Update from Old Town and East Wichel Councillor, Nadine Watts, including information on Old Town Christmas lights improvements, the conveniance store in East Wichel and attendance at the Fraud and Scams Awareness event at Barclays Old Town on 2 July.
I am very pleased that Cabinet agreed to use £50,000 of s106 money for arts and culture for the Old Town Christmas lights. This is always a popular event put on by the Old Town Business Association. The current lights which have lasted a long time, will now be replaced and also even more of Old Town including Victoria Road can be covered by the Christmas lights.
I welcome the news that the convenience store in East Wichel has been granted a premises licence. Many of the residents in East Wichel cannot wait for the new shop to open. They are keen to be able to walk to a local shop to buy milk or bread. It is a much awaited for shop that will benefit the community.
It was good to attend the Fraud and Scams Awareness event at Barclays Old Town on 2 July. The focus was on warnings about scams, rogue traders and promoting Buy with confidence.
If you believe you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam or a rogue trader, contact Swindon Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
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