Completion of work on New Road, Chiseldon

Volker Highways are aiming to finish the work on New Road next week. Currently the Borough Council are waiting for an order to be fulfilled by a supplier, at which point the work will commence. The work will be carried out from 9.30 to 3.30.
The work includes:
Placing new tactile paving and a lowered curb at a crossing point of New Road near the Station Road turning.
Painting 30mph and 40pmh signs on the road as appropriate where New Road joins the A346.
Erecting white gateways at the entrance to New Road from the A346 with 30mph signs placed on them. N.B in a new position further back from the junction,
Removing the old 30mph signs.
As before can I please remind everyone to email with any queries on this.
If you have a query and we find out an answer for you, we will publish it on here for all to see.

Three Trees Farm Shop Fun Day 7th May

The Three Trees Farm Shop and Café will be celebrating its 4th Birthday by hosting its Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, 7th May from 10am until 3pm.  There will be fun for all the family, including donkey rides, farm animals, tractor and farm equipment, competitions and a play area for children.  It is free to enter with a small charge for donkey rides in aid of Prospect Hospice.  A marquee will be available in the event of inclement weather. The staff at Three Trees Farm Shop look forward to seeing you there!

Three Trees Farm Shop Family Fun Day 7th May 2016 – Poster


Recent Burglaries in Chiseldon Village

The Community Policing team have confirmed that they are actively targeting the village to identify subjects responsible for the recent burglaries. The resource is intended to be available at the times the burglaries took place. PC Draper has requested we share this message as much as possible to raise awareness. He also re-iterated that anyone walking around recently with an orange chainsaw would be of interest to the police.

Please please call 101 or 999 if there is any suspicious activity or a crime in progress. Many of these burglaries are as a result of the perpetrators looking for insecurities of the property, out buildings and access to the property.
Keep everything locked and out of sight where possible. This applies to garden gates, sheds and garages too. Many thanks

Swindon Skies to be lit for Queen’s birthday

19 April 2016


The skies over Swindon will be lit up with a powerful beam of light on Thursday evening to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

The beam, which is strong enough to light up the base of clouds, will be shone from the roof of the Civic Offices between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. The central section of the front of the building will also be lit in red, white and blue.

The Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Andrew Bennett, will host a Civic reception after which Wiltshire Deputy Lieutenant Alan Fletcher will read a message from HRH Prince Charles on the steps outside the Civic offices at 8.25pm. Following the reading of the message, a beacon will be lit on the lawn opposite.

There is a long tradition in the UK of lighting beacons to mark key Royal events such as jubilees, weddings and significant birthdays. Councils all over the country have been invited to take part in the celebrations.

The Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Andrew Bennett, said: “We shine a light on the wonderful history of Queen Elizabeth II on celebrating her 90th year. We have always had close ties with the Royal Family and are very proud to honour The Queen’s 90th on behalf of all of Swindon”.

The shining of the beam from the Civic offices roof has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Swindon Borough Council review of community assets – Library services

Swindon Borough Council are holding a review of community based assets, which includes the library services.  You can read details of their review here:

The timetable of actions are:

February 2016 – Engagement process opens.

June 2016.       – Proposed strategy is considered by June Cabinet.

June 2016.       – Consultation starts – 12 weeks.

September/ October – Final strategy goes to Cabinet for approval.

There is an on-line library service survey that you can also complete using the link on the page.