Update for Christmas rail travel

Great Western Rail services will run normally on 23 December. On Christmas Eve late afternoon and evening, services will be amended to prepare for the closure on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Heathrow Express trains will continue running on Boxing Day). There are no planned improvement works between Christmas and New Year. London Paddington remains… read more

Neighbourhood Watch Ournews November E-Newsletter

This month we introduce you to our new Spotlight on Associations feature starring Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch, and our new cybercrime campaign which we will be launching imminently. We take a moment to celebrate our volunteers and the fantastic contributions they have made, and we share ways in which we can support you through the Covid-19… read more

Council to receive £650k to help house rough sleepers

Swindon Borough Council is to receive £650,000 from the Government to provide secure accommodation for rough sleepers. The money will allow the Council to provide ‘move on’ accommodation for people sleeping rough, or at risk of sleeping rough. It is part of the Government’s Next Steps Accommodation Programme, which supports local authorities and their partners… read more

Carers Emergency Card Scheme (ECS)

Swindon Carers Centre in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and NHS Swindon CCG The ECS is about what would happen to your cared for (Dependant) in the event of a real emergency to you. The Carers ECS is now back up and running and we can offer ECS plans (and a credit card style ECS… read more

Council encourages residents of all backgrounds to consider adoption

To coincide with National Adoption Week, Swindon Borough Council is supporting the national #YouCanAdopt campaign aimed at dispelling myths around adoption eligibility and encouraging more residents to consider the role. The Council is urging residents from a diverse range of backgrounds to consider becoming an adopter, to offer local children a more permanent and loving… read more

Just the flu? Residents told there’s no ‘just’ about it

Swindon Borough Council is encouraging eligible residents to book their free flu vaccination. This year, residents are being told that it is more important than ever to protect themselves, their family and their community against the flu. Every winter the flu circulates in the UK and puts huge pressure on NHS services, as well as… read more

Job vacancy: Abingdon Town Council

Details Job title: Properties officer Organisation: Abingdon Town Council Salary: £28,672 – £32,234 pro-rata (SCP 24 – 28) Hours: 25 hours per week Application deadline: 22 October 2020 (5 pm) Email address: nigel.warner@abingdon.gov.uk Phone number: 01235 522 642 Summary The postholder will be a property management professional with responsibility for undertaking the management of all… read more

Job vacancy: Abingdon Town Council

Details Job title: Committee clerk and administration supervisor Organisation: Abingdon Town Council Salary: £24,982 – £27,741(SCP 18-23) Application deadline: 22 October 2020 (5 pm) Email address: nigel.warner@abingdon.gov.uk Phone number: 01235 522 642 Summary The council is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the small team at its Roysse Court Offices. The… read more