Update on Parish and Ward Cllrs following election results.
Parish Council: Cllrs Bates, Ford, Harris, Simpson, Jackson and Sunners are no longer Cllrs as of today 9th May. Some may apply to be co-opted back onto the council in due course. Fareed Ahmed Quidwai is now a Parish Cllr. Ward Cllrs: Jenny Jefferies is no longer Ward Cllr Neil Hopkins is our new Ward… read more
Coronation Events Update
Thanks to everyone who contributed to and/or attended our Coronation event on Saturday 29th April! You can now see photos of the day on our dedicated Coronation Events page.
Community Action Fund now open for applications from local groups and organisations
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is once again offering grants of up to £5,000 to local organisations and charities as a way of giving back to the community. Every year the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund is delivered in partnership with Wiltshire Community Foundation and supports voluntary groups to… read more
Coronation Party, Saturday 29th April
See more details about our Coronation party event.
Chiseldon Firs Site Work
Over the coming months there will be increased activity at Chiseldon Firs by a number of contractors attending the site to complete valuable tasks. We are keen to ensure, as always, unusual activity is reported and want to assure you that during this current increased activity on behalf of Swindon Borough Council, that the Jersey… read more
Business Grants for Young People in Wiltshire and Swindon – Open for Applications
Please see the poster below for information.
Support Swindon Carers Centre during Carers Week
Swindon Carers Centre is inviting people to support unpaid carers during Carers Week (June 5-11). An unpaid carer is anyone looking after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of an illness, frailty, disability, mental health condition or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. Swindon Carers Centre is a charity… read more
Food waste collection – an update
See more information on food waste collection in Swindon.
Upcoming cost of living payments for people who receive certain benefits
This article is part of the SBC local updates newsletter. People who receive means-tested benefits will receive the next Government cost of living payment of £301 between 25 April and 17 May 2023. Two further payments are also coming this autumn as well as in spring 2024. There’s also a separate £150 disability cost of… read more
Free energy-saving measures for Swindon homes
This article is part of the SBC local updates newsletter. If you own or privately rent a property in Council Tax bands A-D then you could be eligible for free cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and smart heating controls. It’s available through a grant scheme called Connected for Warmth that’s offering free energy-saving measures to homes… read more
Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize Exhibition in Uffington in April
7th Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize Exhibition Celebrating the Spirit of the Ridgeway Uffington village hall (Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall; SN7 7SE) Sat 22 and Sun 23 April 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Entry free, parking plentiful, refreshments available At the same time you might also wish to visit the Tom Brown’s School Museum in the… read more
Skate Park proposal survey update
The EGPA committee reviewed the results so far of the proposed skate park survey that was launched in March, to see if there was a local appetite for a skate park for kids, and whether a portion of the grassed area at Castle View Road would be a suitable location. The results were polarised with… read more
No changes to waste and recycling collections this Easter
This article is part of the SBC local updates newsletter. Waste and recycling collections will be going ahead as normal over the Easter weekend, so please place your waste and recycling out as normal. If you’re lucky enough to be visited by the Easter bunny, remember to recycle your Easter egg packaging. Here’s how: Cardboard: remove… read more
A massive thank you to everyone who came along and litter picked on Saturday 25th March. We had a good turnout and a lot of waste was collected. Thanks to all the pubs, the hotel and Allbuild who all helped make the event a success.
Friends of Washpool Bat Walk, 14th April
Free to our ‘friends’, £2 per adult and £1 for under 16s. Please bring cash. You’ll need a torch and to be wearing boots!
Council lays bare its budget challenges as council tax bills delivered
The eye-watering cost of social care will be presented to all households in Swindon when council tax bills begin dropping on doormats this week. A brightly coloured booklet will be included with people’s annual council tax bills explaining how Swindon Borough Council spends its money and how 80 per cent of its day-to-day budget pays… read more
Residents encouraged to get involved with Coronation celebrations
Local residents who wish to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort are being encouraged to visit Swindon Borough Council’s website for advice and guidance. Marking the first Coronation since 1953, celebrations are being held across the UK and the Commonwealth, with an extra bank holiday Monday being… read more
Coming Soon, The Great British Spring Clean
Dust off your dusters, the Great British Spring Clean will be held in the parish on Sat 25th March 10am -12pm. Update: The Chiseldon House Hotel on New Road have kindly offered us the use of the carpark for people to meet up at 1.00am to collect supplies. Complimentary tea and coffee from the hotel… read more