Welcome to the West Swindon Parish Council Website.
Over the next few months as temperatures drop, you may be aware of an older person who is vulnerable at this time of year. Swindon Borough Council has an initiative called Swindon Circles linking volunteers with older people. You can find out more by contacting the Livewell Hub Swindon BC Livewell Hub.
If you have seen a rough sleeper who might need help, please call 01793 445503 or visit www.streetlink.org.uk or direct them to Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton St (across from the Wyvern Theatre).
We are excited to report that play area upgrades at Camden Close (Grange Park) and Cartwright Drive (Shaw) and Clayhill Copse (Peatmoor) have been completed. Middleleaze play area is now underway and should be completed in 4 to 6 weeks time. Designs for each site are available on the website New Play Area Upgrades.
The Parish Council has set the Precept for 2019/20 which is the amount you pay to the Parish Council through the Council Tax bill. We have worked hard to keep the increase as low as possible and have put together a challenging budget for next year. Details are on our Finance page. Finance We aim to continue to deliver key services and improvements to the West Parish.
The annual cutting of shrubs and hedges is underway. You can view the programme cycle here Shrub and Hedge Annual Cut Timetable . Work follows the same cycle as the previous year and is now nearing completion with work remaining in Toothill and Freshbrook. If you think an area or patch has been missed this year, please contact the Parish Office with details.
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. Over the coming months, the grounds team will try and tackle the height of very tall hedges and shrubs so that they can be maintained more easily in the future.
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. 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.
Chair, West Swindon Parish Council
Paula Harrison, Parish Manager
Telephone: 01793 466418 or 07553941714
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