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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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/
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.”
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.
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