Transport Report – March 2016

Thamesdown Bus Company is in the process of spending £1.4million on 10 new single-decker buses for Swindon. This shows the price of vehicles these days, with the new double-deckers on the X5 route are costing £230,000. Great Western Railways has been named as the main sponsor of the Swindon Railway Works’ 175th anniversary celebrations. One… read more

Transport report – February

There are some changes in the pipeline for Bus Service 80 (Swindon, Marlborough, Tidworth, Ludgershall). With effect from 31st January there will be a new timetable with the same number of services but spread out further across the day. Please pick up a leaflet from the Stagecoach office or look on the Stagecoach West website…. read more

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