Robert’s Weekly Column – Wednesday 17th October 2018

Before I became your local MP, I spent many years working in the criminal courts as a barrister, and met thousands of witnesses and victims of crime.  That experience taught me a lot, so I was glad to be able to wind up a debate in the House of Commons last Thursday on the Government’s new Victims’ Strategy.  I have … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – Wednesday 10th October 2018

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, so ensuring that the mental health of employees is on the agenda at workplaces in Swindon and encouraging a positive climate to discuss mental health at work amongst local employers is vital. This is not only relevant to the wellbeing of all of those … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 27th September 2018

There have been positive developments in Old Town, as Swindon Borough Council confirmed that five CCTV cameras covering Wood Street, Devizes Road and Newport Street have been installed and are now up and running. Getting extended CCTV coverage has been a priority for me and ward Councillors Claire Ellis and Nick Burns-Howell, so I am glad that Swindon Borough Council … Read More

Robert Buckland MP opens brand new juicing shop helping to tackle homelessness in Swindon

MP for South Swindon Robert Buckland, along with a number of Business’s Against Homelessness supporters, opened Threshold’s Health & Wellness Juices Shop in Swindon town centre on Thursday. The brand new social enterprise follows on from a successful juicing project at Culvery Court, Swindon’s direct access homeless hostel in the town. Michael Keenan, Threshold’s Business Development and Social Impact Manager, explained: … Read More

Cllr Kevin Parry & Cllr Zachary Hawson Team up to Up-Lift Eldene Trees

Cllr Kevin Parry “Zachary Hawson and I would like to thank Pam Jones, Sally Hawson and Ron Duller for helping us yesterday.  We cut back and up-lifted all the trees and bushes by Snodshill Park (nearest to Thorne Road).  All the green waste will be removed next week.  The mowers will now be able to get between the trees which … Read More

Cllr Kevin Parry’s Handy Mag Article – Keeping Residents Up To Date

Homeless People Around Covingham Square Many residents have contacted Barbara, Dale and I regarding the rough sleepers at Covingham Square. Whilst it is difficult to comment on this, we have been working with Housing and Enforcement to try and resolve this issue. Covingham Pavements I am pleased to say that Highways have agreed to carry out some repairs to the … Read More