Ofsted highlights progress in Council’s care leavers’ service

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

Science Park Update

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

Keeping Warm

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.

Fire and Rescue Authority approves budget

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

Council’s Cabinet backs ambitious new libraries strategy

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