Swindon Libraries are reopening

No sooner had last month’s newsletter been finalised, we were in to a second lockdown. We’re pleased to say though, that all five core libraries are reopening again today. If you’re preferring to stay at home at the moment, we have a fantastic choice of digital reads available to download from the comfort of your… read more

Tenant Focus – November 2020

A message from your Housing team As we move into a new lockdown please follow the guidance to keep yourself and your family safe. You must: Stay at home, except for specific purposes Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes Close certain businesses and venues The Government’s overarching health messages… read more

Swindon Libraries Newsletter – November 2020

A Perfect Time To Read The clocks have gone back, it’s getting colder and the nights are drawing in, what better way to spend your evening than snuggled up with a good read or two? As our opening hours have extended, now is the perfect time to return your old books and pick up some… read more

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

Swindon’s STEAM Museum to reopen on 17 September

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway has announced plans to reopen its doors to the public. The Swindon Borough Council-owned and operated museum will reopen its doors to the public this Thursday (17 Sep). Visitors will be requested to respect social distancing measures. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the museum, and a… read more

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