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Community groups urged to bid for loan sharks’ cash

Community groups urged to bid for loan sharks’ cash

      The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are putting proceeds of crime money to good use with grants to worthy community groups. The national team, who investigate and prosecute loan sharks, are encouraging community groups to bid for grants of up to £5,000. This available money, which has been confiscated from convicted read more…

The Big Pledge

The Big Pledge

          The 2018 Big Pledge Challenge is back and this year every second counts. In celebration of the home nations success at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the Big Pledge: Beat the Clock 8 week activity challenge is back from 14 May – 8 July. You can sign up read more…

MERE GIRLGUIDING

MERE GIRLGUIDING

Friday 11th May Grove Buildings, Church Street, Mere, Wilts BA12 6DS Doors open 6.45 Eyes Down 7.30 Variety of prizes. Raffle. Refreshments Specials – including voucher for celebration cake (of the winner’s choice) – up to £40.00 Fun for all the family Organised by Mere Girlguiding With proceeds to Group Funds Any enquiries please – read more…

Open day marks the start of a new season for Mere Croquet & Boules Club

Croquet

MERE CROQUET & BOULES CLUB started the 2018 new season with an open day on Saturday 14th, 2.00 until 5.00pm and celebrated their opening with a glass of wine, nibbles and a raffle. New members and many existing attended on literally a summer afternoon in spring as was last year. Novice or an experienced players read more…

Volunteer for Warm & Safe Wiltshire

Warm-and-safe

Like helping others? Why not become a local energy advice volunteer? Help organise local events to raise awareness of energy issues. No experience necessary. Training given. Accompany advisors on home visits to advise on energy saving changes and managing bills. Help people take advantage of any grants or support available to them. Give talks to read more…