Priority services during power cuts

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) now has a Priority Services Register for anyone who needs extra support in the event of a power cut. The service is free to join and operates 24 hours a day. You are eligible if you are: Dependant on electricity for home care or medical treatment Suffering from a chronic… read more

Home Library Service

Swindon Libraries offer a Home Library Service for people who can’t get to their local library, for mobility or health reasons. The Service, run by the RVS and other volunteeers, can be long term or temporary (depending on individual needs) and is tailored to your reading preferences. To find out more please ring Anish Harrison… read more

Water and wastewater systems

Due to the large amount of rainfall over the past few weeks, the local water table is very high. As a result there have been a number of cases of water overflowing from beneath manhole covers. Thames Water has set up a Freephone number to report any such problems. To report an incident please call… read more

Waste collections over the Christmas period

The following notices have been received from Swindon Borough Council. Residents due to have a collection of plastic on Monday 28 December should store these items until the next scheduled collection in January 2016. Recycling boxes will be collected between Tuesday 29 December and Saturday 2 January. Refuse bins will be collected on either Wednesday… read more

Transport update

The Parish Council is still trying to get a new bus stop at Coate Village/Badbury Park but the junctions, off the Marlborough Road, have not yet been adopted by Swindon Highways. Watch this space for further news. Bus users with concessionary pass cards will not be issued with a ticket on Thamesdown buses. This means… read more

Place walks – January 2016

The group of residents working on a new Parish Plan will be running two more place walks in January. These walks are designed to help residents point out any areas of particular concern, as well as highlighting the things people value about village life. The details are as follows: Saturday 23 January, meet at 2pm… read more

Pride of Swindon Awards 2016

If you know somebody who works hard for the community you can now nominate them for a ‘Pride of Swindon’ award. Entries close on 29 January and there are categories for volunteers, young people, good neighbours and community workers. Find our more at: You can also pick up a nomination form at your local… read more

Carols on the Green

The newly-formed Badbury Park Community Association is holding a ‘Carols on the Green’ event at Babbury Park between 7pm and 8pm on 22 December. All are welcome!

Community Governors Wanted

Uplands School and Education Trust is looking for four community governors to join its Board of Trustees. The Trust admits pupils with severe or profound disabilities and multiple learning difficulties. Many students have additional needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), visual / hearing impairments, or complex medical needs. The purpose of the charity is to… read more