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Welcome to Royal Wootton Bassett

Royal Wootton Bassett is located just two miles from junction 16 of the M4, making it an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and discover its many visitor attractions.

The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country's greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for living, working and visiting.
Latest News
Information for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum tomorrow Thursday 19th April 2018
Posted: April 18th, 2018 | Category: News |

THURSDAY 19TH APRIL 2018. Over the years Royal Wootton Bassett has had hundreds of houses built. To stop further uncontrolled development, vote ‘YES’ to the Neighbourhood Plan.
Posted: April 16th, 2018 | Category: News |
Please see information attached regarding a meeting of the Planning Committee on Thursday 26th April at 6.30pm and followed by an Annual Town meeting at 7pm.
Posted: April 16th, 2018 | Category: News |

Notice of Poll for the Neighbourhood Development Plan
Posted: April 11th, 2018 | Category: News |

Information below about Junction 16 Roadworks
Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Category: News |

I am pleased to advise that the completion of Junction 16 works on Spittleborough Roundabout by Swindon Borough Council (SBC) is due 30.04.18 with the new signals in full operation from 01.05.18; there is a 28 day fault free testing period planned to commence 01.05.18. Some day time lane closures may be required after the 01.05.18 for any remedial or adjustment works.

The completion date may change if the weather has an impact on the planned remaining surfacing works.

I have requested SBC to remove the temporary restrictions on Hook Street effective 01.05.18.

For any specific queries or detail on the project please contact SBC via

WBLOS presents……
Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Category: News |

Please see below for Spring concert details
Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Category: News |

Please see the information below regarding the junction 16 roadworks
Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Category: News |

Latest news and project update
The team at Junction 16 is making steady progress as the overnight work continues and surfacing work is carried out. You may have noticed a slight change in layout as you approach the roundabout along the Great Western Way from Swindon, as the traffic for Wroughton and Royal Wootton Bassett is now separated. On your approach to the roundabout please check the signage to ensure you are in the correct lane for your intended destination.

During the day the team continues to install sign bases and lamp columns, and ducting is being installed across the roundabout, which will be used for street lighting and traffic light cables. The Traffic Signals subcontractor continues on site installing the new traffic light heads, although these will not be fully commissioned until at least the end of April as the loops and cabling for the new traffic light system are not completed yet. The team has also started construction of the maintenance bays across the site, which will ensure the site remains accessible for future maintenance. The kerbing work is now mostly complete across the site.

The upcoming nightly closures are listed below, but it should be noted that these closures continue to be weather dependent. Where possible, we will update the council’s social media if any of the planned closures are cancelled:
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Planned surfacing and lining works
Overnight works from 8.00pm to 6.00am, Thursday, 5 April to Saturday, 7 April inclusive
Traffic in contraflow on the east side of junction 16 roundabout and temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in place to control traffic.
The M4 westbound entry slip road will be closed and traffic will be diverted across junction 16, down Great Western Way to Blagrove roundabout and back up to junction 16 to join the M4 eastbound. Traffic will exit the M4 at junction 15 and return westbound.
The M4 eastbound exit slip road will be closed and traffic will be diverted to junction 15 and then returned along the M4 to exit at junction 16.
From Royal Wootton Bassett or Hay Lane to M4 eastbound slip road, traffic will be diverted down Great Western Way to the Blagrove roundabout and back up to junction 16 to join the M4.
From Hay Lane to Great Western Way, traffic will be diverted onto the A3102 towards Royal Wootton Bassett. At the first roundabout, traffic will be returned back along the A3102 and onto junction 16.
Overnight works from 8.00pm to 6.00am, Monday, 9 April, Tuesday, 10 April, and Wednesday, 11 April.
Full closure of the A3102 Swindon Road from the J16 roundabout to Spittleborough Farm entrance, for surfacing and lining work.
Overnight works from 8.00pm to 6.00am, Wednesday, 11 April, Thursday 12 April, Friday 13 April.
Full closure of Frankland Road, and lane closures on Great Western Way leading towards the roundabout, for lining and surfacing.

If you would like any information about the upcoming Neighbourhood Plan Referendum taking place on Thursday 19th April or a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan, please come to Royal Wootton Bassett High Street tomorrow morning (Saturday 7th April) between 9.00-12.30 outside the Post office. We will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Posted: April 6th, 2018 | Category: News |
Please see below regarding the road closure in Whitehall Lane
Posted: April 5th, 2018 | Category: News |