Swindon’s Children’s Services rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Ofsted has praised “the swift and decisive action to improve services for children and young people in Swindon” after a recent inspection. Ofsted was so impressed by the rapid rate of improvement within Swindon Borough Council’s Children’s Services department, it judged Children’s Services to be providing the children and families of Swindon with a ‘good’… read more

Council invests £2.5m in Wilts & Berks Canal restoration

A section of the Wilts & Berks Canal has been restored thanks to an investment from Swindon Borough Council. The Council contributed around £2.5m to improving the 500m stretch of canal, which includes the building of a new towpath, the creation of new ecological habitats and the installation of new lighting along the bankside. The… read more

Swindon’s A-Level students celebrate successful results

The A-Level pass rate for students in Swindon has increased, according to provisional results published today (15 August). A total of 778 students received their results today and, of the 1,739 exam entries, 96.8 per cent were awarded a pass (A*-E), slightly up on last year’s figures (96.3 per cent). Although the proportion of A-Level… read more

Consultation on Local Plan review opens today

Swindon Borough Council is seeking the views of members of the public to help inform the allocation of sites for housing and employment within the borough. The consultation, which starts today (29 July), will help the Council refresh its Local Plan, which sets out how much housing Swindon needs over a 20-year period and identifies… read more

Council puts Old Town forward in latest High Street funding programme

Old Town could be the latest area of Swindon to benefit from significant government funding after Swindon Borough Council submitted a bid to The High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) programme. The £40m funding programme forms part of the Government’s Future High Street Fund and has been allocated to Historic England for work to support… read more

Wiltshire Nhw Calls For Volunteers

Wiltshire NHW is having its 2019 AGM on Saturday 13th July at Wiltshire Police Headquarters in Devizes between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm. That will allow everyone time to get home for Wimbledon and other afternoon activities! The Chair, Mike Davidson, will be reporting on our progress over the last year on our mission to… read more

Changes to waste and recycling collections

To help Swindon recycle as much as possible we will be rolling out a number of service changes from August which are explained below. We have also sent everyone an essential guide to waste and recycling in the post but if you have misplaced it, more are available to pick up in your local Swindon… read more