Help for our shielded residents

Over 5,000 residents of Swindon who have been advised to shield themselves to protect them from contracting coronavirus are being contacted again by the Council to inform them of the guidance around the delivery of food and medical supplies and to outline the support that is available for those experiencing loneliness as a result of isolation. This is in addition to the support the Council has been providing as a part of the #HereForSwindon campaign. To read the letter click here and to learn more about the support available, click here.

Message from Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to Parish and Town Councils

Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Local Government, has written an open letter to all local Parish and Town Councils to express his gratitude for your work during this pandemic. To read the letter, click here.

Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire’s open letter to the people of Wiltshire

HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Troughton, has written an open letter of thanks to residents and all those working in the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Resilience Forum. To read the letter to the LRF, click here and for the letter to residents, click here.

Celebrating the 75 anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day safely

In line with the Government’s guidance on mass gatherings, national plans to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe on the 8 May have now been changed.
But there are still lots of ways that the local community can get involved and show your support, like marking the day on social media and using digital channels. For more ideas and information on ways to get involved, click here.

Announcement from the Royal British Legion about celebrating VE Day from home

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Join in the Headway Swindon Fundraising Quiz

Every Thursday at 7pm, Headway Swindon are hosting a virtual quiz to help raise emergency funding for the charity during COVID-19. It is only £2 to play and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
To get started, head to: to sign up in advance so you can log in and play on time for when the quiz starts:

  1. Log in just before 7pm on the day to start playing the quiz for 7pm and search for “A Headway Swindon Fundraising Quiz”
  2. Your £2 to play will go towards Headway Swindon

Please circulate to your friends and contacts to get more people involved.

Working from home guide available

If you are currently working from home, we have created a helpful guide which has information about  IT, mental health and wellbeing information and tips on how to make sure you get the most out of your day. You can read the guide here.

An update from Nick Read regarding the precautions the Post Office is taking during the pandemic

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A message from Phil Turvey (Anglia Research) regarding heir hunters offering ‘free’ services during COVID-19

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