‘We had a fantastic response to our survey about GWR Park – over 400 people told us why the park is important and what needs to change. A draft conservation management plan has now been prepared by landscape architects Cookson and Tickner. That plan that takes on board these views and sets out the park’s future management.
May 2021Swindon GWR Park Consultation Our survey says The GWR Park, in the GWR railway village, is a fabulous green space. It's one that's been much-loved and much-used by Swindon residents for over 170 years. Here it was, that the famous cricket hero, DR WG Grace,...
EAST Wichel park Swindon now has its own stone circle (and a tiny forest) thanks to rocks recovered from Cavendish Square, reports the Swindon Advertiser.
I think it was during the first pandemic lockdown last March, that I came across Greendown Copse in Grange Park. Limited by lockdown to my neighbourhood I took to wandering around hitherto unexplored parts of my neighbourhood. And that’s how I came upon this delightful little treasure tucked away amidst 1980s suburbia.
The friends of Lydiard Park tell us, on their website, that the great forest of Braydon once extended across north Wiltshire. It covered much of the ground where Swindon now stands as well as the land destined to become Lydiard Park.
One of many splendid things about Swindon is the great number of parks and open spaces we enjoy. Both in and around the town. And Liddington Hill is a mere one of those areas of great natural beauty that envelope and caress the town near and below it.
Before I talk about Marlborough Lane wildlife corridor let’s first have a definition of what a wildlife corridor is – and what it does.
Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve RWB - Royal Wotton Bassett Here's a smashing guest post from Lis Mcdermot about Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve Royal Wotton Bassett. Until recently I had no idea about this place. And, as you'll see, it took Lis a while to realise it too! We...
Swindon celebrates Beat the Street success as the town’s Beat the Street challenge 2019 ends with a massive total of 252,157 miles.
Players of Beat the Street are being encouraged to make one final push to see how far the town can travel.
Taking place until 6 November, the game has seen the town transformed once again into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around their community, tapping Beat Boxes along the way.
The GWR Park, in the centre of Swindon’s GWR Railway Village conservation area began life in 1844 as a cricket ground. In that year, the GWR bought land from Lt.Col.Vilett, a local landowner. That land, to the west of the new Railway Village, between Faringdon Road and St Mark’s Church became first a cricket ground and later the GWR Park – known also to some as The Plantation or Victoria Park.
I’ve been meaning for long enough to get some photographs of this memorial in the GWR Park on the blog. It had its unveiling back in November 2018.