The Parish Council is making every effort to keep our services running to ensure that your outdoor spaces are well maintained. This time of year we often see growth spurts in brambles and weeds. If there are problems with obstructions to the footpath please contact the office. Generally the work to cut back the hedges and shrubs will start again late Summer/early Autumn. The biggest change has been to bring the Parish Team in-house. This means we now employ our staff rather than using a contractor. You should see our staff out and about in blue uniforms.
We are mindful that we are still in the pandemic. We have added public information about the coronavirus to our website Coronavirus and encourage all residents to take the necessary steps to stay safe and well.In line with the current Government Guidelines. We have moved to holding our public meetings online. You can find details on each of the meeting Agendas.
More generally, we hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy the parks, play areas and open spaces again. Work is complete on our biggest project to date with improvements to seven play areas in West Swindon, see our web page for more details Exciting New Play Areas 2020 There is guidance available for using outdoor spaces and play areas, please take care to follow the basic rules to keep yourself and your family safe Guidance Littering continues to be a problem so please help us by checking you have taken any rubbish away with you.
Over the coming months, the team will work continue to work across West Swindon emptying bins, caring for play areas and, removing dumped rubbish and litter. Once we stop cutting the grass we will tackle some cleansing issues such as graffiti, street signs and deep rooted flytipping. We welcome volunteers and you can find out more on our community page West Swindon Community & Volunteering.
Many of you are concerned about trees where you live. Trees remain the responsibility of Swindon Borough Council and issues relating to trees and maintenance should be reported directly to them: Swindon Borough Council.
You can make a non urgent request for service on our online form Request a Service. As said earlier, we are not able to respond to non urgent requests until the employment restrictions relating to the Coronavirus are lifted. If the matter is urgent, and relates to the Parish Council's services, you can contact the Parish team on 01793 466418.
We hope you see a difference where you live.
Nigel Gibbons, Chair, West Swindon Parish Council
For general enquires, requests for information or meeting papers or to report grounds maintenance or street cleaning issues, please contact the Parish Office on 01793 466418 or email Leanne Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report issues relating to play areas, glass, needles or other street problems, please report to Streetsmart on 01793 445501.
In the event of fire or an emergency, please use the emergency services via 999
When it's less urgent than a 999 call, 101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police - and 03067990019 when you want to contact the fire service.
When restrictions are lifted, the Parish Office is based in the West Swindon library in the Link Centre and is open at various times during library open hours. If you would like to meet with a member of the Parish team, this can be arranged at a time that is suitable for you.
Paula Harrison, Parish Manager/Clerk
Telephone: 01793 466418
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