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Referendum on theadoption of the HIGHWORTH Neighbourhood Plan


  1. A referendum will be held on Thursday25TH May 2017 to decide on the Question below:


    ‘Do you want Swindon Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Highworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’



  2. Applications to be included on the register of electors for this election must be received no later than Tuesday9th May 2017.



  3. New applications for, or amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH by 5 pm onWednesday 10th May 2017.



  4. New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH  by 5 pm on Wednesday, 17thMay 2017.



  5. Applications to vote by proxy at this referendum applied for ongrounds of physical incapacity, or because of works reasons, that occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 17thMay 2017, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH by 5 pm on Thursday 25th May 2017.




Dated: Wednesday 19th April 2017

Stephen Taylor,

Counting Officer,



Printedand Published by The Counting Officer, Civic Offices, Euclid Street Swindon SN12JH

Associated Documents:

Examiners Report  

Information Sheet

Decision Statement

Neighbourhood Plan Draft 2017

or alternatively, click the link below:


POET laureate John Betjeman described Highworth as “extraordinary because it has more beautiful buildings than ugly ones”.

He also wrote: “I have never seen Highworth given due praise in guidebooks for what it is, one of the most charming and unassuming country towns in the west of England.”

The picturesque town lies six miles north of Swindon and was once the most important town in north Wiltshire.  It has a wealth of history (including stories of tunnels and ghosts) and the Historical Society are busy investigating and recording for the Town.

Perhaps one of the greatest assets of the town is our people - you are sure to receive a warm welcome.

Saturday Market

Every Saturday from 8.00 am.  Buy fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, a marvellous range of Cheeses, ham, eggs.  Also available are Greetings Cards, and a wide range of other things that you just cannot live without!!  Then why not have a coffee and an amble around the other lovely shops in the Town?

There is usually something happening on the Podium (pictured above, a link to the list of events is shown on our information page) - and the Town Cryer is sure to keep you informed.

The Tourist Information Office is within the Lighthouse Bookshop in the High Steet very close to the Market Square.

Highworth is part of the North East Locality of SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL - for Locality Grants, Streetsmart, Highway Projects and Policing - a shortcut to the SBC grants information is provided in the Link page of our website under the Information drop down menu at the top of this page. 

Swindon Borough Council is currently undertaking a Community Governance Review - please click here for more details and information on how it is progressing. http://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20021/councillors_democracy_and_elections/687/community_governance_review_201516/4

Blunsdon And Highworth Ward Councillors are Councillors Alan Bishop, (Mrs) Maureen Penny and Steve Weisinger.  Please click on the Councillors name for more information.

A Borough Councillor Surgery is held in the Town Council Offices on the first Saturday in the Month from 10.00am until 11.00am.

          Historical Highworth, kindly written for us by Councillor (Mrs) Jo Clark.

External links are selected and reviewed periodically, however, Highworth Town Council (HTC) is not responsible for the content of external websites. Some of the external links may be to websites which can also offer commercial services, such as online purchases - The inclusion of a link to an external website from Highworth Town Council is not necessarily an endorsement of that website or the sites owners (or their products/services)


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