Workday Report from 23rd March

We’re sharing the following message from Dick Millard: The 23rd March was a typical Spring day with lots of weather in quick succession.  This didn’t deter a team from Intel, who came out to work at the spot where the Railway Path crosses a byway, Gypsy Lane which is the boundary between Swindon and Wiltshire. … read more

Wild Grass Areas

The Parish Council will be reserving some grass areas around the parish as wild areas again this year. Verge edges will be kept short for vehicle visibility and the remainder will be cut as usual. If you see some longer patches, these are not missed out, they are to help wildlife.

Washpool Easter Egg Hunt

Washpool Easter Egg Hunt Join us for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday 8th April at 11 am at Washpool! More details will be shared shortly – view on Facebook

B4005 New Road – Proposed Investigation Works

Download PDF: HD-2223-013-001-DR-004 Trial Trench Details As a representative for Swindon Borough Council, I write to inform you of the upcoming investigation works. The location of the site and the extents of the works are attached to this email. The purpose of these works is to investigate the underside of the carriageway for a future… read more

Council’s Cabinet to discuss Swindon’s green agenda

Senior councillors will be asked to approve plans to progress the Council’s contribution to the climate emergency at Wednesday’s (8 March) Cabinet meeting. An updated Net Zero Action Plan, first approved in July 2021, will go before Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet which sets out completed and ongoing actions to help the Council reach net zero… read more

Restoration of 1908 Ploughing Engine Owned by Chiseldon Foundry

We thank Dick Eastwood for supplying a fascinating story of a piece of Chiseldon’s history FOWLER 1908 RESTORATION Our congratulations go to Paul Ransley on his outstanding restoration of Fowler number 1908 of 1873 which propelled itself under steam for the first time in 92 years on 13th August. A month later the rope was… read more

Residents encouraged to get involved with Coronation celebrations

Local residents who wish to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort are being encouraged to visit Swindon Borough Council’s website for advice and guidance. Marking the first Coronation since 1953, celebrations are being held across the UK and the Commonwealth, with an extra bank holiday Monday being… read more

Families SEND News Splash

The SEND newsletter is a parent carer monthly newsletter developed following a request from families. View the February edition of SEND.  

New Chief Constable joins Wiltshire Police

Today (27/02), Catherine Roper starts her tenure as the new Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police. Chief Constable Roper, who previously served as a Commander within the Metropolitan Police Service, takes over from Kier Pritchard. Later today, she will retake her attestation and swear her allegiance to King Charles III. She said: “It is an incredible… read more