Citizens Advice – How They Can Help

An update from Citizens Advice on how they can help at this time: Benefits issues, overpayments, change of circumstances Benefits entitlement and help to claim UC for the first time Help to claim PIP, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance Debt – although much has been put in place in relation to payment holidays it is imperative that… read more

Tips For Staying Safe While Staying At Home

A letter from Superintendent Ben Mant Dear Parents & Guardians, The last few weeks have seen changes to the way we live our lives. Every one of us is being asked to stay at home and only go out when necessary – from the elderly to the young. As a result, more children and young… read more

Council extends free parking measures to benefit charities and volunteer groups

Charities and volunteer groups are now able to apply for free parking permits as part of a package of support aimed at helping residents during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Swindon Borough Council’s #HereForSwindon support features measures ranging from providing council tax relief and emergency household supplies for residents facing hardship from coronavirus through to free… read more

People Urged To Stay At Home and Avoid Unnecessary Travel Over Easter

“Wiltshire’s beauty spots aren’t going anywhere” That’s the message from the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF), as people are urged to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel over the Easter bank holiday weekend. With sunny weather forecast and people heading into the third weekend of the Government’s restrictions, the advice to the… read more

Online Scammers Capitalise on Coronavirus Pandemic

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic via phishing emails, websites and text messages to scam members of the public out of large sums of money and sensitive information during these uncertain times across the nation. Together with other law enforcement, Government and private sector partners, we are supporting a national campaign to… read more

What Do Firefighters Do? Educate and Inspire

What do firefighters do? Educate and Inspire DWFRS firefighters engage, educate and inspire your children to be safe and well; and will continue to do so in the safety of your homes during this period of Covid-19. For those of you with children at home, we know things will be tough sometimes trying to care… read more

Age UK Help

The image above shows the range of issues with which AgeUK can provide help. If  you’d like more details on how to request help, please contact the Clerk at or phone on  01793 740744.  The main number for Age UK is 0800 169 65 65 (8am-7pm 365 days a year) or  

Get Free Messages and Alerts from

You can now sign up to the service, which has the following features: FREE messages and alerts from your local Community Policing Team about policing and crime matters in your area. FREE messages from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service relevant to your local area. You can receive free messages by email, text or… read more