Swindon’s housing – fair and effective housing policies

Cllr John Ballman, who retained Gorse Hill & Pinehurst for Labour in May 2011, believes that FAIR AND EFFECTIVE HOUSING POLICIES are the key to sustaining Swindon’s communities. Housing is one of the Swindon Labour Party’s key priorities, as we know that this is one of the greatest concerns Swindon residents have. A good local […]


New Surestart opens on the Academy site

Staff, parents, children, families and friends and local Councillors Ray Ballman and Rochelle Russell joined together to celebrate the opening of the Pinehurst Sure Start ideally sited next door to the Primary School and Academy on Beech Avenue. The opening completes the Labour Government and Swindon Borough Councils promise to provide Pinehurst with a 0-19 […]


New library for Pinehurst

Later this year the Pinehurst library will transfer to the new Pinetrees community centre on the Circle. Work is already well under way to provide Pinehurst with an new modern library service and Internet cafe both are due to open in October this year within the new centre. Councillor John Ballman Gorse Hill and Pinehurst


Pinehurst Community Centre – work has started

Way back in 2005 Ward Councillors secured the old Pinetree Nursing Home site on The Circle for community use and to build a new community centre for the people of Pinehurst. Our plan was for a new Community Centre to replace the Pinehurst People Centre when it was demolished to make way fro the new […]