Your Swindon May E-Newsletter

Lets sort it out together Sorting your recycling into separate boxes makes it much safer and quicker for our crews and means they can move to the next street faster, reducing the impact on local traffic. Sorting your recycling is simple. Put paper and cardboard in one box and glass, metal and aerosols in another…. 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

Reminder to keep gas cylinder Safe

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the operators of both industrial and agricultural buildings to manage any gas cylinders on site properly and safely. The Service has dealt with a number of fires so far this year involving barns and storage sheds containing gas cylinders. Station Manager Graham Kewley, from the Fire… read more

Safety Warning For Enjoying The Countryside

With the Easter holidays underway and the May bank holidays fast approaching, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to take care when out and about. When good weather combines with children being off school, it’s natural that families will want to enjoy the sunshine, especially in our beautiful local countryside…. read more

Council to Crackdown on Fly Tippers

Fly tippers beware – Swindon Borough Council will this year be stepping up enforcement activity to catch people illegally dumping waste. The renewed focus on tackling fly tipping is part of the Council’s promise to ensure the streets are kept clean and safe for residents. Last year, the Council received 1,726 reports of fly tipping… read more

Science Park Update

At the time of writing there were OVER 600 OBJECTIONS to the proposed industrial development at Inlands Farm, Lower Wanborough, lodged on Swindon Borough Council’s Planning site….with only one single “for” the proposal. This is a fantastic result and the highest ever received into SBC for an individual planning submission. Our thanks to everyone who… read more

The Big Tick Project survey

The interactive tick map, created with the results from The Big Tick Project survey, is a a great start to understanding the risks in your local area for dog walkers.