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Labour Group Respond to Tory Streetlight Switch-Off Call

Conservative Cabinet Member, Councillor Dale Heenan has said the Council will consider dimming some streetlight during “quiet hours” on main roads without pavements.   A report Councillor Heenan authored that went to a Council Committee said he wanted to reduce the £1.2m annual streetlight bill. He also pointed out that there is no legal requirement for […]

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Labour To Call for North Swindon Superfast Broadband Postponement

The Swindon Labour Group will be moving a motion at the next Full Council Meeting at Swindon Council calling on the Conservative Cabinet to remove North Swindon from its 4G LTE Broadband rollout. The motion calls on the Cabinet to remove North Swindon from the scheme in order to enable productive discussions between the Council, […]

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Government Set to Cut Swindon’s Public Health Budget By £622K

The Conservative Government are currently consulting on an in year reduction in Public Health funding to Swindon Council of £622K. Options on how the Council would manage such an in-year reduction in funding are currently being considered. Local Public Health responsibilities were transferred to local councils from the NHS to deliver in 2013. Public Health […]

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11,300 Swindon Families Facing Tax Credit Losses

Information obtained from the HMRC shows that there are 11,300 working families in Swindon in danger of facing tax credit cuts from the government. In North Swindon there are 5,800 families claiming tax credits and in South Swindon there are 5,500 families claiming tax credits. Figures also show that there are 19,700 children in working […]

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North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson disclosed confidential information

SWINDON North MP Justin Tomlinson is facing calls to stand down as the Minister for Disabled People after he has admitted sharing confidential information with a member of the public in relation to a report while he was on the Public Accounts Committee. Justin has admitted giving a draft of a sensitive report into payday loan companies […]

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Labour Group Warns Of Severe Consequences Due To Swindon Housing Shortage

The Swindon Labour Group Leader, Councillor Jim Grant, has warned of stark consequences due to the Swindon’s failure to build the necessary homes it had agreed to as part of its Local Plan. Over the last four years (2011-2015) an average of 688 homes per year have been built in Swindon which was nearly half […]

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Swindon Labour Party Quiz Night

Why not put your general knowledge to the test at our fun Quiz night? Enjoy a Fish & Chip Supper in the company of friends, come as a team (up to 6) or join others on the night.   Date: Saturday 21st November Venue: Christchurch Community Centre, Cricklade Street, Old Town, SN1 3HB Starts at […]

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Labour Group Call for Clarity over Superfast Broadband Rollout

Following the news that UK Broadband have withdrawn applications for radio masts across North Swindon to deliver Superfast Broadband, the Swindon Labour Group are calling on the Conservative Cabinet to make clear what their plans are with superfast broadband in North Swindon. At the time that Superfast Broadband with UK Broadband was agreed by the […]