Your Swindon Issue 37 - Friday, 23 August

Doing some bank holiday DIY

Bank holiday is the perfect time to get some of those DIY jobs done. If you need to visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), as pictured above, this coming weekend, it will be open from 8am-5pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Check the current queues at the HWRC

Meet the railway workers

Climb aboard three locomotives in STEAM's collection, meet the railway workers and listen to their fascinating stories tomorrow (24 August).

Until 1 September, children aged 3-15 can visit the STEAM museum for just £1 when accompanied by a paying adult, under 3s go free.

Visit the STEAM museum website for more information

There's still time to take part in the Lost Words Trail

Kids can help the guardian of the lost words to capture the missing words hidden at eight Penhill locations.

Each spot hosts a nature-themed word displayed on an outside window or floor, which they should note down ultimately revealing the hidden word.

Download the Lost Words Trail map

Wilts & Berks Canal trips

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust are now running weekend narrowboat rides along the newly restored canal at Wichelstowe.

The 50 minute trip travels from Waitrose through Swindon before turning around at Kingshill. Weekend public trips run at 10.30, 11.45, 13.30, 14.45 and cost £6 for adults, £3 for children. 

You can find out more here

Fostering changes children’s lives

If you’ve ever thought about fostering and would like to find out more, come along to one of our information sessions. These are a chance to find out more about what’s involved in fostering and gives you the opportunity to speak to the team and some of our foster carers about what fostering is like, with no obligation to take the next step. 

Book onto an information session

How to sort your recycling correctly

Sorting your recycling into separate boxes makes it much safer and quicker for our crews and means they can move to the next street faster, reducing the impact on local traffic.

Sorting your recycling is simple. Put paper and cardboard in one box and glass, metal and aerosols in another. If you have more than two boxes why not consider using a box for each material.

Get tips and tricks to make recycling easier

£30m regeneration of Queens Drive

Last week it was agreed that 149 affordable homes and flats will be built on the former George Gay Gardens along Queens Drive.

Work on the first phase of the £30m development is expected to start early next year and could be completed by mid-2021. Construction of the second phase will start once the first phase is finished and the whole development is likely to be complete by 2023.

Find out more about the project

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