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

Minimal changes to waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year period

Swindon Borough Council’s Waste and Recycling crews will be out collecting as normal for the majority of the festive season, with only collections falling on Boxing Day (26 December) affected by changes to the usual collection schedule. Residents whose usual waste and recycling collection falls on Monday, 26 December are advised to put their waste… read more

10 Warm and Welcome Spaces now open in Swindon in time for the winter

Warm and Welcome Spaces are existing spaces that are being promoted across Swindon this winter, and are available to anyone who might be struggling during the cost-of-living crisis. So far, 10 Swindon Borough Council-run and community venues have been confirmed as being part of the scheme. Visitors won’t be asked why they’re there and there… read more