Community Training Grants Now Available

Do you have a project which helps people improve their employment prospects? Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 are available for Swindon & Wiltshire projects which help more individuals either into employment, or establish a route towards employment.

Norris Close Lay-by

Work started last week on the Norris Close lay-by. We hope that the success of this scheme means we can look at other parking/road issues in the Parish the same way.

Norris Close Green Letter

Dear Resident You will undoubtedly be aware that a number of complaints had been received by the Parish Council in relation to vehicles being driven onto the Norris Close green area on a regular basis and the suggestion of adding a planter to the eastern end of the green to prevent vehicles from damaging nearby… read more

Running start for Beat the Street in Swindon

Beat the Street, Swindon’s giant walking and cycling initiative, is off to an incredible start with residents travelling more than 93,000 miles within the first few weeks of the game. Determined to beat last year’s record total of 313,000 miles travelled in the six-week challenge, more than 10,000 people have signed up for this year’s… read more

What’s on In October

What’s on In October 02 Oct Chiseldon WI, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 05 Oct Borough Councillors Surgery, 11.30am—12.30pm, Calley Memorial Hall, Draycott Road. 05 Oct Tennis Club Quiz Night, Memorial Hall, 7.30pm 07 Oct Craft Club, Chiseldon House Hotel, 10am—12 noon 09 Oct Chiseldon Gardening and Countryside Club, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 11… read more

Friends of the Railway Path Open Meeting and AGM

This year’s Friends of the Railway Path Open Meeting and AGM will be held: At 7pm on Thursday 17th October In the Three Trees Farm Shop and Café, Chiseldon, SN4 0HT (directions and map available here) Anyone is welcome to attend. We’ll review what’s been happening along the path during the year, and sketch out… read more

Beat the Street gets off on the right foot

They’re off! Swindon’s latest Beat the Street campaign got off on the right foot yesterday (25 September) with an official launch at GWR Park on Faringdon Road, attended by local school children, residents and council representatives. Beat the Street once again challenges schools, workplaces and community groups to see how far they can walk, run… read more

Countywide on-Call Firefighter Recruitment Campaign Set To Launch

Firefighters across Wiltshire are appealing for members of the public to join them this week with the launch of their on-call recruitment campaign. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service needs new on-call recruits to provide fire cover at locations across Wiltshire. Contracted hours can vary, but on-call personnel usually make themselves available for between… read more

Nationwide hard at work

A volunteer team from Nationwide have worked hard today to clear the path between Badbury and Badbury Bottom. Our Badbury Cllr Denise Rogers has given them hot drinks and pointed them in the direction of the pub for lunch.

Parents urged by Council to apply now for school places

Parents and carers with children entering primary or secondary school for the first time next year are being advised by Swindon Borough Council that they now need to apply for school places for them. This year, the Council was able to give 95 per cent of applicants their first preference for primary schools, and 91… read more