Is Your Thatched Property at Risk of Fire?

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service: Is Your Thatched Property at Risk of Fire? There are few things more picturesque than the classic image of the UK countryside, complete with a thatched property. There are thousands of beautiful and unique thatched properties across both Dorset and Wiltshire, all of which carry an increased risk… read more

Planning Process

Public to be given chance to learn more about planning process The complexities of the local planning process will be explained in two training sessions organised by Swindon Borough Council. The Council’s planning team will be on hand to run through how planning applications are determined as well as navigate people through local planning policy…. read more

Akers Way reopens to traffic on Wednesday

Good news for motorists as Akers Way reopens to traffic on Wednesday evening One of Swindon’s most important arterial routes will reopen to traffic following major improvement works. Akers Way has undergone extensive reconstruction work, which has resulted in major modifications to the concrete road base that will add decades to the lifespan of the… read more

Friends of the Railway Path: AGM report

Friend of the Railway’s recent AGM Workdays and events have continued on the Railway Path. We have benefitted from 234 volunteer hours over the past 12 months – thank you to everyone who has managed to get to one! We also held a butterfly walk, attracting both people and butterflies: thanks to Peter David and… read more

Are we getting through?

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service ask: Are we getting through? Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched an awareness campaign across its area, targeting poor or inconsiderate parking. The Service is asking all drivers “Are we getting through?” as, when responding to a 999 call, every second that the emergency services are… read more

Remembrance Service

The Remembrance Service on Saturday 11th November at the memorial stone in Ladysmith Road will go ahead as planned, immediately after the main service at 10.50 at the memorial stone at New Road. SBC legal department have advised us of the following: “The highway verge is highway that is maintained at the public expense by… read more