The Wichelstowe Joint Venture has revealed the next stages in its work to find and fix the leaks in the canal at East Wichel. Despite several years of investigations so far, and attempts to stop the leaks, both aqueducts on the canal continue to lose water. Starting next week, from 20th March, and continuing for
A planning application has been submitted to build 34 houses in the field opposite Drove Vets. The vets previously applied to build 16 offices in the field. That planning permission, from 2017, has now lapsed. Drove Vets sold the field in 2019 and the new owners now want to build houses there instead. The homes
Over three years since the council and canal trust started investigating the leak in the canal in East Wichel, work has finally started on plugging the hole. Swindon Borough Council started working with the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust to find the leak in August 2018. An initial tender by the canal trust for contractors
Featuring Wroughton Brass Band and the arrival of Santa by narrowboat.
In a plan submitted to Swindon Borough Council, Drove Veterinary Hospital are proposing to build sixteen offices in the field opposite their practice. The proposal — branded “Croft Road Business Village” by the developers — will also include a short length of canal, though there is no suggestion in the proposals that the developers intend
The cool autumn weather gives some glorious light early in the morning by the canal and East Wichel ponds….