Important Home Fire Safety Messages For Christmas

Ensure you have working smoke alarms installed on all levels of your home. Working alarms can give you the vital time needed to escape in a fire. Test your smoke alarms regularly and never remove batteries! Never leave cooking unattended. The majority of fires start in the kitchen so this is a high-risk area. Many… read more

Riding home for Christmas

Swindon has over seven miles of cycle routes providing a traffic-free solution to get to the Town Centre. Each cycle route has wide paths, street lighting and some routes even have CCTV.

Fire Safety Reminder To Swindon Residents

Fire Safety Reminder to Swindon Residents Swindon residents are being reminded to be more fire safe in the home, after more than half of all accidental fires in the town over the last year were due to cooking or smoking. Since December 2018, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has attended 124 accidental fires… read more

Could You Be Entitled to Carers Allowance?

Do you care for or assist someone living with you, who has mobility or health issues? Have you applied for a Carers Allowance? You may be surprised at what qualifies you to get this benefit. If you contact Age UK they can assist to start with. They often contact the Department for Work and Pensions… read more

November Our News Out Today – the National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters, The November edition of Our News, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out today. This exciting edition introduces the national winners of our 2019 Neighbour of the Year competition, inspiring member stories, national campaigns for you to get involved in such as Cyberhood Watch and Together for Good: The Neighbourhood… read more

Building Control Response to Grenfell

For the full article from Building Control regarding Grenfell, please click here. The Role of Building Control The primary role of the Council’s Building Control Service is to ensure that Swindon has a safe built environment. We do this in a number of ways – including protecting the public by identifying and making safe Dangerous… read more

Look after yourself this winter

As the dark nights draw in across Swindon and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months. The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – Help Us Help You– which is here to help make… read more

Melksham Town Council Vacancies

Melksham Town Council have two open vacancies. Locum Clerk/Committee Clerk £21,166 – £22,911 We are looking to hire a short-term Committee Clerk to assist the council during the implementation of our staffing restructure. Working full time you would be responsible for the preparation of all our agendas, using the Modern.Gov Committee system, attendance at evening… read more