Christmas opening hours and new Parish Clerk

The Parish Office (in the Old Chapel, Butts Road) will be open on: Monday 21 December (from 9.30am to 1pm) Wednesday 23 December (from 9.30am to 1pm) The office will then be closed until Wednesday 6 January, when Clair Wilkinson will be taking over as our new Parish Clerk. Clair’s opening hours, from January onwards,… read more

Waste collections over the Christmas period

The following notices have been received from Swindon Borough Council. Residents due to have a collection of plastic on Monday 28 December should store these items until the next scheduled collection in January 2016. Recycling boxes will be collected between Tuesday 29 December and Saturday 2 January. Refuse bins will be collected on either Wednesday… read more

Transport update

The Parish Council is still trying to get a new bus stop at Coate Village/Badbury Park but the junctions, off the Marlborough Road, have not yet been adopted by Swindon Highways. Watch this space for further news. Bus users with concessionary pass cards will not be issued with a ticket on Thamesdown buses. This means… read more

Place walks – January 2016

The group of residents working on a new Parish Plan will be running two more place walks in January. These walks are designed to help residents point out any areas of particular concern, as well as highlighting the things people value about village life. The details are as follows: Saturday 23 January, meet at 2pm… read more

Pride of Swindon Awards 2016

If you know somebody who works hard for the community you can now nominate them for a ‘Pride of Swindon’ award. Entries close on 29 January and there are categories for volunteers, young people, good neighbours and community workers. Find our more at: You can also pick up a nomination form at your local… read more

Carols on the Green

The newly-formed Badbury Park Community Association is holding a ‘Carols on the Green’ event at Babbury Park between 7pm and 8pm on 22 December. All are welcome!