Transport Report July 2019

Bus Services 80/81 to change again Owing to the withdrawal of funding by Wiltshire Council the bus services through Chiseldon, the 80 between Swindon, Chiseldon, Marlborough, Tidworth and Ludgershall and the 81, Swindon, Chiseldon and Thorney Park are to change again. The changes take effect on Monday 5th August. The first two buses in the… read more

Highways E-Newsletter

Wellington Street almost complete The major transformation of Wellington Street connecting the railway station to the town centre is almost complete and from lunchtime on Monday (10 June) will be open to traffic, cyclists and pedestrians. The newly installed toucan crossing will be in action and all temporary road signs and temporary traffic lights will… read more

Join the Local Community Speed Watch

With J15 roadworks due to start in Sept 19 is there anyone who would like to join the local Community Speed Watch team? Training is given and then the team co-ordinate sessions on the major roads in the area (Subject to police prior approval). Whilst they cannot issue fines or penalty notices, information on speeding… read more

Last phase of Mannington road improvements to get underway

The final phase of improvement works to Mannington Roundabout will start in less than a fortnight. The junction is one of Swindon’s busiest and is heavily congested at peak times. The works, funded by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP), are intended to improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion. Work on the scheme… read more

Safe Drive Stay Alive

The Parish Council were pleased to award a grant for this initiative so that young lives can continue to be saved through education of road safety awareness. For more information, see the presentation document from Dorset & Wiltshire Road Safety for Young Drivers.

Highways News

Adult learn to cycle sessions We are starting a free adults’ learn to cycle course at the County Ground Athletics track on Saturday, 11 May. The bikes and equipment are free to use. The flat track is a great place to learn to ride in a traffic-free environment helping you to build up your confidence… read more

Lay-by Parking

Further to our recent consultation with residents, the Parish Council reviewed all the feedback provided and voted on the approval of Option 1 Longitudinal parking. Please see the Norris Close results letter for more information.

Reminder of road works

Road works are due to start on Mays Lane on 8th April for 2 days. Residents vehicle access will be arranged but there may be a small delay as the Traffic Marshal will need to assist them.