housing

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 […]

Transport

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Following the news that UK Broadband have withdrawn applications for radio masts across North Swindon to deliver Superfast Broadband, the Swindon Labour Group are calling on the Conservative Cabinet to make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 […]

Transport

Labour Call for Action Following Announced Bruce Street Bridges Delays

Labour Councillors have today called on the Conservative Administration to detail their contingency plans to avoid gridlock in the town over the coming months as the Bruce Street Bridges work is expected to drift on to March next year and the rescheduled Network Rail works at Greenbridge commence.   Despite the Council saying earlier this […]

schools

Swindon Academy plans to introduce a ‘Grammar Stream’

Councillor Derique Montaut shares his concerns: I write in reference to the Swindon Academy’s decision to introduce a “Grammar Stream” in their school and the Conservative Party’s seeming support for the reintroduction of grammar school type provision in Swindon. The Conservative Party’s and Justin Tomlinson’s support for Grammar School provision is very concerning and I […]

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Swindon Council Tell Residents to Clean Gullies Themselves

Swindon Council announced at the West Swindon Locality Meeting on Monday 14th September that the Council now expects local residents to clean the gullies on their streets and that the Council will no longer be undertaking this activity themselves.   Mannington & Western Councillor, Steph Exell, was at the meeting and challenged council officers on this […]

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Labour Councillors Call on Swindon Council To Help Syrian Refugees

Swindon Labour Councillors, Jim Robbins and Emma Bushell, are moving a motion to help Syrian refugees at the Swindon Full Council Meeting on Thursday 24th September. The motion calls on Swindon Councillors to: Express its sympathies with the millions of refugees currently suffering and fleeing from persecution in the Middle East Recognise the excellent work currently […]

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Conservative Councillors Propose New Parish Councils to Make £120 Council-Tax Hike

Conservative-ran Swindon Borough Council are proposing to introduce parish councils in current non-parished areas, including West Swindon, Central Swindon, OId Town and parts of North Swindon. Plans have been presented to councillors to increase the Council-Tax by around £140 over 3 years through these new parish councils. In October there will be a report to […]