Saturday, December 15, 2018

Swindon News

Westfield Way closed due serious incident


Westfield Way in North Swindon is currently closed after reports of a serious incident, rumoured to involve someone falling from the bridge into the road.

Police and ambulance are in attendance and we will update the story with more information as it is received.

Motorists are...

Swindon refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas holiday period

Households in Swindon are being reminded of some important changes to waste and recycling collections over the festive period.

Swindon Borough Council’s waste and recycling crews will be out collecting as normal, providing the weather conditions ensure it is safe to do so. Only two...

Early Christmas present for Outlet visitors in shape of free Park and Ride

People looking to do their final bits of Christmas shopping at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Centre Swindon will be able to take advantage of a free park and ride service from this weekend.

And anyone using the service, or local bus services, will also receive...

Lonely residents get an early Christmas present thanks to special party

Isolated residents came together for some early Christmas cheer at a special party organised by Swindon Borough Council’s Health and Wellbeing team.

Many of the 30 or so residents who attended Eastcott Community Centre in Savernake Street yesterday afternoon (11 Dec) face spending Christmas alone...

Walkers launches first UK crisp packet recycling scheme – this is how it works

Walkers crisps have this week launched a nationwide crisp packet recycling scheme.

The UK-wide recycling initiative for crisp packets is free to use and allows people to dispose of the bags in an environmentally friendly way whilst also helping local and national charities able to...

Over £3000 raised by Police Cadets who sleep out in the rain

Wiltshire Police Voluntary Cadets took part in their annual sleep out challenge to raise awareness and money for those who will be spending this winter without a place to call home.

Forty-five cadets aged 13-17 from the Swindon, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury units took part in...

Paramedics attacked whilst tending to patient


Paramedics treating a sick patient in Swindon Town Centre have been attacked by children throwing rocks from the top of the Whalebridge car park this afternoon.

When police arrived the children had left the scene.