SSEN announces £280,000 of funding to boost community resilience

12th June saw the launch of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution’s latest Resilient Communities Fund; enabling communities across central southern England to apply for awards that will help them to build resilience in the face of prolonged power interruptions, for example during storms and severe weather events which can damage the electricity infrastructure…. read more

Solar Together scheme: cost-effective solar panel and battery storage installation for residents and businesses

Solar Together scheme offers cost-effective solar panel and battery storage installation for residents and businesses For full details and links, please visit this page. Households and businesses across Wiltshire and Swindon have the opportunity to save on energy bills and generate their own electricity by purchasing high-quality solar panels and battery storage at a competitive… 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.

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

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

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

Litter Pick

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.