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

Litter Pick

A massive thank you to everyone who came along and litter picked on Saturday 25th March. We had a good turnout and a lot of waste was collected. Thanks to all the pubs, the hotel and Allbuild who all helped make the event a success.

Workday Report from 23rd March

We’re sharing the following message from Dick Millard: The 23rd March was a typical Spring day with lots of weather in quick succession.  This didn’t deter a team from Intel, who came out to work at the spot where the Railway Path crosses a byway, Gypsy Lane which is the boundary between Swindon and Wiltshire. … read more

Wild Grass Areas

The Parish Council will be reserving some grass areas around the parish as wild areas again this year. Verge edges will be kept short for vehicle visibility and the remainder will be cut as usual. If you see some longer patches, these are not missed out, they are to help wildlife.

Council’s Cabinet to discuss Swindon’s green agenda

Senior councillors will be asked to approve plans to progress the Council’s contribution to the climate emergency at Wednesday’s (8 March) Cabinet meeting. An updated Net Zero Action Plan, first approved in July 2021, will go before Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet which sets out completed and ongoing actions to help the Council reach net zero… read more

On the Railway Path…

On Friday [10th February], a great team from Vets4Pets was out on the Railway Path working on a bank forming one side of a cutting in between Chiseldon and Ogbourne St George.  The bank has been unaffected by fertiliser over the years, and has some nice grassland flowers growing in it, but is being encroached… read more

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