Saving energy in Swindon through LED lighting

Swindon Borough Council has partnered up with SSE Enterprise Contracting (SSEC) to provide smart street lighting across the borough. The scheme, which is set to begin next Monday (6 July) and due for completion in November 2021, will see 28,000 street lights converted to LED lanterns, with central controls which use energy efficient technology. The… read more

New Eastern Villages – July Newsletter

The New Eastern Villages (NEV) is one of the largest greenfield developments in the country, and we want to keep you updated as work progresses. This newsletter contains updates about the development and the accompanying roadworks. You can view the newsletter below New Eastern Villages – July 2020 Newsletter.

Cabinet to discuss borough-wide food waste collection service

Councillors will decide next week whether to roll out a food waste recycling service across the entire borough. If the Council’s Cabinet agrees to the proposal at its meeting next Wednesday (1 July), Swindon will see the food waste collection, which is currently being trialled by 11,000 households, extended to all 97,000 households in the… read more

Bonfires and Garden Safety

It would be really helpful if people could avoid having bonfires during this coronavirus lockdown period. While we know that the current weather makes getting out in the garden very tempting, lots of the false alarms we attend are caused by bonfires. Equally, bonfires can get out of control very easily. Please help us to… read more

Swindon to submit bid to be the first Electric Bus Town

Swindon Borough Council is charging ahead with a bid to the Government to improve the Borough’s air quality. The Council has teamed up with Swindon’s two main bus service providers – Swindon’s Bus Company, owned by Go South Coast, and Stagecoach West – as it aims to become the country’s first Electric Bus Town. Transport… read more

Gardening in the Rain

From Dick Milliard: An intrepid (brave? foolhardy?) group of seven of us spent most of the morning in the Old Town Railway Cutting in Swindon, clearing vegetation from the rocks in two locations.  We finished with most of the job done, at the point when the rain made it rather hazardous underfoot. The left hand… read more