Please be cautious around gritters this winter

Highways are urging drivers to be cautious around gritters this winter as more than a dozen people lose their lives every year after colliding with one of the winter workhorses. A gritter cannot exceed 40 mph and still does its job effectively. Unfortunately, tailbacks are unavoidable in heavy traffic. Drivers should understand the danger of… read more

Junction 16 update

Junction 16 M4 Works at Junction 16 continue to make steady progress. The no right turn restriction at Lydiard Fields will be lifted by the end of today as the majority of the works at Lydiard is complete. Elsewhere, street lighting columns continue to be put up around the junction, along with drainage, ducting and… read more

Safe and Well

Fire in a thatched property A semi-detached thatched cottage near Swindon has been destroyed by fire that took place on the morning of 30th November. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the hamlet of Hodson at 7.07am and found the roof of the property well alight. In order to fight the… read more

Christmas is coming: don’t let flu spoil it

NHS England have some important information for parents of two to three year-olds. Are you the parent of a two or three year old child? NHS England says there is still time to make an appointment with your GP for the free flu vaccination. The vaccine comes in the form of a simple nasal spray… read more

Butts Road closure

Road Closure for re-surfacing On 9th Jan Butts Road will be closed in Chiseldon for re-surfacing. The maps are available in the Chapel office during opening hours or there are the attached photos. Residents on the road should get letters advising them of the exact details of the closure.

Transport Report to the Rigeway Bell January 2018 Edition

Transport Report – December 2017 We have had good news as Stagecoach West buses now take contactless payments. From Sunday 12th November you can pay up to the value of £30, which will cover most tickets, including weekly tickets. This means that all three bus companies serving the Chiseldon area, now take contactless payment. The… read more

What’s on in December?

December 2017 1st December: Aldbourne Band Christmas Concert, Holy Cross Church 2nd December: Local History Exhibition, Art Exhibition and Christmas Fair,Ogbourne St Andrew Church, 10am—3pm, Borough Councillors’ Surgery, Calley Memorial Hall, 11.30am – 12.30pm and Marlborough Concert Orchestra, St Mary’s Church, 7.30pm 4th December: Craft Club, Chiseldon House Hotel, 10am—12 noon 5th December: Chiseldon WI, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 6th… read more