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East Swindon | September 20, 2017

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40% REDUCTION in housing and EDA plans scrapped!

March 2, 2011 |

Cllr Dale Heenan, “Great news for local residents to start 2011 off on the right foot. On the 19th of January, the Cabinet is being asked to approve a new Core Strategy for Swindon for public consultation. The Core … Read More

Ideas to improve the ward

March 2, 2011 |

Cllr Dale Heenan "Over the years your ward Councillors have worked with local residents to improve the whole area. We have listened to residents about their problems, proactively raised issues with Council Officers and … Read More

Council Transparency – Spending over

March 2, 2011 |

You may have heard of, Eric Pickles in the newspapers over the last few months. He is the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the Government, and he has set out nine areas where Councils should be transparent and publish all of their expenditure over £500. But this information is just the tip of the iceberg, other data that he suggested included:

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3rd August – Allotments

August 2, 2010 |

Cllr Dale Heenan "An ongoing issues for the ward is the provision of plots of land for use as allotments by local residents. The residents of Coleview and Nythe must deal with Stratton Parish, while Covingham has Covingham Parish. Each … Read More

3rd August – Government scraps RSS, Swindon scraps 10,000 houses in next 15 years

August 2, 2010 |

At the start of the year the Conservatives very clearly pledged to scrap a Labour Government policy called the Regional Spatial Strategy. This strategy basically required Swindon to build 36,000 houses by 2026, and resulted in plans by developers to build … Read More

2nd August – Localism, what could it mean for Swindon?

August 2, 2010 |

Cllr Dale Heenan," Localism is one of the buzz words that seems to be increasingly popular for politicians to use these days. For me the idea starts with decision making being be delegated to local communities and small … Read More

30th July – Elected Police Commissioner in Swindon?

August 2, 2010 |

The local and national media have been recently been discussing an announcement by Home Secretary Theresa May to abolish police authorities and replace them with an elected Police Commissioner from May 2012.  The Swindon Advertiser covered the topic … Read More

1st June – Local Councillors claim no expenses

June 27, 2010 |

Councillors Dale Heenan and Glenn Smith have submitted no claim forms in 2009/10!

Over the last 12 months we have seen lot's of controversy with our MP's across the Country and their expenses. I am very pleased … Read More

28th May- The future of the St Paul’s Bungalow site

June 27, 2010 |

I am very pleased to say that at my request, Council Planners have drafted a design brief for the St Pauls Bungalow. This design brief will be used as a policy document to test any planning applications that are submitted. If an … Read More