Councillors Nadine Watts and Jane Milner-Barry at Hesketh Crescent Play Area
Councillor Fay Howard picking litter
Last updated 21/09/2016 by South Swindon Labour

Another successful clean up in Eldene

Councillor Fay Howard stores equipment lent out for clean-up events. The gloves, grippers and hoops make collecting the litter safer for all. Fay regularly attends the clean-up events in Eldene, which are run by the Eldene Residents Association. This Saturday,  9 full black bags were collected in just an hour. The group varies where we go, and Morrison's are very kind in donating refreshments for the volunteers.  All the rubbish is heaped together in the recycling area which the neighbourhood wardens then remove.

Swindon Council Civic Offices
Councillors Abdul Amin, Steve Allsopp and Emma Bushell
Councillor Jim Grant at Okus Road
Last updated 26/09/2016 by South Swindon Labour

Labour Group Call for Stop to Tory Grammar Schools Programme

The Leader of the Swindon Labour Group has stated his opposition to the government’s plans to introduce new Grammar Schools across England.

The Leader of the Labour Group, Councillor Jim Grant, said:

“I’m sure many people will remember this style of education system, when children’s futures were determined by an exam at the age of 11. This system cast-off millions of young people in to a second tier of education while the lucky few who passed the eleven-plus had a much better education through Grammar Schools.

Save Swindon's Libraries Demonstration
Last updated 10/09/2016 by South Swindon Labour

Save Swindon’s Libraries supports Save Park Library campaign

The Parks and East Walcot Community Forum launched a campaign last month to Save Park Library from potential closure under the new proposal for Swindon’s libraries. The Parks campaign is fully supported by the Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign group. Petitions are out for signature in businesses on Cavendish Square for the remainder of the month.

Councillors Nadine Watts and Jane Milner-Barry
Last updated 10/09/2016 by Nadine Watts

Council Tax up by £110 in Old Town?

Two public meetings have been arranged in Old Town. Have Your Say on Parishing by attending one of the public meetings at

Councillors Abdul Amin, Emma Bushell and Steve Allsopp at Shrewsbury Fields
Last updated 10/09/2016 by Emma Bushell

Update on plans to Parish Walcot and Park North

  • Tory council pushes ahead with plans for parishes despite residents’ objections
  • Local councillors announce meeting on Parishes at Immanuel Church on Wednesday September 28th at 6.00 pm.

Local Councillors Steve Allsop, Abdul Amin and Emma Bushell are angry and upset that the Tory Council are continuing to ignore the outcome of pervious consultation meetings and impose Parish Councils across Swindon.

Councillors Steve Allsopp, Emma Bushell and Abdul Amin at Upham Road
Last updated 28/08/2016 by Emma Bushell

No Action on Salcombe Grove / Upham Road Waiting Restrictions as Residents Reject Proposals

Proposals to introduce on waiting restrictions in the Upham Road/Salcombe Grove area of Walcot West will not be going ahead after the majority of respondents to the recent consultation exercise were not in favour.

The proposals were initiated in response to residents’ concerns about parking ahead of the Playfootball development at Churchfields. However, as a clear majority of residents were not in favour of waiting restrictions, there will be no further action.

St Saviour's Church
Last updated 23/08/2016 by Paul Dixon

Council Tax Rise: Public Meeting at St Saviour’s Church Hall

Public meeting on Sunday 4th September 2pm

Conservative-run Swindon Borough Council are seeking to increase your Council-Tax by more than £100 by establishing new Parish Councils who will introduce a Parish Precept on your Council-Tax bill.

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