Author: Highworth Town Council

Thank you from a visitor to the Town

‘I had business in Highworth today and managed to find a parking space in the area opposite Grosvenor Consultancy offices on the High Street. I returned to my car around 5pm. Due to a car parked in front of me I had to reverse back onto the High Street to leave. Unfortunately a combination of the ice I was parked on, my rear wheel drive car and the incline , I was unable to gain enough traction to reverse. I was trying to clear the ice around my wheels when a young chap approached and offered to push me off the ice onto the ice free main road. He tried really hard but in vain. A lady returned who was parked next to me .She has some cardboard in her car and offered me that to try to put behind my wheels to help with lack of traction. That didn’t work either. The chap who helped pushing then  suggested I try the pub opposite for some hot water to melt the ice. The landlady was great and on my second trip back to my car with a jug of hot water another gentleman was standing next to my car. He had seen my plight from an upstairs window opposite and brought some dishwasher salt to help melt the ice. The combination of the water and salt freed me up from the ice and I could be on my way. In the space of less than 10 minutes four individuals who were not known to me tried to help. So a BIG thank you to the people of Highworth. This was only the second or third time I have visited Highworth, but it will not be the last!’




Swindon Borough Council has made an Order pursuant to section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, the effect of which will be that Brewery Street from the Car Park, High Street and a section of Lechlade Road from its junction with High Street up to the War Memorial in Highworth shall be closed to all vehicular traffic between  the hours of 09:00 and 12:00 noon on Sunday 12th November 2017.

Messrs Danter Brother Fun Fair

Annual Fun Fair – Market Square, Highworth 2017

Pull on site:                             Monday 16th October 2017

Operate:                                  Tuesday 17 October to Friday 20th October 2017

Vacate Market Square:         by 6:00am on Saturday 21st October 2017


note: The market will take place as usual on Saturday 21st October 2017