Swindon’s Core Planning Strategy and police priorities in the area are top of the agenda for the meeting in the library at Link Centre on Monday 9 May, starting at 7.30pm instead of the usual time of 7pm, at West Swindon Library in the Link Centre.
South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, pictured, will also be attending to talk about the tactics needed to persuade Wiltshire Council to turn down the planning application for 800 houses at Ridgeway Farm, and there will be an update on the new Swindon Core Planning Strategy.
The noise levels following the recent fair at the Link Centre will be discussed as well as provision of youth services.
Residents who would like to submit items for the next Forum meeting should contact Bernie Brannan on 01793 464377. Alternatively, contact the Forum’s Chair Cllr Nick Martin on 01793 870705 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Items can also be passed to the Forum’s vice chair Cllr Mick Bray by calling 01793 612195 or by emailing: BrMichael@aol.com
The forum gives residents the chance to discuss community issues with the eight Swindon councillors representing the area. A report of the last meeting can be found at http://bit.ly/swindonconnect
Week of Action for cleaner, safer community
Staff from a range of agencies will be out in force across West Swindon from 9 to 14 May, giving safety advice, tidying up litter, removing graffiti and stamping bicycles with postcodes.
Taking part will be Swindon Council departments including housing, community safety, trading standards, highways, neighbourhood wardens, children’s services, and other organisations like the police, Swindon Commercial Services, and HM Court Service.
Look out for the Community Safety bus at Toothill and Freshbrook Village Centres, and the West Swindon Centre.
On Friday 14 May, 10am and 1pm, there will be a bike security stamping session at the West Police Point, opposite Link Centre.
For details of the week, call Jayne Dudley on 466506.