Oasis Development given more time through ‘opaque’ decision

The Swindon Labour Group Leader, Councillor Jim Grant, has criticised the decision of Swindon Council Leader, Councillor David Renard, for granting Moirai more time to start with the Oasis redevelopment. This decision was taken through a Cabinet Member Briefing Note, which consulted the Leaders of the Political Groups and the Councillors of Rodbourne Cheney Ward […]


Swindon Housing Tenure stats show move from home ownership to private renting

Statistics compiled as part of Swindon Council’s housing strategy, shows that housing occupancy in the town has dramatically changed over the last decade, with the number of private renters in Swindon doubling and the number of residents living in home ownership dramatically falling. Tenure Swindon 2001 Swindon 2011 England 2001 England 2011 Owned Outright or […]


Labour raises concerns over Shopmobility service following proposed move

Swindon Councillor, Derique Montaut, has raised concerns over future plans for the Shopmobility service to move from the Wyvern Multi-Story Car Park to the rear garden of Sanford House. Councillor Montaut had been told that the size and layout of the new building the Council are proposing to move Shopmobility in to is insufficient to […]


Labour Group calls for answers on mystery owner running Oasis

The Swindon Labour Group’s Shadow Lead for Leisure, Councillor Jim Robbins, has demanded answers from Moirai and Swindon Borough Council over the identity of the mysterious owner of the company that took over from Moirai in running the Oasis Leisure Centre. Mr Miroslaw Wojciechowski was sold Oasis Operation Ltd (who ran the Oasis Leisure Centre […]


Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future and a Better Future for Swindon

In Swindon many people tell me they feel the recovery isn’t benefiting them and after 5 years of the Tories Swindon hasn’t seen the real change we need. Ed’s speech at Labour Party Conference showed that Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future will build a country that works for the many rather than just a privileged […]


Save Swindon’s Children’s Centres

Last night we proposed a motion to save Swindon Children’s Centres. The Tories are proposing to close seven Children’s Centres in Swindon. I am very concerned that this could be deeply damaging for the life chances and lives of children and families across our town. I have spoken to many parents across Swindon, and they […]

Waste burning at Averies Recycling, Swindon

Why I am glad to have secured an Inquiry into the Averies Waste Fire

The Averies Waste Fire burned for two months, choking the air with smoke and fumes, meaning local residents couldn’t open their windows, and local businesses had to close their doors. The fire may be over but the flames of anger in the community will burn on for a long time. They deserve answers and that’s […]