SSEN encourages its central southern England communities to build resilience with £200k fund.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has today announced the launch of a £200,000 fund to build local resilience and protect vulnerable community members across central southern England. The 2021 round of SSEN’s Resilient Communities Fund will open on Tuesday 6 April, with £200,000 available for non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities working to… read more

Town centre preparations ahead of lockdown relaxations

Ahead of the lockdown relaxations coming into place next Monday, 12 April (non-essential retail/public buildings/personal care premises/outdoor hospitality/indoor leisure facilities being able to reopen), the Council is preparing the town centre for the increase in visitors and users to keep everyone safe. This includes: The cleaning team operating enhanced cleaning of street furniture (waste bins,… read more

Libraries Spring Into Action

Your library service continues its phased recovery as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. From Monday, 12 April: You will be able to Click, Call & Collect, reserve and return books across all five core libraries: Central, Highworth, North, Park and West Swindon. Please check our website for opening hours for individual branches. The… read more

Notice of temporary road closures in Highworth, Blunsdon, Badbury and Bishopstone, Swindon

PUBLIC NOTICE – SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 Notice Of Temporary Road Closures In Highworth, Blunsdon, Badbury And Bishopstone, Swindon This Order is being introduced to enable essential carriageway surfacing maintenance along key routes of North-East Swindon and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on the following roads: B4000… read more

Brimble Hill Data Centre

The Parish Council has been asked to share the following information to ensure the public are aware. Planning Application S/21/0518 has been submitted to SBC for consideration. Community Engagement Consultants TFA would welcome questions or feedback to 0118 466 0967 or TFA have posted the attached leaflet to those living closest to the site…. read more

Support is available for residents in need this Easter

We’re providing healthy food and fun activities for children, and helping distribute supermarket and fuel vouchers to families in need. Over 4,500 children who receive means tested free school meals will be eligible for the Holiday Activities and Food programme this Easter, which helps provide access to fun activities and healthy food to children during… read more

Swindon Dial A Ride

As normal service starts to resume in the UK don’t forget that Swindon Dial A Ride is here to help you get out and about on our door to door transport using either our accessible minibuses or volunteers using their own cars. If you are unable to use public bus services because of a disability… read more

Smoke Alarms Save Lives Make Sure Yours Work Test Them Now

As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to test their smoke alarms regularly and make testing them part of their regular household routine. Why not circle the first of every month on your calendar and tick it off when you have tested your alarms? This… read more