Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP has launched a new panel to drive forward legal education initiatives

Public Legal Education (PLE) will be given a new focus following the launch of a panel that will bring key representatives together to support and drive forward legal education initiatives. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP will chair the first meeting of the newly established PLE Panel later today. The Panel, formed of key organisations, will promote the importance of teaching people … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article

One issue that I have been campaigning for over the years has been to secure an improvement in the funding arrangements for Swindon’s schools. The existing formula that was set by the last Labour Government meant that Swindon’s schoolchildren were treated unfairly compared to many other parts of our country.  I was on the Front Bench in the Commons this … Read More

Councillor David Renard’s Swindon Advertiser Column – 20th July 2017

I was pleased to read last week that Ofsted’s Regional Director Bradley Simmons has been encouraged by the work taking place in our schools to improve standards and educational outcomes. His praise will be welcomed by everyone involved in education in our town. Although Mr Simmons will be keen to attribute the progress to his very critical public letter last … Read More

Cllr Parry Joins the Police

Kevin Parry “Over the past few months I have received complaints about Anti-Social Behaviour and crime.  I have been in contact with the Inspector and raised my concerns. As a local resident I have offered to go out with the Police and use my local knowledge and feedback from residents to help the Police in tackling this situation. This is … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article

Over the last few years, we have seen changes to the way many of us work, giving rise to phrases such as the “gig economy”, which is used to describe those engaged in short term contract work. Very often, flexible working is a welcome and helpful way of doing things but there are problems too. Yesterday’s publication of Matthew Taylor’s … Read More

Councillor Renard’s Advertiser Column, 13th July 2017

For decades Swindon has always been regarded as something of a boom town. Our unique location makes us an attractive place for businesses and, with the completion of the electrification of the Great Western Mainline approaching, I am confident we will be even more attractive for companies. So it was pleasing last week to hear the comments of John Watkins, … Read More