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East Swindon | November 15, 2017

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MoD scraps 20 yr service rule required for RAF personal to recognise military service on their Headstones and Memorials

July 4, 2017 |

A campaign involving the very top of the UK Armed Forces, and led by the son of former RAF Officer and a former Lance Corporal who served in Afghanistan, has resulted in the Government publishing a new simplified process to … Read More

Chairman of new committee wants the public to have their say

July 4, 2017 |

A NEW council body wants to hear what the residents of the town think about the key issues impacting their lives.

Every year, 46 councillors are assigned to various committees to hold cabinet members and council officers to account for … Read More

Relief as Library Trust receives huge funding boost

July 4, 2017 |

SWINDON’S libraries will remain open as more than £350,000 of council money has been ploughed into them.

Following the council’s adoption of the town’s library strategy in December 2016, £357,000 worth of grants has been approved that will keep every … Read More

Councillors secure hopeful future for Covingham Library

July 4, 2017 |

COVINGHAM library looks set be given a new lease of life in the face of widespread cuts to the service across Swindon thanks to the efforts of local councillors.

A new library trust for Covingham was registered with the Charity … Read More

Proposal to save eight libraries takes shape

July 4, 2017 |

A PLAN is emerging that could potentially see up to eight of Swindon’s at-risk community libraries saved.

Last year, Swindon Borough Council decided that the financial challenges facing local authorities were such that they could no longer continue to fund … Read More

The HGV weight restrictions on Merlin Way and Kingfisher Drive will be permanent!

April 27, 2016 |

Cllr Dale Heenan, “Finally! When the original weight restriction expired after reaching the legal maximum time limit, I managed to convince the Council to introduce a new modified version of the weight restriction which banned all HGV’s on Kingfisher Drive to … Read More

Dale and Kevin are hard working Councillors says Labour party’s own figures

April 24, 2016 |

Nearly 20% of all requests for action by Councillors to Swindon Borough Council in the last 12 months were logged by Cllr Kevin Parry and Cllr Dale Heenan – 430 out of 2,358 requests!

Cllr Kevin Parry came top out of 52 … Read More

National Flood insurance scheme, Flood Re, launches this week.

April 3, 2016 |

Homeowners facing high home insurance premiums and excess will soon have help on cheaper deals because of a new national scheme. Flood Re, goes live on April 4th 2016, is not a home insurer itself but will work behind the … Read More

A Swindon Community Council, a personal SBC Community Governance review submission

March 30, 2016 |

Cllr Dale Heenan, “I have written to Swindon Borough Council with my personal view that a Swindon Community Council should be created across the town, and for a reduction in the number of politicians involved in local government by 30%. … Read More