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 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
CEMETERY MEMORIAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS RESULTS. As a result of our April 2023 memorial inspection by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, the council has been provided with details of 47 memorial stones which are classed as unsafe by the ICCM. They have provided us with a series of letters that we will send to… read more
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
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.
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
See more details about our Coronation party event.
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
Please see the poster below for information.
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
See more information on food waste collection in Swindon.
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
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
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
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
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.
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!