Have your say: how you can help with our election cycle consultation

From today (14 August) to 25 September, Swindon Borough Council is running a public consultation inviting views on how often it holds elections. We’d really appreciate your help to: Complete the online consultation form on behalf of your organisation Spread the word about the consultation with residents in your network who may be interested in taking… read more

Local news, events and updates from Swindon Borough Council

SBC’s latest updates contains items on: Donating food, household items and toiletries to help residents in crisis Free summer activities for 10,000 Swindon children Free upgrades to your home’s energy efficiency The solar panel and battery storage group-buying scheme Sending ‘Letters to Heaven’ and much more! You can read the newsletter from the link below…. read more

Venues prepare for plastic ban this October

Venues owned and operated by Swindon Borough Council are preparing for the England-wide ban on single-use plastics, which comes into effect from October. From 1 October, a new law will ban businesses from supplying, selling or offering certain single-use plastic items including plates, bowls, cutlery, trays, polystyrene cups and food containers. It is expected that… read more

Young people in Swindon to benefit from anti-social behaviour reduction programme

Hundreds of young people in Swindon benefit from programme designed to reduce anti-social behaviour Swindon Borough Council has used funding from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund to commission programmes to be run in schools and colleges to help educate students and reduce anti-social behaviour. The Council was given £1.4m in the latest round of funding,… read more

Weekly food waste collections being rolled out across Swindon this autumn

The countdown to the biggest change in waste and recycling services in Swindon for 15 years will begin in earnest over the next few months when new recycling containers start being delivered to residents. And, households are being encouraged to put their new containers in a safe place until the new collections begin being rolled… read more

County Archaeologist recognises significant Roman discoveries found at new Swindon link road

Headland Archaeology, which provides archaeological services and heritage advice to Swindon Borough Council, has finished its work on the Southern Connector Road site. Some of the experts’ key findings have included a large rectangular structure (20m long and 15m wide), Romano-British pottery and a trackway, and even human remains. The skeleton is an adult male… read more

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