Heritage forum

If you are interested in the historic landscape that surrounds our villages then you might like to attend the North Wessex Downs Heritage Forum on 23 March, in Lambourn. This one day event costs just £5 and includes a guided walk. To find out more please see the event flyer.

Conservation work

If you would like to help conserve the countryside that surrounds our Parish then there are two opportunities to do so in the coming weeks. The first is a Washpool workday, taking place on Sunday 17 January between 10am and 3pm. If you can spare half an hour or more then the Washpool team will… read more

Waste collections over the Christmas period

The following notices have been received from Swindon Borough Council. Residents due to have a collection of plastic on Monday 28 December should store these items until the next scheduled collection in January 2016. Recycling boxes will be collected between Tuesday 29 December and Saturday 2 January. Refuse bins will be collected on either Wednesday… read more


A couple of times each year the Parish Council organises a village clean-up, as a way of helping to keep our village tidy.The next clean-up is planned for Saturday 31 October. If you would be willing to help please meet at the Strouds Hill car park at 10am. Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be… read more

Plans to increase cycling in the Swindon area

A major plan which aims to double the number of cycling trips made in Swindon over the next ten years, and make cycling a normal part of everyday life for most people, is now open for comments from the public. The Swindon Cycling Framework, which has been drawn up by cycling groups and Swindon Borough… read more

Want to have your say on what’s important to village life?

The Parish Plan Steering Group is currently preparing a programme of consultation activities that will run from October 2015 to February 2016. The aim of this consultation is to identify what parishioners value about our villages, what they dislike and where they wish to see improvements. The first set of activities will be three ‘place… read more

Notes for Dog Owners

This website has recently been updated and two maps have been added, showing the location of the 15 bins that we provide for the disposal of dog waste. Please make use of these bins when out walking your dogs and don’t leave waste behind, or deposit it in the general refuse bins.  We are a… read more