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Update on Redlands Airfield

March 22, 2012 |

Cll Dale Heenan, Last week there was a ‘locality’ public meeting held at Meadowcroft Community Centre and Redlands was on the agenda. Several residents spoke out about the continued nuisance from the aircraft circling over Covingham and Liden.

A concern was raised … Read More

Council debate on Anti Social Behaviour and how we might tackle eggs thrown at peoples houses

March 20, 2012 |

Over the last few weeks I have heard from several residents in Covingham and Liden who have had eggs thrown at their home’s. Egg throwing is mindless behaviour that seems to pop up at Easter and Halloween time, and I … Read More

Covingham School Parking at the start/end of the school day

March 17, 2012 |

In January, we held one of our regular street surgeries around the Harriers. Councillor Richard Hurley, Councillor Kevin Parry and I heard from many residents about the increasing difficulties and problems caused, at the start and end of the school day, from … Read More

Coleview Bus service starts 30th April and now six days a week!

March 16, 2012 |

Last month I delivered a letter updating you on the progress of our campaign against Thamesdown Transports decision to cut the Coleview Bus Service. This decision was made without any consultation with residents or ward Councillors.

Cllr Richard Hurley and I forced … Read More

Off-peak victory in battle for buses

February 18, 2012 |

Cllr Dale Heenan, “Following my campaign, Swindon Borough Council have stepped in and agreed to pay Thamesdown Transport to reinstate a bus service through Coleview.

While Labour watched our actions silently in the Council, we spoke out, used our … Read More

Council commits £300k to improve Covingham Square and Liden Centre

February 18, 2012 |

Village centres to get £1m makeover

9:00am Friday 17th February 2012 in LocalBy David Wiles

Council leader Rod Bluh is delighted the authority is set to invest £900,00 to improve six village centres, including Covingham

NEARLY £1m is to be spent … Read More

Swindon Council starts consultation on new, longer hours for Covingham Library

February 13, 2012 |


Cllr Dale Heenan, “Through the excellent work of Council staff and the Friends of Covingham library group,  Covingham library has issued more than 28,000 loans and renewals over the last year – up 3%.

Swindon Council is now consulting on plans … Read More

Council should use Localism bill to allow Gorsehill residents the “right to buy” buy fields

February 11, 2012 |

On Thursday, I attended a public meeting at St Barnabas Church in Gorsehill about the plan to sell  Pickards Small Field and Kembrey Grass Field  to Habokus to build 241 houses. 106 would be affordable family homes, and the rest of … Read More

Coleview bus service to return

February 7, 2012 |

Cllr Dale Heenan, “I am pleased that our campaign to see the Coleview bus service has succeeded. By using our knowledge of the Council, and effective lobbying and influencing of other Councillors, Swindon Borough Council will be providing Thamesdown Transport a … Read More