Services for care leavers in Swindon are improving, according to Ofsted. Inspectors carried out a two-day focused visit of Swindon Borough Council’s Children’s Services department at the beginning of last month and found that progress had been made since its last inspection. “Changes to the organisation’s structure, the stabilisation of the senior leadership team and… read more
More than 90 per cent of Year 6 pupils have been offered a place in their first choice secondary school for this September. Swindon Borough Council’s School Admissions team have worked extremely hard to ensure that 91 per cent of students in Swindon will attend their first choice secondary school this year, while 99 per… read more
Take a look at the latest highways E-Newsletter for information regarding scheduled road improvements, pot hole repairs and other travel news
Royal Wootton Bassett fire station is hosting a charity car wash and on-call firefighter recruitment event this Saturday (2 March). Between 10am and 2pm, the crew will be washing cars to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. During the same times, there will also be the opportunity for anyone interested… read more
Swindon’s community spirit and generosity has come to the fore this week following Honda’s announcement on Tuesday of its intention to close its plant in Swindon in 2021. The Council and partners have received practical offers of support from businesses and individuals from across Swindon, Wiltshire and beyond. Earlier this week a Taskforce met in… read more
At the time of writing there were OVER 600 OBJECTIONS to the proposed industrial development at Inlands Farm, Lower Wanborough, lodged on Swindon Borough Council’s Planning site….with only one single “for” the proposal. This is a fantastic result and the highest ever received into SBC for an individual planning submission. Our thanks to everyone who… read more
It’s important to keep warm during cold weather. Getting too cold can lead to hypothermia, a potentially life-threatening condition. You can call 105 for free in the event of a power cut and be directed to your electricity supplier for help and advice. Read the SSE website post for more information about staying warm.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved a budget of £55.8 million for 2019-20. At its meeting yesterday (12 February), the Authority agreed to increase its share of the council tax by 4p per week for Band D properties in Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon and Wiltshire – an annual fire precept for Band… read more
The racing industry has had a mass outbreak of equine flu, Team Equestrian have posted a notice regarding this.
Swindon Borough Council has renewed its commitment to boosting literacy levels by ensuring libraries across the town reach their full potential. At Wednesday’s (6 Feb) Cabinet meeting, it was agreed that the Swindon Library and Information Service will be delivered directly by the Council in line with the authority’s pledge to offer opportunities that develop… read more