THE first of three drop-in sessions to inform residents about the public inquiry for Wroughton Airfield Solar Farm will take place on Friday.

Swindon Commercial Services and the Science Museum will be hosting the first of three sessions at Ellendune Community Centre, Wroughton from 9am to noon.

The session will include information about the public inquiry process and explain how members of the community can get involved and show their support for the solar farm, which was called in for a public inquiry on April 2.

James Owen, the commercial director at Swindon Commercial Services, said: “We know that many of the people living in Wroughton were as surprised as we were that the Government has called in the solar farm for a public inquiry, as there was such strong community support for the plans.

“They’ve been asking us what they can do to show their support during the inquiry process, so we’ve decided to organise these sessions for the community where we’ll be providing information about practical steps they can take to make a difference and have their voices heard.”

The proposed development is a joint project between Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Council, and the Science Museum Group, which owns the site and uses it to store 30,000 objects from the reserve national collections.