Visitor scheme needs more volunteers


•Do you communicate well with young people?
•Could you share in their interests and hobbies?
•Do you have couple of hours to spare every three to four weeks?
Volunteers are needed to join our befriending scheme for children in care. We are looking for fun-loving people who are good communicators and have regular time to spare. In particular we need more male volunteers.

Independent Visitors take a special interest in the lives of the young person they are linked up with and stick around for them even after they leave care.

This video explains more.

If you are interested, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more here


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Local stories in and around the Malmesbury area to keep you up-to-date.


A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


Malmesbury is a beautiful town to visit in its own right and attractions include the jewel in our crown being Malmesbury Abbey, the fabulous Abbey House Gardens, and Malmesbury’s 15th century Market Cross.

For more than two and a half millennia successive generations have populated this hilltop, which forms the centre of the community we now call Malmesbury.


Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ

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