Swindon’s economy continues to thrive

A recent study by the independent Centre for Cities: Cities Outlook 2018, showed that Swindon’s local economy is outperforming the average for Great Britain. The most recent data show that the productivity per worker in Swindon, known as the Gross Value Added (GVA), was £59,500 whereas the average for Britain was £56,660.  In Labour-run Bristol, the GVA was £56,900. Councillor … Read More

Robert Buckland MP supports National Stalking Awareness Week

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland is supporting National Stalking Awareness Week (16th – 20th April). This year the Suzy Lamplugh Trust are focusing on increasing reporting levels, encouraging victims to talk about their experiences and access support from police and other statutory and voluntary organisations. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience stalking in their lifetime. … Read More

More people in Swindon have jobs under the Conservatives

Councillor Oliver Donachie, the Conservative-run Council’s Cabinet Member for the Economy and Skills, has congratulated local private sector businesses on their continued success in generating wealth and jobs.  For every one job in the public sector there are more than four in the private sector. “With the numerous small and medium enterprises that make up our local economy, Swindon has … Read More

An update from Stratton Saint Margaret Councillors.

Keypoint Renewable Energy Centre. As you know Swindon Borough Council Officers recommended that planning permission be refused and every Councillor on the Planning Committee voted to refuse planning permission. The developer has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate and this means the decision will most likely be made by a Planning Inspector following a public inquiry. It will take some time … Read More

See a discarded needle? Report it!

Councillor Cathy Martyn, the Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Safety has thanked all those residents who report discarded hypodermic needles to the Council. and has urged all residents to act as quickly as possible when they see them.  “Carelessly discarded hypodermic needles are a health hazard to us all, especially children,” said Cllr Martyn.  “They are also a threat … Read More

Swindon Conservatives increase library access hours by nearly 50%

Swindon’s Conservative-run Council has increased access to the Borough’s core libraries by almost 50% since introducing its new library strategy. And by working with communities, all other libraries have remained open with one brand new community library being opened. Councillor Mary Martin (Shaw Ward), the Cabinet Member responsible for the library service. “I am delighted that the changes to Swindon’s … Read More