Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health

Earlier this week the Government introduced a three tiered system of local ‘COVID Alert Levels’ in England. Every area of England now falls into three categories – medium, high or very high, depending on the local rate of infection. As Swindon’s infection rate currently remains significantly below the average in England, it falls under the… read more

Proposed Traffic Order – Turnball, Chiseldon

PUBLIC NOTICE Swindon Borough Council (Waiting and Loading Restrictions and Parking Places Consolidation) Order 2017 (Variation No. 17) Order 2020 Notice is GIVEN of Swindon Borough Council’s intention to make the above Order under the provisions of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Traffic Management Act 2004, the effect of which is to… read more

SBC Update on Earthline activity outside Wroughton;

I am pleased to advise you that yesterday evening enforcement papers were served on Earthline pertaining to their activities at Wroughton Airfield. As you are aware, the company has undertaken some work there with a view to establishing an operating base, which does not have the benefit of planning permission on a site that is… read more

Council awarded funds for road changes to make social distancing easier

Swindon Borough Council has been awarded more than £200,000 from the Government to make changes to the road network to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. The proposed road changes are to facilitate social distancing in Swindon as the local economy begins to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since… read more

Latest ‘Highway News’ Newsletter

You can read the complete newsletter here. Dear readers, Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday (23 June), I wanted to update you on how my team have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also continuing to deliver our major transport schemes and essential maintenance programmes. Working with colleagues across the Council we helped… read more

Work to Begin on New M4 Underpass

Motorists will notice major changes to the M4 motorway near Swindon from next week when a huge engineering project moves up a gear. From Monday (18 May) the latest phase of work will begin on the Wichelstowe Southern Access (WSA), which will create a new route into one of Swindon’s newest housing developments. The scheme,… read more