To recognise all the good things going on in West Swindon and to mark 25 years of Link Centre, the West Swindon Forum and Link Centre are jointly organising a showcase event to bring the community together to meet and enjoy on Saturday 10 July, on Saturday 10 July, 10am to 2.30pm, in Link Centre.
Displays by community organisations, performances, activities for adults and children plus displays by the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Fire and Rescue Service, Streetsmart including recycling, Trading Standards, Swindon Energy Project, Swindon Parent Partnership, Family Information Service, Road Safety and The Link Magazine.
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Police work in the West and Spring is Sprung set for forum meeting on 12 July
Reports from the two Neighbourhood Police Teams will be made at the West Swindon Forum on Monday 12 July, 7.30pm, at West Swindon Library.
Also on the agenda is the 800 new houses proposed for West Swindon. A discussion proposed by The Link concerns the future of public art in West Swindon and the reinstatement of Spring is Sprung.
The state of the sculptures was highlighted in the May Link where we called for them to be made visible, celebrated and safe. See www.swindonlink.com for images of all the art pieces.
We’re also suggesting Spring is Sprung should be revealed again.
In its heyday the giant words planted in daffodils in the early 1980s on the edge of Toothill next to Great Western Way was a well known landmark. Over the years trees have seeded themselves within the yellow springtime artwork. Although now greatly obscured the words are still there for a short time in March if you look carefully.
By cutting down the trees and adding new ones at the top of the bank next to the houses on Bodiam Drive, Spring is Sprung could be given a new lease of life. What’s your view?
The forum is a meeting point for West Swindon residents and the eight councillors representing the area. It is open to all and time is set aside at the beginning for residents to raise issues of community concern.
Right: Not quite Beckham in his Armani’s, but sculptor Jon Buck captured the idea in his 1985 work Looking to the Future, although now sadly worse for wear next to the West Swindon Centre ponds