Queens Drive will be completely closed inbound between Drakes Way and the Magic Roundabout from 9pm this evening (5 Dec) due to a damaged water main. Thames Water requested the closure after initial investigation work proved to be inconclusive. The water company will now expose the water main in an effort to identify the exact… read more
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding drivers to take care when driving on roads potentially affected by flooding. A number of calls have been received today (22 November) from people who have driven into floodwater and then got stuck. Two rescues have been carried out. With bad weather likely to continue over… read more
Great Western Railway timetable changes From 15 December 2019, three quarters of Great Western Railway journey times will change. Check the GWR website to see if you will be affected. GWR timetable changes Current Roadworks Hyde Road, Stratton St. Margaret Tithegrove has closed the road for resurfacing. The road is due to re-open today (22… read more
We are pleased to have installed our first speed indictor device (SID) on Hodson Road this week. SID will remind drivers that the village is a 30mph zone throughout. We can gather data from SID on the number of vehicles speeding and use this to assist the police and SBC with further traffic calming measures…. read more
If you need to get to work over the snowy weather or during floods etc, consider asking your company to register with Wessex 4×4. This is a volunteer organisation that for a small fee to cover costs use their list of 4×4 drivers to assist in travel crisis. The NHS use Wessex 4×4 and the… read more
Ground investigations for the failing embankment at Hodson Road started last Monday. Our contractors have been drilling boreholes and installing equipment that will enable the embankment to be monitored remotely. The road will be open later today (22 November).
A team of eight drivers and eight gritting lorries are on standby should Swindon be hit by freezing temperatures over the coming months. More than 500 tonnes of salt were delivered to Swindon Borough Council’s Waterside depot in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate during the summer, taking the road salt stockpile to over 1,300 tonnes. The… read more
A vital link road which will connect the New Eastern Villages with Commonhead roundabout has received a major funding boost from the Government. Swindon Borough Council has been awarded £19m from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to build the road from Commonhead roundabout to the north of Wanborough Road where it will link into… read more
From Monday, 11 November we will begin the ground investigation work for the embankment at Hodson Road (adjacent to the M4). This means that the road will be closed for three weeks and a diversion through Wroughton will be in operation. Access for residents and local businesses will be maintained at all times.
This Order has been made to allow ground investigation works to the Hodson embankment and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on the B4005 Hodson Lane between Broome Manor Lane and the A346 Marlborough Road. Traffic will be diverted via B4006 Marlborough Road, Pipers Way, Croft Road, Swindon Road (Wroughton), Moormead Road (Wroughton), Marlborough Road (Wrougton)… read more