Broken Street Lights

The Parish Council have been reporting a high number of broken street lights in Castle View Road recently. SBC report back that these lights are being shot out by catapult or BB gun. (Something using a small metal ball) This is worrying for 2 reasons – this could be a precursor to house break-ins by… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – Feb 2019

Points of interest from the meetings held in Feb 2019 Memory Café The next memory café is Friday 22nd February at the Church Hall from 10.30am. Everyone who is caring for someone with dementia is welcome to attend. Neighbourhood Watch meeting The next meeting is Monday 25th March at 6.45pm in the Recreation Hall off… read more

Transport Report –March 2019

In early March there are planned road closures of Mays Lane, High Street and the lower part of Station Road. This will allow for road resurfacing over three days, Monday-Wednesday, 4th-6th March, during the hours of 8.00am-6.00pm. These roads are currently in a very poor condition and are to be completely resurfaced, rather just patched… read more

Wroughton Library Opening Hours

Wrought Library Opening Hours as of February 2019 Monday – CLOSED Tuesday – 11am – 4pm (Rhyme Time 11.15am – 12.00pm) Wednesday – 10.30am – 4pm Thursday – 2.30pm – 6.30pm Friday – 10.30am – 4pm Saturday – 10am – 1pm Sunday – CLOSED

Science Park Update

At the time of writing there were OVER 600 OBJECTIONS to the proposed industrial development at Inlands Farm, Lower Wanborough, lodged on Swindon Borough Council’s Planning site….with only one single “for” the proposal. This is a fantastic result and the highest ever received into SBC for an individual planning submission. Our thanks to everyone who… read more

Keeping Warm

It’s important to keep warm during cold weather. Getting too cold can lead to hypothermia, a potentially life-threatening condition. You can call 105 for free in the event of a power cut and be directed to your electricity supplier for help and advice. Read the SSE website post for more information about staying warm.

Fire and Rescue Authority approves budget

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved a budget of £55.8 million for 2019-20. At its meeting yesterday (12 February), the Authority agreed to increase its share of the council tax by 4p per week for Band D properties in Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon and Wiltshire – an annual fire precept for Band… read more

New financial year

On 1st April the Parish Council’s new financial year starts. As well as all the regular works we have to attend to, we have set aside some funds for specific projects in the parish. For the year 2019/20 they are: New metal gate at the entrance to the Sir Henry Calley Memorial Garden to replace… read more

TV Licensing Scam

Following on from our last news story regarding the TV Licensing scam, please see the below image of what the scam emails could look like. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text. For more information… read more

Council continue to urge residents to report suspected child abuse

People are being urged to report suspected child abuse and exploitation following a fortnight of activity by Wiltshire Police to disrupt county lines activity in Swindon County lines is when gangs and organised crime networks exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – January 2019

Points of interest from the meetings held in Jan 2019. The December 2018 full council minutes were signed off on Monday 14th January. They are too large to put on the noticeboards so please look on our website (above) or email the Clerk for a copy to be emailed to you. A reminder is given… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – December 2018

Points of interest from the meetings held in Dec 2018 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. At the time of going to press, the Parish Council will not have had its December meetings. All that we’d like to say to residents is thank you for all the support and time you have put in,… read more

Chiseldon Village Memorial Hall Trust Fund Update

The Chiseldon Village Memorial Hall Trust is a registered charity which under its deed of trust provides funds for facilities, groups and activities which benefit the people of Chiseldon. Since 2017 the Trust has made grants totaling £13,400 to local causes. The major beneficiary has been the Calley Memorial Hall for which the Trust has… read more