Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 15th February 2019

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting with Swindon resident Elaine Pickford and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to discuss the important issue of passenger safety in taxis and private hire vehicles. I first became involved with the Trust after getting to know Elaine whose daughter Sian was murdered by taxi driver Christopher Halliwell. Elaine approached me to discuss her … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – Wednesday 12th February 2019

Drug crime has been with us for a long time, but in recent years we have seen organised gangs run what have become known as “County Lines” reaching out from cities such as London and Liverpool into communities including ours.  The Government and I are working hard to tackle this problem, so I was pleased to welcome the Home Secretary … Read More

Swindon action on County Lines

Cllr Mary Martin, cabinet member for children and school attainment said,  “We are working with the Police and other agencies to combat the threat that drug dealing, knife crime and particularly the networks of county lines that bring drugs to regional towns by targeting vulnerable young people. I met with Home Secretary Sajid Javid along with North and South Swindon … Read More

Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 8th February 2019

It is clear that ongoing problems with the phone system at the new Medical Hub at Moredon are intolerable. The new hub covers Taw Hill, Abbey Meads, Eldene, Moredon & Phoenix surgeries. I have been working on this issue on a daily basis, throughout the past few weeks and months, with several meetings, emails and phone calls, to raise residents’ concerns and scrutinise what steps … Read More

flagship playground refurbishment in Middleleaze

Middleleaze (Salt Way) playground gets a full refurbishment Cllr Nick Martin said “this is a very popular playground, we are replacing some of the older equipment and adding plenty of new, fun, items.”  Cllr Mary Martin added “when we surveyed people, there was a lot of interest in installing an outdoor gym and we have been able to provide a … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Article – 7th February 2019

As Swindon woke to a blanket of snow on Friday morning and heavy snowfall continued throughout the day, many of our roads were badly affected. It was great to see the local community come together to help healthcare workers get to work at Great Western Hospital, as well as out to visit elderly and vulnerable people in their homes. I … Read More