Neighbourhood Watch Week 7-13th June 2020

Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Neighbourhood Watch Week 7-13th June 2020 We have seen a surge in neighbourliness as people look out for the vulnerable and talk to their neighbours more than ever – a silver lining to the cloud COVID-19 has cast over our daily lives.  In recognition of such a magnificent response, the theme of… read more

Council encourages residents to get active and raise money for local cause

People in Swindon are being encouraged to get active, set their own challenges and donate to the Wiltshire and Swindon Coronavirus Response Appeal. Swindon Borough Council is asking residents to support Wiltshire Community Foundation’s coronavirus appeal after its own staff took up the challenge last month. Since 10 May, council staff have been taking part… read more

Plans being put in place to re-open town centre safely

Teams across the Council are working hard to make sure safety measures are in place to allow more shops to re-open from next Monday (15 June). In line with government guidance, preparations are being made to enable the re-opening of more retailers which have been closed during the pandemic. Following the Government’s announcement that non-essential… read more

Brighter Futures Newsletter

COVID-19 Support Appeal Update We would like to say a big thank you to everybody who has supported us during the last six weeks during these unprecedented times. So far donations to our COVID-19 Support Appeal has reached £73,219.52.  This includes a grant from NHS Charities together of £35,000 which we have gratefully received. Not… read more

Latest Government Updates on Covid-19

From Monday (1 June) groups of six can meet outside, including in private gardens and outdoor spaces, provided people from separate households stay two metres apart. Find out more People who have been told to shield must continue until 30 June 2020 The NHS Test and Trace service will begin emailing, phoning and texting people… read more

Councillors doing their bit to help those in need

  Councillors in Swindon have been giving up their time to deliver food supplies to vulnerable people in the borough. Members of Swindon Borough Council, from different political parties, have been out and about delivering boxes of essential supplies to those who can’t get out to do their own shopping. Since the country went into… read more

Free childcare on offer to parents and carers over May half-term

Parents and carers who have been classed as key workers can take advantage of further free childcare courtesy of Swindon Borough Council during May half-term. The Council provided up to 30 hours of funded childcare to 476 children over the Easter holidays to help critical workers carry out vital work during the current COVID-19 crisis…. read more