Measures being put in place to enable residents to travel and shop safely

Wiltshire Council is set to receive £227,000 of government funding to support the use of temporary and pop-up measures to create a safe environment for walking and cycling.

In addition, Wiltshire Council has been awarded approximately £450,000 to support the safe reopening of high streets across Wiltshire.

This funding comes from the government’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund and supports measures that ensure businesses and their customers can trade safely. This could include temporary changes to public spaces owned by the council and which are next to businesses so they can be reopened safely and supporting retailers on how to make temporary adjustments to their premises to comply with social distancing.

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

A new information booklet to help parents prepare their children for the return to school has been produced.

Wiltshire Council has created a short guide with some tips to help families prepare as early years settings and schools plan to welcome more children from certain year groups from 1 June.

The book can be accessed online a link can be found here.

Wiltshire company offers helping hand to schools

Wiltshire company is offering a helping hand by donating 3,000 hand sanitisers to local schools as they prepare for the summer term.

Meiyume, based in Trowbridge, is providing the kit and Wiltshire Council’s passenger transport unit is organising the logistics so all schools will have them in the summer term.

The generous donation is part of wider preparations including Wiltshire Council co-ordinating a massive effort for schools to order PPE packs. It also builds on local schools creating their own mini manufacturing lines to help, with St Josephs in Salisbury providing free visors for all schools after they successfully crowd funded £40k.

Corsham Area Board – Grants

Although the Corsham Area Board is not able to meet in public session, it can still consider and determine grant applications for funding.

If you are looking to fund a community project, you may be eligible for a community grant up to £5,000. Those who can apply include community or voluntary groups, community enthusiasts and town or parish councils. Info here.

BoA Business Network call for candidates

A change in leaders – if you are interested in becoming a part of the Bradford on Avon Business group please visit here.

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