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Allotment owner blames council waste for greenhouse vandalism

Lynton Elcocks believes contractors leaving boulders and concrete near the Western Flyer site has resulted in his greenhouse being smashed by vandals in the Shrivenham Road allotments. Pictured Lynton Elcocks..20/02/17 Thomas Kelsey.

ANGRY allotment holder Lynton Elcocks is blaming boulders and stones left by council contractors for his greenhouse being smashed by vandals.

1:55pm Wednesday 22 February 2017

Time for Great British spring clean-up

Highworth Warneford pupils during a clean-up last year. Picture by Dave Cox

Swindon Borough Council is again backing a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their communities.

3:32pm Wednesday 22 February 2017

Mother hits out at school court case

Camden, Natasha Staniford and Rudi. Picture: DAVE COX

A FAMILY have accused the council of wasting time and public money in an effort to bring about a prosecution for taking their child out of school during term time.

12:53pm Wednesday 22 February 2017

Stand by our town by showcasing its strengths, says MP

Robert Buckland MP for South Swindon

ONE of the greatest challenges facing all of us in Swindon is the need to change the way in which our town is perceived in the media and elsewhere.

9:22am Wednesday 22 February 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Huge council tax rises as full cost of parishing revealed

How much will tax go up by in your area? Full borough map below

THE full cost of the biggest shake-up of local government in Swindon in almost 20 years has been revealed for the first time.

7:00am Friday 17 February 2017

Swindon has a parking problem, say councillors in Haydon Wick

Casterbridge Road

COUNCILLORS in Haydon Wick have expressed their frustration at the damage caused to the parish’s grass verges by car and truck tyres.

5:52pm Thursday 16 February 2017

Swindon university applications well below national average

Exams in progress. Schoolchildren across the UK will receive their A-Level results Thursday August 18, 2005, ending weeks of waiting to find out if they have won places at university. National figures showing the overall A-Level pass rate and the number o

TEENAGERS living in North Swindon are among the least likely in England to apply for university.

12:02pm Saturday 18 February 2017

Parties clash over council budget plans

Expect a busy council chamber for Thursday's full council meeting.

THE Conservative administration has defended their budget for the coming financial year ahead of what is set to be a heated meeting of the full council on Thursday.

5:02pm Monday 20 February 2017

Letters: February 18, 2017

Don't miss letters in the Swindon Advertiser each day

PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.

9:40am Monday 20 February 2017

Letters: February 21, 2017

Don't miss letters in the Swindon Advertiser each day

PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.

9:29am Tuesday 21 February 2017
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