Resident Community

Although Wichelstowe is a relatively new development, there is already a strong sense of community with residents, community groups and volunteers coming together to offer local events and services.

East Wichel Neighbourhood Partnership

East Wichel Neighbourhood Partnership has been formed by Wichelstowe residents to encourage social interaction and discussion of issues of particular interest to the Wichelstowe community itself.

Further details can be found at

South Locality – Swindon Borough Council.

Wichelstowe forms part of Swindon Borough Council’s South Locality. The Locality also includes
The Old Town, Wroughton, Chiseldon and Lawn, and Ridgeway Wards. South Locality meetings are held periodically to provide a forum for the discussion of developments and issues of interest to residents in these areas.

Please contact Andrea Barrett (Locality Lead), email or Tel: 01793 463387 if you would like to be included on the mailing list for South Locality events.

For full details, please click on the link below.

Useful Links

Links to websites which may be of interest to local residents. If you would like to add to this page please contact us through General Enquiries

East Wichel Community Primary School (

The Ridgeway School (

The Ridgeway School offers a vibrant learning community with much pace and challenge; pupils do well in examinations and national tests. Please visit the website, by clicking on this link, for a prospectus and enrolment details.

Wroughton Swimming Club (


Latest News

Planning application submitted for new homes in Wichelstowe

    A detailed planning application for 85 new homes in the Canalside area of Wichelstowe has been submitted by architects Metropolitan Workshops on behalf of Swindon Borough Council. The choice of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes for sale will be located to the north of the existing Waitrose store and be situated […]

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Canal Works Approved

Planning permission has been granted for improvements to the existing Wilts & Berks canal. Adverts have been posted to appoint a contractor and works will get underway in September 2017. The towpath has been closed to protect wildlife fencing in advance of construction. The works to the canal will be completed in two phases, starting […]

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Secondary school under construction

Planning permission has been granted for a new secondary school in Wichelstowe. Construction on the Deanery CE Academy will start in August with the school opening in September 2019 for year 7 pupils. The Deanery CE Academy will open in September 2019 for year 7 pupils only and will gradually increase its numbers each year […]

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