Stratton fire station needs new recruits!

Stratton fire station is opening its doors next week to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service now needs new on-call recruits to provide fire cover for Stratton and north Swindon. Although the station is crewed 24/7 by wholetime firefighters, the number of appliances based at Stratton means… read more

Transport report – October 2017

Upcoming changes and situation with buses as well as concerns of vegetation and overgrowth as bus stops It has been brought to our notice by residents and bus users in the Chiseldon area that many bus stops have become very overgrown. A site meeting has taken place at Draycot Foliat to look at this problem,… read more

A419 final resurfacing work – road closure

A major maintenance scheme to resurface both sides of the A419, is in the final stages. The northbound section from the A420 to the Turnpike roundabout will be closed until next Thursday. (21 September 2017) Drivers can obtain up-to-the-minute travel information by phoning the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by accessing their… read more

The Swindon Half Marathon

We have received the following report from Swindon Borough Council: The Swindon Half Marathon as a race was a huge success with record numbers of runners taking part and thousands of pounds being raised for charity. A major part of that success was due to the fact the race was staged within the town and… read more

Junction 16 update

This weeks construction on Junction 16 has seen the start of the Lydiard Fields work, with the road surface being broken out. Elsewhere on the junction, the area between Hay Lane and Wootton Bassett Road is starting to take shape as the kerbs are installed. Drainage works are ongoing on the eastbound and westbound slip roads,… read more

News from the Washpool – new dates

We have received the following from the Washpool Area Conservation Project: NEWS FROM THE WASHPOOL A CHANCE TO LEARN A NEW SKILL! The Washpool project has made contact with a professional hedge layer who has offered to come and teach half a dozen of us how to do hedge laying. The training will probably take… read more

Council will not pursue legal action over Wroughton development

Council opts not to take legal action over Marlborough Road development following expert advice Swindon Borough Council will not challenge the Government’s decision to allow 103 homes to be built off Marlborough Road in Wroughton, after seeking legal advice from a top planning barrister. The proposed development was initially refused by the Council’s planning committee… read more