As your Ridgeway Ward Councillor I am always happy to listen to your concerns or take up issues with the Borough Council on your behalf.


Please contact me by email - or call 01793790814


Very proud to represent the residents of Wanborough, Bishopstone, Hinton Parva, Liddington and Badbury.




Wanborough, Liddington, Bishopstone, Badbury & Covingham residents - will all be affected by this if succesful!

An appeal hearing will take place at Swindon Borough Council for the application to build some 2,600 homes at Lotmead, together with 200 in a 'Phase 1' with direct access onto the Wanborough Road. The 'land promoters' Ainscough have included in their transport summary a statement that 869 homes could use the access onto the Wanborough Road. As you can imagine the traffic generated, wishing to get to the M4 (well before the bypass road) would be devastating for Wanborough and nearby villages (as well as Covingham). It would be great to get as many residents as are available on the 7th November to turn up for the hearing to show public support. If you do plan to turn up please email my and we can get organised for the hearing - please email and I will be asking the Parish Councils to support me on this! Don't misunderstand me though - I'm fully supportive of the eventual plans to build but only when the infrastructure is ready and this is both premature and trying to take advantage of the planning system once again.





POST 16 School Transport - a special Ridgeway 'Transport to school area' has been created following my request: 

I have worked hard to ensure that Sixth Form Students living in the Ridgeway ward will still be able to get to school using school buses - at a cost of £495 per year - whereas students elsewhere will no longer be able to use school buses. I asked James Povoas (Head of the Ridgeway School) and Andy Dury (Head of Wanborough Primary) to assist in ensuring parents were informed of the importance of the recent consultation and there was an overwhelming response from parents in this area. Thanks for your help in this!




Swindon Borough Council has implemented a new 30mph limit on Meadow Way / Day House Lane to slow down rat-running traffic!




Rat Running?

Ridgeway traffic issue?

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