242018Dec

Armed Forces

Wiltshire has many proud links with our armed forces, and I wish both those serving and veterans living in Wiltshire, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I echo the Prime Ministers recent words about recognising the unique commitment our armed forces make. All of us in Wiltshire know that we have the…

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122015Jul

Eye opening visit to Lypiatt Primary School and Early Years Centre

It was an eye opening visit to Lypiatt Primary School and Early Years Centre within the Services Cotswold Centre; a MoD establishment comprising 61 housing units for families who need temporary accommodation usually related to discharge from the services, family break-up, or bereavement. Families frequently arrive at short notice, with no certainty about their future…

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272015Jun

Visiting Abbeyfield School and commemorating Chippenham’s War heroes

It was wonderful to visit Abbeyfield school, Chippenham on Friday. They have run a fantastic project with a school from Hildesheim, Germany involving an exchange visit and learning about the Great War. Organised by the British Council and UK-German Connections (funded by the German embassy in London out of money set aside for building relations…

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