Swindon South Neighbourhood Policing Team Quarterly Newsletter


Please find below the most recent Quarterly Newsletter prepared by your local Policing Team.




If you would like to discuss any of the topics raised or any issues whatsoever, please feel free to contact me or my colleagues on either the

101 Police non-emergency telephone – Mobile 07528 972053

or via this email address specified – rory.draper@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk


Kind Regards

Rory Draper

Community Beat Manager


Swindon South NPT

Swindon Police Station


South Marston



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Waste & Recycling Update Jan 2012

Crews have now returned to the yard after attempting collections today. There are areas that we could not access due to the weather, but please see below for information to give to residents when they call.

Recycling, please advise residents to take their items back in and to put back out on their next scheduled collection day for a double collection



A proportion of South Marston and Highworth, . Buttermere and McKenzie drive ( Liden), Inglesham, Bishopstone,  half of Lower Wanborough and all of Upper Wanborough still require a refuse collection. If a resident tells you about an area not mentioned above please take details down so we can ensure a collection takes place for them also.

Please advise residents to take their bins back in as due to the weather  it is highly unlikely we will be able to catch up over the weekend.

Please tell them that we will produce a recollection schedule for bins and put it on SBC website on Monday to advise residents their recollection day.

Thanks for your support over this time


Christabel Banks-Coffey
Waste Collections Manager
Swindon Commercial Services Ltd
Waterside Park

Swindon Borough Council – Jan Snow Update

Please see the information for an update on gritting and how to get up to date information on the local conditions.

Swindon Borough Council is well prepared for the snowfall and its operational staff are working round the clock to grit around 270 miles of main roads in the borough using its fleet of seven gritter vehicles.  Around 50% of all roads within the borough will be gritted and more than 4000 tonnes of salt and grit are in stock; this is more than adequate with each gritting run using around 35 tonnes. For more information about road gritting treatment and gritting routes, please see the Road Gritting and Salt Boxes page.

Where roads cannot be treated, salt boxes are positioned in specific areas for use as needed. These are positioned close to areas which may be a little more vulnerable because of slopes or hills. Members of the public are asked not to use this to grit personal driveways and paths but save it for public paths and roads as replenishment of stocks may not be possible immediately during periods of severe travel disruption.

During severe weather conditions it is always advisable to avoid travelling if at all possible. However, if you have to drive, make sure you prepare for your journey and minimise the risk to yourself and others. Please see the Tips for Winter Driving page for hints and tips on how to prepare on  www.swindon.gov.uk . Please note that the snow ploughs will be out later today.

As the weather situation unfolds it is always best to keep abreast of the changing conditions as public services may be severely affected. Please see the Adverse Weather page on www.swindon.gov.uk for links to:

Sources of weather forecast updates.

Information about local radio stations.

Information to help you find out if schools are open (including website and contact details).

Information about closures of public buildings.

Information about salt boxes and how to request salt replenishment when stocks are used up.

Links to information on how to keep warm and stay safe.

If you are use Twitter please follow #swindonsnow for the latest information on the adverse weather and road closures.

Thank you,

Tracy Scott (tscott@swindon.gov.uk)

Locality Facilitator, South

Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council Local Plan 2026

The Swindon Borough Local Plan 2026 ‘Pre-Submission Document’ is available for public consultation from 20th December 2012 for a 9 week period until Thursday 21st February 2013.

The webpage www.swindon.gov.uk/localplan is already live and members of the public can view the Local Plan and download a comments form. The Local Plan is also available to view at all libraries in the Borough and at the One-Stop Shop Reception Desk during normal office hours.

A summary leaflet describing an early pre-submission version of Swindon Borough Council’s Local Plan 2026 is linked here. This is an important plan that will frame the development of the whole Swindon Borough, including our own villages, for many years to come. Please read this and get involved – either at the public question time of our own Parish Council meetings or at the future public consultation meetings that we anticipate will be scheduled in the next months.