Riding home for Christmas

Swindon has over seven miles of cycle routes providing a traffic-free solution to get to the Town Centre. Each cycle route has wide paths, street lighting and some routes even have CCTV.

Ping Pong Merrily on High

A brand new Ping Pong Parlour has opened on the top floor of the Brunel Arcade just along from The Crossing. It’s completely free to use and bats and balls are provided. The opening hours can be found below: Monday- Wednesday 9am-6:30pm Thursday- Friday 9am – 7pm Saturday- 7:30am – 7pm Sunday- 10:30am – 4:30pm

Another 40 Yards

We had a lovely time laying more hedge: see the before and after photos below. In the “before” picture, you can see part of last year’s laying, now sprouting away: and the section that we laid stretching away into the distance. We also planted up a short gap using some donated plants. I hope to… read more

Fire Safety Reminder To Swindon Residents

Fire Safety Reminder to Swindon Residents Swindon residents are being reminded to be more fire safe in the home, after more than half of all accidental fires in the town over the last year were due to cooking or smoking. Since December 2018, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has attended 124 accidental fires… read more

Twenty Four Charged With Drug Dealing In Swindon

Following Op Jetway – our County Lines’ week long operation in Swindon in October – and a number of arrests made at the time, 24 people have been charged with drug offences. The majority appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court yesterday (27/11) – here are the results of those appearances: The seven below are due to… read more

Could You Be Entitled to Carers Allowance?

Do you care for or assist someone living with you, who has mobility or health issues? Have you applied for a Carers Allowance? You may be surprised at what qualifies you to get this benefit. If you contact Age UK they can assist to start with. They often contact the Department for Work and Pensions… read more

What’s on In December

What’s on In December 29 Nov Memory Cafe, Holy Cross Church Hall, 10.30am 01 Dec Ogbourne St George Church, Guide Book Launch, 2.30pm 02 Dec Craft Club, Chiseldon House Hotel, 10am—12 noon 03 Dec Chiseldon WI, Holy Cross Church Hall, 7.30pm 04 Dec Christmas Tree Lights Switch On – New Road, Chiseldon, 6pm 06 Dec… read more

Highways E-Newsletter November 2019

Great Western Railway timetable changes From 15 December 2019, three quarters of Great Western Railway journey times will change. Check the GWR website to see if you will be affected. GWR timetable changes Current Roadworks Hyde Road, Stratton St. Margaret Tithegrove has closed the road for resurfacing. The road is due to re-open today (22… read more

Important information about the General Election

Polling cards for the General Election on Thursday, 12 December 2019 began landing on doormats last week. All registered voters will receive their poll card by Thursday, 5 December. Your poll card will contain details of the date of poll, polling station locations and opening times and will contain other key dates and information. You… read more