West Swindon Parish Council

Dear Residents

Spring has sprung and what a beautiful season it is, full of hope and longer days.

West Swindon is blessed with a green environment so the onset of spring is celebrated throughout the Parish with vistas of trees and parkland and carpets of bluebells- take a visit to Hagbourne Copse at Blagrove and immerse yourself in the amazing glades of bluebells. Or Peatmoor Copse to wander through the forest pathways.

Some 4000 new trees have now been planted in the Parish as part of a nationwide initiative by Defra and the Western Community Forest, the Trees for Climate initiative. See Lee, from the grounds team, plant the first saplings here.

We are tackling fly tipping in liaison with the Swindon Borough Council as well as graffiti . Anti social behaviour is, alas a continuing issue. We enjoy a strong relationship with colleagues in the policing service in the community and liaise closely with them on an ongoing basis, as well as through the Community Safety Group West forum, so if you have experienced issues of concern please do continue to let us know.

We are continuing to make grant awards to local groups engaged in supporting the welfare of the community in a wide spectrum of activities.

You may see our dedicated team out and about looking after our Parish and indeed our legion of voluntary groups . We are always pleased to hear from you with your ideas so don’t hesitate to make contact.

After some years in the planning we hope to shortly see the start of our new Pump Track at Rivermead alongside the existing skate park. More news of this exciting project will follow in tbd near future.

You can make a non urgent request for service on our online form Request a Service.

We hope you see a difference where you live.

N. Gibbons

NG Signature

Chairman of the West Swindon Parish Council


Need help this Spring?

Many people and families are facing real physical, practical, financial and mental health challenges this year. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it Advice for Getting Help

There is access to food for those in crisis, for example, Swindon Food Collective have food distribution points across Swindon: Food Distribution Points


Parish Finances

We have more information available about the money that you pay to the Parish Council in your Parish precept on our Finance pages Finance. There is also information about our annual financial audit Notice of the Audit and Right to Inspect the Annual Return


Volunteer

We have many volunteers who collectively make a huge difference to the general appearance of West Swindon. We are always open to more people getting involved, you can find out more on our community page West Swindon Community & Volunteering. Check out our volunteer of the month too.


The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides a range of protections for wild birds, wild animals and the countryside environment. It states that it is an offence to take, damage or destroy the nest of a wild bird whether it is in use or being built, or to take or destroy an egg of any wild bird. Whilst dates vary across species, the main period of concern is the common nesting season from 1st February to 31 August.

The Parish Council grounds team understand the importance of the legislation and the vast majority of local work is completed outside of these dates.

The Act does not prohibit work on hedgerows, shrubs and trees from being undertaken outside of the nesting season, however, the team must be vigilant and check that there is no evidence of nesting or nests prior to any work being initiated.

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Next Meetings

  • Planning, Leisure & Environment Committee
    Monday 06 June 2022, 6:00PM
  • Finance and Staffing Committee
    Wednesday 08 June 2022, 6:00PM
  • Full Council
    Monday 27 June 2022, 6:00PM
  • Planning, Leisure & Environment Committee
    Monday 11 July 2022, 6:00PM
  • Finance and Staffing Committee
    Wednesday 13 July 2022, 6:00PM

Contact Us

Parish Office
Unit 25 Westmead Industrial Estate,
Bridge Mead Close,
Swindon,
SN5 7YT

Telephone: 01793 299399
Email: enquiries@westswindon-pc.gov.uk



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