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Meeting on 25 March to discuss plan for Priory Vale festival

Caterers, musicians, entertainers and volunteers needed to help create inaugural festival at Mouldon Hill Country Park - public meeting 25 March.

Priory Vale Ward Councillor Emma Faramarzi is appealing for caterers, musicians, entertainers and volunteers to step forward to help create the inaugural Priory Vale Festival this summer at Mouldon Hi...


Tree plant at Mouldon Hill, North Swindon, Sunday 9 March

Bring a spade and a neighbour

Time Bank Swindon invites you to bring a spade and plant a tree with the rest of your community on Sunday 9 March from 10am to 11pm. Meet at Mouldon Hill car park. Please wear wellingtons and warm ol...

Smell across in Priory Vale in North Swindon - latest

Action at Chapel Farm landfill to reduce odour carried on the wind

4 February 2014 After North Swindon residents reported the smell from the Chapel Farm landfill was worse than ever, Priory Vale councillor Emma Faramazi spent several hours reporting the problem with...

Swindon youth brass band open day 15 March

There’s a chance to find out about joining the award winning Great Western Youth Band

There’s a chance to find out about joining the award winning Great Western Youth Band on Saturday 15 March. The band is holding an open morning at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Moredon fr...

Parish discusses managing Redhouse community hall

Business plan for new community facility needs to be in place before the start of construction

Pre-school groups and uniformed youth groups in North Swindon are ready to use a community meeting place at Redhouse Village Centre as soon as it’s built, but an organisation to take responsibil...


Chelsee Healey backs Swindon based anti-cyber bullying charity

Strictly celebrity Chelsee Healey, having been bullied online, is fighting back as an ambassador for e-crime action

On 6 February 2014 Chelsee Healey, 25 year old fashion icon, Waterloo Road actress and Strictly Come Dancing celebrity, stepped off a train in London to be immediately surrounded by paparazzi. ...


North Swindon fury as Taw Hill trees are turned into stumps

Intention to make way for sewage overflow tanks or monumental cock-up

  Residents living in Taw Hill are spitting with rage that trees they've been trying to protect have been cut down without warning to residents or local councillors. A chain saw team from Swind...


Phoebe Maddison from Swindon wins an Emmy Kids Awards

Documentary about living with diabetes scoops factual category

North Swindon girl spreads the word about diabetes around the world Nine year old Phoebe from Groundwell was a guest and a winner at the 2nd International Emmy® Kids Awards on 10 February in New ...

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New houses at St Andrews Ridge will fund long awaited stadium replacement

Swindon Council remove obstacles to the start of housing development and redevelopment of Abbey Stadium and a new covered market

Swindon Council has removed obstacles to the start of housing development at St Andrew’s Ridge, the redevelopment of Abbey Stadium dog and speedway track, and a new covered market. Plans were o...

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North Swindon children go to the cells to learn about youth justice

Year 6 pupils from Orchid Vale take part in Young Volunteers Project with Swindon Youth Offending Team

Eight year 6 pupils from Orchid Vale school have taken part in the award-winning Young Volunteers Project with Swindon Youth Offending Team, learning all about the youth justice system and what can ha...

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Swindon pub The Boundary House keeps it in the family

New face behind the bar of 137 year old Arkell's pub

The Boundary House pub between Rodbourne and Moredon, Swindon has a new face behind the bar, but it’s one the locals will recognise because she was born and brought up just round the corner. Ca...


Don't waste Swindon money in Taw Hill residents tell council

Claim that promised consultation has not taken place and peoples' views are being ignored

David Parkinson and Brian McLean, residents of Queen Elizabeth Drive South (QED) in Taw Hill, have written to Swindon councillors with a document, in advance of the debate on the 2014/15 budget on 24 ...

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Wiltshire Police launches pilot Volunteer Police Cadets scheme

First Volunteer Police Cadet scheme in Swindon since the 1980s

Twenty one youngsters are now part of a new pilot Volunteer Police Cadet scheme in Swindon. This is the first time that the Force has had a cadet scheme since the 1980s and it was formally launched l...

Foggy’s support group opens North Swindon branch

People with 'invisible conditions' invited to first meeting 17 February

The support group for people with ‘invisible conditions’ has launched a North Swindon branch which meets on the third Monday of the month, 12noon to 2pm, at St Andrew’s Methodist Chu...

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Isambard receive Prince's Teaching Institute Mark

Mathematics and Science Departments' innovative work recognised in 2012/13 awards.

  Isambard Community School delighted to receive The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark for 2012/13.   The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in ...


North Swindon security specialist offers foreign travel advice

MARC Security Solutions offers security services to individuals, companies and educational establishments

Paul Blench has recently returned to Swindon after working in dangerous places around the world to set up MARC Security Solutions which offers security services to individuals, companies and education...

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North Swindon MP boosts cafe with a purpose

Olive Tree Cafe now cooking up more inspiring meals

Thanks to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s networking with First Great Western railway last Autumn, staff and volunteers at the Olive Tree Cafe at Manor Garden Centre now cook up more inspire...

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Station on Swindon heritage railway nearly ready at Mouldon Hill

Volunteers from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway Society have been working hard to prepare a temporary Taw Valley Halt station

Volunteers from the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Society have been working hard to prepare a temporary Taw Valley Halt station, on the edge of Mouldon Hill park. They started laying track to the sou...

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Salon on St Andrew’s Ridge is a centre of the community

Refurbished salon relaunched as Friends

The hair and beauty salon at St Andrew’s Ridge neighbourhood centre has been totally refurbished and relaunched as Friends by Paul Edwards, proprietor of The Works salon at Redhouse Village Cent...


Redhouse community centre needs to be sustainable

Mixed feelings about how North Swindon community building will be run and whether it will be profitable

Although planning permission has been granted for a long-awaited community centre in Redhouse, there are mixed feelings about how it will be run, and whether it will be profitable. Commenting on the ...


New College makes bid to build and run North Swindon free school

Plan for to 5 to 19 education provision submitted to Department for Education

The first stage of new primary, secondary and 6th Form education provision catering for 4 to 19 year olds in North Swindon could open by 2016, if a proposal by New College receives backing from the De...


Taw hill residents fury with Thames Water plan for North Swindon

A viable alternative site is available to prevent storage tanks being built yards from homes

Some sixty people living in Taw Hill attended a consultation evening on 22 January at St Francis School organised by Thames Water contractors Optimise to show off their plans to build a two huge stora...

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Growing North Swindon school at the centre of Haydon Wick

£4 million building project will create three form entry at Haydonleigh Primary School

Haydonleigh Primary School is currently undergoing a £4 million building project to meet the needs of families across North Swindon and accommodate a further 30 pupils each year to create a thre...


North Swindon could have 350 more houses at Abbey Farm

Outline Planning Application submitted for land north of Lady Lane

DPDS Consulting Group have submitted an outline planning application for a 350 home residential development on land at Abbey Farm, to the north of Lady Lane, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon.  The pr...


Thames Water show off plans for North Swindon sewers

Residents encouraged to attend meeting and express objection to destruction of green area in their community

Thames Water hold 'drop-in' afternoon to present plans for sewer overflow tanks at Taw Hill - St Francis School, Aiken Road, Taw Hill SN25 1UH Wednesday 22 January, 4pm to 8pm Taw Hill resi...

Where’s the other North Swindon primary school?

Kareen Boyd of Old Town writes to Blunsdon, Haydon Wick and Highworth Parish Councils

Kareen Boyd of Old Town writes to Blunsdon, Haydon Wick and Highworth Parish Councils I would ask that this item be brought before the next Parish Council Meeting. In simple terms, the Swindon Borou...