Ridgeway Bell Articles – June 2019

Points of interest from the meetings held in June 2019 Memory Café The next memory café is Friday 28th June 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

Parents asked for feedback on childcare needs across the town

Families in Swindon are being asked to complete a survey to help the Council understand their childcare needs. Swindon Borough Council is working with national early year and childcare consultancy Hempsall’s to find out about parents and carers’ childcare needs across the borough. The work is being carried out to make sure that the future… read more

Scam awareness week launch warns of the heartless scammer

The harrowing tale of a woman, Iris, who sold all her belongings and sent £4,000 to her internet love interest, is being used to warn others of the dangers of scams. Scams Awareness Week, which is being launched on Monday (24 June) by Trading Standards South West’s (TSSW) newly-relaunched ScamWise service, aims to provide everyone… read more

Vacancy for Councillors

Notice is hereby given that by reason of an uncontested election on 2nd May 2019, a number of vacancies has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing (email is acceptable) on or before Friday 9th August 2019. Applicants should be… read more

Swindon Pride Event 2019

Swindon Pride will be taking place on 10th August this year- any support or attendance from Councillors at the event would be welcomed. SBC will have some stalls and be taking part in the parade. More information can be found at the following website: https://www.swindonwiltshirepride.co.uk/

Open-air theatre makes its return to Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park will kick-start a national tour of Shakespeare’s most magical and romantic comedy of them all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Immersion Theatre, who have been described as one of London’s most exciting and innovative theatre companies, will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the historic setting of the Swindon Borough Council-owned park on Friday,… read more

Good Outcome From Inspection

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is serving its communities well, it has been confirmed in its first inspection from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary & Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), released today (20 June). HMICFRS has spent the last year analysing data and documents and visiting the Service to assess it against… read more

Important changes to your waste and recycling services are coming

Swindon will take a significant step towards expanding its recycling services by introducing a trial collection of separate food waste recycling. The trial is being introduced as part of the Council’s 10-year waste strategy, which outlines its commitment to protecting the environment and managing the borough’s waste and recycling responsibly, and is one of a… read more

New look for Ridgeway newsletter! Summer 2019

Famous artists, writers and photographers have found inspiration along The Ridgeway, including Paul Nash, Robert Macfarlane, Fay Godwin, Thomas Hardy, Kenneth Grahame, Eric Ravilious, Clare Leighton, Richard Jefferies… Join us for a day of talks, outdoor workshops and an art exhibition in the inspiring setting of St Dunstan’s historic church in Monks Risborough and Whiteleaf… read more