New book to celebrate the life and work of Swindon’s photographers

An encyclopaedia of local photographers dating as far back as the 1850s will be presented at a special book launch this Saturday (25 May). ‘Swindon Photographers & Postcard Publishers’ has been co-authored by Swindon Borough Council’s Local Studies Librarian, Darryl Moody, and local historian Paul A. Williams. It documents the lives of 150 local photographers… read more

Are you passionate about the Housing service tenants receive?

Swindon Borough Council are looking for tenants to join the Tenant Scrutiny Panel. If you are interested in learning more about how Housing works and making recommendations for improving the service, or you want the opportunity to gain new skills and work as part of a small independent team, then give us a call on… read more

Welcome to our new Parish Cllr, Ian Kearsey

The Parish Council are delighted to welcome our new Parish Cllr, Ian Kearsey to the council. Ian was co-opted on Monday and we are really pleased to have him on board. Ian introduces himself as follows: “I relocated to Swindon in 1984 joining WH Smith’s IT department (left in 2000), and have lived in Chiseldon… read more

Information Event for Carers

If you provide unpaid care for someone with dementia, this free event is for you… Hear the latest thinking on dementia from Dr Muthukrishnan, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Swindon Victoria Centre Legal Advice from Alison Griffiths, Specialist Older Peoples’ solicitor Assisted Technology demonstrations Information on support & activities available across Swindon Complimentary hand massages… read more

Residents are encouraged to sort their recycling

A month-long campaign to help Swindon Borough Council’s recycling crews sort residents’ waste quickly and more efficiently is being launched today (13 May). The recycling box sorting campaign aims to increase the number of residents who are sorting their waste into two or more boxes. The campaign will be the first of a series initiatives… read more

Chairman’s annual report 2019

At the recent Annual Parish meeting there were a number of presentations which will be uploaded to this site. For more information, read the outgoing Chair’s report. All reports will be in the annual meetings sections once published.

Handyperson Appointed

The Parish Council are pleased to announce the addition to the Parish services of our new part-time Handyperson. We welcome Kevin to the team. Our aim is to reduce our costs of works required around the Parish that the PC is responsible by having our own handyperson to carry out these tasks. We can also… read more

Highways News

Adult learn to cycle sessions We are starting a free adults’ learn to cycle course at the County Ground Athletics track on Saturday, 11 May. The bikes and equipment are free to use. The flat track is a great place to learn to ride in a traffic-free environment helping you to build up your confidence… read more

Lay-by Parking

Further to our recent consultation with residents, the Parish Council reviewed all the feedback provided and voted on the approval of Option 1 Longitudinal parking. Please see the Norris Close results letter for more information.