Update for Christmas rail travel

Great Western Rail services will run normally on 23 December. On Christmas Eve late afternoon and evening, services will be amended to prepare for the closure on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Heathrow Express trains will continue running on Boxing Day). There are no planned improvement works between Christmas and New Year. London Paddington remains… read more

Reducing congestion at Junction 15 of the M4

Highways England have reduced the eastbound offslip down to one lane to allow them to reposition the service chambers. They have also begun embankment work on the bottom southeast corner of the A419 and civil work on the south side of the roundabout. At the end of the month Highways England are planning to resurface… read more

Residents asked to contribute to Council plans to reduce the borough’s carbon footprint

Local people are being asked to give feedback on the Council’s ambitious Carbon Reduction Strategy, which looks to make Council operations carbon neutral by 2030, along with wider plans to lead the entire borough towards net zero by 2050, delivering on Government targets. The consultation, which can be accessed by visiting the Council’s website, will… read more

Council turns Swindon’s traffic lights green

Swindon’s traffic lights have been switched to LEDs as the Council moves towards a greener future. Sixty-seven of Swindon’s traffic light sites have been upgraded from halogen bulbs to low power environmentally friendly LEDs. The upgrade will save Swindon Borough Council more than £33,000 in energy and maintenance costs per year and will reduce the… read more

Council to upgrade Marlborough Road with new cycle lanes

Council to upgrade Marlborough Road with new cycle lanes Cycle lanes are to be installed on Marlborough Road to make it easier for people to get around Swindon on two wheels. From Monday, 26 October to Friday, 30 October, Swindon Borough Council will be installing advisory cycle lanes on Marlborough Road between the junction at… 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 awarded funding for new electric vehicle charging points

Swindon is set to benefit from 22 new electric vehicle charging point parking bays thanks to a successful bid for government funding submitted by the Council. Earlier this year, Swindon Borough Council ran a survey to understand how residents might use electric vehicle charging points and where the demand was highest in the borough. Using… read more

Proposed Traffic Order – Turnball, Chiseldon

PUBLIC NOTICE Swindon Borough Council (Waiting and Loading Restrictions and Parking Places Consolidation) Order 2017 (Variation No. 17) Order 2020 Notice is GIVEN of Swindon Borough Council’s intention to make the above Order under the provisions of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Traffic Management Act 2004, the effect of which is to… read more