The Swindon Half Marathon

We have received the following report from Swindon Borough Council: The Swindon Half Marathon as a race was a huge success with record numbers of runners taking part and thousands of pounds being raised for charity. A major part of that success was due to the fact the race was staged within the town and… read more

News from the Washpool – new dates

We have received the following from the Washpool Area Conservation Project: NEWS FROM THE WASHPOOL A CHANCE TO LEARN A NEW SKILL! The Washpool project has made contact with a professional hedge layer who has offered to come and teach half a dozen of us how to do hedge laying. The training will probably take… read more

News from The Washpool

We’ve received the following update from the Washpool Area Restoration Project (please note that the WARP are an independent organisation and not part of Chiseldon Parish Council): We’re pleased to report that the Washpool Area Restoration Project recently received some welcome publicity, with two articles about our work appearing in the Swindon Advertiser (both pieces… read more

Acoustic in the Alley – Thursday 24th August

A reminder that Acoustic in the Alley is on Thursday 24th August at 8pm, in the Brown Jack, Wroughton, in the skittle alley at the back of the pub. Free parking; £1 entrance. Forthcoming dates for 2017 Having had a spot each month over 2016 and 2015, the decision has been made for 2017 to… read more

Butterfly walk: Sunday 30th July

Here is Dick Millard’s reflections on the Butterfly Walk that took place on 30th July: Nine of us assembled in rather unpromising, damp and cloudy conditions.  Miraculously, the sun came out and within a minute the first butterfly appeared.  We saw seven different species, together with two species of bumblebee and one of caterpillar.  One… read more