People in Swindon urged to reach out to care home residents

People are being asked if they could spare a few minutes to put smiles on the faces of isolated residents as Swindon Borough Council launches a new initiative to help those who live in care homes. As part of the Council’s #HereForSwindon support measures, people across the borough – children in particular – are being… read more

Coronavirus — Information for Parish & Town Councils from NALC

NALC has updated its dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. This includes a letter to local (parish and town) councils from Robert Jenrick MP and information on getting testing and homeworking. See the updates below: Letter to local councils On 30 April, Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state for Housing, Communities and Local Government, wrote a letter… read more

Latest News and Information from Swindon Borough Council

Help for our shielded residents Over 5,000 residents of Swindon who have been advised to shield themselves to protect them from contracting coronavirus are being contacted again by the Council to inform them of the guidance around the delivery of food and medical supplies and to outline the support that is available for those experiencing loneliness… read more

Bonfires and Garden Safety

It would be really helpful if people could avoid having bonfires during this coronavirus lockdown period. While we know that the current weather makes getting out in the garden very tempting, lots of the false alarms we attend are caused by bonfires. Equally, bonfires can get out of control very easily. Please help us to… read more

Paying Your Water Bill During Covid-19

Thames Water has guidance for their customers who may be struggling to pay their bills during the pandemic. Please visit:

Be Cautious of Cold Callers

Scams over the phone are nothing new, but, in the current climate, they are being adapted. Criminals are exploiting the need to keep ourselves safe and take protective measures during the COVID19 pandemic so are reinventing their scams to use Coronavirus as a hook. Any unsolicited phones calls should be treated with extreme caution, and… read more

Chiseldon Parish Neighbourhood Watch

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on everyone’s life and routines, creating a significant challenge for all public and consumer services whose response has been ‘magnificent’.  Ironically, the government’s lockdown ‘stay at home’ measure has witnessed the extent to which human nature can rally to the needs of other people with so many… read more