New West Berks 47 Bus Service from 25th July (replaces GoRide 90 bus service)

Below is a link to the new West Berkshire #47 bus service that replaces the existing GoRide #90 bus service. The service is a Mon – Sat return bus service on the following route: Swindon -> GW Hospital -> Wanborough -> Bishopstone -> Ashbury -> Lambourn. The timetable is different to the old #90 service so please plan your journeys accordingly.


The new #47 timetable can be found by clicking …here….

Bishopstone heading into the superfast world – An update from SBC

Superfast BB header

Residents of Bishopstone and the surrounding areas will be able to join thousands of other residents and businesses who can receive Superfast Broadband from 1st July 2016.

Andy Greenhalgh from Bishopstone Parish Council joined the Superfast Swindon project team on site at Forty Farm, Bishopstone to inspect progress on the installation of the latest mast.

Fortys Farm Mast

Work begins on the new Bishopstone mast

Andy said “Bishopstone Parish Council is delighted the parish is being moved out of the digital doldrums and into the digital age. Our previous broadband speeds were frequently so poor and unreliable that it was at times unusable. We eagerly look forward to the high speed broadband services being provided by UKB Networks and its resellers.”

UKB and Andy at mast

Andy Greenhalgh (left) from Bishopstone Parish Council discussing the Bishopstone build plan with Graham Currier (UKB Networks Manager)

Please visit our postcode checker at to check when the service is coming to your area.
The Superfast Swindon team and our resellers will be meeting residents who are interested in the service at a series of events detailed at

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Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH

Bishopstone Island Clean Up Day, Sun 1st May @ 10:30am

On Sunday 1st May at 10:30am we will be assembling a working party to give the Bishopstone Island it’s spring clean !

We as a community are very fortunate to have such a beautiful and tranquil setting at the heart of our village.

The island is fully owned and managed by the parish and we regularly maintain it.

All volunteers would be most welcome. Please bring whatever tools you have – handsaws, pruners, loppers, strimmers etc etc.

Hinton Living Van Restoration & Open Day

These photos are of a ‘Living Van’ that was home to the gang who operated the local steam ploughs.

This van is currently being restored by John Errington at Toby Ford’s barn.

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There will be an article in the March newsletter with much more information but if anyone would like to see this van in person an Open Weekend is planned on the 12th/13th March. So please pop along and explore this unique piece of our local heritage.

Open weekend :

Home Farm, Hinton between 10.00am – 4.00pm on the 12th or 13th March
Contact Details: John Errington 792 973 or Toby Ford 790 264.

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