Could You Be Entitled to Carers Allowance?

Do you care for or assist someone living with you, who has mobility or health issues? Have you applied for a Carers Allowance? You may be surprised at what qualifies you to get this benefit. If you contact Age UK they can assist to start with. They often contact the Department for Work and Pensions… read more

What’s on In December

What’s on In December 29 Nov Memory Cafe, Holy Cross Church Hall, 10.30am 01 Dec Ogbourne St George Church, Guide Book Launch, 2.30pm 02 Dec Craft Club, Chiseldon House Hotel, 10am—12 noon 03 Dec Chiseldon WI, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 04 Dec Christmas Tree Lights Switch On – New Road, Chiseldon, 6pm 06 Dec… read more

Highways E-Newsletter November 2019

Great Western Railway timetable changes From 15 December 2019, three quarters of Great Western Railway journey times will change. Check the GWR website to see if you will be affected. GWR timetable changes Current Roadworks Hyde Road, Stratton St. Margaret Tithegrove has closed the road for resurfacing. The road is due to re-open today (22… read more

Important information about the General Election

Polling cards for the General Election on Thursday, 12 December 2019 began landing on doormats last week. All registered voters will receive their poll card by Thursday, 5 December. Your poll card will contain details of the date of poll, polling station locations and opening times and will contain other key dates and information. You… read more

Our First Speed Indictor Device (SID)

We are pleased to have installed our first speed indictor device (SID) on Hodson Road this week. SID will remind drivers that the village is a 30mph zone throughout. We can gather data from SID on the number of vehicles speeding and use this to assist the police and SBC with further traffic calming measures…. read more

Wessex 4×4 Response

If you need to get to work over the snowy weather or during floods etc, consider asking your company to register with Wessex 4×4. This is a volunteer organisation that for a small fee to cover costs use their list of 4×4 drivers to assist in travel crisis. The NHS use Wessex 4×4 and the… read more

Hodson Road improvements

Ground investigations for the failing embankment at Hodson Road started last Monday. Our contractors have been drilling boreholes and installing equipment that will enable the embankment to be monitored remotely. The road will be open later today (22 November).

Tree Assessments

Information – the trees that border Strouds Hill green area were assessed by SBC last week as they are their responsibility still. The elm trees are in good condition and assist with bank stability. There is one ash tree that is leaning and this will be removed by SBC. There is a large section of… read more

November Our News Out Today – the National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters, The November edition of Our News, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out today. This exciting edition introduces the national winners of our 2019 Neighbour of the Year competition, inspiring member stories, national campaigns for you to get involved in such as Cyberhood Watch and Together for Good: The Neighbourhood… read more