Old Council Papers

The History Club have been given access to some very old and interesting Council papers, these will be then stored at the County Archive in Chippenham.

“Swing Birds” Charity Concert

Swindon’s all female 16 piece big band and singers. Sunday 7th November 2021 7.30pm 10pm Peglars Way, Wichelstowe SN1 7DA Doors open 6.30 pm TA charity concert in aid of the Deanery DC Academy. (To purchase a defibrillator for the community entrance at the deanery) (We are also raising funds for the prospect hospice.)

Tap On, Tap Off 🚌 with Swindon’s Bus Company

It’s getting easier to pay for your bus with the launch of Swindon’s Bus Company, Tap On Tap Off service. Launching on 28th September 2021, you will be able to pay for your bus fare by tapping on with your debit/credit card and tapping off when you arrive at your destination – the new payment… read more

Residents encouraged to get COVID booster jabs when asked

From Friday 24 September invitations for COVID-19 booster vaccines have been sent out by the NHS across Swindon to all those currently eligible for a third dose. This is priority groups 1-9 who received the vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including people over 50, health and social care workers, care home… read more

Dedicated Fraud Protection Officer For Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police has a new Fraud Protect Officer – dedicated to protecting people living in the county from the increasing threat of fraud. PC Rachel Davies has been working in the Force as a police officer for the past 20 years and has just taken on the new role aimed at cutting this crime, which… read more

Swindon Shopmobility

Swindon Shopmobility, based in the town centre, provides a selection of manually propelled and battery-powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters. These can be hired by anyone with limited mobility for as little as £2 a day for use in the town centre area. Free parking is also provided. Available equipment for hire includes: Mobility scooters Power… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – September 2021

Points of interest from the meetings held in September 2021. Co-opt a new Cllr Following the resignation of Andrew McDonald the Parish Council is now in a position to co-opt a new councillor. Please see the advert at the end of this article. Castle View play area flooring update The Environment, General Purpose and Amenities… read more

Scarecrow Trail – See the Photos

The theme for this year’s Scarecrow Trail was Children’s Books. residents responded by creating many weird, wonderful and above all imaginative figures and scenarios. A couple of examples appear below, but a comprehensive selection can be seen in the gallery on our Resident Information page.  

Rapid increase in COVID-19 admissions at Great Western Hospital

Both in Swindon and across the country, the pandemic has created backlogs of patients waiting for routine operations and treatment. The Government has said it expects waiting lists to get worse before they get better as people come forward for help. Relieving the burden of COVID-19, adding to existing pressures on hospital bed capacity and… read more

North Wessex Downs Autumn Newsletter 2021

This autumn edition includes news of the beautiful and mysterious Museum of the Moon coming to the Marlborough Dark Skies Fest in October, the new farming funding that has been allocated to us from Defra and updates from our Sparkling Streams and Mend the Gap projects. https://bit.ly/SeptNWDNews

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

We are delighted to bring you the September OUR NEWS edition – a monthly newsletter for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales. This edition introduces you to our Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021 – open for nominations from 14th September, the no-excuse approach to gas safety, fraud trends, rural crime reporting, discount… read more

Swindon Borough Council Ward Councillor surgeries

Chiseldon and Lawn Ward Cllrs Jenny Jefferies and William Horley will have their monthly surgeries the first Saturday of each month, 11.30 to 12.30 at the Patriot’s Arms pub on Draycott Road in Chiseldon.  All residents are welcome to attend to chat to Jenny and William about any local issues that concern them, or they… read more

Total Swindon – Are You Back2School Ready?

September has arrived and that means its Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, as kids return to school and the cold weather approaches! September is still full of fun with Halloween fast approaching, and tons of great Autumn events to get involved in. Find out what’s happening in Swindon in Autumn!

Overnight road closures and restrictions in Swindon

This Order is being introduced for essential highway maintenance and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding when overnight closures are in place on the following roads: Faraday Road adjacent to Dorcan Industrial Estate – No through road (access only) A361 Highworth Road at Redlands Area – traffic to be diverted via B4019, A419, A361 and vice… read more