Consultation on Local Plan review opens today

Swindon Borough Council is seeking the views of members of the public to help inform the allocation of sites for housing and employment within the borough. The consultation, which starts today (29 July), will help the Council refresh its Local Plan, which sets out how much housing Swindon needs over a 20-year period and identifies… read more

Young Wardens scheme back for summer holidays

Around 80 children will be putting their summer holidays to good use when they take part in a free education programme from next week. Swindon Borough Council’s Young Wardens scheme, which is in its eleventh year, is a fun and educational, month-long programme of activities for the children of Council tenants. Aimed at children aged… read more

Commemorative events to take place for 1919 Peace Riots

Events will be taking place at Regent Circus this Sunday (28 July) to mark the centenary of the 1919 Peace Riots. July 1919 marked the official end of the First Word War and there were celebrations across the country. Swindon’s celebrations, however, turned sour when the crowd learned that hundreds of pounds had been spent… read more

Summer time fun for all the family

This summer Swindon Borough Council is working with a range of partners to host a number of exciting events and activities in the town centre. Young families will have the opportunity to get involved in the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, free stay and play sessions, cycling and balance bikes, boxing and Explore Learning sessions…. read more

Council puts Old Town forward in latest High Street funding programme

Old Town could be the latest area of Swindon to benefit from significant government funding after Swindon Borough Council submitted a bid to The High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) programme. The £40m funding programme forms part of the Government’s Future High Street Fund and has been allocated to Historic England for work to support… read more