We’d like to say thank you to Oakley’s Spar who have supported the Police with the installation of the community messaging box.
You can use this box to post any information (anonymously or otherwise) you feel the police should know about.
Officers will empty this box when they do their patrol’s of the area.
Clerks office closure:
The Clerks office will be closed on:
Wed 27th July
Fri 5th August
Fri 12th August
Thurs 1st August
Please email us using the contact us section of this website.
We have a large document in the Butts Road Chapel relating to the New Eastern Villages Planning obligations. It contains a revised draft supplimentary planning document, illustrative master plan, village proformas, and infrastructure requirements.
There is a public consultation available until 18th August.
The document can be viewed during the Parish office opening hours, or at the Council offices at Wat Tyler House or at any library in Swindon Borough. You can also view on-line at www.swindon.gov.uk/easternvillagesconsultation
Please take a look at this link for ways you can help bumblebees, information and children’s activities – all available to download and use.
***This has the potential to effect the Chiseldon mobile library and also Wroughton Library***
Swindon Borough Council is running a consultation
on the future of the library service from 1st August to 30th September
For more info visit www.swindon.gov.uk/librariesfuture
A public meeting will be held 6th September, 7pm-9pm, St Josephs College, Ocotal Way.
The Council will also be holding drop in events across the borough to consult with residents to
gather their views and to allow residents to ask any questions about the strategy.
Please see the attached poster for venues and dates of meetings.
From Joy Wodhams:
Another £300 this month donated to the GWH Radiotherapy Appeal and the Prospect Hospice, being royalties from sales of my books on Amazon. Key in my name on Amazon.co.uk to see a list of my 9 books available. All the money I receive from sales goes to these charities (with some to MacMillan Nurses).
And an early notice for your diaries. I will be holding an exhibition of my paintings in October or November (the first for 3 years). 25% of the proceeds will also be donated to the above.
Well done Joy!
From the organisers:
We are repeating a visit to a nice patch of chalk grassland growing in a cutting at the side of the Path just north of Ogbourne St George. The diverse flora attracts butterflies and moths, and on a sunny day in summer there can be many species flying about.
On Sunday, 24th July a local naturalist will be with us to help identify what we see, and explain a little about how the butterflies depend on the plants. We’ll meet at 11:00 on the access road to Whitefield Farm. This is off the main Chiseldon to Marlborough Road (the A346) a little north of Ogbourne St George. Limited parking is available there: you can, of course, come on your bike if you’d prefer!
The local Police have asked us to remind residents to continue to be vigilant with regards to securing the properties and vehicles against thefts, break-ins and burglaries.
Please make sure you don’t leave vehicle keys in view of your front door or windows and make sure all entry points to your homes are secure.
Please also never leave bags, briefcases or other items of value visible in vehicles. This is both at home or when parked in a public area.
We have also been warned of cold callers, using the pretence of selling goods or services, to distract home owners with the intention to rob the house. The police have advised to please call 999 immediately if this happens to you.
Please spread the word.