Community and volunteering
Highworth Link is a monthly community magazine produced since 1972 by the churches of Highworth. It is financed entirely from advertising and is delivered to every home and business in Highworth and surrounding villages, and has a circulation of about 7,000 copies. Link generates sufficient income to employ a part-time administrator and to finance full-colour printing, but all other tasks, including editing, production and distribution, are done entirely by volunteers. There are about 20 frequent contributors and more than 100 people involved in the distribution.
COMMUNITY LITTER PICK
A Community litter pick is held every month meeting at two locations, all equipment will be provided.
2:00pm outside the Council Offices, Gilberts Lane
2:00pm outside the Community Centre, Northview
For more details please contact Councillor Nick Gardiner
The Highworth and District Lions Club have provided a community mini bus for Highworth for a number of years. They run a charity shop which produces a healthy profit which is used towards the purchase and maintenance of the bus. Both the shop and the mini bus are run by volunteers.
Northview community Centre
In 2010 the Northview primary school closed. Swindon Borough Council asked residents whether they could make use of the premises. Highworth Community Partnership Group (HCPG) offered to undertake a viability study as to whether the building could be used as a community centre. After some research, Highworth Community Association, a charity, was set up to run the centre. In June 2011 the Community Centre was officially opened by Justin Tomlinson MP and has gone from strength to strength ever since. It has a regular weekly footfall of over 250 people.