All the latest goings on, in and around Swindon, in easily-digested little chunks

Talk of the Parish

Swindon Advertiser:

9:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

STRATTON: The next full meeting of the Stratton St Margaret Parish Council will take place on September 30. The meeting will start at 7pm in the council offices in Addison Crescent. All residents are welcome to attend to find out more about what their council are doing.

‘Drunk’ men dealt with

Swindon Advertiser:

9:46am Thursday 18th September 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Officers with the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Neighbourhood Policing Team dealt with two men who were thought to be drunk in a public place in the town.

Help for soldiers

Swindon Advertiser:

9:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

Swindon: A support group aimed at the relatives of war veterans has been launched in Swindon. Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’s South West Veterans' Service at Sandalwood Court offers emotional help to the families and partners of former soldiers For more details or to attend the group contact Sarah Mills on 0300 555 0112 or at sarah.mills10@nhs.net

Pre-loved fashion

Swindon Advertiser:

9:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Swindon: Dressability will hold a Pre-loved Fashion Show on Thursday, September 25 from 3pm to 7pm.

Trek pair in plea for help

Swindon Advertiser:

9:39am Thursday 18th September 2014

SWINDON: Childhood friends Hannah Soutar and Dani Moreton will tackle a gruelling five-day trek across the Sahara desert in a bid to raise £4,000 for Prospect Hospice, the charity which cared for their father and mother respectively through a terminal illness.

Meet with MP

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Residents have a chance to meet the MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, at his next constituency surgery on September 20, between noon and 1pm at the Civic Centre. Town and county councillor Mary Champion will also be on hand to answer residents’ questions.

Lane closed off

Swindon Advertiser:

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: One lane will be closed in Faringdon Road, at the Farnsby Street junction, from tomorrow. Thames Water is carrying out a planned cover replacement and delays are likely until Monday.

Motion to close Averies

Swindon Advertiser:

9:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SWINDON: Measures available to the council to hold Averies Recycling Ltd to account for the 57 day blaze at their Marshgate site will be considered tomorrow at the meeting of full council.

Pitch in at fayre

Swindon Advertiser:

9:39am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOWN: Christ Church still has a number of pitches available for the Old Town Autumn Fayre on September 20. Anyone interested should visit www.christchurchswindon.co.uk and fill in a booking form.

M4 lanes to shut

Swindon Advertiser:

9:38am Tuesday 16th September 2014

M4: Two lanes in the westbound carriageway will be closed between Junctions 15 and 16 tomorrow night. The Highways Agency is resurfacing the lanes and requires the closure. Delays of 10 minutes are expected between 10pm and 6am.

Traffic hold-ups

Swindon Advertiser:

9:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Thames Water is replacing a sewer cover in Park Lane, near the junction with Dean Street, and requires multi-way traffic signals as a result. Delays are likely from today to Thursday.

Get help to stop crime

Swindon Advertiser:

9:36am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HIGHWORTH: Officers from the neighbourhood policing team will be holding a crime prevention session tomorrow on the Podium in the Highworth market area.

Innovation days are off

Swindon Advertiser:

5:50pm Friday 12th September 2014

SWINDON: A festival to celebrate innovation in all its guises has been cancelled. The first Innovation Festival was set to be held at Swindon Arts Centre this weekend, featuring speakers on aircraft design, developments in social media and historic innovation. For more details visit innovationfestival.co.uk.

You can dance the night away

Swindon Advertiser:

9:52am Friday 12th September 2014

The MIND Charity Ball to raise money for the mental health charity will take place at the Blunsdon House Hotel on October 10 from 7pm to midnight.

Picnic time for all

Swindon Advertiser:

9:51am Friday 12th September 2014

The Wroughton Summer Picnic will take place on Saturday at Willowbrook Gardens and the Ellendune Centre.

Vintage style

Swindon Advertiser:

9:49am Friday 12th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: There will be a vintage fair at MECA on October 4.

Busy Bees meet

Swindon Advertiser:

9:48am Friday 12th September 2014

WROUGHTON: There will be an annual general meeting of the Busy Bees Parent and Toddler Group on September 24.

Museum is turning fifty

Swindon Advertiser:

9:45am Friday 12th September 2014

OLD TOWN: The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating its 50th birthday this weekend with a number of special events.

Horrible History

Swindon Advertiser:

11:52am Thursday 11th September 2014

Swindon: Horrible Histories returns to the Wyvern Theatre with the Barmy Britain show from September 16 to September 20 at 7.30pm. For details call 01793 524481.

Water leak fixed

Swindon Advertiser:

11:50am Thursday 11th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: There was a water leak near the courtesy crossing at Regent Circus at 6.45am yesterday morning. Engineers attended the incident and dealt with the problem.

Volunteer to help

Swindon Advertiser:

11:48am Thursday 11th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Volunteers are being sought to help run Prospect Hospice’s charity shop in Commercial Road. Anyone wishing to help can call 01793 813355.

Rubbish blazes

Swindon Advertiser:

11:47am Thursday 11th September 2014

WROUGHTON: Firefighters were called to a rubbish fire at a caravan park, in Hay Lane, at 5.20pm on Saturday. The cause of the fire was not believed to be suspicious.

Halloween fun in store

Swindon Advertiser:

11:46am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: A Halloween and fireworks event will take place on October 31 at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Parish matters

Swindon Advertiser:

12:50pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

WANBOROUGH: The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on September 22 in the village hall. From 7.30pm residents can go along to find out more about how their councillors represent them.

Everest trek

Swindon Advertiser:

12:49pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SWINDON: Sasha and Chris Dowson from Ford Street will set off on an 18-day trek of Mount Everest for Prospect Hospice on September 19. To sponsor them go to www.justgiving.com/Dowsons-Do-Everest.

Book fayre pitch

Swindon Advertiser:

12:48pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OLD TOWN: Christ Church still has a number of pitches available for the Old Town Autumn Fayre on September 20. Anyone interested should visit www.christchurchswindon.co.uk and fill in a booking form.

A tribute to all lost ones

Swindon Advertiser:

12:46pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OLD TOWN: The 18th commemorative service by the Hillier Bereavement Care service will take place on October 5 at Christ Church and is open to everyone who has ever lost someone.

Air ambulace is catch of the day

Swindon Advertiser:

12:40pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THEY may find the sight of waves more inviting than the open skies but a group of anglers has raised £600 to keep its air ambulance flying.

Monahans up for Expo

Swindon Advertiser:

12:37pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Monahans, one of the largest firms of chartered accountants in the west of England, will be exhibiting at the South West Expo and holding a free workshop on Cloud Accounting from 11am to 11:30am on September 18 in Swindon.

All’s well for cats

Swindon Advertiser:

10:15am Tuesday 9th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: There will be a health, beauty and wellbeing day on September 13 in the Drove People’s Centre. The event is in aid of the Cats Protection Society and there will be a range of therapies and activities and stalls available to browse.

Council meeting

Swindon Advertiser:

10:13am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOUTH MARSTON: The next meeting of the parish council will take place on September 16 in the village hall. Residents can attend the meeting, which runs from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Delays on M4

Swindon Advertiser:

10:12am Tuesday 9th September 2014

M4: Motorists should expect delays of up to 10 minutes on the westbound carriageway between Junctions 16 and 17 from 8pm this evening until 6am tomorrow. Highways Agency is carrying out planned roadworks.

Archbishop to pay visit

Swindon Advertiser:

10:11am Tuesday 9th September 2014

LYDIARDS: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will be visiting Lydiard House and Gardens and St Mary’s Church on September 13.

Unfinished call

Swindon Advertiser:

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra are calling for musicians to join them for an open rehearsal of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony on September 20 at the Methodist Church in the High Street from 1pm.

Road resurface

Swindon Advertiser:

9:59am Tuesday 9th September 2014

PARK NORTH: Delays in Whitbourne Avenue should end tomorrow as Swindon Council completes its resurfacing works between Royston Avenue and Cranmore Avenue.

A parish date

Swindon Advertiser:

9:58am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WANBOROUGH: The next meeting of the parish council will take place from 7.30pm to 9pm on September 22 in the village hall. People are welcome to attend.

Work completed

Swindon Advertiser:

9:57am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SWINDON: Swindon Council will complete its street lighting improvement works in Highworth Road, between the Supermarine and Vickers roundabouts, tomorrow. Two-way traffic lights were put in place yesterday.

Ride & Stride church trail

Swindon Advertiser:

9:54am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SWINDON: The Historic Churches Trust’s Ride & Stride day will be held on Saturday, September 13.

Call for shop help

Swindon Advertiser:

9:38am Friday 5th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Volunteers are being sought to work at Prospect Hospice’s charity shop in Commercial Road. Anyone able to help can call 01793 813355.

Invitation to run

Swindon Advertiser:

9:37am Friday 5th September 2014

LYDIARD: Runners of all abilities are welcome to take on a 5km course being held at Lydiard Park at 9am tomorrow. To find out more about the event call 01793 770401.

Tribute to 1980s

Swindon Advertiser:

9:37am Friday 5th September 2014

OLD TOWN: Hits from artists including Human League, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk will be performed by 80s tribute act Syntronix at The Vic from 8pm tomorrow evening. For more information about the event call 01793 535713 or email thevicswindon@gmail.com.

Chefs asked to compete

Swindon Advertiser:

9:36am Friday 5th September 2014

SWINDON: A casting call has gone out to chefs in our region from production company Twofour Broadcast, which is putting together a new culinary series. The show is a competition to become a head chef at a restaurant.

Garden gathering

Swindon Advertiser:

9:33am Friday 5th September 2014

GORSE HILL: Swindon Allotments and Leisure Gardens Association holds its annual garden show tomorrow. From 3pm until 5pm at Gorse Hill Community Centre, the public will be free to browse the various flowers, vegetables and crafts.

Rape charge goes to trial

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Friday 5th September 2014

SWINDON: Daniel Fraser will appear at Swindon Crown Court later this month charged with offences of rape, dating from April of this year.

Hunt for suspect

Swindon Advertiser:

10:36am Thursday 4th September 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Police have confirmed that armed police were searching an address in Alfred Street on Tuesday afternoon following information regarding the location of Dzung Nguyen, who is wanted in connection with an attempted murder. Nguyen was not there .

Court date for ‘false ID’

Swindon Advertiser:

10:35am Thursday 4th September 2014

SWINDON: A man accused of being in possession of false identity documents has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Smashing project

Swindon Advertiser:

9:26am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SWINDON: Youth charity SMASH is looking to recruit volunteer fundraisers and supporters to join the Friends of SMASH group.

Explorer in town

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SWINDON: The Friends of Young Carers will hold an evening with Wiltshire explorer David Hempleman-Adams on Thursday, September 11 at the Hilton Hotel in aid of Swindon Carers Centre. Tickets cost £25 and include a three-course dinner and a complimentary drink. For more information and to find out more about David’s achievements visit www.foycs.org.uk.

Book up for festive stall

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SWINDON: August may only just have passed, but the town centre’s inSwindon BID Company is already planning ahead to the festive season and the return of the Christmas Market.

Farm focal point of photo prizes

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday.



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