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 […]


Swindon Labour Party – Leadership Election

Come and join us whilst we watch the historic announcement of our new Leader & Deputy Leader. Date: Saturday 12th September Venue: Shield & Dagger Pub, Thames Avenue, Haydon Wick, Swindon, SN25 3NT 10.30am onwards followed by a Buffet lunch. Tickets £10 per person & available from: Carol Heavens, 49 Frobisher Drive, Swindon SN3 3AJ […]


Liden Library Problems Set to be Resolved

Following a period of unplanned closures at Liden Library due to staffing shortages, Swindon Council have now said that new measures are in place to prevent future unplanned closures. Unplanned closures at the Liden Library have led to uncertainty for library users over its accessibility and sometimes have caused inconvenience to them. Liden, Eldene and […]


Labour Councillor Calls For Return Of Mela Festival Through Council Motion

Walcot and Park North Councillor, Abdul Amin, is moving a motion at the Swindon Council Meeting on Thursday 23rd July, calling for the Council to help ensure the Mela Festival is restored as an annual event in Swindon. The motion also calls for more festivals and events in the town that showcase Swindon’s diverse communities. […]


Great news in our campaign to save Highworth Post Office

I am delighted that our campaign to save Highworth Post Office looks to have succeeded. Our petition led by Pam Adams and myself, and supported by 600 residents, means that a Post Office will remain in the town centre. As a result of our campaign the Post Office Ltd are now proposing that the Post […]


Swindon Council’s debt set to increase by £100m over 2 years

Swindon Council’s net debt is set to increase by £97m from 2015/16 to 2017/18, according to a Treasury Management Statement set to be presented to Full Council on the 23rd February. It will increase from £193.5m in 2015/16 to £290m in 2017/18. According to Table 1 of the Medium Term Financial Strategy presented to Cabinet […]