Robert Buckland MP welcomes support for entrepreneurs in South Swindon

South Swindon MP, Robert Buckland, has welcomed new figures showing £500 million has been awarded to small businesses across the country, and is urging more entrepreneurs in South Swindon to apply. The new figures show that 73 loans have been awarded in South Swindon, with firms receiving over £727,299 in support. Since 2012, the Start Up Loans programme has issued … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 20th June 2019

This week I had the pleasure of returning to Lydiard Park Academy, one of our excellent local secondary schools. Although I discussed many things with the students, one of the key points of discussion was climate change and environmental issues. I was extremely pleased that earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 5th June 2019

As your local MP, I am in regular contact with our community policing teams, as well as residents, to discuss local policing issues. One of the concerns that several residents have raised with me over the telephone and at my advice surgeries is the call charge for the 101 non-emergency police number.  I have been in full agreement that the … Read More

Liden Centre Refurbishment

Cllr Barbara Parry “The work is making good progress at the Centre and will be finished shortly. The cage has now gone and has been replaced with block paving. The shrubs and flowering plants have been planted and the roof protector is to be fitted shortly. The stones next to the slope will all be removed and the step will … Read More

Barbara Parry Re-appointed As Chair

Barbara will stay on as Chair of Children’s Health and Social Care & Education Overview & Scrutiny Committee. Cllr Barbara Parry, “I am delighted to be re-appointed as Chair.  Last year we did some great work and I will continue to lead the Committee along this path to make further improvements”