Changes to COVID-19 guidance

Yesterday (21 Feb), the Prime Minister announced a plan to safely live with and manage COVID-19. This plan includes four main pillars: Removing domestic restrictions, while encouraging safer behaviours through public health advice Protecting the vulnerable through pharmaceutical interventions and testing, in line with other viruses Maintaining resilience against future variants, including through ongoing surveillance,… read more

News from the Railway Path

On Thursday, in between Storms Dudley and Eunice, we hosted a great team from Vets4Pets. We were tackling a spot by a fallen tree south of the Three Trees Café in Chiseldon. The tree has an exposed root ball and a few years ago we had cleared round it. It needed clearing again, and we… read more

Council seeking creative ideas to enhance Swindon’s parks

Creative, civic-minded entrepreneurs are being encouraged to come forward with ideas to enhance Swindon’s country parks. Last year, more than a thousand members of the public contributed to Swindon’s proposed Country Parks Improvement Plan, which aims to identify and then deliver improvements to the Borough’s parks so they continue to be enjoyed by visitors for… read more

Women Encouraged To Sign Up For Firefighter Have A Go Event

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering a ‘have a go’ event in Swindon later this month for any women interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. Stations across the Service area are recruiting for new on-call firefighters, and the aim of this event is to encourage more women to apply. Station Manager Neil… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – February 2022

Points of interest from the meetings held in February 2022. Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 13th Dec 2021 Our meeting at the Chiseldon House Hotel was well attended and our presenter Andrea Pellegram provided us with a lot of information, and also answered a lot of resident’s Q&A’s. The presentation, accompanying note and video recording are all… read more

Roadworks: M4, Swindon 21 February – 26 February

Delays possible – Lane closure Description: Construction – Improvement/Upgrading – M4 Junction 15 Westbound Exit Slip. Lane 1 Closure for M4 Junction 15 Improvement Works. Works location: Offslip J15 Swindon Public facing description: has automatically assigned a category of Unclassified works to this Works based on the information available. Please note: Works Descriptions are… read more

Macmillan Castles Bike Ride Sun 3rd July 2022

Each year a team of volunteers organise a charity bicycle ride on the ridgeway, The White Horse Trail, Barbury Castle, Smeeth’s Ridge, Hackpen and the old railway path as a fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event normally takes place the first week in June. However on that date this year, everyone will be… read more

Hire our hall

Don’t forget that over half term the Rec Hall can be hired for games of ping pong for the kids, or just to give them some inside space to run around in if the weather is bad. Why not get together with a group of friends and share the costs for a couple of hours?… read more