Eastern Villages Planning obligation document available to view.

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

Have your say on the future of Swindon’s library service

***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.


Local Artist and Writer raises £300.00 for charity with book sales

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!

Butterfly walk on the Railway Path: Sunday, 24th July at 11:00

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!


Property and vehicle security

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.