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FIBRE UPDATEWe have received the following update from Openreach:All work within Hinton Parva for FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) is complete and residents should be able to order. The remaining addresses within Bishopstone are nearly complete and should be ready to place an order by the end of June as Openreach is just in the process of commissioning the remaining properties.As all Gigabit Vouchers only have a 12 month validity, Openreach has applied for an extension to make sure the vouchers do not expire. Please do not worry about any automated emails you receive saying your voucher is about to expire. It is down to Openreach to gain an extension, if they don’t gain an extension they are still committed to completing the project. ... See MoreSee Less
Bishopstone proposed 20mph scheme formal consultation now open - 17th May to 7th June 2024Full details of SBC's proposed 20mph scheme shown here. These plans will also be posted on the parish council's noticeboards at the village halls. Your views are invited at www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20135/traffic_management/657/find_out_about_traffic_regulation_orders_tros/3Please remember online comments will not be captured by SBC so you must use the consultation link for your voice to be heard.For further information please email TrafficManager@swindon.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less
20mph scheme for Bishopstone – formal consultation now openThe formal consultation on Swindon Borough Council’s revised 20mph scheme for Bishopstone is now live until the 7th June at www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20135/traffic_management/657/find_out_about_traffic_regulation_orders_tros/3The initial plans were revised following two well-attended public meetings which the Parish Council organised at Bishopstone Village Hall. The original survey carried out by the Parish Council widely supported reducing speeds within the village and particularly by the pond and school. The challenge has been to achieve this without unnecessary harm to the Conservation area and the “feel” of the village. The Parish Council has worked closely with ward councillor Gary Sumner to ensure residents’ views were heard and incorporated in SBC’s plans.Concerns about unrestricted speeds dropping straight down to 20mph have been addressed and the proposed scheme is mainly replacing existing signage; it complements the approved ‘School Safety Zone’. Yellow lines which residents considered excessive have been greatly reduced. It is proposed to narrow the road alongside the pond to encourage lower speeds, but parking on the mill side has been retained. The verge on the pond side will be widened to discourage parking and protect the dam wall.Please remember that ‘online comments’ won’t be captured by SBC and will not form any part of the consultation. Residents are urged to submit their views and comments via the SBC link above.Plans will be posted on the noticeboards and residents who are not online may submit their responses in writing to Head of Strategic Transport, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JHFor further information please email TrafficManager@swindon.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less
Annual Parish Meeting Monday 13th MayAt 7pm it's the annual parish meeting before the parish council meeting which starts at 7.30pm.The annual parish meeting is a legal formality giving residents an opportunity to come together to raise any matters of concern in the parish.Bishopstone Parish Council also gives residents this facility at the start of every monthly meeting. ... See MoreSee Less