You can find a poster for Swindon Borough Council's forthcoming "Engagement Events" at Lydiard Park at the bottom of this article. Swindon Borough Council has already invited proposals for the transfer of Lydiard Park to a private company.
Below you can find a poster for Swindon Borough Council's forthcoming "Engagement Events" at Lydiard Park. It's based on The Council's own poster but I have amended the wording. Swindon Borough Council has already invited proposals for the transfer of Lydiard Park to a private company.
The Council has given the Events very little publicity, so it would be great if you could print off this poster and put it in your window. And please go along to one of the Events. As the Events are being held in the cafe I'm planning to go at 11.00am on Sunday 22nd November to have a cup of coffee before asking some questions. I would be delighted to see you there.
Tomorrow, Thursday 12th November, there is a Full Council Meeting in Euclid Street starting at 7.00 pm. Cllr Jim Robbins will be putting the following motion:
Is concerned about the Cabinet Member for Culture's recent announcement that the Cabinet are looking at transferring Lydiard Park and potentially Swindon's other country parks to a private company.
Believes the Council should retain overall control and continue to run its local country parks, including Lydiard Park. Furthermore Council believes that there are ways the Council can generate more income from our country parks without having to transfer them to a private company.
Requests the suspension of all current actions being taken to explore organisations that can take on the running of Swindon's country parks and requests that the Cabinet Member for the Economy, Regeneration and Skills brings a report to Cabinet detailing how the Council can generate more income from its country parks in order to mitigate the Council's future budgetary challenges."
It would be great to have a full public gallery for this occasion so please come along if you can.
AND FINALLY to keep up to date with news on Lydiard Park please join the "Protect Lydiard Park" facebook group.