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Dramatic happenings in Swindon this week

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Youth Society competing in this year's Swindon drama festival

SEVEN plays from local theatre companies are competing in the 70th Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival.

2:57pm Thursday 30 March 2017

Letters: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Letters: Thursday, March 30, 2017

PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.

10:46am Thursday 30 March 2017

Mobile bank moves in as branch shuts

Mayor of Highworth Alan Bishop in front of the new unit with mobile bank staff Sheila Kinson and Laura Cox, and Lloyds Bank's Highworth branch manager Aneurin Hughes

A MOBILE bank will be opening for business in Highworth next week immediately after the town’s only brick-and-mortar bank closes down.

1:22pm Thursday 30 March 2017

More people are urged to go green as council fears drop in numbers

Swindon Borough Council wants more people to sign up for its green bins. Inset, Coun Keith Williams

RESIDENTS are being urged to sign up for the council’s green bin service as it looks to make sure that a price hike doesn’t lead to a fall in demand.

4:07pm Thursday 30 March 2017

'Trust bid falls short, but there's room for business,' says council chief

The County Ground

COUNCIL leader David Renard says they are willing to work with Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust in their bid to buy to County Ground, but concedes their initial bid is well short of the mark.

5:30am Thursday 30 March 2017

Anger as council reduces waste centre opening hours

Haydon Wick Parish Council chairman Linda Brown with Orbital manager Jamie Turner. Pic by Thomas Kelsey

THE council is set to reduce the operating hours of the only waste recycling centre in the town.

6:03am Saturday 25 March 2017

PCC backs controversial proposal to close Swindon mental health unit

Sandalwood Court with, inset, Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson and the Adver's front page last week

ANGUS Macpherson has backed a proposal which would see Swindon place of safety facilities closed and moved to Devizes.

4:40pm Friday 24 March 2017

We’ll do better at grass cutting, vows parish council

Stratton St Margaret Parish Council has vowed to do a better job grass cutting than the borough council

FROM Saturday the Stratton St Margaret Parish Council will take on all responsibility for grass cutting in the parish.

6:23pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

Letters: Friday, March 24, 2017

Letters Friday, March 24, 2017

PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.

9:42am Friday 24 March 2017

Parents back calls to reinstate funding for lollipop man

From left: Julie Collar, Coun Steph Exell, Headteacher Suzanne Lloyd, Natalie Cowcher, Coun Eric Shaw. Picture: Dave Cox

PARENTS have backed a petition by a Swindon primary school to have the funding for their crossing guard reinstated.

12:17pm Monday 27 March 2017
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