Latest News: Greens call for public interest to be put first in Lydiard decision
Swindon Area Green Party has called on Swindon Borough Council to put public interest before profit when making their decision on which bid will be successful in running Lydiard Park. Swindon Greens have expressed their support for a community-led rather than commercial bid to ensure that the Park is run for the benefit of the residents of Swindon and not principally for the benefit of those seeking to make a quick profit. The Party also welcomed councillors from across the political spectrum working together to ensure a fair bidding process. Two community-led bids have been received to run the site: … Continue reading
Latest Blog Post: Parishing – the end of local democracy?
“While Brexiteers had a referendum but no plan it appears that SBC are intent on carrying out their plan with no referendum, and in the face of overwhelming opposition.” The following is a personal view, my submission to the Council’s so called “Community Governance Review”. The Council’s proposals run rough-shod over any idea of local democracy. Ironically one of their claims is that it will *increase* local democracy, though they refuse to let us vote on it. – Andy Bentley. I share the view of the vast majority of people in Swindon in opposing the Council’s proposals to forcibly introduce parishes … Continue reading