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Arrests over drink driving

Swindon Advertiser:

11:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Police officers from Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade arrested two people for drink driving over the weekend – one following a crash in Cricklade and the other following information received in Bassett.

M4 crash hold ups

Swindon Advertiser:

11:06am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SWINDON: A crash involving three vehicles caused delays into Swindon at J15 of the M4 yesterday when the cars crashed at the Commonhead flyover.

Fishing tasters to hook interest

Swindon Advertiser:

2:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SOUTH Cerney Angling Club is holding free angling taster days for people who would like to have a go at fishing, on Saturday, August 2, and Saturday, August 16.

Free meal to say thank you

Swindon Advertiser:

2:11pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TO mark the 100th anniversary since the start of the First World War, Greene King is inviting service men, women and veterans to enjoy a meal, absolutely free.

Children’s fun at church event

Swindon Advertiser:

11:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

St John’s Church is launching a new weekly event every Thursday throughout the summer for children to come and play in a variety of activities.

An international bike challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

11:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PEOPLE in the town are being urged to sign up to the Great Western Hospital’s Three Cities 338-mile cycle.

Help dementia victims’ carers

Swindon Advertiser:

11:15am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A daughter who launched her own charity to support dementia patients like her father is urging people in Swindon to support her by signing up to a skydive this summer.

Ladies’ nights

Swindon Advertiser:

11:01am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SWINDON: Women aged 18 and above can now take part in a special Monday Diva Night to start on August 4. Women who want to dance and sing and socialise with other women can email steve.leigh @academyofmusic.ac.uk.

Get dressing up

Swindon Advertiser:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COATE WATER: Ladies looking for a different kind of day of fun can volunteer for a free photo shoot at Coate Water on August 1. From 1pm to 4pm ladies can dress up in the corsets, bags, fascinators and accessories available for the shoot. Ladies need to RSVP and provide their sizes by July 30. Contact Ray Morrison on 07914 761290 or visit www.facebook.com/ events/708753015828252.

Dance for kids

Swindon Advertiser:

10:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHENEY MANOR: Youngsters can now sign up to take part in Summer Dance Camps at Bobbi’s Academy. Children can learn about tumbling, musical theatre, singing, freestyle disco, ballet, street and arts and crafts at the special camps held in purpose built studios. The first camp take place from August 4 to August 8 and the second camp take place from August 18 to August 22. Camp takes place from 10am to 3pm. The cost is £15 per child per day of £50 for the full week. A £10 deposit will secure each child’s place. For more information or to book email bobbisacademyofdance @live.co.uk.

Family guidance

Swindon Advertiser:

10:57am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WILTSHIRE: The Early Intervention Foundation has launched an online interactive guidebook to highlight what works to improve children’s lives. The guidebook combines a search tool for 50 programmes and guidance to ensure early intervention is delivered in the best way to improve the future for babies, children and families and can be found at www.eif.org.uk/guidebook/

Can you get childcare?

Swindon Advertiser:

10:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WILTSHIRE: Families can now apply online to check their eligibility for childcare funding. To date 1,000 children will have the funding from September but a further 400 need to be identified.

£100 raised for group

Swindon Advertiser:

10:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SWINDON bereavement group Compassionate Friends raised £100 at an event in memory of the founder’s daughter.

Cheers for cheerleader

Swindon Advertiser:

10:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town Council committee clerk Emily Maiden has competed in an international cheerleading competition.

A feet by race riders

Swindon Advertiser:

10:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE ANNUAL Horseless Steeplechase will return to Wroughton on Sunday.

See star garden

Swindon Advertiser:

10:49am Tuesday 29th July 2014

STRATTON: An open garden at the home of Chelsea Flower Show winner Reg Bolton, at 38-39 St Philips Road, will take place on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm in aid of the Hydrotherapy Pool Appeal. Donations of at least £2 will be collected at the door. Parking will be available at the Bakers Arms on Beechcroft Road.

Patients have say

Swindon Advertiser:

10:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SWINDON: All GP practices in England will have to provide monthly data on patient satisfaction from January next year. Giles Wilmore, director of patient and public voice and information at NHS England, said all GPs would be required to submit monthly Friends and Family Test survey data, which includes anonymous patient feedback.

Pictures for plan

Swindon Advertiser:

10:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WROUGHTON: Villagers are being urged to send photographs illustrating the best and worst of Wroughton to the parish plan team. The group may include some of the pictures in the plan.Photographs should be submitted by August 31 to wroughtonplan@ gmail.com, or to the Parish Office, Wroughton Plan Working Party, Ellendune Community Centre, Swindon SN4 9LW.

Hall set for a big clean-up

Swindon Advertiser:

10:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OLD TOWN: Savernake Street Social Hall will receive a visit from the Kärcher team tomorrow, who will spruce up the facilities. Eastcott Community Organisation, which runs the centre, won a competition to give the hall a big clean.

Gospel choir

Swindon Advertiser:

10:41am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SWINDON: Swindon Gospel Choir will take part in a special concert at the University of Kent on August 23. The choir will perform alongside Omega from 7pm to 11.30pm. Tickets are now available and cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door. To book call 01227 769075.

Twinning date

Swindon Advertiser:

10:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: This week the Mayor and Consort are taking part in the Twinning Town Visit to Blain. The exchange group is part of strengthening ties between the two towns.

Selling wares at yard sale

Swindon Advertiser:

10:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OLD TOWN: Residents can head along to an Old Town Yard Sale on August 31 when houses in several streets will be offering wares from their houses between noon and 4pm.

Conquering job market

Swindon Advertiser:

10:36am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YOUNG unemployed adults could benefit from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme.

Mothers set to latch on

Swindon Advertiser:

10:34am Tuesday 29th July 2014

New mothers with breast feeding children are invited to join the Swindon Breastmates’ Big Latch On event on Saturday.

Get safety advice

Swindon Advertiser:

10:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OLD TOWN: The Bobby Van Trust, a charity which provides a mobile home security service for people in the community, will be visiting Savernake Street Social Hall for afternoon tea on Friday from 2pm. The organisation, which works closely with the police, will be on-hand to talk about home security and personal safety. There is no charge for visiting the event.

Help pick rubbish

Swindon Advertiser:

10:31am Tuesday 29th July 2014

NORTH SWINDON: Two teams of volunteers have now been formed to carry out periodic litter picks in the area following an appeal from the parish council. The volunteers meet every two weeks for a couple of hours, and the council provides relevant equipment. To join the teams, contact the clerk on 01793 722446 or email clerk@ haydonwick.gov.uk.

Raise issues that matter

Swindon Advertiser:

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

NORTH SWINDON: The locality meeting for the area will be held tomorrow at 7pm in the North Swindon Library.

Help at shelter

Swindon Advertiser:

10:28am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Volunteers are needed for the Swindon Night Shelter in St Mary’s Church Hall on Friday evenings. Volunteers would help fee homeless guests and provide a listening ear. Find out more by calling the Rev Chris Coombs on 07789 514310.

A harvest date

Swindon Advertiser:

10:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RODBOURNE CHENEY: St Mary’s Church harvest festival service will be held on Sunday, September 28 at 10.45am and will be followed by a buffet meal in the church. The service this year will be looking at global issues.

Get your Bulletin

Swindon Advertiser:

10:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Residents can now pick up the latest copy of the Bulletin magazine from the Town Council. Copies are available from the town council offices or online.

Is this stolen bike yours?

Swindon Advertiser:

10:25am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SWINDON: A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the thefts of two bicycles in the town centre.

Duo honoured

Swindon Advertiser:

10:05am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RODBOURNE CHENEY: At a committee meeting of the Rodbourne Cheney Residents’ Association, Joyce Murgatroyd, who stepped down in May after 20 years on the committee, and chairman of 10 years Les White, were made honorary members.

Crash shuts lanes

Swindon Advertiser:

10:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SWINDON: Three lanes of the A419 southbound were closed for half an hour yesterday after a two vehicle collision at around 1pm. Two cars collided and emergency services worked to clear debris from the road. SPC Arron Judd said: “Debris was cleared from the road, which went on for about half an hour, before we cleared the road completely. There were no injuries.”

Sneak thief warning

Swindon Advertiser:

10:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

NORTH SWINDON: Residents who have storage areas within car ports are being warned to be on their guard for a thief. Two storage cupboards and a plastic shed have been broken into in the Haydon End area, two in Thursday Street and one in Maida Vale.

Accused to stay in jail

Swindon Advertiser:

11:26am Monday 28th July 2014

SWINDON: A man who is accused of burgling a house last month has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Vandals on the line

Swindon Advertiser:

11:30am Monday 28th July 2014

NORTH SWINDON: Fencing by the works around the Swindon and Cricklade Railway has been damaged by vandals who trespassed onto the tracks.

Coate park tidy

Swindon Advertiser:

2:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

COATE: A volunteers day is being held at Coate Water Country Park between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday.

Plotholders meet

Swindon Advertiser:

2:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

NYTHE: A general meeting of the Allotment Group will be held tonight at Swindon Rugby Club.

Aid festival call

Swindon Advertiser:

2:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

OLD TOWN: Organisers of the Old Town Festival are appealing for volunteers to join their committee.

Help at the museum

Swindon Advertiser:

2:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Volunteers are being sought to help run the Museum of Computing and organise its events.

Giggles at Meca

Swindon Advertiser:

2:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Comedians Joe Wilson, Shelby Bond and Geoff Boyz will be performing at the Chuckles Comedy Club being held at Meca from 7pm on Thursday.

Runners wanted

Swindon Advertiser:

2:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

COATE: Runners of all abilities are welcome to take on a course being held at Coate Water Country Park at 6.15pm on Wednesday.

Alzheimers fun day plea

Swindon Advertiser:

2:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

HAYDON END: The Gig to Remember is putting on The Garden Party to Remember at the Orchid Care home on August 23.

Butterfly World gets rare pigs

Swindon Advertiser:

11:55am Monday 28th July 2014

STUDLEY Grange Butterfly World near Wroughton has some cute new arrivals as part of its continued support of rare breeds.

Open mic at Vic

Swindon Advertiser:

11:54am Monday 28th July 2014

OLD TOWN: Musicans of all abilities are welcome to play at The Vic’s open mic night running from 8pm tomorrow.

Kids for Stick Man fun day

Swindon Advertiser:

11:53am Monday 28th July 2014

STANTON: A children’s workshop called The Stick Man at Stanton is being held at Stanton Park today.

Big move to major new sports facility kicks off

Swindon Advertiser: Fans watch the final game at Rylands Way

11:51am Monday 28th July 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Sports Association (WBSA) is in the process of relocating from its current site at Rylands Way to a new location opposite Ballards Ash Sports Ground.

Chance to join parish council

Swindon Advertiser:

11:47am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS can now apply to join the parish council in Wroughton and help change the community for the better.

Quiz councillor

Swindon Advertiser:

11:44am Monday 28th July 2014

SWINDON: Cabinet member for corporate and leisure services Keith Williams will be the subject of tonight’s scrutiny committee meeting with a question and answer session.

Win movie prizes

Swindon Advertiser:

11:32am Monday 28th July 2014

SHAW RIDGE: Young movie fans can win film-related prizes and tickets in a special competition organised by Cineworld.

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