Your ward councillors Nadine Watts and Jane Milner-Barry will be standing as parish councillors for Old Town and East Wichel in the elections on 4th May, along with new team members Saleh Ahmed and Neil Hopkins.
Jane and I are keen to continue our work on behalf of Old Town and East Wichel and we will be even more effective with the help of Neil and Saleh.
Parishes were forced on us by the Conservative administration against overwhelming public opposition. We voted against them. We were voted down. Then we voted for a year’s delay to allow time to get better value for money from contractors and suppliers. We were voted down again. All the Conservatives wanted was to get the process over with as quickly as possible so that financial responsibility for service provision could be offloaded onto the new parishes.
But now that the Central Swindon South Parish is a reality, we hope you will give us the opportunity to make it work for you and your family, and to make sure that services provided by the parish are an improvement on what you have got from SBC in recent years.
The next Parish Council meeting is at 6.30 pm on Thursday 27th April at the Civic Offices, Euclid Street; as usual this will be a public meeting and will start with public question time.