Community Directory, August 2022

Community Support Uploaded on January 25, 2023

A downloadable guide to groups and services available for older and vulnerable people in your area.  Covering the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade community area.


Area Boards are a way of working to bring local decision making into the heart of the community. There are 18 Area Boards across Wiltshire and the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board covers 13 Parish and Town Councils including Cricklade, Lyneham and Bradenstoke, Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett and Tockenham.

In January 2022, the Area Board set up The Community Care Group to support older and vulnerable people and their carers. Representatives from all towns and parishes in the community area were invited to attend the first meeting to discuss priorities. The result of this was that communication, or lack of it, was a common
priority with the group of representatives that participated.

A project was then put forward to produce an information booklet covering the five participating communities. This booklet contains a list of social activities in each community (to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print) and general information on support organisations.

Community groups can apply to the Area Board for funding (grants) to help support their project, for more information contact your local Wiltshire Councillor, please find their details on p3.

Thank you to many volunteers who generously gave their time in researching the information.

We hope you find this information useful.

The Community Care Group
Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board