Informal Public Consultation

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of residents in regards to the possibility of adding seating to the Strouds Hill green area. We recently canvassed residents in the immediate area but would like a wider view. Please email by 12th June with your views. Original correspondence from residents will still be… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – May 2019

Points of interest from the meetings held in May 2019 Memory Café The next memory café is Friday 31st May at the Church Hall from 10.30am. Everyone who has Dementia, and those caring for someone with Dementia is welcome to attend. There is a relaxed atmosphere with singing, and music from local musicians. There is… read more

Practical Advice For Anyone In An Abusive Relationship

We have received the following information and advice from Wiltshire Police. Dear residents, We know it is not always possible to think clearly when experiencing domestic abuse. However, the following advice can help if you are trying to escape the clutches of an abusive partner/family member: Planning ahead Make a plan for how you can… read more

Scam Warning – Fake Talktalk Emails

We have received the following warning from ActionFraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk: Watch out for these FAKE TalkTalk emails about a refund Action Fraud has received over 100 reports this week about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk. The emails state that… read more

New book to celebrate the life and work of Swindon’s photographers

An encyclopaedia of local photographers dating as far back as the 1850s will be presented at a special book launch this Saturday (25 May). ‘Swindon Photographers & Postcard Publishers’ has been co-authored by Swindon Borough Council’s Local Studies Librarian, Darryl Moody, and local historian Paul A. Williams. It documents the lives of 150 local photographers… read more

Useful Advice If You Are In Danger And Need Police Help

Dear residents, We have some useful advice for you. If you should ever find yourself in an emergency and you need our help, but the situation you are in means you are unable to ask for the police – always remember the number 55. This is how it works: Dial 999 Listen to the instructions… read more

Support to quit smoking

Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to dramatically increase your chances of living longer. Getting help and support when you are stopping smoking is really important. You are four times more likely to successfully quit by getting professional help. In Swindon, you can access free one-to-one support through the Stop… read more

Are you passionate about the Housing service tenants receive?

Swindon Borough Council are looking for tenants to join the Tenant Scrutiny Panel. If you are interested in learning more about how Housing works and making recommendations for improving the service, or you want the opportunity to gain new skills and work as part of a small independent team, then give us a call on… read more