The West Swindon Forum has a packed agenda on Monday 13 September, starting at the new time of 7pm, in West Swindon Library.
News of impending government cutbacks in public expenditure is everywhere. There are no alternatives we are told.
Indeed Swindon Council has to reduce its budget by a massive £45 million over the next three years.
How can it be done? Deputy Leader of the Council Gary Perkins will outline the strategy to be taken during the Autumn budget making process. He will also talk about how the community should be involved in helping the council make tough choices.
Thamesdown Transport chief executive Paul Jenkins and chairman Keith Williams will explain why bus services have had to be reduced.
A representative from the Neighbourhood Police Team will review police work during the summer holidays and will comment on how people will be protected now that anti-social behaviour legislation has been scrapped.
There’s a chance to comment on the formation of the council’s new core planning strategy, and specifically on the planning application for 175 homes in Grange Park.
And the community projects to be supported by John Lewis will be announced.
The West Swindon Forum is a meeting point for residents and elected members representing the three wards of West Swindon on Swindon Council. The meeting will start over coffee from 7pm with the meeting’s agenda speakers starting at 7.30pm.