About Gary

"I am your Ridgeway Ward Councillor" 


My family and I live in Wanborough and are a big part of village life.


I am married to Sarah (a Deputy Head at a Swindon Primary School) and we have three children (Jordan is a Critical Care Nurse, Hannah is studying psychology and 16 year old Will who attends Ridgeway School and is qualified FA referee & qualified football coach.


I was previously a Parish Councillor for 14 years in Wanborough and Chairman for 5 years. I work hard in my community, attend and throw myself into village events including the Village Clean Ups (Liddington & Badbury as well as my own work in Wanborough), Wanborough Summer Show, May Day Fayre, the Scarecrow Hunt.


If you have an issue that requires my help please contact me?


I am in and around the villages evenings and weekends and the best way to contact me is to email me initially at gary@ridgewayvillages.co.uk (I receive emails all day) or call my home on 01793 790814 



"My work as a Borough Councillor" 


In May 2018 I was proud to be given the role of Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and this was confirmed again for 2019/20 which includes overseeing the strategic growth of Swindon and all planning matters including the New Eastern Villages, Wichelstowe, Tadpole Garden Village, Kingsdown etc. The portfolio also includes the Landscape team, Planning Control and Planning enforcement. 



Bishopstone & Hinton Parva Country Garden Fete 2019

A lovely event in the gardens of the Old Vicarage and St Mary's Churchyard. 




Wanborough May Daye Fayre 2019


My wife Sarah, son Will and I together with another helper spent 5 very busy, non stop hours on the barbecues this year - such a great job apparently that we've got the gig for next year!


Over £8,000 raised from the May Day Fayre and Scarecrow Trail.






I attend monthly Parish Council meetings in Liddington, Bishopstone and Chiseldon (for Badbury).


I hold Ward Councillor Surgeries in Wanborough Village Hall monthly but also do these in Bishopstone and Liddington:


As Ward Councillor I may attend up to four Parish Council meetings a month and do my best to add value and help.


On the whole both the Parish Councils and residents benefit from this but I am more than happy to meet residents at other times more convenient to them.




Swindon Town Centre 

Town Centres are changing and leisure uses as well as restaurants, experiences will become more important. I'm always happy to spend time enjoying our Town or the fabulous Outlet Centre.



North Star Village 

Detailed plans now approved for an indoor ski and snow complex, cinema to include 12 screens and the largest IMAX in the country and shops, restaurants and bowling plus a hotel. A great leisure destination for the South of England as well as employment.



Gary Sumner

Ridgeway Ward



Tel: 01793 790814


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