'triffid' needs to be stopped
Its pretty pink flowers are an attractive sight on the river’s edge,
but Himalayan balsam is a menace that needs to be stopped in its
theme for North Wilts Festival 2004
The environment is to be the theme behind the biggest and best free
business and community event this summer, the North Wiltshire Festival
composting comes to Rowde
Wiltshire’s first ever community composting facility opens at CARE
Wait for the 'Day After Tomorrow'
The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust say we could all do something to avoid
fiction becoming reality!
wood given greater protection
A popular bluebell wood in the Pewsey Vale has been designated a
local nature reserve. Oakfrith Wood in Urchfont will celebrated
its new status on Saturday 8th May 2004 with an open day.
Wilts Solar Energy Club
Five people in Wiltshire have collectively fulfilled their dream
of bringing a Solar Energy Club to South Wiltshire. Dr Jimmy Walker
tells BBC Wiltshire more.
do their bit for recycling
Schools in Kennet swept the board in this year's Schools Recycling
Scheme Awards, recycling enough paper to save 2,800 trees!
anti-waste guide helps save wildlife
A new leaflet draws links between the rubbish we in Wiltshire throw
away each year, and the destruction this causes to wildlife and
habitats in Wiltshire and around the world.
on Wiltshire: get snapping!
BBCTV's Countryfile programme launches its Photographic Competition
for 2004 with judges John Craven and Lord Lichfield joined by comedienne
Jo Brand and presenter Chris Packham.
electrical waste in Wiltshire
Families with low incomes across Swindon and Wiltshire will be able
to buy cheap electrical goods thanks to an injection of lottery
money that will fund the next three-year phase of the Refurbiz project.
a hike for wildlife
Could you raise £500 to keep Wiltshire blooming? Wiltshire Wildlife
Trust are throwing down the gauntlet to register now for the Sarsen
Trail, a 26-mile hike across the Wiltshire countryside from Avebury
starts on new recycling centre for Devizes
Work has begun on a new household recycling centre for Devizes.
The household recycling centre is the tenth to be built in the county
and is due to open in June.
Get a taste for life in Wiltshire
Bradford on Avon holds a celebration to mark the 10th anniversary
of the its Fairtrade Town status in Fairtrade Fortnight from March
1st. It's just one of many events taking place around the county...
you help combat climate change?
BBC Points West Weather Presenter Richard Angwin is helping the
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust launch Switch On Swindon!, a year long
competition sponsored by RWE Innogy to find Swindon's most energy
robot’s recycling message
Children at schools in north and west Wiltshire are hearing the
waste minimisation message direct from a rapping robot called Cycler,
who is made entirely of recycled rubbish.
looks to secure Wiltshire landscape
The future of the Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs is to come
under the public's consideration in a major consultation exercise.
new life to Wiltshire's green fields
A Wiltshire farmer is receiving a second series of government funding
towards seeding hayfields, which support a range of British wildflowers.
Wiltshire's downland future
The beauty of Wiltshire's downland scenery is something that has
taken centuries to evolve. Now a new management plan hopes to secure
that beauty for future generations - and there's a chance for you
to have your say...
freedom of a car without owning one!
If you live in the Salisbury area a new scheme called hOURCARS offers
the flexibility of using a car without having to own one.
Get set to swap it!
An innovative virtual marketplace hopes to help people in Wiltshire
swap unwanted items through the Internet.
walk on the quiet side...
July 2003 people living in east Wiltshire processed on foot, by
bicycle, on horsback, and even by gypsy caravan to launch the Pewsey
Vale 'Quiet Lanes' network and help spread the message that the
'Quiet Lanes' are for everybody.
return of the Wiltshire otter
The National Otter Survey for England, the fourth survey of its
kind since the late 1970s, has found that the area otters now live
in has increased five-fold in the last 25 years and Wiltshire is
playing its part.
preserved for rare species of birds
Treecreepers, Spotted Flycatchers and Sparrowhawks living in Bemerton
Heath, near Salisbury can look forward to enjoying eleven hectares
of land designated as a Local Nature Reserve by Salisbury District
workers told "on your bike!"
from Wiltshire's County Council HQ in Trowbridge will be pedalling
their way across Wiltshire to support Bike Week - a major week long
festival to promote the benefits of cycling.
let North Wiltshire go to waste
A new drive by North Wiltshire District Council hopes to encourage
more local residents to consider recycling their waste.
business needs help to be green
Food producers in Wiltshire need more support to help them achieve
their environmental goals, says RSPB.
schools to support green travel
across the county are being awarded a total of £87,000 to promote
the idea of green travel.
Fortnight in Salisbury Salisbury
Fairtrade Volunteers and Salisbury District Council are inviting
the public to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight from 3rd to 16th March
for the compost ambassadors
Midgley is Wiltshire's 'Home Composting Officer', and she's on the
look out for people keen to push the idea of home composting.
Wiltshire's waste problem
Calne, Corsham and Wootton Bassett are to be the first to benefit
from kerbside recycling thanks to a major cash boost from the government.
you be observing the highway toad?
spring upon us, spare a thought for the common toad, whose route
to conjugal bliss too often ends in violent death.