After a gap of 25 years, Westlea Residents’ Association has been re-formed to give local people the opportunity to voice their views and concerns about the area.
The next meeting takes place on Monday 7 July, 6pm, in Delta Tennis Centre.
The first meeting took place in May where concerns were raised about road damage, poor TV reception, tree maintenance, litter and hazardous parking.
Commenting on the association’s objectives, chairman Derek Lowson said: “There are numerous residents attending the West Swindon forum as individuals; the idea is for the association to present a unified voice along the lines of those of Shaw and Toothill.
“As council taxpayers we want to make sure that we know where the council is spending our money, and whether it is being spent wisely.
“We see our role as trying to prioritise things. We recognise that everyone will have their own issues, and that there is competition for funds, but if we can get everybody to list their concerns we can then present a considered view to the ward councillors. We want to be constructive and not to whinge.”
For details and to join the discussions call Derek on 01793 872998.
Pictured: Westlea residents’ founder members, rear, from left Keith Phillips, Sheila Mitchell, Derek Lawson, james Mitchell, Fraser McCormick, Joan Flack. Front, Nick Jansen, Trisha Phillips, Tony Kendall.