Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health

Earlier this week the Government introduced a three tiered system of local ‘COVID Alert Levels’ in England. Every area of England now falls into three categories – medium, high or very high, depending on the local rate of infection. As Swindon’s infection rate currently remains significantly below the average in England, it falls under the… read more

Parents urged by Council to apply now for school places

Parents and carers with children entering primary, junior or secondary school for the first time next year are being advised by Swindon Borough Council that they now need to apply for school places for them. This year, the Council was able to give 95 per cent of applicants their first preference of primary school and… read more

Volunteers Needed to Listen to Schoolchildren Read

Additional information: Schoolreaders is a national charity which recruits volunteers to go into schools that have asked for our help. We match them to a local primary school. Volunteers go in once a week to listen to children read, which has proved very successful before lockdown: at the beginning of March. we had 12,500 being… read more

Money Saving Expert and the Open University (OU)

There is a joint initiative between the Money Saving Expert and the Open University (OU) for anyone who may want to dedicate some time to improve their financial knowledge. You can complete as many sessions as you like, each one will take about two hours with a mix of info, exercises, explanatory videos from Martin… read more