The Swindon Labour Group is delighted to hear that the bid for Heritage Action Zone status for the Railway Village and Railway Works area has been successful.

The HAZ designation will enable Swindon to access funding and expertise from Historic England to improve the historic railway area on both sides of the railway line and bring in investors and visitors.

“This is more good news for the historic railway area” says Labour Heritage spokesperson Jane Milner-Barry. “It’s only two weeks since the Railway Village was voted ‘England’s Favourite Conservation Area 2018’.

The Labour Group is particularly pleased that the HAZ area includes the Health Hydro which is one of the most historically significant buildings in the area and desperately in need of sympathetic restoration”.

The Central Community Centre & Railway Village Streets