Lydiard Park Hotel completes second phase of £2.6 million refurbishment

  As part of efforts to make Lydiard Park more self-sustainable, the hotel and conference centre at the park will reopen this spring following a £2.6m makeover, delivering a modern and stylish destination with new executive features. The transformational project includes a major refurbishment of the hotel’s bedrooms, reception, restaurant and a brand-new bar and… read more

Special sculpture unveiled to celebrate community’s COVID-19 response

The amazing work of NHS staff, key workers and the selfless way volunteers came together during the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised at one of Swindon’s most popular country parks. The day after the third anniversary of the nation’s first COVID-19 lockdown, a special sculpture was unveiled to celebrate how Swindon rallied round to protect… read more

Easter fun at Lydiard Park

Children will have the chance to explore Lydiard Park as part of a special trail on Easter Sunday (9 April). The Great Lydiard Park Easter Egg trail will see those taking part search for eggs hidden around the lake of the Swindon Borough Council-owned park, which will spell out a word to gain a prize…. read more

Public Notice – Temporary Speed Restriction at Commonhead Roundabout

PUBLIC NOTICE SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY SPEED RESTRICTION – COMMONHEAD ROUNDABOUT   This Order is being introduced to maintain a safe working zone for road works and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding at a speed exceeding 20mph on Commonhead Roundabout as indicated by signs… read more

Staff and volunteers thanked after two years of running STEAM vaccination centre

Staff and volunteers thanked after two years of running STEAM vaccination centre Staff and volunteers at Swindon’s biggest vaccination centre have been thanked for their support ahead of the centre’s closure on Saturday (28 January). After just over two years in operation, the COVID-19 vaccination centre at Swindon’s STEAM Museum will administer its final vaccine… read more

Changes to Oasis dome get green light from council’s planners

Swindon Borough Council’s planners have approved proposals to restore the dome of the Oasis Leisure Centre. The building’s owners, SevenCapital, submitted an application to seek Listed Building Consent for the restoration and re-glazing of the swimming pool’s doomed roof, while it continues to develop an outline scheme to reopen the Oasis. The application was made… read more

Council’s Cabinet to discuss proposals to close unprecedented budget gap

Proposals to spend over £130m on services to support vulnerable children and adults in Swindon will be discussed by councillors next week (1 Feb). Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a proposed overall budget of £166.4m for the next financial year (23-24), approximately 80 per cent of which has been allocated for… read more

More than £3 million granted to Swindon in new Levelling Up funding

Christmas has come early for a number of community organisations and projects in Swindon after central government approved more than £3m in new funding. The Council will receive and distribute £3,279,686 from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to build pride in places and increase the life opportunities for residents. A number of… read more