Budding historians offered expert advice on tracing their family tree

A team of experienced researchers will be on hand at Central Library next week to help people trace their family history. The free genealogy drop-in sessions will see volunteers from the Swindon Branch of the Wiltshire Family History Society offer special family tree help sessions to members of the public. The team of experienced researchers… read more

Organisations to work together to tackle mental health issues

With national Mental Health Awareness Week just around the corner, Swindon Borough Council’s Public Health Team have been working with several local organisations to encourage residents to be more open about how they’re feeling and talk about their mental health. From 13 – 19 May, a series of activities will be taking place across the… read more

GWR improvement works – Christmas update

Improvement work on the GWR network at Christmas Dear David I promised to keep you updated on improvement work over the Christmas period and thought it would be helpful to share the link to our dedicated web page, which details the work scheduled to take place between 23 December – 3 January 2019. https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering/christmas –… read more

Transport Report – August 2018

We wish to pass on an apology from Stagecoach West Bus Company for the loss of the Service 81 for two mornings because of the roadworks through Wroughton, which put the village into gridlock and they were unable to bring the bus back for the 09.50 service into Swindon.  This means that a number of… read more

Holocaust Memorial Day in Swindon

Holocaust Memorial We are writing to you to let you know about arrangements in Swindon for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27 January 2018. The theme for this year is “The Power of Words – for good or evil” We would like to invite you to join us, if you would like to… read more

Network Rail: Swindon Electrification Update from Network Rail

Please see below for updates on our latest work in the Swindon area to electrify the railway between London Paddington and Cardiff. Roman Road/Ermin Street Bridge We are currently working to raise the parapets (sides) of the bridge to provide a barrier between bridge users and the overhead lines which will power new electric trains…. read more

Christmas Events 2017

Swindon Town Centre: Christmas Lights BIG Switch-on On Saturday 18th November 2017 from 12-5pm is when this year’s free entertainment line-up is beginning: The Brunel Shopping Centre  Santa’s Grotto The Parade Shopping Centre ‘Elf Yourself’ Activities Heart Angels – Giveaways & Games Regent Circus  Snow Globe – Printed Souvenier Photos Regent Street  Fairytale Princess Zone… read more

Vacancy for Clerk on Baydon Parish Council

Baydon Parish Council have a vacancy for a clerk. This is a part-time position working for 7 hours a week for a salary of £282.02 pcm. Please view or download the details below: Baydon Parish Council – vacancy for clerk For further details, please contact Charlotte on baydonparishclerk@gmail.com.    

Junction 16 works update

As part of the wider improvement works we have been working collaboratively with Wales & West Utilities to facilitate the replacement of some of the old gas mains running around the junction. While not necessary for the layout improvement works, the pipes have been in need of replacement for some time. This week, a directional… read more