New book to celebrate the life and work of Swindon’s photographers

An encyclopaedia of local photographers dating as far back as the 1850s will be presented at a special book launch this Saturday (25 May). ‘Swindon Photographers & Postcard Publishers’ has been co-authored by Swindon Borough Council’s Local Studies Librarian, Darryl Moody, and local historian Paul A. Williams. It documents the lives of 150 local photographers… read more

Useful Advice If You Are In Danger And Need Police Help

Dear residents, We have some useful advice for you. If you should ever find yourself in an emergency and you need our help, but the situation you are in means you are unable to ask for the police – always remember the number 55. This is how it works: Dial 999 Listen to the instructions… read more

Support to quit smoking

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

Are you passionate about the Housing service tenants receive?

Swindon Borough Council are looking for tenants to join the Tenant Scrutiny Panel. If you are interested in learning more about how Housing works and making recommendations for improving the service, or you want the opportunity to gain new skills and work as part of a small independent team, then give us a call on… read more

Letter From Pcc Angus Macpherson About Domestic Abuse

Dear residents, I wanted to write to you about domestic abuse. Fortunately, I have never been a victim of domestic abuse, but I know all too well just how devastating it can be for victims. During my time as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have met many people who have escaped abusive relationships and I… read more

EGPA Meeting Postponed to 23rd May

The EGPA meeting from Monday 20th May has been postponed to Thursday 23rd May. 7.30pm at the Old Chapel on Butts Road. Please see the Environment General Purpose and Amenities Committee page of this website for the agenda

Your Swindon May E-Newsletter

Lets sort it out together Sorting your recycling into separate boxes makes it much safer and quicker for our crews and means they can move to the next street faster, reducing the impact on local traffic. Sorting your recycling is simple. Put paper and cardboard in one box and glass, metal and aerosols in another…. read more

Conservatives Increase Majority Following Local Election

Of the 19 seats up for election, just one changed hands leaving the Conservatives with 31 seats, Labour with 24 and the Liberal Democrats with two seats. The Conservatives gained their only seat in Penhill and Upper Stratton with Oladapo Ibitoye (1,086) being elected ahead of the Labour Party candidate Kate Linnegar (785), Independent candidate… read more