Reporting crime

Our local Police Constable, Rory Draper, has asked the Council to make people aware of a recent spate of anti social behaviour in the village, including vandalism and some unpleasant incidents. PC Draper asks that anyone with information about these or other incidents call 101 and ask for the information to be passed to him…. read more

Ash Dieback Disease

The Parish Council recently received an enquiry about plans to handle any occurence of ash dieback disease. This document gives more information about symptoms and treatment of affected trees.

Notice of Traffic Calming Scheme in New Road

At the end of March Swindon Borough Council will be amending the road layout of New Road, Chiseldon with the addition of a Build Out on the left hand side of the road as you travel into Chiseldon to restrict the traffic to single lane use at this point. (with “giveway signs” and “priority” signs… read more

Grass cutting

We have received the following update, from Swindon Borough Council, about the schedule for grass cutting in the villages. After a record breaking mild/wet autumn and winter period, many of the grass verges around the borough are exceptionally long for the start of the new mowing season. In addition, the wet weather over the winter… read more

Heritage forum

If you are interested in the historic landscape that surrounds our villages then you might like to attend the North Wessex Downs Heritage Forum on 23 March, in Lambourn. This one day event costs just £5 and includes a guided walk. To find out more please see the event flyer.

Change of start time for March meeting

Please note that this month’s Full Council meeting on the 14th March will start one hour earlier than usual, at 6.30pm, in the Recreation Hall. This is to allow for a very busy schedule.

Transport Report – March 2016

Thamesdown Bus Company is in the process of spending £1.4million on 10 new single-decker buses for Swindon. This shows the price of vehicles these days, with the new double-deckers on the X5 route are costing £230,000. Great Western Railways has been named as the main sponsor of the Swindon Railway Works’ 175th anniversary celebrations. One… read more

Community Governance Review

Swindon Borough Council is currently conducting a ‘Community Governance Review’. The Review will consider Parish boundaries and could impact Chiseldon Parish’s relationship with surrounding villages and settlements. You can find out more about the Review on SBC’s website and there are also a number of open discussion sessions over the coming weeks.

Transport report – February

There are some changes in the pipeline for Bus Service 80 (Swindon, Marlborough, Tidworth, Ludgershall). With effect from 31st January there will be a new timetable with the same number of services but spread out further across the day. Please pick up a leaflet from the Stagecoach office or look on the Stagecoach West website…. read more

Priority services during power cuts

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) now has a Priority Services Register for anyone who needs extra support in the event of a power cut. The service is free to join and operates 24 hours a day. You are eligible if you are: Dependant on electricity for home care or medical treatment Suffering from a chronic… read more

Home Library Service

Swindon Libraries offer a Home Library Service for people who can’t get to their local library, for mobility or health reasons. The Service, run by the RVS and other volunteeers, can be long term or temporary (depending on individual needs) and is tailored to your reading preferences. To find out more please ring Anish Harrison… read more

Conservation work

If you would like to help conserve the countryside that surrounds our Parish then there are two opportunities to do so in the coming weeks. The first is a Washpool workday, taking place on Sunday 17 January between 10am and 3pm. If you can spare half an hour or more then the Washpool team will… read more

Water and wastewater systems

Due to the large amount of rainfall over the past few weeks, the local water table is very high. As a result there have been a number of cases of water overflowing from beneath manhole covers. Thames Water has set up a Freephone number to report any such problems. To report an incident please call… read more

Christmas opening hours and new Parish Clerk

The Parish Office (in the Old Chapel, Butts Road) will be open on: Monday 21 December (from 9.30am to 1pm) Wednesday 23 December (from 9.30am to 1pm) The office will then be closed until Wednesday 6 January, when Clair Wilkinson will be taking over as our new Parish Clerk. Clair’s opening hours, from January onwards,… read more

Waste collections over the Christmas period

The following notices have been received from Swindon Borough Council. Residents due to have a collection of plastic on Monday 28 December should store these items until the next scheduled collection in January 2016. Recycling boxes will be collected between Tuesday 29 December and Saturday 2 January. Refuse bins will be collected on either Wednesday… read more

Transport update

The Parish Council is still trying to get a new bus stop at Coate Village/Badbury Park but the junctions, off the Marlborough Road, have not yet been adopted by Swindon Highways. Watch this space for further news. Bus users with concessionary pass cards will not be issued with a ticket on Thamesdown buses. This means… read more