Author: Highworth Town Council

HIGHWORTH ADVENT WINDOW TRAIL

Local residents, Elaine Graham and Lesley Muir, are organising an Advent Window Trail for the first time in Highworth.

 For the trail, 24 houses or businesses throughout the town, with windows overlooking the road,  volunteer to decorate and illuminate their front window in a seasonal way. The windows would light up consecutively each evening from 1st to 24th of December. Once lit on their specific date the windows then remain lit between the hours of 5-9pm each evening up to and including 24th December so, by Christmas Eve, there are 24 different windows to see and enjoy as you walk the trail – a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

 If you would like to register your interest to decorate and illuminate an Advent Window please email Elaine Graham by 7th November 2020 on elaine_graham@hotmail.co.uk to receive further details and a Registration Form.

Swindon Carers Centre

Are you looking after a friend or family member?

If so the Swindon Carers Centre is here to support you.

Swindon Carers centre (SCC) is an independent charity established to support and provide help to carers in Swindon.

Are you a carer?

If you are looking after an ill, frail, or disabled family member, partner, or friend, then you are a carer. The person you look after may be elderly, have a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency (diagnosed or undiagnosed).

People often do not view themselves as carers, and as a result can miss out on the various rights, benefits and support which may help them in their role.

SCC can support carers in a number of ways.

  • Provide information
  • Signpost to other relevant organisations
  • Give one-to-one support, including assistance in accessing services
  • Welfare and benefits advice
  • Access to breaks and complementary therapies
  • Training sessions and self-help groups
  • Emergency card scheme

 

For more information or to discuss your caring role and initiate the registration process, here is how you can reach them.

Telephone: 01793 531133

Email: carers@swindoncarers.org.uk.

If you prefer you can submit a referral form online by visiting the website www.swindoncarers.org.uk

 

Our Vision:

Creating a community where carers are recognised, valued, and supported.

 

Our Mission:

To improve the wellbeing of people with caring responsibilities in and around Swindon.

 

Community Litter Pick

Community Litter Pick Events have been scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Sunday 11 October 2020 @ 2:00pm

Sunday 8 November 2020 @ 2:00pm

Meeting locations:

Outside Highworth Town Council Offices, 3 Gilberts Lane, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7FB

Outside Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7PQ

CANCELLED Annual Fireworks Display 6 November 2020

HIGHWORTH TOWN COUNCIL – ANNUAL FIREWORKS

FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 Crisis, Highworth Town Council will be not be holding this year’s Guy Fawkes celebration Event in November.

 It is hoped that the situation in November next year (2021) will allow the Council to re-commence holding this Event.

Cllr. Mrs Lynn Vardy on behalf of Highworth Town Council