Brighter Futures August E-Newsletter

Radiotherapy Appeal update Now that funding has been secured, work on the Radiotherapy Centre will begin spring 2020. We will let you know of any further updates as soon as we get them. Since we have finished the appeal any donations that we have received have been put into our Cancer Services Development Fund which… read more

Notice of Temporary Road Closure – B4005 Hodson Lane, Chiseldon, Swindon

PUBLIC NOTICE SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 Notice Of Temporary Road Closure – B4005 Hodson Lane, Chiseldon, Swindon This Order is being introduced to allow ground investigation works to the Hodson embankment and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on the B4005 Hodson Lane between Broome Manor Lane and… read more

Swindon’s Children’s Services rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Ofsted has praised “the swift and decisive action to improve services for children and young people in Swindon” after a recent inspection. Ofsted was so impressed by the rapid rate of improvement within Swindon Borough Council’s Children’s Services department, it judged Children’s Services to be providing the children and families of Swindon with a ‘good’… read more

Summer Activities at STEAM

There’s plenty of action and exploration to be had at STEAM this summer! Children will love to follow our new Genius Trail, take part in a special family activity or create their own unique journey through our story-telling displays. Take a look at what’s on offer this Summer Holiday… For more information read the full… read more

Beat the Street set to return to Swindon

Beat the Street, the walking and cycling initiative that saw people in Swindon travel more than 300,000 miles last year, is set to return this September and is promising to be even bigger and better than before. Last year, more than 32,000 people across Swindon walked, ran and cycled a record-breaking 313,000 miles in just… read more

Council invests £2.5m in Wilts & Berks Canal restoration

A section of the Wilts & Berks Canal has been restored thanks to an investment from Swindon Borough Council. The Council contributed around £2.5m to improving the 500m stretch of canal, which includes the building of a new towpath, the creation of new ecological habitats and the installation of new lighting along the bankside. The… read more

Swindon’s A-Level students celebrate successful results

The A-Level pass rate for students in Swindon has increased, according to provisional results published today (15 August). A total of 778 students received their results today and, of the 1,739 exam entries, 96.8 per cent were awarded a pass (A*-E), slightly up on last year’s figures (96.3 per cent). Although the proportion of A-Level… read more