Local information from Wanborough Parish Council.

Charitable or non-commercial groups in the Wanborough area can promote their organisation and events through this site. Simply send details to info@wanborough.info

COVID-19 Information



This is the Government information link:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Swindon Borough Information:

Updates on the status of all SBC services are found on this link.

www.swindon.gov.uk/coronavirus

Also:

www.swindon.gov.uk/hereforswindon
Live Well Hub Swindon

This hub has been set up for those who need additional help. Swindon Borough Council have confirmed that they will direct callers back to Parish Council if their need can be met locally by the Community Volunteer Network set up in the village.

However they will also be dealing with food poverty, financial support, council tax payments, emotional and physical wellbeing. If you know of anyone who may need this assistance please do share these details below with them.

The Swindon Borough Council main contact number is - 01793 445500, open 7 days a week. 9-5 Monday-Friday, 11-3 Saturday & Sunday.

Email address – livewell@swindon.gov.uk

Social Distancing in public places

Wanborough's Open Spaces remain open, enjoy them safely and keep your distance

Please remember both Play Areas are Closed

Hooper's Field is Closed, please do not try to force the gates open and remove the lock to gain entry.

Many thanks for your co-operation and stay safe.


Scams
Such a shame this is happening - Please be careful

Almost £1m has been lost in Covid-19 Scams in just one month. Please ensure elderly or vulnerable people you know are made aware of these scams.

There are no 'miracle cures' on the internet or via telesales. You cannot buy immunity.

Beware of Phishing links & automated calls



HM Revenue & Customs @HMRCgovuk

We are aware of scammers claiming to be from HMRC offering financial support as a result of #coronavirus

If you receive an email, text or call claiming to be from us that asks you to click on a link or give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, it's a scam.


A letter from the Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner HERE →

Notification from Swindon Borough Council
As of Thursday 26th March 2020 Swindon Borough Council is suspending its paid for Garden Waste Collection Service.

This is a temporary suspension of Garden Waste Collections as of Thursday, 26 March until Wednesday, 8 April. If you have already placed your bin out for collection today then please bring it back inside your property.
Full Announcement Here →

Bonfires
With no green waste collection this week, residents may be considering a bonfire instead to get rid of their garden waste. If you are please remember that there are a considerable number of vulnerable people who are self-isolating who may be getting their only bit of fresh air through an open window.

We therefore ask you to consider your neighbours and not burn garden waste especially if you are close to other houses. Instead why not make a new compost area in your back garden, the RHS have some great advice on how to do this.

Many thanks everyone and take care.
What to do with waste if you are suffering symptoms of Covid-19:
SBC have issued instructions on the handling of disposal of waste tissues, cleaning wipes etc. Read Here →


Community Network of volunteers
Three residents, Rachel Chevis, Dion Dean and Susan Chapman, via Wanborough Noticeboard, have set up a Community Network of volunteers to help neighbours who might become self-isolated. The Parish Council would like to thank them for this great, public spirited work.

You can download the list of local contacts for your street (updated 27.03.20) HERE →

If you would like to offer support to your neighbours, there is a form you can print off HERE →
Store Openings Updated 02.04.20
We have created a special page for the opening times of the major food stores, in particular with regard to shopping time for Elderly, Vulnerable, NHS and Emergency Services workers.

More Here →