The Coronavirus pandemic impacts on West Swindon. The Parish Council is making every effort to keep our services running however we have had to reduce our regular services due to staff shielding from the virus. This means that grass cutting has been slower and we are unable to deal with non essential requests.
In line with the current Government Guidelines, we are asking our office staff to work from home, and, we have moved to holding our public meetings online. You can find details on each of the meeting Agendas.
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.
More generally, as the weather warms up we hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy the parks, play areas and open spaces again. 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.
We continue to do what we can to promote a clean, green and well cared for environment. This Winter we enhanced your local Parish service with a new small hit squad who tackled some deep rooted and long standing issues one neighbourhood at a time. They tackled forgotten shrub beds, graffiti, hidden fly tipping, street signs and a general clean up.
Work is nearly complete on our biggest project to date. We have commissioned improvements to seven play areas in West Swindon, see our web page for more details Exciting New Play Areas 2020
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 work across West Swindon and the cleansing team will continue to empty bins, and, tackle flytipping and litter.. We welcome volunteers and you can find out more on our community page West Swindon Community & Volunteering.
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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