Swindon charity wins Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Harbour Project for Swindon Refugees and Asylum Seekers receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). This group based in Swindon have been honoured with a QAVS, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. HM The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton was delighted to learn that The Harbour… read more

Plans being put in place to re-open town centre safely

Teams across the Council are working hard to make sure safety measures are in place to allow more shops to re-open from next Monday (15 June). In line with government guidance, preparations are being made to enable the re-opening of more retailers which have been closed during the pandemic. Following the Government’s announcement that non-essential… read more

Brighter Futures Newsletter

COVID-19 Support Appeal Update We would like to say a big thank you to everybody who has supported us during the last six weeks during these unprecedented times. So far donations to our COVID-19 Support Appeal has reached £73,219.52.  This includes a grant from NHS Charities together of £35,000 which we have gratefully received. Not… read more

New Road Resurfacing

Dear resident The Parish Council want to engage with Swindon Borough Council to facilitate the re-surfacing of New Road, between the Mays Lane junction and the roundabout. One hurdle to this work will be the inevitable road closure of New Road whilst works take place. The Parish Council is hoping to gain the support of… read more

Latest Government Updates on Covid-19

From Monday (1 June) groups of six can meet outside, including in private gardens and outdoor spaces, provided people from separate households stay two metres apart. Find out more People who have been told to shield must continue until 30 June 2020 The NHS Test and Trace service will begin emailing, phoning and texting people… read more

Money Saving Expert and the Open University (OU)

There is a joint initiative between the Money Saving Expert and the Open University (OU) for anyone who may want to dedicate some time to improve their financial knowledge. You can complete as many sessions as you like, each one will take about two hours with a mix of info, exercises, explanatory videos from Martin… read more