Swindon Borough Council to install 600 new electric vehicle charging points

Earlier this week, the Council secured more than £2.3m to install up to 600 new electric vehicle charging points, following a successful government funding bid. The network of 7kW charging points will be installed early next year, primarily on residential streets. It’s part of the Council’s priority to support the Borough to achieve the UK-wide 2050 net… read more

Councillors call for Thames Water to answer questions on its performance

Burst water mains, flooding, and sewage being pumped into local waterways are just some of the issues councillors want to question Thames Water about at their next meeting. At Swindon Borough Council’s Scrutiny Committee meeting on Monday (18 March), councillors demanded answers following the severe disruption caused to local residents and motorists following the recent… read more

Photos from recent Washpool work day

The photos below were taken on the most recent Washpool work day on 3rd Sept. For anyone who would like to find out more, or join in, please email contactwashpool@gmail.com The group meets on one Sunday morning a month.

Updated Washpool work day

We have received this message from the Washpool Area Restoration Project about rescheduled work days: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust were due to join us last weekend to fence off the newt pond on the Island to prevent the sheep getting in. We postponed this due to the England World Cup. They are now going to join… read more

Parish planters – with thanks to our volunteer.

Many thanks to our newest volunteer for planting up some of the parish planters for us.  The Parish Council buys the plants annually and we rely on volunteers to plant, weed and water them.  Spring bulbs are also planted.

Venues prepare for plastic ban this October

Venues owned and operated by Swindon Borough Council are preparing for the England-wide ban on single-use plastics, which comes into effect from October. From 1 October, a new law will ban businesses from supplying, selling or offering certain single-use plastic items including plates, bowls, cutlery, trays, polystyrene cups and food containers. It is expected that… read more

Weekly food waste collections being rolled out across Swindon this autumn

The countdown to the biggest change in waste and recycling services in Swindon for 15 years will begin in earnest over the next few months when new recycling containers start being delivered to residents. And, households are being encouraged to put their new containers in a safe place until the new collections begin being rolled… read more

Workday on the Railway Path

We have received the following update from Dick Milard, after a hard-working team carried out restorative work on the railway path earlier this month: Today, a lovely team from Arval spent a day on the Path.  In between Marlborough and Ogbourne St Andrew, there is a spot with two benches and an obelisk.  A few… read more

Solar Together scheme: cost-effective solar panel and battery storage installation for residents and businesses

Solar Together scheme offers cost-effective solar panel and battery storage installation for residents and businesses For full details and links, please visit this page. Households and businesses across Wiltshire and Swindon have the opportunity to save on energy bills and generate their own electricity by purchasing high-quality solar panels and battery storage at a competitive… read more

World Refill Day, Friday 16th June at the Swindon Hub

This year World Refill Day is on Friday 16th June. It is a global day of action to promote reuse and help us live with less waste. From the website: Swindon Hub The Swindon Hub are kindly hosting us on World Refill Day. We’ll have a stand where we wiil be talking with Hub folk… read more

No changes to waste and recycling collections this Easter 

 This article is part of the SBC local updates newsletter. Waste and recycling collections will be going ahead as normal over the Easter weekend, so please place your waste and recycling out as normal. If you’re lucky enough to be visited by the Easter bunny, remember to recycle your Easter egg packaging. Here’s how: Cardboard: remove… read more