News en West Swindon/ Shaw Ridge Complex Anti-Social Behaviour involving Vehicles <p><strong><u>Minutes from the meeting held in November</u></strong></p>&#13; &#13; <p>The meeting had no structure and was essentially a free-for-all where residents expressed their concerns to Andy Bridge.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Peter (Manager):</p>&#13; &#13; <p>He said that the current situation could be described as an "unacceptable equilibrium".</p>&#13; &#13; <p>They are keen to avoid ending up with a carpark full of barriers like that at Greenbridge, but something has to be done.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:21:40 +0000 7084 at Robert's Weekly Column - 5th February 2020 <p>Whatever your views about Brexit, it was undeniable that last Friday was an historic event. The exit of the UK from the EU is an end to over three years of deadlock, dither and delay. The crisis in our democracy is resolved, allowing us to look to the future with greater confidence and optimism.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:51:18 +0000 7083 at Robert's Weekly Column - 29th January 2020 <p>At the recent election, I campaigned hard on the issue of law and order, and this week I welcomed the news that Wiltshire Police will receive an additional £8.8 million of funding after the Conservative Government announced the biggest increase in funding for the police system in a decade.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:46:12 +0000 7082 at Robert Buckland MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment <p><strong>Robert Buckland</strong> signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging<strong> his</strong> commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:27:25 +0000 7020 at Robert Buckland MP and Wroughton Councillors Urge Residents To Have Their Say On Post Office Proposals <p>MP for South Swindon Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP and Wroughton Councillors Cathy Martyn and Brian Ford are encouraging residents to share their views on the Post Office proposal to relocate the Wroughton branch from its current location to Midcounties Co-op, 47 Devizes Road, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 0SA.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Subject to consultation, if the move goes ahead, the new premises will change to a local style branch.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:03:22 +0000 7019 at Leasehold Properties - Persimmon Homes <p>Robert has been acting on behalf of many local residents in the Badbury Park area who believe that they have been mis-sold leasehold properties by Persimmon Homes.</p>&#13; &#13; <p><strong>Updates:</strong></p>&#13; &#13; <p><strong>23rd Jan 2020</strong></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:31:27 +0000 7015 at Swindon MPs welcome announcement of additional £8.8m of Government Funding for Wiltshire Police <p>Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the news that Wiltshire Police will receive an additional £8.8 million of funding after the government announced today the biggest increase in funding for the police system in a decade.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>The amount of funding available to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 billion, totalling £15.2 billion, if Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) take full advantage of flexibility to set the police precept.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:13:09 +0000 7014 at Robert's Weekly Column - 22nd January 2020 <p>There is no doubt that climate change is one of the most profound global challenges we face. The decisions we make today will affect the future of our planet for generations to come, and the Government fully recognises that action is urgently needed in the UK and across the world.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:03:02 +0000 7018 at Robert's Weekly Column - 15th January 2020 <p>Last week in Westminster the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the law needed to get Brexit done by the 31st January, passed through its last stage in the House of Commons. The Bill is now being debated in the House of Lords and will shortly become law.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:01:18 +0000 7017 at Robert's Weekly Column - 8th January 2020 <p>After such a hectic few months, it was really good to have the chance to recharge my batteries and spend time with my family at home in Swindon over the Christmas and New Year period. I also took the time to visit the GWH just before Christmas to thank the dedicated staff there for keeping our essential services going at a busy time.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:55:31 +0000 7016 at