Reconstructing Upham Road Despite the extremely warm weather, the team at Upham Road continue to break out and remove the old damaged concrete and replace it with a new base material. The minibus service that we have been running for residents from the stop outside Queen’s Park will also include a pick-up point along Burford Avenue. We have… read more
New Chief Executive At SBC Swindon Borough Council has appointed Susie Kemp as its new Chief Executive. The appointment was ratified by councillors at last night’s Full Council meeting (12 July 2018) and she will start her new role from today. A strong field of candidates from across the country applied for the role with… read more
Rough sleepers To Receive Additional Help Over Winter Period With Return Of Temporary Housing Scheme Swindon Borough Council will for the second year running offer special temporary winter housing provision for the town’s most vulnerable rough sleepers. The project, which will see a select number of homeless people given shelter and intensive support during the… read more
Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Swindon Library’s Summer Reading Challenge returns for another year, and this time it has a comical theme to coincide with The Beano’s 8oth Birthday. The challenge, known as ‘Mischief Makers’, encourages children aged four years and older to visit their local libraries and enjoy books, audiobooks, e-books and e-magazines over the… read more
The Wroughton Library is temporarily located in the Alexandra Room of the Ellendune Centre and are currently looking to move to a bigger space (and that’ll probably be within the Ellendune still) so it is likely going to be in the Alex room for the foreseeable future. Their opening times: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 11am –… read more
Swindon Young Musicians to bring Wyvern to life with Gala concert The sounds of Swindon’s Young Musicians will reverberate around the Wyvern Theatre later this month when they hold their annual Gala concert. The musical extravaganza will take place on Thursday, 19 July and will showcase the very best of Swindon Young Musicians including the… read more
Due to an issue with our phone line there will be no phone contact available at the Clerk’s office for the next few days or so. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and issues will be dealt with as normal.
Inconsiderate drivers who double park and block dropped kerbs and driveways could soon be fined under new powers that will be taken up by Swindon Borough Council later this year. Following a recent Cabinet meeting, the Council is proposing to implement powers under the Traffic Management Act which would see fines of up to £105… read more
The consultation meeting for a proposed development at Day House Lane will be repeated. This is due to an administrative error that advertised the wrong venue. More details can be found in an article by The Swindon Advertiser.
Young adults who currently receive help from the care system will benefit from extended support following the introduction of the Children and Social Work Act (2017). Previously when a young adult left the care system at the age of 18 they would receive support in the form of a personal advisor who would be available… read more