Swindon MPs Appeal Directly To AWP Board To Stop Sandalwood Court Place Of Safety Closure

Swindon’s Members of Parliament, Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland, have appealed directly to members of Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’s Board to scrap plans to close Sandalwood Court’s Place of Safety. The Place of Safety, which is a specialist suite within Sandalwood Court, offers a space for those with serious mental health conditions who pose a risk to themselves … Read More

Cllr Kevin Parry Tackles Knife Crime

Cllr Kevin Parry joined the Police out on patrol on Sunday in bid to tackle knife crime.  Shops selling knives have had spots checks and Cllr Kevin Parry with the Police and a team with metal detectors have been out looking for knives . Cllr Kevin Parry, “We must make our streets safe and must do all we can to … Read More

North Swindon MP Hosts Mental Health First Aid Course At Community Office

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed Swindon MIND to his community office to deliver a vital Mental Health First Aid training for local residents. Swindon Mind is a volunteer-led group which works to promote a better understanding of mental health locally, as well as raising money for research & support services. On average 16 people take their lives every day … Read More

Cllr Kevin Parry Gives Up Parish Councillor’s Allowance for New Benches

The Chairman of the Nythe, Eldene, Liden Parish Council, Kevin Parry has given up his allowance for two new benches.  One will be for Liden Lagoon and the other for Nythe Lake. Cllr Kevin Parry “We are blessed with some wonderful lakes.  I grew up around Liden Lagoon and have enjoyed many hours around the lake.  I was proud to … Read More

Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 22nd September 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the National Citizen Service Celebration which celebrated another wave of youngsters who have completed the National Citizen Service course over the summer. It was great to see you people being recognised for giving up their time this summer to give back to their community. The National Citizen Service aims to bring young … Read More

Councillor Renard’s Swindon Advertiser Column

Tomorrow I have the pleasure of attending a turf cutting ceremony to mark the start of work to build a new free secondary school in Swindon. £26m state-of-the-art secondary school in Wichelstowe As you would expect of a £26m state-of-the-art school, the facilities at the new Deanery Church of England Academy will be first class and the Council has provided … Read More