Stratton fire station needs new recruits!

Stratton fire station is opening its doors next week to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service now needs new on-call recruits to provide fire cover for Stratton and north Swindon. Although the station is crewed 24/7 by wholetime firefighters, the number of appliances based at Stratton means… read more

How Many Smoke Alarms Do You Have?

This message is reproduced on behalf of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue: Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home. Most people know that working smoke alarms save lives.  They provide the vital early warning that allows… read more

Taking The Worry Out Of HIV Testing

The following article is reproduced from Swindon Borough Council’s Member’s Bulletin. Swindon Borough Council’s Public Health team are encouraging residents to know their HIV status by regular testing, as this is the only way for a person to find out if they have the disease because the symptoms may not appear for many years. A… read more

Clerks office closed for holiday

The Parish Clerk’s office is now closed from Friday 21st July to Friday 28th July. Emails will be monitored and urgent issues attended to. Phone messages will be dealt with when the office is open.

Learndirect scheme

There is a local programme running for 16-24 yr olds to help them achieve qualifications, with the aim of getting young people into work. The course is available to people within this age range who are not in education, employment or a traineeship. Here is the information provided: Whether you’re looking to improve your skills… read more

Shed alarms

For our residents’ information: these alarms can be purchase from Maplin for £20.00. They are wireless and you place them in your outside building and they are activated if the beam is broken before the alarm is deactivated.They are battery operated.