UPDATE – Play Parks are now OPEN

From 23 July 2020 all play parks in Highworth are open, safety checks and maintenance has been carried out along with cleaning of all equipment.  Please adhere to the guidelines within the signs and stay safe.



UPDATE 17 July 2020


Highworth Town Council has reviewed the Government Guidelines and the Team are working towards the re-opening of all Play Parks.



All play areas in Highworth remain closed until we are able to comply with Government Guidance.

Safety checks will not be carried out until we are satisfied that we can comply with the instructions from Government in order to re-open them.

Date of notice 3 July 2020


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


To download a PDF of the notice please click here

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:      sbcdc@swindon.gov.uk

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.

Completion of the Podium


Completed Podium



Work has begun on the Podium:


Councillors awarded the contract for the Podium Refurbishment work to C J Cook and Partners at a Council meeting on Thursday 2 August 2018. The company has been asked to commence work from Monday 24 September 2018 this will allow the annual Fair to visit in the first week in September. The work is expected to be finished by the end of October and well before Remembrance Sunday to allow for the Remembrance Sunday Service to take place on the Podium. During the work, the back row of car parking spaces will be closed as half the Market Square will be fenced off by the Contractors carrying out the work.

Whilst work is undertaken, the Market will temporarily relocate to the old library car park (near the Public Loos).