Grant Award for Boardwalk

Wiltshire Community Foundation solar park fund is a ray of light for eco projects A UK-FIRST eco playground, a beauty spot and a parish hall will all benefit from more than £57,000 in community grants generated by a solar park in Wroughton. Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Science Museums Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund, which… read more

Every 2 minutes someone is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

A record number of people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes. This figure has more than doubled since 1996. Sadly, many people will experience potentially preventable complications because of diabetes, simply because they don’t know enough about their condition and how to manage it. Every 2 minutes someone is diagnosed with Type… read more

Introduction to the Parish

The Parish Council is pleased to welcome Jon Jackson as our newest Parish Councillor. Jon has lived in Badbury since 2018 with his wife and is interested in being able to help shape the future of the parish and community whilst maintaining its rural feel. We will be working with Jon to see where his… read more

Census 2021

The national census helpline is now up and running alongside a language support service and local support centres. I am delighted that Voluntary Action Swindon is running the Swindon Census Support Centre. They are now offering pre-booked appointments over the phone to help people compete the census and, if circumstances change, it may also become… read more

Libraries March On

The days are getting longer and with only weeks to go before spring, things are starting to look a bit brighter. Some of our library staff continue to be redeployed to support essential COVID-19 work within our community and therefore the majority of our libraries remain temporarily closed. Whilst Central Library remains open, all loans… read more

NHS message for parish councils

The CCG is aware that many residents in Swindon who are currently eligible for a coronavirus vaccine have received an invitation to book an appointment at a large vaccination site in either Salisbury, Bath or Oxford. We know that, for some people, travelling is not an issue, but many will find it difficult. We’d be… read more

Tennis Re-opening

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, we are pleased to confirm that outdoor tennis courts will be able to open from 29th March. This will mean recreational tennis will be able to resume, including: Singles and doubles social play including club sessions organised activity for groups (maximum group size subject to confirmation) 1:1 coaching Pay and… read more

Football Re-starting

Outdoor sport is due to return on 29th March which includes grassroots football. As such Chiseldon FC is expecting to resume both training and games soon after this date. The adult Sunday Football League has confirmed its season will resume from 4th April and will be extended into June with the aim of completing all… read more

Washpool Report

During the darkest days of January the leaves of snowdrops poke their heads through the soil. At the approach of Candlemas they flower and remind us that spring will come eventually. We have several clumps of these delightful flowers growing on the Washpool site and they are increasing year by year. Further down stream there… read more

Temporary closure of Broome Manor Lane, Swindon

PUBLIC NOTICE SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BROOME MANOR LANE, SWINDON This restriction is being introduced for installation of a fire hydrant and will impose a prohibition of driving on Broome Manor north of the access road leading to Nightingale Farm. Alternative Route… read more