Wonderwords (set up by Chantelle) meets on Tuesday 5th December at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, at Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon SN1 5BP. This is an evening of sharing spoken word or song -Expect some story telling, stand up comedy, songs, poems, tea & cakes (for a donation) and a chance to compose your… read more

The next Parish/Borough Councillor surgery

The next Parish/Borough Councillor surgery is Sat 2nd Dec from 11.30 to 12.30 at the Calley Memorial Hall on Draycott Road. Everyone is welcome to come and have a chat and discuss any issues, queries or concerns they may have.

Community Safety

Message from Parish As part of our “Community Safety” agenda item each month at full council we’ve been made aware that telephone scammers are targeting elderly and vulnerable people to try to get either personal details or bank/card details from them. Please remind anyone you know who might be vulnerable to not give out details…. read more

News From The Washpool

Looking back on 2017, they have had another busy year down in the Washpool. Their Friends Scheme has been generously supported and, by the time you read this, They hope to have been able to say thank you to many of you in person, at their inaugural Friends event. They’ve also had one or two… read more

Latest Junction 16 update

Latest Update On Junction 16 Over the next few weeks Junction 16 will see some big changes. On the morning of Tuesday 28 November users will notice a significant difference in the road layout south of the roundabout as a new temporary road layout comes into action. The Lydiard Fields no right turn is expected… read more

How To Shop Online Safely

Check the web address Always check you’re on the correct website. Criminals can set up fake websites that have a similar design and web address to the genuine site. Is it a secure connection? Web pages you enter personal or financial details into should display a locked padlock sign and have a web address that… read more

Christmas Events 2017

Swindon Town Centre: Christmas Lights BIG Switch-on On Saturday 18th November 2017 from 12-5pm is when this year’s free entertainment line-up is beginning: The Brunel Shopping Centre  Santa’s Grotto The Parade Shopping Centre ‘Elf Yourself’ Activities Heart Angels – Giveaways & Games Regent Circus  Snow Globe – Printed Souvenier Photos Regent Street  Fairytale Princess Zone… read more

Opening Up The View

Hedge Removed In between Marlborough and Ogbourne St Andrew, there are a couple of benches and an obelisk overlooking the Og valley. Except they don’t look out, because a hedge has grown up obscuring the view. Today, a team from Nationwide spent a day on the path. They managed to:  Removed about 10m of hedge… read more

Are You Ready For Winter?

Get Ready for Winter With the countdown to Christmas well underway and the temperature starting to drop, it’s clear that winter is just around the corner. With this in mind, Swindon Borough Council has launched its ‘Get Ready for Winter’ webpage, a collection of helpful advice and tips on how to stay safe and well… read more