Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Popular pub reopens with bank's help


Corsham's The Flemish Weaver pub has secured funding from Barclays through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme to keep trading through the Covid-19 period and, on July 7, reopened their doors once again.

The family-oriented pub, which has been a feature of Corsham since 1625, was taken over by owner Robert Carter and his team just over three years ago.

Housing developer pledges £100,000 support for Swindon voluntary groups


A new £100,000 fund to support voluntary groups tackling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Swindon has been set up by a pioneering housing development in partnership with the Wiltshire Community Foundation.

Oakfield, in the east of Swindon, will be a new neighbourhood of 239 sustainable homes. The fund has been set up to respond to local communities in Swindon and is available through the community foundation’s Swindon and Wiltshire Coronavirus Response Fund.

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