Range of proposals put forward to enhance Swindon’s country parks

Adventure golf and a home for an arts and crafts charity are among the proposals put forward to improve some of Swindon’s country parks. Earlier this year, Swindon Borough Council invited creative, civic-minded entrepreneurs to share their ideas on how the visitor experience at the Borough’s larger parks could be improved. In total, the Council… read more

Parish Council Update: Avian Flu

We are aware that small numbers of dead wild birds have been found at various locations in Swindon and that avian flu has been detected in some of the dead birds that were recovered and tested from Shaftesbury Lake. Wild birds are susceptible to a range of diseases and injuries and not all dead birds… read more

Earthline Appeal

The full text of Chairman Matthew Harris’s Earthline Appeal: My name is Matthew Harris, and I am a councillor at, and the Chairman of Chiseldon Parish Council.  I am here today to represent the residents of the Parish of Chiseldon. I’d like to thank the inspector for allowing me to speak today.  While I do… read more

North Wessex Downs E-Newsletter

Please click the link to take a look at our latest newsletter which includes news of the North Wessex Downs Walking Festival in June which is now open for bookings. Our walking festival is one way in which we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of designation this year. North Wessex Downs AONB E-Newsletter

Washpool Sign

The Washpool volunteers have placed this beautiful hand made sign on Strouds Hill grass area with the Parish Councils permission.

News from the Railway Path

On Thursday, in between Storms Dudley and Eunice, we hosted a great team from Vets4Pets. We were tackling a spot by a fallen tree south of the Three Trees Café in Chiseldon. The tree has an exposed root ball and a few years ago we had cleared round it. It needed clearing again, and we… read more

Council seeking creative ideas to enhance Swindon’s parks

Creative, civic-minded entrepreneurs are being encouraged to come forward with ideas to enhance Swindon’s country parks. Last year, more than a thousand members of the public contributed to Swindon’s proposed Country Parks Improvement Plan, which aims to identify and then deliver improvements to the Borough’s parks so they continue to be enjoyed by visitors for… read more