Swindon Borough Council and Historic England have formally launched the town’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The five-year scheme will bring heritage expertise and £1.6 million of funding from Historic England, who will work with the Council and other partners to revitalise this under-appreciated area of Swindon. The scheme, led by Swindon Borough Council, will see… read more
Swindon is planning for an electric future thanks to a new policy for new-build homes that will go out for consultation in July and August. Swindon Borough Council’s Planning Committee approved the borough’s draft Parking Standards 2019 document on Tuesday (11 June) which sets out how new developments should make appropriate provision for the parking… read more
Firefighters in Swindon are giving you the chance to ‘have a go’ at becoming an on-call firefighter at the Fire Station next week. Fire crews will be on station from 10am-2pm on 15th June to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service needs new on-call recruits to provide… read more
Do you know a CHARLIE? This week (10-16 June) is Carers’ Week, and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is officially launching its ‘Do you know a CHARLIE’ campaign. More than 6.5 million people in the UK are currently caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill…. read more
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service offer Free safe and well advice. During a Safe and Well visit we will discuss the risks in your home, agree an escape plan and also fit FREE smoke and heat detectors if your home requires them. For more infomation call 0800 038 2323 or visit dwfire.org.uk
The Child Accident Prevention Trust will hold their Child Safety Week from 3rd to 9th June. This year, the week will focus on highlighting new dangers facing families today from our modern lifestyles and offers simple solutions to keep children safe. https://www.capt.org.uk/Pages/Category/child-safety-week Working smoke alarms can help keep you and your family safe from fire…. read more
Following lengthy discussions, and in light of ongoing challenges, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group can confirm that Integral Medical Holdings (IMH) will withdraw from its operations in Swindon. Since September 2018, the IMH Group had been working in partnership with five GP practices – Moredon Medical Centre, Abbey Meads Medical Centre, Phoenix Surgery, Eldene Surgery and… read more
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to dramatically increase your chances of living longer. Getting help and support when you are stopping smoking is really important. You are four times more likely to successfully quit by getting professional help. In Swindon, you can access free one-to-one support through the Stop… read more
On Thursday 23rd May the UK will be holding elections to the European Parliament, take a look at the BBC simple guide for more information.
Councils are to be given a legal duty to provide “safe houses” for victims of domestic abuse and their children, under new plans announced by the prime minister. To find out more read the full news story on Public Sector Executive website.