Julian Price writes to The Advertiser about Councillor attendance

Last week, the Swindon Advertiser rightly published an article on the lack of attendance at council meetings of Councillor Dave Wood, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and Eastcott Ward Councillor. According to the Swindon Council’s website Councillor Wood has been expected to attend 3 meetings since the start of the 2013/14 Municipal […]


Covingham Councillor pleased as long-term derelict property up for sale

Covingham & Dorcan Councillor, Julian Price, has been contacted by a representative of the owner of the property in Covingham that has been derelict for up to 20 years and has been told the property will be put up for auction. Councillor Price was told that the original Adver article on this issue was the […]


Petition starts to keep number 21 bus

Covingham & Dorcan Councillor, Julian Price and Penhill Councillor, Joe Tray, have initiated a petition to permanently continue the number 21 bus service. This follows the Conservative Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Keith Williams, announcing that the number 21 service is set to discontinue at the end of August. The Labour Councillors have said they […]


Conservative Cabinet backs Labour’s calls for Tadpole Farm to be new school site

At Wednesday’s Swindon Cabinet Meeting, the Conservative Cabinet agreed to Tadpole Farm becoming the preferred site for the new North Swindon Primary School. This comes following the Swindon Labour Group’s calls last week in the Swindon Advertiser to use this site for the new North Swindon Primary School. The published Cabinet reports also make clear […]


Tories and allies vote down Labour’s plan to protect services

As usual two members of the Lib Dem Group voted with the Conservatives to vote down a Labour amendment to reduce the effect of cuts at the full Council meeting on Thursday. This means that the number 21 bus service that goes through Penhill, Coleview & Covingham and the number 22 and 25 bus services […]


Councillors Jim Robbins, Kevin Small and Steve Wakefield – Mannington & Western

Labour Councillors in Mannington & Western are busy campaigning and consulting on a wide range of issues, including: dropped kerbs, green waste, Even Swindon primary school, grounds maintance and derelict buildings in Deburgh Street. Read on for details and please get in touch. Thank you for your support. In May residents of Mannington & Western […]


Labour calls for Mouldon Hill School rethink

Jim Grant, the Labour Group Leader has called on the Conservative administration to rethink their pursuit of building a new school on the Mouldon Hill Country Park and focus on building a new primary school on another more viable site. The Conservative administration agreed on Wednesday 12th December to “seek public opinion” about whether to […]


Blunsdon & Highworth by-election result – November 15

The by-election in Highworth Blunsdon & Highworth was hotly contested, with Phil Beaumont getting 37.6% of the vote – and increase of 6% from the election in May. Well done Phil, and thanks to all voters of who came out on a dank, dull and cold day. Results were: Phil Beaumont (Labour) 1075 votes Andrew […]