Standing Up For Eastcott Residents

Your ward councillor Paul Dixon will be standing as a parish councillor for Eastcott in the elections on 4th May, along with fellow team members Domingos Dias, Abdul Hamid, Cindy Matthews and Patrick Herring.

You have five votes in Eastcott for our representatives on the twenty three person council.

Parishes were forced on us by the Conservative administration against overwhelming public opposition. Labour voted against them but we were voted down. We asked for a referendum but this was refused. 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 works for all the residents in Eastcott, and to make sure that the services provided by the parish are an improvement on what you have got 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.