10:15am Wednesday 7th October 2015
10:14am Wednesday 7th October 2015
BY POPULAR demand, The Crown at Stratton is holding another Great British Classics Charity Night in aid of Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind on October 28 and will include some of the British favourites on the menu: ham, eggs and chips, bangers and mash, liver and onions and fish and chips.
10:13am Wednesday 7th October 2015
10:12am Wednesday 7th October 2015
10:11am Wednesday 7th October 2015
10:09am Wednesday 7th October 2015
WITH reference to K Lane of Dorset of October 1, you appear to have fallen foul of the bus lane off Rodbourne Road by turning left thinking this was the car park entrance for the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre, only to incur a fixed penalty notice with a subsequent appeal being refused.
10:08am Wednesday 7th October 2015
AS SOMEONE who has taken an active interest in the plight of homeless people and the causes, I find it unbelievable but not surprising, that politicians on all sides, with the exception of the Green Party, are backing the renewal of WMD, commonly known as Trident.
10:07am Wednesday 7th October 2015
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9:50am Wednesday 7th October 2015
9:49am Wednesday 7th October 2015
I AM unimpressed at the exhibition of environmental concern by car owners who feel aggrieved their German cars’ computers have been programmed to always indicate that emissions standards are being met.
9:48am Wednesday 7th October 2015
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9:44am Wednesday 7th October 2015
9:43am Wednesday 7th October 2015
9:43am Wednesday 7th October 2015
HERE’S your starter for ten points; what is the relationship between the Government’s spending review due later this year and the news that the Conservative administration wants to expand the parish council ‘model’?
9:40am Wednesday 7th October 2015
9:39am Wednesday 7th October 2015
I WONDERED if the justice system in Swindon had gone soft when I read the story about the taxi driver who blatantly tried to attempt a U-turn into oncoming traffic, smashing into a motorcyclist who suffered horrific injuries leaving her wheelchair-bound and writing off her motorcycle.
9:38am Wednesday 7th October 2015
9:37am Wednesday 7th October 2015
9:36am Wednesday 7th October 2015
I HAVE no desire for my gratitude for the kindness afforded me by the staff of Asda in West Swindon to end up in some funereal oratorical sarcophagus but for me to be able to express it now through your good offices.
9:35am Wednesday 7th October 2015
1:55pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
1:54pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
THE giant steel making plant at Redcar has closed with the loss of 1,700 jobs. British manufacturing was already in a very sorry state even before this latest closure. The two big political parties have hardly commented on this shocking news. One by one manufacturing companies are closing down and adding to Britain’s already enormous trade deficit. It would appear that Britain does not have a comparative advantage when it comes to making things and there always seems to be a cheaper product made elsewhere especially China. It is not sustainable for the British economy to be relying so heavily on cheap imported goods from China. STEVE HALDEN Beaufort Green Swindon
1:53pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
1:52pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
1:46pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
I AM sure Councillor Jim Robbins and his colleague Councillor Emma Bushell are motivated by the best of intentions when they suggest Swindon Borough Council should accommodate Syrian refugee families as well as their call for the council to increase its funding for local refugee support services and bid for Swindon to obtain Town of Sanctuary status (The Adver, September 19).
1:44pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
I HAD heard rumours the council were intending to foist parish councils on all of Swindon, so last week I went to the council meeting and asked if this was true and was told by the leader of the council that it is.
1:43pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
RE: the letter from CS Passmore. At the SBC Planning Committee meeting on 8 September the outline planning application for class C2 Care Village at Catsbrain Farm was approved without consideration for the safety of pedestrians or vehicles entering or exiting this site which already contains Stanton Lodge, Fitzwarren House and Fitzwarren Court.
1:20pm Tuesday 6th October 2015
I AM writing this open letter to thank my MP, Robert Buckland QC, HM Solicitor for England and Wales, for his support for two campaigns he knows are close to my heart, the CPS’ Consentis, and Bloodwise’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
10:13am Tuesday 6th October 2015
10:11am Tuesday 6th October 2015
THE idea about the parish build up with regard to them taking on more tasks and the starting up of more actual parishes in the town, has been on the radar for some time and however the council dress it up, it will mean more taxes for residents. Can I ask the following to Coun Elliott who seems to be the person in charge of this current fiasco: will the new devolved tasks be transferred from the council with the amount now being paid to the council for these jobs also being passed to the parish?
10:16am Thursday 1st October 2015
10:15am Thursday 1st October 2015
I READ with interest the piece on pets at home being lonely after the school holidays. Me and my adorable wife have had two weeks together on holiday in Spain; that’s 24/7, fourteen days straight in each other’s company, morning noon and night.
10:15am Thursday 1st October 2015
10:14am Thursday 1st October 2015
10:13am Thursday 1st October 2015
10:11am Thursday 1st October 2015
NORTH Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is the consummate politician, a term I use as a compliment on this occasion and I know he is very pro-active when it comes to pounding the pavements, meeting people and getting to know what concerns them and their families.
10:09am Thursday 1st October 2015
10:11am Wednesday 30th September 2015
10:10am Wednesday 30th September 2015
RE ‘Priorities in wrong order’ SA 18 September from Bill Williams. He mentions an ex soldier who served in Afghanistan and is now suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and with no hope of obtaining a council property, even though he has a young child.
10:09am Wednesday 30th September 2015
I OFTEN disagree with remarks made by senior members of Swindon Council but I can’t previously recall such an inane comment as that attributed to Councillor Perkins in your story about the proposed leasing out of Swindon’s country parks (SA, 24 September).
10:08am Wednesday 30th September 2015
BARRIE Hudson’s Remember When column,‘Look who dropped by to stop the war’ of 21 September, had me reaching for my scrapbooks which contain correspondence from quite a number of MPs, including Swindon South MP Julia Drown, who you correctly reported supported the war in Iraq.
10:06am Wednesday 30th September 2015
COUNCIL leader David Renard really must get another ‘record’ as he can’t simply continue to play the old one over and over again in the hope that having heard it so many times we will all become accepting of its message.
1:44pm Tuesday 29th September 2015
1:43pm Tuesday 29th September 2015
1:42pm Tuesday 29th September 2015
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1:40pm Tuesday 29th September 2015