Welcome From Our Parish Chair
Welcome to the website for South Swindon Parish Council.
South Swindon Parish Council was established in 2017. The Parish Council is responsible for fourteen allotment sites, twenty-one play areas, the Old Town Library and Broadgreen Community Centre. Old Town Library and Broadgreen Community Centre were both under threat of closure before the Parish Council took on the management of these facilities and the Parish Council is delighted to not only secure their future but see them thriving again. For bookings at Broadgreen Community Centre visit their website.
The Parish Council also manages Queens Park, Town Gardens and GWR Park (formerly Faringdon Park).
Grounds Maintenance and Streetsmart Services
South Swindon Parish Council is responsible for a range of Grounds Maintenance and Streetsmart services that were previously carried out by Swindon Borough Council. You can find which Grounds Maintenance and Streetsmart services we're responsible for on our dedicated webpage.
The Parish Council currently contracts the delivery of these services to Swindon Borough Council who have trained staff and equipment to carry them out. In 2019/20 the Parish Council was charged nearly £1m for the delivery of these services.
The Parish Council believes it now has the experience and capability to deliver a better service for residents through the self-delivering of Grounds Maintenance and Streetsmart services. From the 1st November the Parish Council will deliver these services with our own equipment, vehicles and dedicated team operating from a depot we have recently leased and are currently furnishing. We look forward to being responsive to local need when delivering these services.
Parish Council Meetings
South Swindon Parish Council has taken the decision to suspend all face to face Parish Meetings until further notice. This is due to the Coronavirus pandemic and follows updated government advice issued in March 2020.
The Council currently hold virtual meetings. Public attendance and participation of these meetings can be requested. If you would like to attend a Parish Meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm on the day of the meeting.
Thank you for visiting our website. We are always pleased to receive your comments and suggestions. You can do this by contacting the Clerk (details below).
Cllr Chris Watts (Chair, South Swindon Parish Council)
South Swindon Parish Council Office
Swindon SN1 2AU
Telephone: 01793 317410; 01793 317245 (Allotments)
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