Labour Leadership Election 2016
Last updated 13/08/2016 by South Swindon Labour

Labour Leadership Election 2016

As you may be aware the Labour Party is now staging an election for the position of Leader of the Labour Party. The results to this election will be announced at the Labour Party Conference on 24th September 2016.

All information about the contest is available from the Labour Party website.

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.

Olympic Rings logo
Last updated 22/08/2016 by South Swindon Labour

Councillors Call To Celebrate Jazz Carlin’s Success

Two Labour Councillors will be moving a motion at the next Swindon Full Council Meeting, calling on Council to celebrate the success of Jazz Carlin’s two silver medals at the Rio Olympics.

Councillors Bob Wright and Fay Howard will be, in their Council Motion, suggesting ways Swindon could celebrate Jazz Carlin’s success, including painting a double-slotted Royal Mail Post Box in Swindon and to name a street or square in Swindon after Jazz Carlin. The next Swindon Full Council Meeting will be on Thursday 22nd September.

Councillors Derique Montaut, Chris Watts, and Fay Howard at Liden Community Centre
Last updated 21/08/2016 by Fay Howard

Update from your Liden, Eldene and Park South Councillors


In our last article we mentioned Swindon Council’s plan to reduce Swindon libraries to just four, with the closure of both Liden and Park South libraries unless volunteers are found. We can now advise that consultation events will be taking place to allow you to have your say on Swindon Borough Council’s new library strategy. Within our area these are Mon, 5th Sept (11am-3pm) at Parks Library and Weds, 7th Sept (10am-2pm) at Liden Library.  The consultation ends on Fri 30th September.

Swindon Council Civic Offices
Last updated 21/08/2016 by South Swindon Labour

The Labour Group Respond To Bus Strategy Review

The Swindon Labour Group have responded to Swindon’s Conservative administration’s Bus Strategy Review. The consultation period for this strategy review closes on the 22nd August.

Key elements of the strategy include:

Councillors Emma Bushell, Steve Allsopp and Abdul Amin with 20 MPH sign
Last updated 20/08/2016 by Emma Bushell

Walcot West Parking Consultation Announced: 20 MPH zone for Walcot West; Limited Waiting Proposals for Burford Avenue area

Letters regarding plans to introduce a 20 MPH zone in Walcot West are being delivered  to residents this week.
The 20MPH zone was suggested by Cllr Steve Allsopp at a pubic meeting in April and were widely supported by those present. The plans would see a 20 MPH speed limit on all roads on Walcot West. We believe this would address many of the concerns about road safety raised by local residents.

Councillor Matthew Courtliff at Wat Tyler House
Last updated 19/08/2016 by Matthew Courtliff

Parking at Junctions in Grange Park

This weekend, I spent time talking with residents in Grange Park about issues they have in their neighbourhoods with dangerous parking around junctions.

This was an issue raised to me in the run up to the local elections, which I pledged to follow up if you elected me, and I am duly carrying out that pledge.

It's clear from our conversations, and a survey my team and I conducted, that further action needs to be taken.

Sign reading "Road ahead closed"
Last updated 18/08/2016 by South Swindon Labour

M4 Junction 16 improvement works Set To Start

Road work to transform Junction 16 of the M4 will be starting soon. The works have been contracted to ensure the major highway interchange can cope with future traffic levels and, in particular, the nearby Wichelstowe development which will be using Hay Lane as a key artery route on to the M4.  

The construction costs are expected to be approximately £10 million and will see the following improvements:

Councillor Fay Howard in front of Park Library
Last updated 14/08/2016 by Fay Howard

The local Community Comes together seeking to Save Parks Library

Park library is under threat of closure. Swindon Council is proposing to end funding for Park and 10 other Libraries. They are want to reduce the library service to just four, Central, West Swindon, North Swindon and Highworth.  This is under consultation until  September 30th.

Councillor Paul Dixon at Swindon Borough Council
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