Staff and volunteers thanked after two years of running STEAM vaccination centre

Staff and volunteers thanked after two years of running STEAM vaccination centre Staff and volunteers at Swindon’s biggest vaccination centre have been thanked for their support ahead of the centre’s closure on Saturday (28 January). After just over two years in operation, the COVID-19 vaccination centre at Swindon’s STEAM Museum will administer its final vaccine… read more

Temporary Road Closure – Sambre Road from 23rd February

PUBLIC NOTICE Swindon Borough Council   SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – SAMBRE ROAD, CHISELDON This Order is being introduced for Openreach works and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on Sambre Road from the junction with Aisne Road extending east along Sambre Road for a distance of… read more

Changes to Oasis dome get green light from council’s planners

Swindon Borough Council’s planners have approved proposals to restore the dome of the Oasis Leisure Centre. The building’s owners, SevenCapital, submitted an application to seek Listed Building Consent for the restoration and re-glazing of the swimming pool’s doomed roof, while it continues to develop an outline scheme to reopen the Oasis. The application was made… read more

BBC Radio Wiltshire Make A Difference Awards 2023

We have received the following message from BBC Radio Wiltshire: The BBC Radio Wiltshire Make a Difference Awards are back for 2023! Every day we hear stories of people doing incredible things for each other and their communities. These awards are a way to say “Thank You” to those who are really going above and… read more

Council’s Cabinet to discuss proposals to close unprecedented budget gap

Proposals to spend over £130m on services to support vulnerable children and adults in Swindon will be discussed by councillors next week (1 Feb). Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a proposed overall budget of £166.4m for the next financial year (23-24), approximately 80 per cent of which has been allocated for… read more

Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson’s parish column

Listening to recent results of how Wiltshire Police officers feel about their job, their morale and general state of mind causes me great concern. Hearing people’s lived experiences are often very, very, different to what you think you know. I talk to our frontline officers regularly and these results aren’t surprising given the last six… read more