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The Lower Rec has been vacated however the clean up process cannot begin until the area has been assessed by Swindon Borough Council, this assessment will not take place over the weekend. There has been overwhelming community support to assist with the clean up. The public are requested to avoid the area until the appropriate measures have been put in place. To register your interest in assisting with the clean up please email or send a direct message to the Facebook page. Thank you for your continued support.
IS YOUR ALLOTMENT AT THE OLD GOLF COURSE? You are requested not to attend the allotment site until Swindon Borough Council Environmental Team have assessed the area. You are advised not to use the water troughs or to consume any produce until we have received further guidance. Once the assessment has been undertaken we will contact all affected allotment holders. Thank you for your continued support.
Special Thank You
Thank you to Isla for her hard work in litter picking around Highworth 👏👏👏

It is great to see young residents taking care of our beautiful Town
Virtual Council Meetings
From June 1st Council Meetings will revert to face to face meetings at Northview Community Centre.
Dont Be Alarmed!
Engineers have recently inspected our landmark Dovecote at Sevenfields and declared that it is in imminent danger of collapse, due to safety issues it has now been removed. Councillor Keith Smith has been contacted by local residents who are keen to have it replaced. He will be asking for the opinion of fellow councillors in the next few weeks.

In the meantime he is hoping to put together a team of volunteers. If you have practical skills, fundraising skills or just boundless enthusiasm and you have not yet contacted me then drop me an email at
A Tree For Everyone In Highworth Project
A big thank you to everyone who came down to Pentylands Park to plant trees over the last few weekends! 5,000 trees have now been planted by YOU! For those who weren't able to attend, here's a short video to show the good work done.
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Do you have an allotment at the Old Golf Course site? If so DO NOT use the water troughs as they have been contaminated with human excrement. Highworth Town Council is working closely with Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Police and Highworth Town Junior Football Club regarding the group of travellers at the Lower Rec site.
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Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for lunch between 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Sustainable Highworth Working Group (SHWG) has been set up to monitor, advise, engage, and promote environmental matters across the Highworth Community through the sharing of ideas and expertise with the aim of implementing changes which will increase the biodiversity in and around the Town, reduce Highworth’s overall impact on the environment and improve the well-being of residents .The Group will review the suggestions submitted by Highworth Community at the Public Consultation and identify feasible actions at Individual, Community and Council level. Click the link for more information.

‘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.

Highworth Town Council supports the Visitor Information Centre in the form of a grant for 2020/2021.  

The Information Centre can be found on Highworth High Street opposite the Market Place. This quintessential hilltop market town has a unique heritage (including over 80 listed buildings) and a link to an important WWII resistance story. The centre enhances the visitor experience to the town and showcases local art and crafts. It develops public engagement with the heritage story through exhibits, displays and local information.

Opening Times:

Monday-Friday: 10am – 3pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Next Meeting

Highworth Town Council is to hold all future Council Meetings using the virtual platform Zoom until further notice. The meeting reference and passwords have become part of the Agenda and are publicised in the normal way.

Members of the public are able to attend the virtual meetings but will not be permitted to speak. Questions for Councillors should be submitted to prior to the Meeting date.

General Purpose & Finance Meeting Followed By Full Council – Tuesday 15th June 2021

Visit Wiltshire

Highworth Town Council is a member of Visit Wiltshire, Wiltshire has been a special place for centuries. Today, it is the perfect place to find space and time.

In line with the latest government advice, many more businesses across Wiltshire have now reopened. Our comfortable and welcoming accommodation, delicious food and drink, and wonderful things to do have been working hard to put everything in place for you to have a safe and fun visit.


Your council your say

The Council consists of 15 elected Councillors. The Public are encouraged to attend Public Council Meetings held in the Council Chambers, please note public participation is not permitted.

If you have a question you would like answered please email and the Town Clerk will raise it at the next Council Meeting. Questions must be submitted 2 days prior to the Meeting date, alternatively contact a Councillor who will be happy to assist you with your enquiries.