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

The Washpool project has made contact

They have contact 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. This will probably take place on a Saturday or Sunday in November. Hedge laying is a rural skill that is enjoying something of a… read more

Friends of the Railway Path workday

Today was precipitous (not weather, but topography): we clambered all over the bridge sides at Rabley Lane. A few years ago, Sustrans removed some of the very large trees (mostly ash and sycamore), whose roots endangered the structure of the bridge. Since then, two things have happened: the trees and have been re-shooting, and other… read more

Transport Report – September 2017

Finally, after a long process, we have lost our evening bus service.  The parish council did try very hard to get some form of service, but the amount of money available to run an evening bus was not great and the figures for the usage were very low.  What is left of this consultation was… read more

How Many Smoke Alarms Do You Have?

This message is reproduced on behalf of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue: Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home. Most people know that working smoke alarms save lives.  They provide the vital early warning that allows… read more