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

Council’s Cabinet backs ambitious new libraries strategy

Swindon Borough Council has renewed its commitment to boosting literacy levels by ensuring libraries across the town reach their full potential. At Wednesday’s (6 Feb) Cabinet meeting, it was agreed that the Swindon Library and Information Service will be delivered directly by the Council in line with the authority’s pledge to offer opportunities that develop… read more