Information Boards on the Railway Path

The Friends of the Railway Path are delighted to have all 3 of the information boards installed along the Railway Path. One tells the story of Chiseldon Camp, the military camp active from 1914 until 1962. A second shows the flowers and butterflies that can be found in the cutting near Whitefield Farm. The third… read more

Norris Close Green Letter

Dear Resident You will undoubtedly be aware that a number of complaints had been received by the Parish Council in relation to vehicles being driven onto the Norris Close green area on a regular basis and the suggestion of adding a planter to the eastern end of the green to prevent vehicles from damaging nearby… read more

Friends of the Railway Path Open Meeting and AGM

This year’s Friends of the Railway Path Open Meeting and AGM will be held: At 7pm on Thursday 17th October In the Three Trees Farm Shop and Café, Chiseldon, SN4 0HT (directions and map available here) Anyone is welcome to attend. We’ll review what’s been happening along the path during the year, and sketch out… read more

Nationwide hard at work

A volunteer team from Nationwide have worked hard today to clear the path between Badbury and Badbury Bottom. Our Badbury Cllr Denise Rogers has given them hot drinks and pointed them in the direction of the pub for lunch.

Travel Plans Supplementary Planning Document: Drop-in Consultation sessions

Swindon Borough Council proposes to update its travel plans guidance for developers and is now seeking feedback during the six-week consultation period. The aim of the draft document is to provide consistency across future developments in Swindon and will strengthen powers to ensure that travel plans get implemented robustly over the long term. This will… read more

Swindon Heritage Action Zone 2019-2024

You may have heard that last year SBC Planning team submitted a bid to Historic England for Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) status for the Railway Village. The bid was successful and only the second HAZ in the South West. Historic England will work with us over the next five years to revitalise this treasured area… read more