Starting to reopen our libraries

ince March, in line with government coronavirus guidelines, Swindon’s five core libraries have been closed to the public. As restrictions begin to ease, we can now start a phased process to reopen our libraries, while ensuring you and our staff are safe at all times. From today, (14 July), we have introduced our new Click,… read more

Swindon’s STEAM Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary

Swindon’s iconic railway museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. Staff at STEAM are marking this important milestone with a look back at the early days of the museum and some of its many highlights from the last two decades. The museum is currently closed due to COVID-19. When it re-opens, however, visitors will… read more

STEAM Museum launches 360° virtual tour

People with a passion for railway heritage can now enjoy the various displays and exhibitions from Swindon’s STEAM Museum from the comfort of their own homes during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown period. The Swindon Borough Council-owned museum, which is currently closed to the public, is offering free virtual 360-degree tours of its popular exhibits. Isambard… read more

Swindon Libraries March E-Newsletter

As we are all faced with reducing social interaction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library buildings are closed until further notice. We are working hard to ensure you are still able to access library services from home. Helping you access library services online All library loans will be automatically renewed until libraries are… read more

Tenant Focus – March 2020

Important information for Tenants Rent increase for 20/21 Following a consultation, the Council have decided to increase council rents for 2020/21 by 2.7%. This rent increase followed a 1% reduction for the past four years. The increase will be spent on maintaining our current services. Response to the consultation was mixed, with some agreeing with… read more

Tenant Focus E-Newsletter December 2019

Rent consultation now live The consultation on proposed changes to the 2020/21 rent is now live Tenants will have six weeks to comment on the proposed changes to the rent for 2020/21. The consultation closes on 31 January 2020. Over the past four years rent has decreased by 1% each year and for next year… read more

Tenant Focus – December 2019

Welcome to Tenant Focus. If you have any feedback or suggestions on what content you would like to see please email communications@swindon.gov.uk Win £250 in time for Christmas Your next non-payment week will run from Monday 23 December to Sunday 29 December 2019 (week 39). Tenants with a clear rent account by Friday 20 December… read more