Between Westlea Industrial Estate and Barnfield Industrial Estate, is a pretty little nature reserve, with a stream and lots of wildlife. It's nice to look at when cycling from West Swindon to the centre, unfortunately whilst re-building the bridge, the council have decided to cut down a whole load of perfectly good trees between the bridge and Barnfield. In the spring, bluebells used to grow amongst those trees, but I doubt they will now!
Apparently this was done because Thames Water needed the trees removing for work they need to do, but did they really need to remove the whole lot? It would take a long time to grow them back, and it seems to me they've completely ruined the area. I suppose it won't be long before they're building houses on it!