Notices

Outline Planning Application for up to 250 Dwellings, Land at Shrivenham Road

🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘PLANNING INFORMATION🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘
S/OUT/20/0422/SASM Outline Planning Application for up to 250 Dwellings, Land at Shrivenham Road.
This application has been referred to Planning Committee as requested by the Town Council. The application will be heard by Swindon Borough Council Planning Committee on 8 December 2020.
A representative from the Town Council will be attending the meeting to ensure the views of Highworth Town Council are heard.
For further information please see the link here:

SURVEY – PENTYLANDS COUNTRY PARK

👀🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳SURVEY 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳👀
 
HAVE YOUR SAY – PENTYLANDS COUNTRY PARK
 
It is hoped that Friends of Pentylands Country Park in conjunction with Great Western Community Forest can plant 10,000 trees in Pentylands Country Park. For more information please complete the survey. The survey will close on 12pm Sunday 13 December 2020
 
This years 2020/2021 plantings will take place in Grove Furlong South and in Little Forty.
 
To view a PDF click here

Wildflower Site Survey – CLOSED

Highworth Town Council is looking to extend the Wildflower Pilot Project as a Community, Town Council, Partnership initiative, to enhance and add splashes of colour as you move around the Town, whilst creating a natural habitat for wildlife such as bees and insects.

Please take a moment to look at the proposed sites before completing the short survey. Click here to see a PDF of the site locations.

If you have any further comments these can be submitted by emailing: admin@highworthtowncouncil.gov.uk

The Survey will be live from Friday 6 November 2020 and will close Saturday 21 November 2020 at 12:00pm.

 

To complete the survey please click the link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/QKOYR1/

 

Swindon Borough Council Media Release – Lockdown 2

New lockdown rules will be introduced in England from just after midnight tonight (Wed). Pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will close for four weeks.

These new measures are intended to reduce the growth rate of COVID-19, protect the NHS and ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work.

It’s up to all of us to play our part to avoid overwhelming the NHS. That means living by the restrictions in place and continuing to follow the rules.

From Thursday, 5 November 2020 until Wednesday, 2 December 2020, you must:

  1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes
  2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
  3. Close certain businesses and venues

The Government’s overarching health messages remain the same: ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

  • Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Space – stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

Read more about the new restrictions in more detail.

As we approach the lockdown, here are some of the key things to remember:

  • In general, you must not meet people socially. However, you can exercise or meet in a public, outdoor setting with people you live with, your support bubble or with one other person. You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble
  • If you need medical attention for other ailments, you are encouraged to go to hospital if you need to or contact your GP
  • If you can work effectively from home, you must. Where you cannot, you should continue to travel to your workplace while following the COVID-secure guidelines
  • You can still move home, though people outside your household or support bubble should not help unless absolutely necessary

SBC MEDIA RELEASE – White Hart slip road

White Hart slip road to be temporarily closed for next stage of £30m improvements

The next stage of improvement work at White Hart junction will see the A419 southbound exit slip road closed for seven weeks.

From Monday 12 October, motorists travelling southbound on the A419 will need to continue to the Commonhead roundabout before returning to White Hart roundabout as part of the diversion route which will be in place. The roundabout itself will remain open during this time.

This piece of work will see a retaining wall constructed to enable the slip road widening to four lanes while new drainage, kerbs, signage and lighting will also be added.

White Hart roundabout is one of several key junctions being upgraded to help mitigate the impact of the New Eastern Villages (NEV) development being built to the east of the A419.

Once completed, improvements to the junction will include an increase in the number of lanes on the roundabout, the addition of traffic signals, widening of the A419 southbound slip road and construction of a new northbound slip road onto the A419.

External funding has been awarded from the Department of Transport and Local Growth Fund for this scheme, while £1m will be obtained from developers’ contributions.

Councillor Gary Sumner, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport and Planning, said: “Improving the capacity of White Hart junction is a key element of the New Eastern Villages development as we want to make sure the nearby roads and junctions are ready to facilitate an increase in traffic.

“The temporary closure of the slip road will allow our contractor to get to work on widening and improving the off-slip, moving this improvement project one step closer to completion.”White Hart slip road to be temporarily closed for next stage of £30m improvements
The next stage of improvement work at White Hart junction will see the A419 southbound exit slip road closed for seven weeks.
From Monday 12 October, motorists travelling southbound on the A419 will need to continue to the Commonhead roundabout before returning to White Hart roundabout as part of the diversion route which will be in place. The roundabout itself will remain open during this time.
This piece of work will see a retaining wall constructed to enable the slip road widening to four lanes while new drainage, kerbs, signage and lighting will also be added.
White Hart roundabout is one of several key junctions being upgraded to help mitigate the impact of the New Eastern Villages (NEV) development being built to the east of the A419.
Once completed, improvements to the junction will include an increase in the number of lanes on the roundabout, the addition of traffic signals, widening of the A419 southbound slip road and construction of a new northbound slip road onto the A419.
External funding has been awarded from the Department of Transport and Local Growth Fund for this scheme, while £1m will be obtained from developers’ contributions.
Councillor Gary Sumner, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport and Planning, said: “Improving the capacity of White Hart junction is a key element of the New Eastern Villages development as we want to make sure the nearby roads and junctions are ready to facilitate an increase in traffic.
“The temporary closure of the slip road will allow our contractor to get to work on widening and improving the off-slip, moving this improvement project one step closer to completion.”