Haydon Wick Flood Alleviation Scheme

A multi-million pound flood defence scheme in North Swindon has been officially unveiled. The Haydon Wick Flood Alleviation Scheme has been designed to protect surrounding homes after many were flooded during heavy rains in 2007. More than £6m was spent on the scheme which will protect 118 houses, four businesses and electricity sub-station from heavy rain storms. Work has been taking … Read More

Swindon A Good Place to Live

A recent article from the Swindon Advertiser has highlighted how well Swindon rates in the national picture. “A NEW study has shown that those living in Swindon may have a better quality of life than those living in some of the major cities. The report out this week shows in many aspects of life, the town comes out better than … Read More

Councillor Renard’s column 21st November 2013

                This week my email in-box has received a number of emails about the Council’s decision to sell most of the former Headlands School site for development. Some have challenged whether, on grounds of social value – feature of recent legislation this was the right thing to do. I believe it was, and … Read More

The Small Business Campaign

  Still much to do, but great to see the action we’ve taken to support small business is delivering real results. Sign up to join our Small Business Campaign at http://www.thesmallbusinesscampaign.com/

Councillor Renard’s column 14th November 2013

Last Thursday I was pleased to support a motion at Full Council seeking to promote the use of credit unions as well as campaign against unscrupulous payday lenders.  All the party political groups were able to rally behind this motion.   Credit unions are valuable grass roots, community-led groups that help people save and provide alternatives to those lenders who … Read More

Let britain decide – The EU Referendum

THE CASE FOR A REFERENDUM It has been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. In that time, so much has changed – the countries involved, the powers devolved, the benefits and costs of membership. People feel that the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up for. It is right to … Read More