The Carriageworks renovation, the Kimmerfields development, ‘Snoasis’, as well as superfast broadband being available to 95 per cent of homes will be presented as successes by the borough council.

The leader of Swindon Borough Council, Coun David Renard will give a half-year report to other councillors next week where he'll highlight work on those projects and more.

But Labour critics say that not much has actually changed.

Coun Renard will give his six-monthly progress report to the council's committee next week, and he'll paradise the work at the Carriageworks: "We have regenerated and reimagined these unique and historic buildings that are now home to a vibrant hub for creative and digital industries in an emerging tech hotspot.

"We are committed to using Swindon's heritage assets to further enhance the town's image and reputation."

Of the Kimmerfields regeneration, Coun Renard will say: "We were delighted that Zurich reaffirmed its commitment to the town confirming it hopes to build new purpose built offices on the site. It sends out a strong signal that out town centre remains a top priority."

The granting of planning permission to build a £270m snow centre at North Star, the progress of developments at Wichelstowe and Tadpole Gardens and the ongoing bid for a Swindon Institute of Technology will all be mentioned as highlights, as will work on a new solar power farm at Barnfield and plans for a new bus boulevard in Fleming Way.

The Winter homeless provision is also hailed as a success: "The council has been able to atracct central government funding to support these projects as well as street outreach workers and "housing first" flats that have enabled a further 12 individuals to leave the streets."

Among challenges are Brexit, and uncertainty over local authority funding, and the future of adults' and children's care services. Mr Renard will say: "Demand led social care pressures are increasing. With increased life expectancy the probability of spending more time in poor health is expected to rise."

As might be expected, the man who hopes to replace Coun Renard as council leader after May's elections was not so complimentary to the administration's performance.

Councillor Jim Grant, the Leader of the Labour Group, said: “I would give the Leader of the Council an E for effort in his 6-month report card as although he has delivered nothing, he is trying. But if nothing is still delivered in 6 months’ time then I think the people of Swindon will give him an F for failure and we will see a change of administration on the Council.

“It is notable that every issue Coun Renard identifies he has done well on, there has nothing delivered whatsoever. An agreed plan or approved planning permission doesn’t equate to success. Success only comes once the project is seen through.

“We have a Housing Company that is building no houses. A complete u-turn on whether to end the recycling of plastics. And a Children’s Services department that the Council’s own Chief Executive has described as’failing’.

“My question to the council leader is when is talk going to turn to action?”

Coun Renard will make his report to the scrutiny committee next Monday at 6pm.