Ridgeway Bell Notes for: September 2015 (October issue) is now available.
If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you need to apply for a Primary or Infant School place by 15th January 2016. If your child is currently in Year 6 you need to apply for a Secondary School place by 31 October 2015. Drop in sessions will be held… read more
Swindon Borough Council has just released a ‘Design Guide’ for public consultation. The Guide has been developed to provide a clear set of principles and guidelines to apply to future housing development across the Borough. There is a hard copy of the document available to view at the Parish Council’s Offices (from 9.30am to 1pm… read more
Ridgeway Bell Notes for: August 2015 (September issue) is now available.
This website has recently been updated and two maps have been added, showing the location of the 15 bins that we provide for the disposal of dog waste. Please make use of these bins when out walking your dogs and don’t leave waste behind, or deposit it in the general refuse bins. We are a… read more
As of 1 July 2015, Chiseldon has a new Parish Clerk. Mrs Claire Maycock will be opening the Parish Office (at The Old Chapel, Butts Road) between 9.30am and 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The phone number for the Parish Office is 01793 740744 and you can send us an email via email@example.com or… read more
Ridgeway Bell Notes for: July 2015 (August issue) is now available.
If you are interested in serving your community and would like to be actively involved in the future of the Parish then perhaps you could join the Parish Council? We currently have one vacancy and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in working with us. We are inviting applications between… read more
Further to our earlier update, all of the new bus timetables are now available via the Swindon Borough Council website.
As well as hosting the Football and Tennis Clubs, Chiseldon Recreation Ground will be home to the Swindon Softball League this summer. Games will take place on Thursday evenings (from 6.30pm) until late August and are already proving popular. Softball is a co-ed sport and all teams are a mix of experienced players and beginners…. read more
The Parish Council is seeking volunteers from across the Parish to join the Neighbourhood Steering Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to update the Neighbourhood Plan, first developed for the Parish in 2004. Whilst developing a new plan, the Steering Committee will be supported by all of the committees that make up the Parish… read more
The Parish Council is looking for someone to take on occasional ‘handyman’ tasks on our behalf – such as dividing allotment plots or digging a French drain. The work is spasmodic in nature, and you would need to provide your own tools and equipment, but we can pay £9 per hour when work is required…. read more
As of this week Chiseldon has a new bus service, run by Stagecoach West, which runs from Chiseldon to the Great Western Hospital into Swindon and onwards to the Outlet Village, West Swindon Shopping, the Link Centre and Freshbrook. This is Service 8 and it will run every 20 minutes on a circular route from… read more
On Saturday 3rd May the Chiseldon FC senior team played in the final of the George Thomas / Don Rogers Cup at the Swindon Supermarine Stadium. The Team had reached the final after being victorious in three earlier rounds, including a hard-fought 4-2 semi-final victory against tough opposition from a higher division. The final saw… read more
The Tennis Club is undergoing improvements to its courts, lighting and security in order to attract new members and bring the facilities into ‘match readiness’ – meaning the Club will be able to play in competitions once again. Swindon Borough Council recently granted planning permission for the work, after long deliberations (mainly concerning the lighting,… read more
A scheme to improve safety in New Road, as well as reinforcing the speed limit, is up for final approval by Swindon Borough Council (SBC). If successful there will be a “build-out” near to the entrance of Canney Close which will form a barrier similar to the scheme in operation at South Marston – which… read more