Holy Cross Church services

Holy Cross Church is now only holding online services via Zoom. They are 10.30am every Sunday. You will need to contact Father Roger for the joining code. https://welcome.ridgewaybenefice.org/contact-us/ Or email revd.rpowell@btopenworld.com

Urgent action required from Swindon businesses for grants available

Welcome to the latest business newsletter In this edition, you’ll find: Urgent action required from you for business grants Updates regarding new business grant schemes EU Transition support for local businesses Other support available in Swindon Urgent action required for business grants As Swindon has changed Local Restrictions Tiers several times over recent weeks, often… read more

Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter – Our News January 2021

Please follow the link to view or download the  January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch national newsletter. January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter This month we launch the Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2020 findings, recruit for a new Volunteer Development Manager, share crime prevention advice and look at the new community projects we are running. As… read more

Swindon: it’s up to all of us to protect our NHS

  Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast in Swindon. The Great Western Hospital (GWH) is today treating more COVID-19 patients than at any point in the pandemic so far. That’s over 120 coronavirus patients including those in intensive care. The GWH is battling with COVID-19 alongside all the existing 24/7 emergency health needs of our community,… read more

Alert – Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form… read more

Council to provide support to vulnerable Swindon residents at risk of COVID-19

A package of support measures is in place for local people who have been identified by the NHS as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. Thousands of Swindon residents will receive a letter from the Government’s National Shielding Team over the coming days providing advice on what they should do during the current lockdown. Clinically extremely… read more

Council to support families in need this Christmas, with the distribution of supermarket vouchers

Thousands of families will be offered supermarket vouchers ahead of the Christmas and February half-term school holidays, as part of a scheme facilitated by Swindon Borough Council. The Council was awarded £624,935 by the Government to support families with the cost of food and fuel during the next two school holidays. Around 7,000 children in… read more

Covid vaccine message from Ridgeway View Family Practice

TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS We are all excited to hear that there is progress on a Covid vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us. We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is trying… read more

Swindon to be placed in Tier 2 from Wednesday (2 Dec)

The Government has today announced which of three COVID-19 alert tiers Swindon has been allocated to. Like most areas in the South West region, Swindon has been allocated to the ‘High Alert’ Tier 2 level. This applies to areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be… read more