In view of the District Council's decision to cease support for the Tourist Information Offices in West Wiltshire, the Warminster & Villages Community Partnership (WVCP) decided in 2005 to take action to preserve an Information Office facility for the Warminster Area. This necessitated the formation of a Development Trust - a Company Limited by Guarantee - to provide an appropriate legal entity to cover the employment of staff and business transactions.
The Warminster & Villages Development Trust (WVDT) began running the Warminster Information Centre on 17th October 2005, renting the building from the WWDC and running the WIC on a commercial basis but with any surplus being used to support other community projects - such as those aspired to in the local Community Plan - rather than going to shareholders.
The WIC employs Managers on a job-share basis but is heavily dependent on a team of volunteers. If you would like to help out please contact the centre on 01985 218548. The WIC page provides more details of its services (see link on the left hand panel). If you would like more information on the WVDT - the Trust is keen to recruit volunteer members to support the Board of Directors (and indeed additional/replacement Directors) - please use the e-mail link on the left hand panel.