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Last updated 13/02/2017 by Fay Howard

Join me on the #OurNHS national demonstration

On Saturday March 4th I will be joining thousands marching calling for no cuts,  no closures, no privatisation of our NHS.

As a nurse I have seen how stretched our NHS is. Wards now full, overflow into day units now having to stay open to allow for overnight stays., stretching staff even further. Staff work long hours, meeting the often life saving needs of their patients. The pressure is endless, services are on their knees. Our Prime minister Teresa May is not hearing us as we cry out & say more needs to be done.

Councillors Steph Exell, Kevin Small and Jim Robbins
Last updated 08/02/2017 by Jim Robbins

Thamesdown Drive to Barnfield Relief Road Receives Funding Blow

The council submitted a bid for £1.27 million for government funding to pay for a detailed design, environmental surveys and the preparation of a planning and business case.  However, this bid has been unsuccessful.  

Councillors Emma Bushell, Steve Allsopp and Abdul Amin with 20 MPH sign
Last updated 06/02/2017 by Emma Bushell

New 20 MPH Zone for Walcot West

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. The zone is due to be established by the end of March 2017.

We can assure residents that no traffic calming is to be installed as consequence of the establishing the zone.

Councillors Derique Montaut, Chris Watts, and Fay Howard
Last updated 05/02/2017 by Fay Howard

Update from your Liden, Eldene and Park South Councillors

New Parish Councils
New Parish councils are now being formed with Liden and Eldene joining Nythe Parish. Councillor Derique Montaut aims to join Nythe parish as he is concerned that Liden and Eldene residents will be under-represented on the parish during this year’s precept setting process. Thank you to those who have come forward interested in becoming parish councillors too. More parish councillors will still be needed. It is important for Eldene and Liden to have adequate representation as decisions will be made that affect us all.

Delta Business Park
Last updated 04/02/2017 by Jim Robbins

Parking Issues in Welton Road

Local residents attended meetings of the Westlea Residents’ Association (WRA) and the West Swindon Locality in November to express concerns about the parking issues in Welton Road, which have been exacerbated by the arrival of Oxford Brookes University (OBU) at Delta 900 in September 2016.  At the peak of the problems, WRA reported that there were 174 cars and 3 commercial vehicles (including a large car transporter) parked on Welton Road.  There were also concerns expressed about the new drive-through restaurant at Delta 100 and new residential accommodation being created in local office s

Councillor Matthew Courtliff at Wat Tyler House
Last updated 04/02/2017 by South Swindon Labour

Labour Councillor Calls For Greater Road Investment After Council Cuts

Following a question asked by Lydiard & Freshbrook Councillor, Matthew Courtliff, regarding the level of funding Swindon Council has spent on road maintenance, it has been discovered that Swindon Council cut its road maintenance revenue budget by £357K- a cut of nearly 30%.

This information was released following a question asked by Councillor Matthew Courtliff at the last Full Council Meeting on the 26th January, and the response from Swindon Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Keith Williams.

Councillor Nadine Watts
Last updated 04/02/2017 by Nadine Watts

Second Consultation on BT programme of intended public payphone removals 

The first consultation on BT's proposals to remove a number of phone callboxes from Swindon Borough has now ended.  Swindon Borough Council has considered the future of each of the callboxes, reflecting on a number of different factors such as location, level of use and the responses from residents, Parish and Ward councillors and community groups.

30 mph Speed Limit Sign
Last updated 04/02/2017 by Nadine Watts

New 30mph speed limit – Marlborough Road

Following requests from residents of Marlborough Road, the speed limit has been reduced from 40mph to 30mph between Broome Manor Lane and Coate Roundabout.

The requests are as a consequence of concerns regarding the speed of traffic and safety of vulnerable road users, particularly pedestrians, using Marlborough Road.

Swindon Council Civic Offices
Last updated 26/01/2017 by South Swindon Labour

New Parish Bureaucracy To Cost Residents Extra £600K

New Parish Councils in North-Central, West and South-Central Swindon will be having to pay a combined cost of £500K in extra bureaucracy as a result of Tory-run Swindon Council imposing new parishes on these areas. This spending will be money that won’t fund local services, but instead will be levied to pay for the new bureaucracy in the

Last updated 20/01/2017 by Jim Grant

SBC Parish Council Agenda Becoming a Debacle

I’m writing in response to the chaotic way the Council have proceeded to set up new parish councils. After the Conservative administration forced new parish councils to be set up in November, you might have expected Swindon Council to be fully prepared for these new organisations, with full information available to them about the types of services, open spaces and community buildings they wished to transfer to the new parish councils.

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