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 […]

Waste burning at Averies Recycling, Swindon

Labour Group to move motion in support of fire fighters dispute

The Swindon Labour Group will be moving a motion at the January Swindon Full Council Meeting calling on the government to re-enter negotiations with the Fire Brigades Union and offer an improved settlement for fire fighter pensions. This follows news that fire fighters are going out on strike again because of the government’s pensions offer. […]


Labour Group response to Thamesdown Drive Extension Road‏

Response to Thamesdown Drive Extension Road‏ from the Leader of the Labour Group, Councillor Jim Grant: “We’re pleased that Councillor Heenan has backtracked somewhat on this issue. The Thamesdown Drive Extension Road is crucial to dealing with traffic problems in the North and West of the town and to ditch this road or kick it […]


Labour’s 5 Point Plan to Get Swindon Moving

The current road chaos in Swindon is deeply concerning. A lack of planning by Swindon’s Tory Council coupled with a failure to create a modern transport system means that traffic is now at gridlock. In short, under the Tories ‘Swindon is closed’. The chaos is causing massive frustration for motorists and doing damage to our […]