Are you funding modern slavery?

Are you funding modern slavery? That’s the question you’re being asked by Wiltshire Police as lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted. Those who work in car washes, nail bars and domestic cleaning are known to be at greater risk of modern slavery and exploitation. Detective Inspector Phil Walker said: “Whilst people try to save money… read more

Latest ‘Highway News’ Newsletter

You can read the complete newsletter here. Dear readers, Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday (23 June), I wanted to update you on how my team have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also continuing to deliver our major transport schemes and essential maintenance programmes. Working with colleagues across the Council we helped… read more

Ridgeway Bell Articles – June 2020

Points of interest from the meetings held in April/May/June 2020 Welcome to Cllr Andy Rogers The Parish Council welcome our new Cllr Andy Rogers who was co-opted on Monday 8th June into the council.  Andy lives in Hodson so it’s excellent to get one more area of the parish represented by a resident.  We are… read more

Cabinet to discuss borough-wide food waste collection service

Councillors will decide next week whether to roll out a food waste recycling service across the entire borough. If the Council’s Cabinet agrees to the proposal at its meeting next Wednesday (1 July), Swindon will see the food waste collection, which is currently being trialled by 11,000 households, extended to all 97,000 households in the… read more

Covid 19 Update

You can see the full newsletter here. Dear residents, The past few months have been a challenge for all of us but I’m incredibly proud of how the community across Swindon has rallied round to support one another. This newsletter can help you find out more about the important announcements made by the Government this… read more

Police and Crime Plan – 2020 Update

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon has reaffirmed his commitment to protecting the public and frontline community policing in his final term. Earlier this year, Angus Macpherson announced he would be staying on as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon following the Government’s decision to postpone PCC elections until… read more

Notice from Ridgeway View Family Practice

We have received the following communicationn from Ridgeway View Family Practice: The latest Government advice is to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces: face coverings may be beneficial where it is hard to follow social distancing measures and you are more likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet. With… read more