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East Swindon | September 22, 2017

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Residents could soon invest their own money & pensions in renewable energy

March 24, 2014 |

Residents could soon invest their money and pensions in Renewable energy projects to give them reliable long term incomes, and help the town reach its goal of 100% of low carbon and renewable energy being generated locally.

On Thursday 3rd … Read More

Swindon households set to make big savings on their energy bills

March 19, 2014 |

Swindon Council took part in its second Big Community Switch scheme, run in partnership with ichoosr, in the run up to Christmas and 88% of the 550 people who registered interest can look forward to saving an average of £172 … Read More

Local group sign long-term lease for thriving Coleview Community Centre

March 9, 2014 |

The long-term future of a popular community centre has been secured after the committee of volunteers and trustees that run it agreed a new lease.

Swindon Borough Council recently agreed terms on a new 40-year lease with the trustees of … Read More

Relaxing Planning Controls in Support of a Low Carbon Swindon

March 4, 2014 |

Swindon Borough Council’s Planning Committee is being asked to prepare and consult on the use of Local Development Orders to extend “permitted developments rights” to allow solar and energy development to take place with the need for a planning application … Read More

2,500 homes at risk of flooding

March 3, 2014 |

MORE than 2,500 homes are at risk of flooding in Swindon, according to figures released by environmental network Friends of the Earth. Using data from the Environment Agency, FOE has identified 1,695 homes under threat in the North Swindon constituency, with … Read More

Lydiard House and Park is safe and not for sale – Open letter to residents

March 3, 2014 |

A letter organised by Cllr Dale Heenan has been signed by all 29 Conservative Councillors on Swindon Borough Council, both MP’s, and Council candidates, making it clear that Lydiard House and Park is not for sale, and demonstrates the strength … Read More

Labour attack Nythe allotments and allocate its money to road consultants!

February 25, 2014 |

On the 24th February, all Swindon Borough Councillors took part in a debate on the Council Tax budget for 2014/15.

The Conservatives £140 million budget proposed to freeze Council Tax, while allocating £300,000 for flood drainage works and £350,000 extra for … Read More

Action to protect local jobs, while Labour risk 400 jobs at Patheon

February 24, 2014 |

Swindon Borough Council and Forward Swindon are working with Patheon and with businesses across Swindon to retain existing jobs and create new jobs for local people. They are working to protect the 400 jobs at the Patheon site in … Read More

New £3m Infrastructure Fund agreed to ensure that the right infrastructure is built at the right time

February 24, 2014 |

On Monday 24th February at Swindon Borough Council’s Council Tax meeting, the Conservatives proposed that a new “Infrastructure Fund” should be setup, using one-off government money received from housing building, to ensure that the right infrastructure is built at the right … Read More