Millennium Wood Bulb Planting

Wendy, Tony and Bethan from the Chiseldon Gardening and Countryside Club, myself, and Karen who provided her Rotavator, planted 1000 bluebell bulbs last week at the Millennium Wood between the allotments and Farm Shop. The Parish Council provided funds for the bulbs and the gardening club and Karen assisted with all the hard work. Thank… read more

Residents asked to contribute to Council plans to reduce the borough’s carbon footprint

Local people are being asked to give feedback on the Council’s ambitious Carbon Reduction Strategy, which looks to make Council operations carbon neutral by 2030, along with wider plans to lead the entire borough towards net zero by 2050, delivering on Government targets. The consultation, which can be accessed by visiting the Council’s website, will… read more

Footpath closed for cable repair

The footpath between the allotments on New Road and the Farm Shop will be shut from Monday 30th Nov for 4/5 days. SSE need to drill some test bore holes to make sure that when the underground cable ruptured earlier in the year, the oil leak didn’t contaminate the ground. Signage and barriers will be… read more

Council turns Swindon’s traffic lights green

Swindon’s traffic lights have been switched to LEDs as the Council moves towards a greener future. Sixty-seven of Swindon’s traffic light sites have been upgraded from halogen bulbs to low power environmentally friendly LEDs. The upgrade will save Swindon Borough Council more than £33,000 in energy and maintenance costs per year and will reduce the… read more

Council to upgrade Marlborough Road with new cycle lanes

Council to upgrade Marlborough Road with new cycle lanes Cycle lanes are to be installed on Marlborough Road to make it easier for people to get around Swindon on two wheels. From Monday, 26 October to Friday, 30 October, Swindon Borough Council will be installing advisory cycle lanes on Marlborough Road between the junction at… read more

Swindon awarded funding for new electric vehicle charging points

Swindon is set to benefit from 22 new electric vehicle charging point parking bays thanks to a successful bid for government funding submitted by the Council. Earlier this year, Swindon Borough Council ran a survey to understand how residents might use electric vehicle charging points and where the demand was highest in the borough. Using… read more

SBC Update on Earthline activity outside Wroughton;

I am pleased to advise you that yesterday evening enforcement papers were served on Earthline pertaining to their activities at Wroughton Airfield. As you are aware, the company has undertaken some work there with a view to establishing an operating base, which does not have the benefit of planning permission on a site that is… read more