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Christmas and New Year municipal and transport services

Swindon Borough Council and local bus companies have the following changes to their services in East Wichel over Christmas and the New Year. The waste and recycling collection that would otherwise be on Christmas Day (mainly for those living to the north of East Wichel Way) will be done at some time between Wednesday 27

Swindon council to build canal-side terraces

In a move unusual for a council, Swindon Borough Council has announced that it intends to build houses beside the canal in Middle Wichel, rather than using a commercial developer. The houses will be in terraces which they say take inspiration from Swindon’s heritage, such as the GWR Railway Village in Swindon town centre. The

Changed days for waste and recycling collections

From the end of October Swindon Borough Council is changing the days of waste and recycling collections. Starting from 31st October waste and recycling collections (wheelie bins and orange or black boxes) will be be split across two days. Properties to the north of East Wichel Way (the side closest to the school) will have collections

Municipal services for Christmas and New Year

Waste and Recycling The next waste and recycling collections in East Wichel will be on Thursday 31th December, as usual, though collections may be a little later than usual. Real (not artificial) Christmas trees will be collected if left out on the normal waste collection day after festivities are over (Thursday 14th January). All decorations

Wichelstowe homes damaged by lightning

Shortly before 2 am today, a block of flats on East Wichel Way was struck by lightning. A chimney was damaged and a hole blown in the roof. A fire also started. The family from the top flat were checked by ambulance crews at the scene. Families have been evacuated from the flats to a

The not-so-ugly cygnet

A duckling that has been adopted by a family of swans and cygnets is getting lots of attention from passing walkers in East Wichel. The adult swans are very protective of their brood, including the duckling which had been abandoned by its rightful parents.

Welcome to East Wichel

East Wichel, built on the site of Westlecott Farm, is the first part of the Wichelstowe housing development to the south of Swindon. When complete East Wichel will have over 800 houses and flats plus a few shops and offices and a pub.By March 2011, over 350 homes were occupied and a planning application had