Opening Up The View

Hedge Removed In between Marlborough and Ogbourne St Andrew, there are a couple of benches and an obelisk overlooking the Og valley. Except they don’t look out, because a hedge has grown up obscuring the view. Today, a team from Nationwide spent a day on the path. They managed to:  Removed about 10m of hedge… read more

Are You Ready For Winter?

Get Ready for Winter With the countdown to Christmas well underway and the temperature starting to drop, it’s clear that winter is just around the corner. With this in mind, Swindon Borough Council has launched its ‘Get Ready for Winter’ webpage, a collection of helpful advice and tips on how to stay safe and well… read more

Vehicle Theft Update

Vehicle Key Less Entry & Ignition It has been reported to that thieves can now boost and copy the signal from key fobs to enable them to access and drive off with vehicles that use these key less methods of entry and ignition. It is extremely important that if you have a vehicle like this… read more

Temporary Closure of Butts Road, Chiseldon

Notice of temporary road closure – Butts road, Chiseldon This Order is being introduced to allow contractors to carry out resurfacing works and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on Butts Road. Traffic will be diverted via Marlborough Road, New Road, May’s Lane and High Street. The Order will come into force on the 20th November… read more

Did you know?

Swindon Borough Council is currently responsible for 329 highway structures, e.g. road bridges, footbridges, culverts and subways, which have a gross replacement value of just over £100 million. These structures are inspected on a 2-3 year cycle and their condition is scored out of 100 using a nationally recognised system for bridge inspections. The average… read more

Parking Layby

We have been advised by SBC that the new parking layby will be installed on New Road (near Castle View Road and Station Road) on 6th November. We are currently finding out if there will be traffic lights or other road restrictions in this area during this time. The layby is not designated as allocated… read more

M4 Junction 15 (Swindon, Wiltshire)

M4 Junction 15 – Resurfacing Kier Highway, on behalf of Highways England, will be resurfacing sections of the roundabouts at junction 15 to address defects such as Potholes and low skid resistance areas. In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, the eastern and western sides of the roundabout non-consecutively…. read more

Draycott Foliat bus stop

Improvements to be made to the Draycott Foliat bus stop Swindon Borough Council have advised that work will go ahead to improve the Draycott Foliat bus stop on the 7th October. They will move the pole with the timetable to a more visible location for the bus driver to see, cut back the tree and… read more