STEAM is ready to reopen

STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, will be reopening its doors on Thursday, 27 May. Bookings are now open. All visitors and STEAM Season Ticket holders must purchase timed-tickets in advance via STEAM’s website. Here, you will also find lots of useful information to help you plan your visit. Please note, visitors over 11… read more

Update from Swindon Library & Information Service

As we continue our phased recovery out of lockdown, from Monday, 17 May we’ll reintroduce our quick choice browsing service and public computer access: Quick Choice allows library members to come in to our libraries and choose books from a selection of our stock. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes and you won’t need to… read more

Libraries Spring Into Action

Your library service continues its phased recovery as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. From Monday, 12 April: You will be able to Click, Call & Collect, reserve and return books across all five core libraries: Central, Highworth, North, Park and West Swindon. Please check our website for opening hours for individual branches. The… read more

Libraries March On

The days are getting longer and with only weeks to go before spring, things are starting to look a bit brighter. Some of our library staff continue to be redeployed to support essential COVID-19 work within our community and therefore the majority of our libraries remain temporarily closed. Whilst Central Library remains open, all loans… read more

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