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Robert's Weekly Column - 12th April 2018

This week, Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has announced a multi-million-pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent gangs. In my role as Solicitor General and as a member of a Ministerial Group on knife crime, I have been involved with this directly.

Churchward School Opening

Robert Buckland QC MP welcomes the news that Churchward School will be opening in September 2018.

On behalf of the Department for Education, the Deputy Director for Free Schools said,

Robert's Weekly Column - 4th April 2018

Although the weather could have been kinder, it was great to celebrate Easter here in Swindon; it is a time of hope, renewal and optimism, and a reminder that Spring is supposed to be with us!

Robert's Weekly Column - 28th March 2018

Housing and transport issues are very much to the fore at present, so I was pleased to welcome Housing Minister, Dominic Raab to Swindon on Thursday. During the visit, Council Leader David Renard spoke about the various housing projects taking place across our town.

Robert's Weekly Column - Tuesday 20th March 2018

The future of Lydiard House and Country Park is important to all of us, which is why I was very pleased to see that agreement as to the way forward has been reached between Swindon Borough Council and the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust.

Robert's Weekly Column - 13th March 2018

On Sunday, I was honoured  be invited by our High Sheriff to read from Magna Carta at the annual Rule of Law Service held at Salisbury Cathedral.

Robert's Weekly Column - Wednesday 7th March 2018

Like many of us here in Swindon, I was delighted to wake on Monday morning and discover that The Silent Child film, starring six-year-old Maisie Sly from Swindon, had won an Oscar for Best Short Film.