Swindon to be placed in Tier 2 from Wednesday (2 Dec)

The Government has today announced which of three COVID-19 alert tiers Swindon has been allocated to. Like most areas in the South West region, Swindon has been allocated to the ‘High Alert’ Tier 2 level. This applies to areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be… read more

Update for Christmas rail travel

Great Western Rail services will run normally on 23 December. On Christmas Eve late afternoon and evening, services will be amended to prepare for the closure on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Heathrow Express trains will continue running on Boxing Day). There are no planned improvement works between Christmas and New Year. London Paddington remains… read more

Openreach Fibre Broadband information

Please do read the article below in the Swindon Advertiser which outlays the way the scheme works. We can also confirm that: The scheme needs a good level of support from residents on the electoral register (the figure used for calculating the sign up %) for Chiseldon Parish. There is a threshold of households needed… read more

Millennium Wood Bulb Planting

Wendy, Tony and Bethan from the Chiseldon Gardening and Countryside Club, myself, and Karen who provided her Rotavator, planted 1000 bluebell bulbs last week at the Millennium Wood between the allotments and Farm Shop. The Parish Council provided funds for the bulbs and the gardening club and Karen assisted with all the hard work. Thank… read more

Reducing congestion at Junction 15 of the M4

Highways England have reduced the eastbound offslip down to one lane to allow them to reposition the service chambers. They have also begun embankment work on the bottom southeast corner of the A419 and civil work on the south side of the roundabout. At the end of the month Highways England are planning to resurface… read more

Coronavirus: 10 things you need to know and do

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Swindon and the simple truth is that halting this depends on each of us doing the right thing for ourselves and our communities. That means each of us taking responsibility for knowing what we need to do to in the different situations we could find ourselves in, plus knowing… read more

Ways to Protect Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Rehab 4 Addiction The world is an overwhelming place at the moment. Anxiety and uncertainty are common emotions, with the Covid-19 lockdown easing, and social distancing measures changing almost weekly. This is why taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic is paramount. In fact, protecting your cognitive wellbeing has never been… read more

Residents asked to contribute to Council plans to reduce the borough’s carbon footprint

Local people are being asked to give feedback on the Council’s ambitious Carbon Reduction Strategy, which looks to make Council operations carbon neutral by 2030, along with wider plans to lead the entire borough towards net zero by 2050, delivering on Government targets. The consultation, which can be accessed by visiting the Council’s website, will… read more