Community Information

SCHOOLS & CHILDCARE

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Wroughton Infant School
Wharf Road, Wroughton, SN4 9LE
Tel: 01793 812340
Head Teacher: Ashley Barrington-Wilding
www.wroughton-infants.co.uk

Wroughton Junior School
Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DL
Tel: 01793 812339
Head Teacher: Michelle Tkocz
www.wroughton-juniors.co.uk

Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DJ
Tel: 01793 846100
Head Teacher: Mr C Belli
www.ridgewayschool.com

The Deanery CE Academy
Peglars Way, Wichelstowe, Swindon, SN1 7DA
Tel: 01793 236611
Head Teacher: Mr Peter Scutt
www.dcea.org.uk

NURSERIES & TODDLER GROUPS

Wroughton Pre-School
Church Hall, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT
Tel: 01793 798000
wroughtonpreschool_enquiry@live.co.uk
www.wroughtonpreschool.co.uk

Tick Tock Playgroup
Hall Close, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9LD
Tel: 01793 814191
ticktock-playgroup.co.uk
admin@ticktock-playgroup.co.uk

Little Lambs
Ellendune Community Centre, Wroughton, SN4 9LW
Tel: 01793 815317
info@dcswindon.co.uk
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Wroughton Busy Bees Parent & Toddler Group
Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Wroughton, SN4 9JX
Tel: 07747 636375
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Messy Monkeys
Trefoil House, Mill Close, Wroughton
Messy play for 6month – preschool age
http://messy-monkeys.com

AFTER SCHOOL & CLUBS

(working with local Schools)

Rascals – After School & Holiday Clubs
Kate or Stacie: 07731356487 or 07825442141
admin@rascalsclub.co.uk
Rascals: before and after school club

CHURCHES & PLACES OF WORSHIP

St John the Baptist & St Helen Church
Church Hill
Wroughton
SN4 9JS
Revd Dr Phill Harrison
vicar@wroughton.com
www.wroughton.com
Tel: 01793812301
Church Hall Tel: 01793 812050
office@wroughton.com

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
Devizes Road
Wroughton
SN4 0RZ

Minister: Fr. Isodore
Tel: 01793 812330
www.stjosephwroughton.co.uk

Discovery Church
Ellendune Community Centre
Wroughton
SN4 9LW
Pastor: Geoff Naylor
Tel: 01793 637088
www.discovery-church.co.uk
wroughton@dcswindon.co.uk

SWINDON SOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM

To report any issues of local concern in Wroughton or to contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team
email: SwindonAreaCPT@wiltshire.police.uk

please note this email address should not be used to report crime.

To report minor crimes please call 101

For an emergency please call 999

For more information regarding Neighbourhood Policing in the area, please visit the Wiltshire Police website.

 

Crimestoppers – report crime anonymously
Tel: 0800 555111
Crimestoppers website

WROUGHTON LIBRARY

Address:

Ellendune Community Centre
Wharf Road
Wroughton
SN4 9LN

Tel: 01793 312719
wroughtonlibrary@outlook.com

For more information visit The Wroughton Community Library facebook page

Opening Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 4pm
  • Thursday: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Friday: 9:30am – 2.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Services & Facilities:

  • Internet Access
  • DVDs for hire
  • Exhibition and meeting space for hire
  • Story and Rhyme sessions
  • Self-service
  • Wheelchair access / Automatic doors
  • Portable hearing loops

LOCAL COMMUNITY & LEISURE FACILITIES

Ellendune Community Centre

 

Barrett Way, Wroughton, SN4 9LW
Tel: 01793 813307
Email: ellendunehalltrust@btconnect.com
www.ellendunecommunitycentre.co.uk

 

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).

Ridgeway Leisure Centre

 

Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DJ
Tel: 01793 813280

 

The Ridgeway Leisure Centre offers a range of facilities, classes, pool timetable, and memberships to suit the whole community.

The leisure centre is open to the Public 5pm-10pm Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Saturdays and 8am-3pm Sundays.

 

Facilities include:

  • Fitness Suite
  • 25 metre swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • 8 tennis courts, 5 badminton courts and 1 squash court
  • Weekly classes

 

Also Available at the Leisure Centre

  • Children’s pool parties
  • Rascals holiday club
  • Swimming clubs
  • Learn to swim programmes

 

For more information, please give us a call: 01793 813280

PARISH MAPS & BOUNDARIES

BENET & SUTTON CHARITY

The Benet and Sutton Trust is a Wroughton Charity able to consider awarding financial assistance to young people who come under the following criteria:

 

  • Must be under 25 years of age
  • Must be either resident in Wroughton or have completed their final year of education at the Ridgeway School
  • There has to be an economic or financial difficulty in the applicant’s or applicant’s family’s circumstances (this can be explained and interpreted flexibly – certainly no means testing, etc.)

 

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
Wroughton

 

Each application will be passed to and considered by the trustees.

RIVERS, STREAMS & FLOODING

 

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:

  • Your rights and responsibilities as a riparian landowner. It also explains the roles of your risk management authority and other organisations you may need to work with.
  • Who is responsible for flood risk management and flood defences, and what that means in practice.
  • How you can work with your risk management authority and other organisations to protect and  improve the natural environment of our rivers and streams.

 

The Parish Council has established a Wroughton Flood Plan Group.  If you would like further information please contact the Parish Office.

BUS SERVICES

The following bus services run through Wroughton: 8, 9, 81 and 71

 

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 –

HOUSEHOLD EMERGENCY PLAN

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

  1. Discuss family/household plans for emergencies that might affect you and your local area.  Plan together in advance so that everyone in your household understands what to do in different situations, including a fire evacuation plan.
  2. Understand how you will receive local emergency alerts & warnings.
  3. Collect Information – create a paper copy of the contact information you may need.
  4. Pick an emergency meeting place just in case you need one.  Decide on somewhere safe and familiar where you can go to reunite. Make sure the location is accessible to everyone, so think about disabilities and animal friendly locations if you have pets.
  5. Share information – make sure everyone has a copy and keep one centrally at home.
  6. Practice your plan.  It may help to practice your plan, just as you would a fire drill.

 

Consider the following questions:

  • What are the important contact numbers you might need (e.g. neighbours, friends, school GP, gas, electric and so on)?
  • How will your family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet or landlines don’t work?
  • Do you know how to turn off your gas, electric & water supplies?
  • How can you get local emergency alerts & warnings (e.g. radio or council)
  • How will you let loved ones know you are safe?

 

Here is a template to help get you started and create a simple household emergency plan.

TWINNING ASSOCIATIONS

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.

WASTE, DOG WASTE & RECYCLING

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 customerservices@swindon.gov.uk

 

Dog Waste

 

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.

LOCAL GROUPS, CLUBS & TEAMS

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:

Mondays
7 – 8pm Back to Hockey
7 – 8pm Walking Hockey
7.30 – 8pm Senior Fitness Session
8 – 9pm Senior Mixed Games

Wednesdays
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

Saturdays
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

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

https://group.sciencemuseum.org.uk/work-for-us

WROUGHTON COUNTRY MARKET

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.