Residents to receive postal forms next week as part of election cycle consultation

Swindon residents will be asked for their views on how often they would like to vote for their Borough councillors. At a meeting held by the Council earlier this year, councillors agreed to hold a consultation on potentially changing the Council’s election cycle, which will be carried out by council officers independently from politicians. Every… read more

The food waste trial starts in Swindon

Swindon became the first town in Wiltshire to start trialling the weekly collection of food waste for recycling. Approximately 11,000 households will trial the new service over 26 weeks to test collection methods. The Council’s Cabinet will then decide whether to roll out the collections to the rest of the borough. This initiative is part… read more

Consultation on Local Plan review opens today

Swindon Borough Council is seeking the views of members of the public to help inform the allocation of sites for housing and employment within the borough. The consultation, which starts today (29 July), will help the Council refresh its Local Plan, which sets out how much housing Swindon needs over a 20-year period and identifies… read more

Vacancy for Councillors

Notice is hereby given that by reason of an uncontested election on 2nd May 2019, a number of vacancies has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing (email is acceptable) on or before Friday 9th August 2019. Applicants should be… read more

Welcome Back Cllr Keith Bates

We are happy to welcome back Cllr Keith Bates to the Parish Council. Cllr Bates had decided to retire at the elections in May but has offered to come back to provide his support and knowledge until the council has co-opted more Cllrs. We currently have 7 Cllrs in place with vacancies for 8 more…. read more

Informal Public Consultation

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of residents in regards to the possibility of adding seating to the Strouds Hill green area. We recently canvassed residents in the immediate area but would like a wider view. Please email by 12th June with your views. Original correspondence from residents will still be… read more

EGPA Meeting Postponed to 23rd May

The EGPA meeting from Monday 20th May has been postponed to Thursday 23rd May. 7.30pm at the Old Chapel on Butts Road. Please see the Environment General Purpose and Amenities Committee page of this website for the agenda

Conservatives Increase Majority Following Local Election

Of the 19 seats up for election, just one changed hands leaving the Conservatives with 31 seats, Labour with 24 and the Liberal Democrats with two seats. The Conservatives gained their only seat in Penhill and Upper Stratton with Oladapo Ibitoye (1,086) being elected ahead of the Labour Party candidate Kate Linnegar (785), Independent candidate… read more

Community Engagement in the Planning Process

The Borough Council has reviewed the 2013 version of the Statement of Community Involvement in Planning. The purpose of this document is to advise how the Borough Council will engage with the community in the planning process. The review was carried out in order to bring the SCI up to date and to take account… read more