Janine Howarth is seeking to redress the lack of investment in Swindon. For too many years, residents have been ignored and sidelined by the Tory Council and it’s time to make a change.
Wroughton has suffered particularly in recent years with developments being granted on appeal outside of locally agreed plans. Sam James feels that measures are needed to ensure necessary housing is built in a democratically accountable manner.
For 15 years the Tory-run Council has been letting Swindon down. The Tories kept Council Tax down to win your votes until last year, when their mismanagement hit crisis point and Swindon residents were served with the highest Council Tax increase in the country – over 10%.
The location of Forward Swindon has been moved back within the Council Offices in Watt Tyler House, after 8 years of operation outside of the Council. However the Conservative administration are still keeping Forward Swindon as a registered private company. The Swindon Labour Group has held a long established position of bringing the functions of Forward Swindon back within the responsibility of Swindon Council, rather than have a private company fulfilling these functions. At the February Budget Meeting the Labour…