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

MacMillan Castles Bike 2nd June 2019

Once again the Swindon Macmillan Fundraising committee is looking forward to running this major fundraising event at the beginning of June. The event will be held on Sunday 2nd June and will involve approximately 250 to 300 cyclists using The Ridgeway between Chisledon and Avebury, parts of the White horse Trail, The Railway path between… read more

Fraudsters Acting As Police Officers

We have received an increase of reports from members of the public who have been asked to withdraw large amounts of cash from their bank account in response to “Police Officers” informing them they must withdraw money to sort out a range of family issues or pay fines. Please take note that the police do… read more

This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 15 January – 16 March 2019

This Woman’s Work explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection. The exhibition aims to explore the changing status of women artists within Swindon’s collection, showing the growing prominence of female artists within modern British art and to celebrate a selection of important and engaging works. Artists in the exhibition include paintings and… read more

What’s on In February

02 Feb Borough Councillors’ Surgery, Calley Memorial Hall, 11.30am – 12.30pm 04 Feb Craft Club, Chiseldon House Hotel, 10am – 12 noon 05 Feb Chiseldon WI, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 13 Feb Chiseldon Gardening and Countryside Club, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 11 Feb Craft Club, Chiseldon House Hotel, 10am—12 noon 11 Feb Chiseldon… read more

Advice For Staying Safe

We know from last year how disruptive snow fall and icy conditions can be, especially on our road networks. So in true British fashion we are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. Following heavy snowfall across the county please consider where appropriate the following advice: Only travel if absolutely necessary, and allow… read more

There’s Snow Place Like Home

The recent snow might have caused some disruption, but it also made for some beautiful vistas — as well as lots of fun for people and pets. Here are some of the cracking photos sent in by Chiseldon residents.