Councillor Paul Dixon
Last updated 27/03/2017 by Paul Dixon

Eastcott March 2017 Update

Kinsghill Parking Changes
Following on from the Council’s recent consultation with residents of Sunnyside Avenue, Dunsford Close, Hillside Avenue and Bowood Road, I can report that the Council has considered people’s responses and produced plans for a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), which residents in these areas should be aware of.  

Swindon Council Civic Offices
Last updated 24/03/2017 by South Swindon Labour

Labour declares war on late payment to small businesses in Swindon

Nearly half of small businesses in Swindon experienced late payment from bigger companies last year, costing them tens of thousands of pounds and forcing many out of business.

In Swindon there are 17,025 registered small businesses and 8002 small business are owed money in late payments worth just under £82m.

Mayor Eric Shaw being presented the petition at Swindon Civic Offices
Councillors Nadine Watts and Jane Milner-Barry
Last updated 24/03/2017 by Jane Milner-Barry

Update From Your Old Town & East Wichel Councillors

Central Swindon South Parish Council
The shadow parish council has now set a precept and on 1st April 2017 the parish council will take over responsibility for grass cutting, litter collection and graffiti removal; the management of parks and green spaces including the Town Gardens, Lawn Woods and the Great Copse; the Old Town Library, the Victoria Road public toilets and other services.  The precept also has to cover the cost of the Parish administration. 

Commonweal School
Last updated 24/03/2017 by South Swindon Labour

Government New Schools Formula “Unfair” on Swindon Students

The Government new proposed schools funding formula has been criticised as “unfair” by the Conservative Cabinet Member for Education, Fionuala Foley, with her signing joining with 38 other Cabinet Members for Education in signing a letter condemn to the Prime Minister expressing their concern for the government’s proposals.

Sign reading "Road ahead closed"
Last updated 21/03/2017 by Abdul Amin

Roadworks on Queens Drive

Roadworks will be taking place in order to patch the road on Queens Drive between the Magic Roundabout and the junction of Drakes Way.

The road will be fully closed overnight between 10.00pm and 6.00am from the 22nd March to the 28th March.

Please get in touch if you have any concerns.

Councillors Abdul Amin, Steve Allsopp and Emma Bushell
Last updated 28/03/2017 by Emma Bushell

Walcot & Park North Councillors Update

20 MPH Zone For West Walcot
We welcome the news that a 20 MPH Zone is to be established in Walcot West. This is the result of positive support from residents to the formal consultation on the proposal.

Councillor Paul Dixon at Swindon Borough Council
Last updated 17/03/2017 by South Swindon Labour

Unpopular Eastcott Planning Application is Successfully Opposed

A controversial planning application for 10 two-bedroom flats on land at 29 Shelley Street has been successfully defeated after objections from local residents and councilors.

The application proposed a backland development with only access to the site through a small unadopted alleyway. The developer was proposing to make this a car-free scheme which suggested that no resident living on this proposed site would require a parking space, something residents and councilors had disputed.

Councillor Paul Dixon with Imtiyaz Shaikh and Patrick Herring by a van full of rubbish
Last updated 16/03/2017 by South Swindon Labour

Eastcott Councillor, Paul Dixon, achieves successful local clean-up

On Saturday 11th March, Eastcott Councillor, Paul Dixon, was joined by residents to clean up the back alleyways in the Newhall Street and Crombey Street area. After hours of clearing up fly tipping and litter from the back alleys, Cllr Dixon ended up taking over 20 bags of rubbish, 3 sofas, a television, an ironing board, a book case and Christmas tree to the waste and recycling centre.

Councillors Abdul Amin, Steve Allsopp and Emma Bushell at Swindon Central Police Station
Last updated 13/03/2017 by Emma Bushell

Challenging Anti-Social Behaviour Issues

Ward Councillors have seen an increasing amount of anti social behaviour in the Walcot and Park North area. This seems to be caused by a small number of teenagers in the ward.
Councillors have held meetings with local police teams and the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team after hearing reports of increased anti-social behaviour.

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