Broadband – Update provided by Councillor Simon Brown

Work by Openreach to provide additional capacity at the “Green Cabinet”  Ilynton Avenue ( A 2nd cabinet is due to be installed )  starts in ( Openreach have now rescheduled the upgrade work to start in mid –January 2019). However, there is usually a 4-6 month period following installation, before the cabinet is available for service, as the copper lines need to be transferred, fibre and mains power connected, and the cabinet commissioned. Once the new cabinet is in service, those households on the waiting list for FFTC services will be able to place an order.


Virgin Media has been in contact with the Parish Council to identify the local landowners so that the cable route into Firsdown can be planned. Locations for their cabinets (much smaller than for Openreach) have been identified. Construction work is due to start in the spring, with service planned to be available for order, towards the end of 2019.

Volunteer Conservation Days

Hazel Hill Wood

The Conservation Group at Hazel Hill-Wood would love to hear from you

For more information see the attached flyer or scan the QR code

Warm & Safe Wiltshire

Do you struggle to keep your home warm or worry how you will afford your energy bills this winter?

For free, impartial advice about keeping warm in your home

Contact Warm & Safe Wiltshire a service provided by Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council in partnership with “The Centre for Sustainable Energy and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire service ”

Call 0800 038 5722


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Great news – from 30 July you’ll be able to recycle even more!

From 30th July you can recycle:



In addition to plastic bottles and cardboard, you will be able to put yogurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and juice cartons in your blue bin.

Please rinse and squash your recycling where possible.

Plastic films and black plastic cannot be recycled.