Help for Domestic Abuse Sufferers In Wiltshire

Now more than ever it is important that people of Wiltshire know where to access help if they are victims of Domestic Abuse. Calls to both national and local helplines are soaring as people are finding that the restrictions of the pandemic are creating a toxic environment in the home which is both frightening and… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – January 2021

Points of interest from the meetings held in January 2021. We have a Food Waste Hero in Chiseldon! I’ve been made aware of a scheme where shops provide their food that is shortly going out of date but fine to eat to local “Food Waste Hero’s” who can then distribute in their local community. We… read more

Total Guide to Swindon 2021

The Total Guide to Swindon is a newsletter promoting events, deals and attractions within the area which may be of interest to residents. Total Guide to Swindon Newsletter  

Urgent action required from Swindon businesses for grants available

Welcome to the latest business newsletter In this edition, you’ll find: Urgent action required from you for business grants Updates regarding new business grant schemes EU Transition support for local businesses Other support available in Swindon Urgent action required for business grants As Swindon has changed Local Restrictions Tiers several times over recent weeks, often… read more

Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter – Our News January 2021

Please follow the link to view or download the  January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch national newsletter. January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter This month we launch the Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2020 findings, recruit for a new Volunteer Development Manager, share crime prevention advice and look at the new community projects we are running. As… read more

Swindon: it’s up to all of us to protect our NHS

  Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast in Swindon. The Great Western Hospital (GWH) is today treating more COVID-19 patients than at any point in the pandemic so far. That’s over 120 coronavirus patients including those in intensive care. The GWH is battling with COVID-19 alongside all the existing 24/7 emergency health needs of our community,… read more

Alert – Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form… read more

Council to provide support to vulnerable Swindon residents at risk of COVID-19

A package of support measures is in place for local people who have been identified by the NHS as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. Thousands of Swindon residents will receive a letter from the Government’s National Shielding Team over the coming days providing advice on what they should do during the current lockdown. Clinically extremely… read more

Scam Warning – Fake DPD Emails and Texts

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts. Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was “unable to deliver your parcel today” and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and… read more

Policing Precept – Survey Launched

Wiltshire and Swindon’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking all residents for feedback on the proposed policing precept for 2020/21. Today (5 January), PCC Angus Macpherson has launched a survey to collect feedback on policing: what is being done well and where improvements could be made, as well as a proposed increase in the policing element… read more