Timetable changes to Swindon bus services including new routes

Thamesdown Buses have evaluated feedback and listened to customer comments and these changes will offer improved connections across Swindon from 14 May 2017. As well as changes to timetables there are two brand new routes to enjoy: Route 5 running between Haydon Wick | Town Centre | Walcot East | Park North Route R1 running from Town Centre… read more

Ermin Street railway works

Network Rail need to lower the track under the listed Roman Road/Ermin Street bridge to create room for the overhead line equipment that will power the new electric trains. Rail services between Didcot and Bristol Parkway via Swindon will be affected over the bank holiday weekend (27th – 29th May 2017).  Read more about the… read more

Dates on the Railway Path

We have now received dates for future events concerning the railway path. Sunday June 11th: workday, possibly south of Ogbourne St Andrew Sunday July 30th: butterfly walk at Whitefield Farm, north of Ogbourne St George Sunday Sept 10th: workday, possibly in the Marlborough area Saturday Oct 14th: workday, possibly north of Ogbourne St George Sunday… read more

New cycle route along Covingham Drive open

The new pedestrian-cycle route along the northern verge of Covingham Drive was completed a few weeks ago and it’s great to see lots of walkers and cyclists already making good use of it.  We have received some really positive feedback on the new route which is a high quality addition to the Swindon Urban Cycle… read more

Akers Way reconstruction update

Work is continuing on Akers Way and the road remains closed from St Mary’s Church and Cheney Manor Industrial Estate to enable the contractor to continue with phase 1 of the works.  The diversion route for phase one of the works will be via Cheney Manor Industrial Estate Road, Darby Close and Cheney Manor Road. There will… read more

Swindon is a great place to cycle!

A new map has been published that provides an opportunity for you (and your friends and family) to explore Swindon’s extensive cycle path network. Swindon BUG has placed over 35 checkpoints on or very near cycle paths around the borough.  The idea is to download an activity sheet, grab the map and go out and… read more

Quality bus corridor proposals for Wichelstowe to Swindon town centre

The third round of public consultation for the Wichelstowe to Swindon town centre quality bus corridor took place in late February and March 2017, which included a series of informal public drop-in events and discussions with local stakeholders. The scheme presented plans for Old Town and Mannington roundabout to support the delivery of a faster… read more

M4 J15 proposals – have your say

The Parish Council will be requesting a meeting with Swindon Borough Council to discuss the proposals for the M4 J15 works. If you have any comments on how this scheme can be managed and delivered to be an asset to Chiseldon Parish then please email your comments to clerk@chiseldon-pc.gov.uk for consideration. Mrs Clair Wilkinson Parish… read more