County Lines Gang Jailed

Members of a County Lines gang which supplied drugs to dealers and users in Wiltshire have been jailed for a total of almost 57 years. The gang shipped crack cocaine and heroin to dealers in Swindon and Marlborough for supply to local addicts. Over the course of the conspiracy, the drugs line was contacted by… read more

Box sorting campaign comes to a close

Swindon Borough Council’s month-long recycling box sorting push has concluded, but residents are being encouraged to keep up the good work long after the campaign has finished. The campaign was launched in order to increase the number of residents who sort their waste into two or more boxes. The more waste that is sorted in… read more

Washpool Restoration

The Washpool restoration started in 2007. The stream was very much at the centre of village life over the centuries, with several cottages and a mill located along its length.

Transport Report July 2019

Bus Services 80/81 to change again Owing to the withdrawal of funding by Wiltshire Council the bus services through Chiseldon, the 80 between Swindon, Chiseldon, Marlborough, Tidworth and Ludgershall and the 81, Swindon, Chiseldon and Thorney Park are to change again. The changes take effect on Monday 5th August. The first two buses in the… read more

Swindon’s Heritage Action Zone is officially launched

Swindon Borough Council and Historic England have formally launched the town’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The five-year scheme will bring heritage expertise and £1.6 million of funding from Historic England, who will work with the Council and other partners to revitalise this under-appreciated area of Swindon. The scheme, led by Swindon Borough Council, will see… read more

Swindon is charging ahead with plans for an electric vehicle future

Swindon is planning for an electric future thanks to a new policy for new-build homes that will go out for consultation in July and August. Swindon Borough Council’s Planning Committee approved the borough’s draft Parking Standards 2019 document on Tuesday (11 June) which sets out how new developments should make appropriate provision for the parking… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – June 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

Ridgeway Bell Articles – May 2019

Points of interest from the meetings held in April 2019 Memory Café The next memory café is Friday 26th April 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