Community Information

SCHOOLS & CHILDCARE

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Wroughton Infant School
Wharf Road, Wroughton, SN4 9LE
Tel: 01793 812340
Head Teacher: Mrs C Boulton
http://www.wroughton.swindon.sch.uk

Wroughton Junior School
Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DL
Tel: 01793 812339
Head Teacher: Mrs S Cox
http://www.wroughtonjuniors.co.uk

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

NURSERIES & TODDLER GROUPS

Wroughton Pre-School
Church Hall, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT
Tel: 07554 881064
Email: wroughtonpreschool_enquiry@live.co.uk
http://www.wroughtonpreschool.co.uk

Tick Tock Playgroup
School Lane, Wroughton, SN4 9LE
Tel: 01793 81419

Ridgeway Day Nursery
Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DL
Tel: 01753 201122

Little Lambs
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

Messy Monkeys
Messy play for 6month – preschool age
http://messy-monkeys.com

AFTER SCHOOL & CLUBS

(working with local Schools)

Rascals – After School & Holiday Clubs
Jan Bodin & Kate Worthington
Tel: 07985247008 / 01793778327 / 07731356487

CHURCHES & PLACES OF WORSHIP

St John the Baptist & St Helen Church
Church Hill
Wroughton
SN4 9JS

St John the Baptist & St Helen Church
17 Edgar Row Close
Wroughton
Swindon
SN4 9LR
Lay Minister: Revd. Barbra Avery
Tel: 01793 633024
barbara@wroughton.com

St John the Baptist & St Helen Church
49 Perrys Lane
Wroughton
Swindon
SN4 9AZ
Lay Minister: Revd. Nicola Such
Tel: 01793 325633
curate@wroughton.com

Methodist Church
High Street
Wroughton
SN4 9JX
Minister: Revd. Mark Barrett
Tel: 01793 529263

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
High Street
Wroughton
SN4 0RZ
Minister: Fr. Nick Trante
Tel: 01793 812330
www.cliftondiocese.com/Wroughton

Discovery Church
Ellendune Community Centre
Wroughton
SN4 9LW
Pastor: Tom Price
Tel: 01793 512297
www.discovery-church.co.uk

SWINDON SOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM

  • To report any issues of local concern in Wroughton or to contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team please email swindonsouthnpt@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk.
    • Please note this email address should not be used to report crime.
  • To report minor crimes please call 101.
  • For more information regarding Neighbourhood Policing in the area, please visit the Wiltshire Police website.

WROUGHTON LIBRARY

Address:

Ellendune Centre
Wharf Road
Wroughton
SN4 9LN
Tel:     01793 798112

 

For more information on The Friends of Wroughton Library visit us on facebook or call 01793 464496.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday: 1pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 3pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 1pm – 5pm
  • 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.swindoncommunitycentre.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
Email: info@ridgewayleisurecentre.co.uk
www.ridgewayleisurecentre.co.uk

 

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.

 

Facilities include:

  • 25 station fitness suite
  • 25 metre swimming pool
  • 8 tennis, 5 badminton and 2 squash courts
  • Circuit Training
  • Sauna
  • Yoga

 

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/

PARISH MAPS & BOUNDARIES

This map shows the parish boundaries and ward 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

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 –

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

Do you have a question or need some help? Please call us on 01793 814735 or send us a message via out contact form and we will be in contact