Highworth Saturday Market

Highworth Saturday Market is to re-open on Saturday 30 May 2020 8:00am-1:00pm

The usual Market Traders are expected with the exception of the Fruit and Vegetable Stall.

The following Rules and Regulations must be observed:

A one-way system is to be followed with separate entrance and exit points. There is to be no deviation from this one-way system.

The Market Manager is to monitor the number of customers on the Market at any one time.

There is to be a limit of one or two customers at a stall at any time, depending on the size of the stall.

Social distancing of 2 metres is to be adhered to at all times.

Traders, wherever possible, are to accept payment by card and contactless payments. Customers are to be asked to use contactless payment as a preference to cash.

If people attending the Market are seen to be disobeying these Rules and Social Distancing Regulations they, will be reminded of the Rules and if they persist will be asked to leave the Market.


Outline Planning application for 250 dwellings on Land at Shrivenham Road, Highworth


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Highworth Residents

Ref. S/OUT/20/0422

Outline Planning application for 250 dwellings on Land at Shrivenham Road, Highworth

Due to COVID-19 our normal form of communication is unavailable therefore this is an informative notice advising you to go to the Swindon Borough Council (SBC) Planning Portal where all the documentation for this application can be viewed if you wish to know more.


If you would like to comment it is vital that you E- Mail or write to Swindon Borough Council (SBC) Planning Department quoting the reference number above. SBC is a Planning Authority whilst Highworth Town Council (HTC) is not. Only comments forwarded to SBC Planning Department will be included in their determination process. Please be aware that there is a deadline for comments of 2 June 2020.


Contact details below.

E Mail to:

Postal Address:     

Planning and Transport

Swindon Borough Council

Wat Tyler House

Beckhampton  Street



This Planning application is to be considered by  HTC in due course and notices to this effect will be displayed informing Residents with the details.

COVID -19 Useful information

For the most up to date information please visit the Public Health England website  STAY AT HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES


‘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.

To access up to date information on services in and around Swindon please click on the link:


  Useful Web Pages

  Supermarket opening times

  Guidance – Eligibility for support from Government for village and similar rural community buildings

  Guidance – Walking someone else’s dog





  • Single point of contact – one email and one number

The Swindon Borough Council main contact number is – 01793 445500

Email address –

  • Offering appropriate support based on level of need

Needs identified at point of contact

Keeps vital services free for those who really need them through an emergency assistance fund

Focus on self-help, community help and strengths based assistance

Delivered by trained practitioners who know community systems well and triages to those requiring specialist services

  • Provides appropriate support for type of need

The Live well Hub is staffed 7 days a week responding to demands and linking with voluntary sector

Provides expertise in a central location and connected to those in the community

Includes response for food poverty, social isolation and emotional and physical wellbeing

Reduces confusion and multiple calls.


Swindon Libraries


Swindon Libraries

As we are all faced with reducing social interaction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library buildings are closed until further notice. We are working hard to ensure you are still able to access library services from home.

  • All library loans will be automatically renewed until libraries are reopened.
  • All library memberships due to expire before the end of June will be automatically renewed for six months.
  • Library members can still download an eBook, eMagazine or Audiobook for FREE on to your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Find out more about the support available to library members

Helping those who need it most in your community

Helping those who need it most in your community

Vulnerable people forced to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic will be offered a helping hand, thanks to a new voluntary initiative in Swindon.

Swindon Borough Council has teamed up with Voluntary Action Swindon and the Volunteer Centre Swindon to help pair volunteers with those who have no one to help them during the current public health emergency.

Members of the community who want to help those who are self-isolating, who do not have their own support networks, can now log their offers of support with Voluntary Action Swindon, who will work with the Council to pair them up with those most in need.  This could involve speaking to someone over the phone to offer some companionship or collecting shopping for those who are staying at home.

Pam Webb, CEO of Voluntary Action Swindon, said:If you are someone who is self- isolating or in need of non-medical assistance as a result of coronavirus, we would recommend in the first instance that you reach out to family members, neighbours and friends that you know personally. But we are very aware that there will be people in our local community for whom this is not possible.

“These are the people we hope to help through our ‘Compassionate Swindon’ initiative.  We also want to try and help the many charities and care services continue to thrive who are also experiencing staff and volunteer shortages due to current containment protocols.

“As usual in difficult times the community spirit shines through and all three of the organisations in this partnership have been contacted by people wanting to volunteer.  We want to make sure that this fantastic community spirit is harnessed in the best way to keep both volunteers and those being helped safe.”

People who wish to support others should visit to complete a simple online form indicating how they are willing to help. The team at the Council’s Live Well hub will be helping to match all volunteers with those in need.

Councillor David Renard, Leader of Swindon Borough Council, said:The Live Well Hub in Swindon works all year round handling referrals and giving people access to opportunities and services which can help improve their health and wellbeing.

“We are therefore very well placed to step up our current service in these difficult times to help people in our local community who are feeling more vulnerable. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Voluntary Action Swindon and the Volunteer Centre Swindon to harness the goodwill of the people of Swindon to provide help where it is needed.

“Anyone in the Swindon community needing some non-medical help can call the Council’s team on 01793 465513 or email so they can be put in touch with residents willing to help.”

Sarah Troughton, HM Lord- Lieutenant of Wiltshire, said: “I am very pleased to back this initiative from Swindon Borough Council and Voluntary Action Swindon. It is a sensible and practical way of helping each other at this tricky time in different ways. We are only at the start of the three or four-month period of isolation and patience and goodwill is going to be required as much as anything. The Swindon community will be trailblazers.”

Sue Dunmore, CEO of the Volunteer Centre Swindon states: “The Volunteer Centre Swindon works hard to match people interested in volunteering with suitable opportunities and to ensure volunteering best practice is applied. We are delighted to be part of this partnership.”