Beat the Street set to return to Swindon

Beat the Street, the walking and cycling initiative that saw people in Swindon travel more than 300,000 miles last year, is set to return this September and is promising to be even bigger and better than before. Last year, more than 32,000 people across Swindon walked, ran and cycled a record-breaking 313,000 miles in just… read more

Council invests £2.5m in Wilts & Berks Canal restoration

A section of the Wilts & Berks Canal has been restored thanks to an investment from Swindon Borough Council. The Council contributed around £2.5m to improving the 500m stretch of canal, which includes the building of a new towpath, the creation of new ecological habitats and the installation of new lighting along the bankside. The… read more

Swindon’s A-Level students celebrate successful results

The A-Level pass rate for students in Swindon has increased, according to provisional results published today (15 August). A total of 778 students received their results today and, of the 1,739 exam entries, 96.8 per cent were awarded a pass (A*-E), slightly up on last year’s figures (96.3 per cent). Although the proportion of A-Level… read more

Your Swindon E-Newsletter

Now that the schools have broken up and the summer is in full swing, you may be wondering how to keep the kids entertained for the next five weeks? Luckily for you we have organised a number of events across the town for the whole family to enjoy. For more take a look at the… read more

Consultation on Local Plan review opens today

Swindon Borough Council is seeking the views of members of the public to help inform the allocation of sites for housing and employment within the borough. The consultation, which starts today (29 July), will help the Council refresh its Local Plan, which sets out how much housing Swindon needs over a 20-year period and identifies… read more

Young Wardens scheme back for summer holidays

Around 80 children will be putting their summer holidays to good use when they take part in a free education programme from next week. Swindon Borough Council’s Young Wardens scheme, which is in its eleventh year, is a fun and educational, month-long programme of activities for the children of Council tenants. Aimed at children aged… read more

Commemorative events to take place for 1919 Peace Riots

Events will be taking place at Regent Circus this Sunday (28 July) to mark the centenary of the 1919 Peace Riots. July 1919 marked the official end of the First Word War and there were celebrations across the country. Swindon’s celebrations, however, turned sour when the crowd learned that hundreds of pounds had been spent… read more