Swindon MPs Secure New Capital Funding For The Great Western Hospital

Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have welcomed the news the Great Western Hospital is to benefit from almost £30 million of new investment to expand services. The town’s hospital will receive £29.573 million of new Government funding to deliver a modern Integrated Front Door and Transitional Care Facility, which will provide a reconfigured and rightsized Emergency Department as … Read More

Councillors Kevin & Barbara Parry Tackle County Lines

Cllr Kevin &  Barbara Parry have been working on County Lines for some time and were really pleased that the meeting they organised for all Brough Councillors with senior Council Officers, Wiltshire Police Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard and his Designated Team took place this week.  The purpose of the session was to raise awareness but to also increase multi-agency support … Read More

West Swindon parish playgrounds get a facelift

West Swindon Parish Council have completed the first of the refurbished playgrounds.  This year’s programme will be completed shortly, with the complete renewal of Salt Way play area due in early 2019

Shaw SHELAA sites update

Following representations by ward Cllrs Nick Martin, Mary Martin and Keith Williams and residents concerns,  the proposed sites at Rannoch Close and the Willows have been dropped due to planning concerns.  Thank you to all residents who took the time to write in.

Robert’s Weekly Column – 5th December 2018

Although I am working hard on Brexit issues, I continue with my local campaigns and community activities as vigorously as ever and I was delighted to see so many people at Buckhurst Community Centre in Walcot last Thursday when I hosted my third Loneliness Summit with Swindon Seniors Forum. As you may have read in my previous columns, I have … Read More

Covingham Residents Plant Against New Housing On Covingham Park

Dozens of green-fingered protestors planted 120 saplings to make a hedge on land in Covingham Park that has been earmarked for housing development. Swindon Borough Council’s Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment suggests that 32 homes could be built around the park but residents and politicians have opposed the idea. Cllr Kevin Parry said, “It was great to see … Read More