Swindon Libraries Newsletter – November 2020

A Perfect Time To Read The clocks have gone back, it’s getting colder and the nights are drawing in, what better way to spend your evening than snuggled up with a good read or two? As our opening hours have extended, now is the perfect time to return your old books and pick up some… read more

New National Restrictions from 5 November

Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. Please view the latest Government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november?mc_cid=365fbc5323&mc_eid=e42e575539

We are here

Throughout lockdown, over Christmas or any when else if you are on your own and need help – please contact the Parish Council on clerk@chiseldon-pc.gov.uk or 07570 167455. We will ask a volunteer to assist you where possible or signpost you to some help if it’s something we cannot help you with. We can help… read more

Update from Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health

As you’ll know from the national and local news, we are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases across England, the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. At the end of September, the Government introduced three local COVID alert levels in England which set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what… read more

Extra efforts deployed to help keep town safe

This weekend will see the first patrol from Swindon’s Covid safety marshals. Using funding from Central Government, Swindon Borough Council is working with Wiltshire Police to keep people safe during busy periods of the evening in areas such as the Town Centre and Old Town. The Council’s Covid safety marshals will work alongside Police Community… read more

Council turns Swindon’s traffic lights green

Swindon’s traffic lights have been switched to LEDs as the Council moves towards a greener future. Sixty-seven of Swindon’s traffic light sites have been upgraded from halogen bulbs to low power environmentally friendly LEDs. The upgrade will save Swindon Borough Council more than £33,000 in energy and maintenance costs per year and will reduce the… read more

Carers Emergency Card Scheme (ECS)

Swindon Carers Centre in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and NHS Swindon CCG The ECS is about what would happen to your cared for (Dependant) in the event of a real emergency to you. The Carers ECS is now back up and running and we can offer ECS plans (and a credit card style ECS… read more