Cllr Kevin Parry’s December’s Handy Mag Article

10 Years of Writing in the Handy Mag It is hard to believe that it is my 10th year Anniversary of writing in the Handy Mag and I’m still going strong. The Strategic Housing & Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) Covingham & Dorcan Ward Every Council must follow a legal process every five years to identify every potential site for … Read More

Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 14th December 2018

If you turn on the news, log on to your computer, or pick up a newspaper you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing happening in the world except for Brexit. It’s understandable. As I write my column this week, there are just 15 weeks to go until we leave the European Union on 29 March. The Prime Minister has been … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – Wednesday 12th December 2018

Over the past few weeks, it feels as if Brexit is the only thing on the minds of media and politicians.  Whilst it is of undoubted importance, it must not overshadow the fact that lots of other vital developments have been taking place here in Swindon. Last Friday, there was wonderful news for our local hospital as it was announced … Read More

Swindon MPs Secure New Capital Funding For The Great Western Hospital

Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have welcomed the news the Great Western Hospital is to benefit from almost £30 million of new investment to expand services. The town’s hospital will receive £29.573 million of new Government funding to deliver a modern Integrated Front Door and Transitional Care Facility, which will provide a reconfigured and rightsized Emergency Department as … Read More

Councillors Kevin & Barbara Parry Tackle County Lines

Cllr Kevin &  Barbara Parry have been working on County Lines for some time and were really pleased that the meeting they organised for all Brough Councillors with senior Council Officers, Wiltshire Police Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard and his Designated Team took place this week.  The purpose of the session was to raise awareness but to also increase multi-agency support … Read More

West Swindon parish playgrounds get a facelift

West Swindon Parish Council have completed the first of the refurbished playgrounds.  This year’s programme will be completed shortly, with the complete renewal of Salt Way play area due in early 2019