South Swindon Parish Council

(Central Swindon South Parish Council)

Have you signed up to Community Messaging?

Wiltshire Police use an email alert system called Community Messaging, also known as Neighbourhood Alert, across Wiltshire and Swindon to provide real time information to subscribing residents and businesses.

This is a free service and once subscribed you can choose what sort of alert to receive and how to receive them. This way the alerts will be tailored specifically to your interests and delivered by email, text or phone.

Community Messaging allows Wiltshire Police, and carefully selected partners, to help keep communities better informed about police and crime updates affecting their local area. The messages can even be sent to individual postcodes.

Although Wiltshire Police is the main source of information the system is also used by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, Wiltshire and Swindon Neighbourhood Watch, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Gas Emergency Service and Action Fraud (the national centre for fraud and cybercrime).  All these partners provide relevant information to help keep you safe and secure.

You can respond directly to messages and rate the value/relevance of alerts on a scale of 1-5. Your feedback can be most useful to provide first hand intelligence relating to alerts but also to allow us to assess the effectiveness of the system so we keep messages and alerts relevant.

The relevance of alerts is controlled by users through the selection of specific schemes on the system; Neighbourhood watch is one popular choice but there are also groups for Community Speed Watch, Youth Clubs and Groups, Church Watch, Horse Watch, Farm Watch and many others. All can be selected or deselected as required and all have the ability for you to feed intelligence to crime prevention partners.

It should be emphasised that Community Messaging is not a way of reporting crimes - always call 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency situation.

Community Messaging doesn’t replace the social media activity that the force uses to reach out to communities but works alongside it to make sure that messages are received in a timely way. With changes to the algorithms that the leading social media platforms use to distribute information you are possibly seeing far fewer of the posts issued than you did five years ago. By signing up to Community Messaging you will be sure to receive the information directly.

Community Events

Dementia Friendly Event for Carers at the Wyvern Theatre - Wednesday 22 May 2019 10.30am - 1.30pm

Broadgreen Community Services Day Thursday 6th December 2018

Please find below a list of not-for-profit community groups and events happening within the South Swindon parish area.

 If you would like your group or event advertised here, please contact the parish clerk ( or 01793 312006) for more information.

Tennis Club New Members

Broadgreen Community Cleanup

Blood Pressure Roadshow

Swindon Allotments and Leisure Gardens Association Horticultural Show 2018

Swindon Cycle Festival 2018

Schoolreaders- Wiltshire

Town Gardens Bowling Club

Litter Picking Broadgreen Area 28th August 2018

Shrivenham Road Allotments Open Date - 22nd July 2018

Big Swindon Knit at Lydiard Park 27th June 2018

Festival of Sport 30th June 2018

The Story of Edith New 24th June 2018

Spring planting in Old Town 13th May 2018

Broadgreen Street Food Festival 16th June 2018

Dementia Friendly Activities in Swindon flyer

Story & Rhyme Time - Old Town Library

Swindon Growers Drinks - dates for 2018

Wassail 2018 - 27 January 2018

IES Seed Swap Saturday February 17th 2018

Savernake St news Jan Feb 2018

Homeless Project December 2018

Swindon_Walcot_and_Parks_Community_Group 24 Nov 17

SALGA - Swindon Potato Day - Saturday 13th January 2018

Broadgreen Christmas Fayre and Free Shop

Queens Park CC Oct 17 Newsletter

Swindon Walcot and Parks Community Group - 27th October 2017

Broad Street Area Community Council

Savernake St Newsletter Sept - Oct 2017

Swindon Walcot and Parks Community Group Meeting - 28th July 2017

Savernake St Newsletter Jul - Aug 2017

Savernake St eco-repair cafe flyer

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