Highworth Town Council

 COVID-19

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‘Compassionate Swindon’ has been set up to support Voluntary organisations helping those who are either self-isolating or safe distancing,   There are links for individuals and volunteer groups to either offer or ask for help and a lot of useful information.  http://vas-swindon.org/

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Coronavirus – Highworth Town Council  Statement.

In line with Government advice, in order to avoid non-essential contact with others, you are encouraged to email or telephone Highworth Town Council. The Council Offices is closed to the Public.

Email: Admin@highworthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Telephone: 01793 762377

The Office Staff will continue to undertake their duties and will be working from home.

Play Areas are now open, signage has been placed to inform users of guidelines.

The Council will endeavour to keep the Public Toilets open as they are a vital facility for delivery drivers and other essential workers, hand washing is essential and you MUST do this after visiting the facility.

The Market will re-open from Saturday 30 May 2020 with strict social distancing guidelines. There can be seen within the Market notice on this website.

We continue to follow Government advice and direct you to the Public Health England website as this will be the most up to date source for all organisations.

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Due to COVID-19 ALL ROOM BOOKINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED until further notice HIGHWORTH TOWN  MAYOR’S GALA CHARITY DINNER is also CANCELLED.

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‘Compassionate Swindon’ has been set up to support Voluntary organisations helping those who are either self-isolating or safe distancing,   There are links for individuals and volunteer groups to either offer or ask for help and a lot of useful information.  http://vas-swindon.org/

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To see a short video of our beautiful market town please click on the link below:

Visit Highworth – 1080p FINAL.mp4

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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.

 

 

 

 


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 Street very close to the Market Square.


Office Opening Times:

Monday           9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00

Tuesday          9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00

Wednesday     9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00

Thursday         9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00

Friday              9:00-13:00

Saturday         CLOSED

Sunday           CLOSED