Tick Tock Playgroup
School Lane, Wroughton, SN4 9LE
Tel: 01793 81419
Ridgeway Day Nursery
Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DL
Tel: 01753 201122
Ellendune Community Centre, Wroughton, SN4 9LW
Tel: 01793 815317
Wroughton Busy Bees Parent & Toddler Group
Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Wroughton, SN4 9JX
Tel: 07544 820727
(working with local Schools)
Rascals – After School & Holiday Clubs
Jan Bodin & Kate Worthington
Tel: 07985247008 / 01793778327 / 07731356487
Services & Facilities:
The Ellendune Community Centre regularly hosts local groups, including weekly markets, plays, pantomimes and concerts. The centre has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, with a new extension being completed in late 2012.
In addition to the main hall, a range of rooms and options for private and commercial hire is available, e.g. business meetings, craft fairs, exhibitions, dances, wedding receptions and amateur dramatics. The stage is equipped with theatrical lighting (for use by qualified technicians). A P/A system with a hearing loop is also available. The hall has recently purchased a piano which may also be hired.
The Ellendune Community Centre is administered by the Ellendune Hall Trust (Registered Charity Number 305601).
Offering a wide range of membership deals to suit the whole community, the leisure centre is open to the public for early morning swims – Mondays and Tuesdays.
Also available: massage and sport injuries clinic, gymnastics, beauty therapy, Scuba diving, pilates, children’s birthday parties, martial arts clubs and holiday clubs for kids. For Wroughton Amateur Swimming Club website is http://www.wroughtonasc.co.uk/
The Benet and Sutton Trust is a Wroughton Charity able to consider awarding financial assistance to young people who come under the following criteria:
Applications are welcome for help with expenses incurred by further education or training for employment, such as textbooks, tools, fees or travelling expenses.
If any young person believes they meet these requirements and wishes to make an application, please apply in writing to:
The Benet and Sutton Trust
c/o The Headteacher
The Ridgeway School
Each application will be passed to and considered by the trustees.
Flood Planning, Streams & Rivers
Watercourses enhance our lives in so many ways and yet they can also pose a threat when in flood.
They need to be respected, protected and improved for our benefit and for future generations. That is why there are legal safeguards that we all need to comply with.
The Environment Agency publishes a guide called ‘LIVING ON THE EDGE‘. If you own land or property next to a river, stream or ditch, you are a ‘riparian landowner’ and and this guide is for you. It contains information on your rights and responsibilities, and who to contact for further guidance on watercourses.
The guide explains:
The Parish Council has established a Wroughton Flood Plan Group. If you would like further information please contact the Parish Office.
Environment Agency – Maintenance Programme
Click HERE to view the Environment Agency’s River and Coastal frequent maintenance programme.
Enter your postcode to find out what type of maintenance activities the Environment Agency (EA) may do near you and when they plan to do it.
This year the programmes also include some extra maintenance activities. This is due to extra funding from government to repair damage to flood and coastal assets caused by the winter floods.
EA consults with Natural England and the EA fisheries, recreation and biodiversity teams to ensure they consider the environment when doing maintenance activities.
Examples of activities in the programme are:
The EA makes every effort to ensure the maintenance programme is up to date. Sometimes work may not go ahead at the planned time because of adverse weather, floods, available resource or national environmental incidents.
Please note that changes are being implemented to a number of bus services including numbers 8, 9, 81 and 71 which run through Wroughton.
Bus services are operated by Stagecoach West and Thamesdown Swindon Bus Company.
Details of theses services and copies of timetables are available directly from the operators.
For further information please visit the operator’s websites –
No one can predict what’s around the corner, but when the unexpected happens – from a flood or fire, to a local emergency or incident – it pays to be prepared and a little bit of information can go a long way.
This page explains why a household emergency plan is helpful and simple precautions you can take to prepare for a range of situations.
Why Make a Plan?
Your family may not be together when an incident or emergency arises, so it is important to think about what you would do in these situations and plan just in case. It may seem unnecessary, but when the time comes you will be grateful that you took the time to plan ahead.
Creating a plan
Consider the following questions:
Here is a template to help get you started and create a simple household emergency plan.
Twinning with St Germain les Corbeil
In 1986 the Parish Council started looking for a French community to twin with. St Germain les Corbeil were also looking for a partner and in 1987 it was decided that the two communities would twin and that the relationship would be looked after by a Twinning Association.
Over the years exchange visits have taken place between the two communities, including sports tournaments for young people.
St Germain Les Corbeil is a community of around 7,500 people located 29 kilometres South East of Paris.
In January 2016 the Parish Council agreed plans to meet with Wroughton Twinning Association to explore re-establishing a more active twinning relationship with Germain les Corbeil.
Household Waste and Recycling Services
All household waste and recycling services within the parish of Wroughton are provided by Swindon Borough Council. If you have any concerns or queries regarding these services please contact the StreetSmart Team on 01793 445501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wroughton Parish Council provides 39 dog bins in Wroughton which are emptied on a weekly basis under contract. Click here for maps indicating the locations of bins.
Unfortunately there are still some inconsiderate people that think it is acceptable to let their dogs foul on pavements and playing fields, or leave large bags of dog mess in public areas within the village.
Please bear a thought for the Council’s Outside Team that are left with the job of clearing up the mess, and if you become aware of anyone abusing these public facilities please let the Parish Office know.
Swindon Hockey Club
We have a thriving junior section for ages 6 and over, as well as 5 senior teams (3 men’s and 2 ladies). New for this season we also offer back to hockey sessions for those who are new to hockey or have not played for a while, and walking hockey which as the name suggests is playing hockey, walking.
The club is open to all ages and abilities; it’s a great place to get active in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. New members are always welcome. Come along and give hockey a try!
Our session times are:
7 – 8pm Back to Hockey
7 – 8pm Walking Hockey
7.30 – 8pm Senior Fitness Session
8 – 9pm Senior Mixed Games
6 – 7pm Junior Training
7 – 8.30pm Ladies 2s and Men’s 3s Training
8.30 – 10pm Ladies 1s and Men’s 1s/Men’s 2s Training
9 – 10.30am Junior Training
Further details can be found on our website www.swindonhc.co.uk. Dates of our league matches are also on the website should anyone like to come along and support our teams at their home games.
Science Museum Group Solar Farm Fund
Looking for funding for a community project in the area? Our Science Museum Group Solar Fund is now open for applicants – https://www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/node/251
Looking for an exciting local role
Please click on the following link to view any current vacancies
Open every Friday (except the two Fridays following Christmas).
9 to 11 am.
Ellendune Community Centre.
A cooperatively run market selling home baked goods, home made preserves, hand crafted gifts and cards, home grown garden produce and plants, local free range eggs and honey.
Refreshenents available, including bacon rolls on the first Friday of the month.
Contact: Tina Grice 01793 638240 or the Wroughton Country Market facebook page.