Labour Group Call for Stop to Tory Grammar Schools Program

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 […]


Labour Group Calls For Wider Road Traffic Enforcement Rollout

The Swindon Labour Group has called on Swindon Council to produce a wide rollout of road traffic enforcement as part of a renewed Road Safety Partnership. Labour Shadow Lead for Transport, Councillor Jim Robbins, said that he supports greater road traffic enforcement for Thamesdown Drive but it was crucial that other roads which have also […]


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 closed on the 22nd August. Key elements of the strategy include: · The likely closure of all bus services that depend on Swindon Council funding support, · The availability of commercial bus services evening and […]

Fay Howard and Bob Wright Jazz Carlin

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 […]

Councillor Montaut Picture with Dial a Ride User

Labour Councillor Meets Dial a Ride Users to Discuss Campaign Against Cut

Labour Councillor Derique Montaut has met with 6 users of the Dial a Ride service to discuss the impact cuts to Dial a Ride would have on their lives. The meeting concluded with the Dial a Ride users committed to mounting a campaign against the Council’s proposed cut to the charity over August. Swindon Council […]


Council to seek public’s views on library strategy

Council to seek public’s views on library strategy A series of drop-in consultation events will be taking place over the next two months to allow members of the public to have their say on Swindon Borough Council’s new library strategy. The Council’s cabinet approved the library strategy last week (13 July), which will see a […]


Community Libraries Could Face Closure After Funding Stopped

Community libraries in Swindon are facing closure from June 2017, after the Council agreed to strip funding and the professional servicing of these libraries. Under the new proposals, the Central Library will be staffed for 47.5 hours a week and Highworth, West Swindon and North Swindon will be staffed for 15 hours. If those other […]


Conservative Group Plan New Parishes In Order To Hike Up Council-Tax

The Conservative Group of Councillors, who currently control Swindon Council, have confirmed their intention to impose new parishes on Swindon’s current non-parished areas. These new parishes will take on responsibility for services like grass cutting, street cleaning and pothole filling. They’re proposing this in spite of the vast majority of residents’ responses in the previous […]