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Community Development

Have you ever wished that you could get better information about health and social care services in your local area? A new website has just been launched, and as it is so new, you can become involved by adding your ideas or having your say. Click on the website link to learn more.

Residents' Associations

Trowbridge has a number of Tenants' and Residents' Associations (TARAs) and Residents' Associations throughout the town. These voluntary groups meet to discuss issues of concern within their neighbourhoods and take part in social/fundraising events.
Longmeadow TARA meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7pm at Longfield Community Centre, Weavers Drive, Trowbridge.
Please contact James McDonald (Chairman) on 01225 765831 or at for further details.
College Estate Residents' Association. For details, please contact Derek Adams (Chairman) at .
Seymour Community Association meets the first Monday of each month at The Hub, Charles Street, Trowbridge. Please contact Brenda James at
Newtown Residents' Association (NARA) meets at Wesley Road Club the third Wednesday of each month. For details, please contact Nicky Phillips at
Paxcroft Mead Forum meets at Paxcroft Centre, Hackett Place, Trowbridge. For full details, please contact Jonathon Hawkes (Chairman) at
Lavender Fields Association (LAFRA). For details, please contact Ernie Newcombe at
Linden Place Residents' Association: please contact Margaret Elliott at
Yerbury Street Residents' Association (YSRA) has a variety of social activities, including a history group, that meet throughout the year. For more details, please contact Ian (Secretary) at

The People's Place in Manor Road is the community hub for residents of Studley Green. For more details, contact Selwood Housing on 01225 715715.

These Associations join together regularly at Neighbourhood Partnership meetings, along with other agencies, to discuss their areas and to exchange ideas under the guidance of the Chairman, Derek Adams.
The next Neighbourhood Partnership meeting will be held on Monday July 18th, at 6.30pm in the Pitman Room of the Civic Centre.

Friends of Trowbridge Community Sensory Garden 

The Friends are looking for new members and/or volunteers to help with garden maintenance, supervision, education and fundraising. As well as being open to the public Monday to Friday, the garden, located behind the Town Hall, can also offer local schools and groups work experience and fun, and educational events. 

To obtain information on the project contact us for a leaflet (please mark your enquiry 'Sensory Garden leaflet request') or call in to the Trowbridge Information Centre, Civic Centre, St. Stephen's Place, Trowbridge BA14 8AH.

Wiltshire Arts 

Wiltshire Council publishes the Arts Directory which provides information on local organisations involved in the arts. To find out more click on the link above.

Trowbridge Guild of Community Service 

Trowbridge Guild of Community Service is an organisation providing transport for various community groups requiring assistance with shopping, or for lunches or excursions.They also hold a database of community groups and organisations within the Trowbridge area, which may be of use to newcomers to the area itself. For further details, please contact 01225 752328.

Computer Lessons for all

BBC First Click - Uncertain about computers? Want to email your friends/grandchildren but don't know how? Want to surf the net?
BBC First Click courses are held at The People's Place, Manor Road, Trowbridge - please contact Betty Wragg for further information or click here.
BBC First Click is also available at Longfield Community Centre, Weavers Drive, Trowbridge - please contact James McDonald on 01225 765831.

These courses are free, and are manned by friendly volunteers.