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Swindon Town Centre, taken from Radnor Street Cemetary

Welcome to the Swindon Liberal Democrats

We are a passionate and vibrant group covering both North Swindon and South Swindon, our town's two Parliamentary Constituencies. We support the work of our Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors and actively campaign on issues that affect residents to make sure we remain their voice in the Council chamber.

Our 2019 local manifesto for Swindon.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2019

    Swindon Liberal Democrats respond with horror that Parliament is to be suspended (in all probability against its will) for 5 weeks.

    Our country faces an immediate crisis: crashing out of the EU without any deal. This most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits: putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs, public services including our NHS, the integrity of our own Union of Nations, and even national security. Some of the most Brexit supporting MP's have expressed concerns on what a no deal Brexit means for the UK.

  • Article: Jul 4, 2019
    By Stan Pajak

    Last year there was a campaign by parents of children at King William Street School to renew the provision of a school crossing patrol person on the busy Eastcott road. At the Swindon Council meeting where this was debated we lost the vote but perhaps not a realization that help should be given. This Summer sees that help take shape with the creation of a scheme to aid crossing the road by highlighting the crossing point to motorists using bollards, paving and signs. Needless to say my preference would have been a new crossing patrol person but the Council was not prepared to change its crazy stance that once gone through retirement etc new patrol people are not employed.

  • Swindon Town Gardens
    Article: Jul 4, 2019
    By Stan Pajak

    At the recent meeting of the South Swindon Parish Council there was universal support to celebrate the creation of the Town Gardens in 1894 with the best possible birthday present - refurbished gates! These wonderful gates will be totally and expertly renewed to their original Victorian glory. Swindon's oldest premier park was laid out on the site of old stone quarries formerly owned by the Goddard family and opened by Mr. W Reynolds, Chairman of the Old Swindon Local Board. I hope to renew the currently unused notice board by the aviary at the park with some historical items and long overdue details on the birds in the aviary.

  • Article: Jul 4, 2019
    By Stan Pajak

    The perfect storm of the consequences of Britain leaving the EU, the growth of online sales and business worries are leaving the town centre reeling as we endure continuing awful announcements. The latest being the closures of two canal walk stores and the loss of 5 brands including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop and Starbucks. Perhaps the worst of these for local residents being the closure of Argos which at one time was Swindon's most exciting store with a completely novel way of buying products at discounted prices. While the latest proposal by F1 Real Estate management, the owners of the Brunel, to address the issues with the creation of more restaurants, cafes and bars has understandably gone down like a lead balloon with a call for more good shops by local shoppers - something I wholeheartedly agree with.

  • Dragonfly canal boat
    Article: Jul 4, 2019

    The Summer must be here as the wonderful Wilts and Berks Canal Trust weekend canal trips are back running from their landing stage at the bottom of Kingshill Road. For more information ring 07401220076 or perhaps better email boat.bookings@wbct.org.uk