Important changes to your waste and recycling services are coming

Swindon will take a significant step towards expanding its recycling services by introducing a trial collection of separate food waste recycling. The trial is being introduced as part of the Council’s 10-year waste strategy, which outlines its commitment to protecting the environment and managing the borough’s waste and recycling responsibly, and is one of a… read more

New look for Ridgeway newsletter! Summer 2019

Famous artists, writers and photographers have found inspiration along The Ridgeway, including Paul Nash, Robert Macfarlane, Fay Godwin, Thomas Hardy, Kenneth Grahame, Eric Ravilious, Clare Leighton, Richard Jefferies… Join us for a day of talks, outdoor workshops and an art exhibition in the inspiring setting of St Dunstan’s historic church in Monks Risborough and Whiteleaf… read more

Box sorting campaign comes to a close

Swindon Borough Council’s month-long recycling box sorting push has concluded, but residents are being encouraged to keep up the good work long after the campaign has finished. The campaign was launched in order to increase the number of residents who sort their waste into two or more boxes. The more waste that is sorted in… read more

Swindon’s Heritage Action Zone is officially launched

Swindon Borough Council and Historic England have formally launched the town’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The five-year scheme will bring heritage expertise and £1.6 million of funding from Historic England, who will work with the Council and other partners to revitalise this under-appreciated area of Swindon. The scheme, led by Swindon Borough Council, will see… read more

Swindon is charging ahead with plans for an electric vehicle future

Swindon is planning for an electric future thanks to a new policy for new-build homes that will go out for consultation in July and August. Swindon Borough Council’s Planning Committee approved the borough’s draft Parking Standards 2019 document on Tuesday (11 June) which sets out how new developments should make appropriate provision for the parking… read more

Have A Go At Being An On-Call Firefighter In Swindon

Firefighters in Swindon are giving you the chance to ‘have a go’ at becoming an on-call firefighter at the Fire Station next week. Fire crews will be on station from 10am-2pm on 15th June to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service needs new on-call recruits to provide… read more

Do You Know A Charlie?

Do you know a CHARLIE? This week (10-16 June) is Carers’ Week, and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is officially launching its ‘Do you know a CHARLIE’ campaign. More than 6.5 million people in the UK are currently caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill…. read more

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home?

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service offer Free safe and well advice. During a Safe and Well visit we will discuss the risks in your home, agree an escape plan and also fit FREE smoke and heat detectors if your home requires them. For more infomation call 0800 038 2323 or visit

Child Safety Week

The Child Accident Prevention Trust will hold their Child Safety Week from 3rd to 9th June. This year, the week will focus on highlighting new dangers facing families today from our modern lifestyles and offers simple solutions to keep children safe. Working smoke alarms can help keep you and your family safe from fire…. read more

IMH Group to withdraw from primary care in Swindon

Following lengthy discussions, and in light of ongoing challenges, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group can confirm that Integral Medical Holdings (IMH) will withdraw from its operations in Swindon. Since September 2018, the IMH Group had been working in partnership with five GP practices – Moredon Medical Centre, Abbey Meads Medical Centre, Phoenix Surgery, Eldene Surgery and… read more