David Attenborough’s recent documentary, “Extinction: The Facts”, was extremely frightening. But it was also a call to action. We rely on insects to pollinate our food crops, and insect numbers are in steep decline. We can all do our bit to help out. South Swindon Parish Council is working on a new grass-cutting schedule under which selected green areas will be left uncut till later in the year. This will allow plants to flower and give time for seed to be shed, building up a population of the wild flowers that sustain pollinating insects and other wildlife.
We are continuing to press the Council to take action on the acute dangers posed by speeding traffic in Old Town. A serious road traffic accident occurred on Croft Road early on Saturday 29th August. Speed surveys are being carried out this autumn on Goddard Avenue & Westlecot Road. A pedestrian refuge was installed at the bottom of Croft Road earlier in September after pressure from residents and your Labour councillors persuaded Taylor Wimpey to honour their commitment to provide one.
Borrowers can now book a 20-minute browsing session in the adult library. There are lots of newly arrived books, so come and have a look!
A 50-minute computer session can be booked via email or phone. Borrowers are asked to wear face coverings inside the building.
The children’s library remains closed, but children’s books can still be borrowed: order online and collect at the desk. Or just let the library know the age and interests of your child and the library will make up a surprise book bundle for them.
The library is open
11.00 – 3.00 Mon – Fri
10.00 – 11.30 on Saturdays.
Tel: 07786 027185
Following complaints from residents over the poor state of the tennis courts in Quarry Road, South Swindon Parish Council, which already has a lease on the play area, has offered to take over the tennis courts and the grass recreation area from SBC with a view to improving these community assets.
Residents report that overflowing waste bins in Quarry Road are an increasing nuisance. The Parish Council has agreed to replace this one with a much more capacious free-standing bin with a lid.