Holocaust Memorial Day in Swindon

Holocaust Memorial We are writing to you to let you know about arrangements in Swindon for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27 January 2018. The theme for this year is “The Power of Words – for good or evil” We would like to invite you to join us, if you would like to… read more

Landmark joint venture signed for 2,750 homes near Swindon

A joint venture agreement has been signed between Swindon Borough Council and Barratt Developments to bring around 2,750 homes to the 250 hectare Wichelstowe development to the south of Swindon. The new joint venture company will combine the strengths of both the public and private sectors to create a high-quality and attractive development. Barratt Developments… read more

Fly Tip Fines

Fly Tipping Fines It appears that fines are increasing for homeowners who employ “a man with a van” to remove household waste and it ends up being fly tipped. The homeowner is liable for prosecution and you should always use someone with a “Waste Licence”. You are legally responsible for any household waste produced on… read more

SMG Wroughton – Small Grant

SMG Wroughton Our grant programme runs throughout the year – depending on how much you would be looking for our timetable are as follows: Small Grants up to £2,000 March 2018 (closing date for applications 7th February) May 2018 (closing date for applications 26th April) September 2018 (closing date for applications 2nd August) December 2018… read more

Upcoming Road Works

Upcoming road works of this year (so far) Wootton Bassett Road Due to the damage caused by a burst water main, Thames Water is resurfacing the Wootton Bassett road junction of Redpost Drive. Works are expected to be finished by next Wednesday (17th January).  Hay Lane B4005 heading towards Wroughton One-way traffic road closure on Friday (12th… read more

Driving In Fog

Fog is quite common at this time of year, so here’s some advice about how to drive in these conditions; Before entering fog check your mirrors then slow down. If the word ‘Fog’ is shown on a roadside signal but the road is clear, be prepared for a bank of fog or drifting patchy fog ahead…. read more

M4 J16 update

Junction 16 update Junction 16 was quiet over the festive period due to the Christmas roadworks embargo, but once again has become a hive of activity as part the M4 Westbound exit slip road was resurfaced at the weekend. Elsewhere, lamp columns continue to be erected around the site, drainage works continue, while gullies and kerbing are… read more

NEV consultation

New Eastern Villages (NEV) – Highways consultation event From 3.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday, 23rd January we will be holding a ‘drop-in’ event at Coleview Community Centre, Towcester Road, Coleview, to publicise the proposed transport schemes for the New Eastern Villages. Plans will be available to view on our website from 9am on Monday, 22nd January and will outline: White Hart… read more