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

Community Tree Planting Day in Wroughton

Saturday 26th February, 11.30am – 4pm, Meet at Maunsell Way Recreation Ground SN4 9JF. Bring a spade and wear sturdy footwear/gloves. Wroughton Girlguiding will be running a pop up café. We hope to see you there! For more details please see the attached poster or email If you would like to help out at… read more

Friends of the Railway Path: workday

5 of us spent a day in the cutting at Whitetfield Farm yesterday, grubbing out brambles and blackthorn from the chalk bank. This was the first workday we’ve had for about 2 years, and we haven’t done anything on the chalk bank since the autumn of 2019, so it was beginning to get quite overgrown… read more