Businesses in Swindon can now apply for Discretionary Grant Funding

Eligible firms in Swindon are now able to apply for the Discretionary Grant Fund provided by the Government in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will allow some small businesses in the town who have not previously been eligible for other government grant schemes to access critical support. The Government has advised that the… read more

Additional help for residents claiming council tax support

Working Age people claiming council tax support in Swindon are eligible for a further one-off grant following additional funding from the Government. Swindon Borough Council has been allocated just over £1.3m in funding from the Government to help working age council tax claimants who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government… read more

National Volunteers Week Marked by Tribute

Members of Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum have marked National Volunteers’ Week by paying tribute Members of Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum have marked National Volunteers’ Week by paying tribute to all those who have given their time and expertise for free during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people across… read more

Brighter Futures Newsletter

You can view the latest Brighter Futures newsletter, including details of the Covid-19 support appeal, from the link below. Brighter Futures newsletter

Welcome to Parish Councillor Andy Rogers

We want to welcome Andy Rogers as a Parish Councillor. Andy lives in Hodson with his family and has a background in medicinal products and devices. He hopes to contribute towards the improvement of the parish while maintaining its rural nature. Also, he aims to protect the green space within and around the parish as… read more

Citizens Advice Volunteering

Citizens Advice write: …we need new volunteers now more than ever to cope with the demand on our now predominantly telephone and email based service and for when we eventually return to our office as this demand is unlikely to lessen anytime soon. It is also a great opportunity for people to learn new skills… read more

Swindon’s STEAM Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary

Swindon’s iconic railway museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. Staff at STEAM are marking this important milestone with a look back at the early days of the museum and some of its many highlights from the last two decades. The museum is currently closed due to COVID-19. When it re-opens, however, visitors will… read more

No formal offer of the Chiseldon Firs traveller site

Ward Cllrs have confirmed that as of today (11th June 2020) that there has been no formal offer of the Chiseldon Firs traveller site to travellers currently residing in Tadpole Garden Village. We will provide updates if this situation changes

Neighbourhood Watch Week 7-13th June 2020

Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Neighbourhood Watch Week 7-13th June 2020 We have seen a surge in neighbourliness as people look out for the vulnerable and talk to their neighbours more than ever – a silver lining to the cloud COVID-19 has cast over our daily lives.  In recognition of such a magnificent response, the theme of… read more

Council encourages residents to get active and raise money for local cause

People in Swindon are being encouraged to get active, set their own challenges and donate to the Wiltshire and Swindon Coronavirus Response Appeal. Swindon Borough Council is asking residents to support Wiltshire Community Foundation’s coronavirus appeal after its own staff took up the challenge last month. Since 10 May, council staff have been taking part… read more