Temporary closure of National Cycle Route 482 due to tree work

The cycle path will be closed between Barnfield and the River Kennet from 10th to 14th January between 8am and 5pm on to enable pruning and felling of trees due to ash dieback. To ensure the safety of everyone, please respect the staff and their secure working area. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For… read more

WARP August Volunteer Day – Sunday 29th August

We are sharing this message from the Washpool Area Recovery Project: Join the Washpool Area Recovery Project volunteer day this Sunday 29 August 2021 @ 10:00am. There will be tea, coffee and homemade cake☕️🧁 for volunteers We hope to see you there. See location Facebook event link  

Washpool Report

During the darkest days of January the leaves of snowdrops poke their heads through the soil. At the approach of Candlemas they flower and remind us that spring will come eventually. We have several clumps of these delightful flowers growing on the Washpool site and they are increasing year by year. Further down stream there… read more

North Wessex Downs Forum 2021

This year’s Annual Forum of the North Wessex Downs AONB on Friday 29th January is a free, online event.  Learn about our achievements over the past year and our plans for the future with presentations about Sparkling Streams, Mend the Gap and the Visual Improvement Programme.  There will be the opportunity to ask questions of… read more

New Road Survey

It is 4 years since changes were made by Swindon Borough Council to New Road, to reduce speeding and make the road safer for cars accessing the road from Canney Close and The Canney, as well as pedestrians, and cyclists. We would like to understand how people now feel about the change, how well is… read more

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