Great Western Railway changes over Christmas

From Sunday, 15 December there will be major timetable changes coming to Great Western Railway. In addition, the calling patterns for many services may also be different. There will also be a temporary timetable in place while Network Rail work on infrastructure upgrades over Christmas and New Year. This will affect services from Tuesday, 24… read more

Building Control Response to Grenfell

For the full article from Building Control regarding Grenfell, please click here. The Role of Building Control The primary role of the Council’s Building Control Service is to ensure that Swindon has a safe built environment. We do this in a number of ways – including protecting the public by identifying and making safe Dangerous… read more

Swindon Scout Post

2019 Swindon Christmas card delivery service. Only 30p per stamp. Only post cards in the special GREEN post boxes. Last time for posting 4pm on Wednesday 11th December.

Look after yourself this winter

As the dark nights draw in across Swindon and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months. The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – Help Us Help You– which is here to help make… read more

Christmas at STEAM is Coming

(30 November and 1 December, 10am – 5pm) STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway will be turned into a Christmas wonderland in two weeks’ time. Visitors will have the chance to buy festive treats and discover unique gift ideas thanks to 50 artisan market stalls displayed among the GWR story-telling exhibits and legendary… read more

Public Consultation on BT programme of intended public payphone removals

Public consultation via SBC – please email clerk@chiseldon-pc.gov.uk with any comments you wish to be considered. Dear Councillors, Consultation on BT programme of intended public payphone removals BT has instigated a public consultation on their proposals to remove 24 payphone callboxes within the Borough. Notices have been posted in each of the relevant phone boxes… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – November 2019

Points of interest from the meetings held in November 2019 Welcome to our new Cllr The Parish Council welcomes Steve Duke as our newest Cllr. Steve has lived in Draycot Foliat for over 20 years with his family, and has served full time and now part time in the RAF for nearly 40 years. He… read more

Warning of Theft from Garages

We have been made aware of a significant number of garage break-ins resulting in the theft of bicycles and tools. Please see the following tips to help prevent thefts from garages: Register your valuable items such as bikes, electronics, tools etc. for free on www.Immobilise.com. Take pictures of valuables and record their serial numbers and… read more

Christmas Lights Switch On

Wednesday 4th December 6.00pm, New Road, opposite the War Memorial. Join us at 6.00pm for Carols by “Ten in a Bar” and the grand switch on, 1 child will have the opportunity to “Flick the switch”. (Drawn by a free raffle) Then to The Chiseldon Sports & Social Club on Draycot Road at 6.30pm onwards… read more

What’s on at Avebury this Christmas

This year our wonderful volunteer sewing group have made the most beautiful ornaments which are decorating Avebury Manor – all in the theme of ‘Christmas carols’. Our highlight event of the season is Music, Lights and Merriment – with a Christmas Fair in the museum, the Devizes Town Band, wooden reindeer making and festive food… read more