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