During my time on the Parish Council I have been a strong voice in concerns about the effect of large scale plans for build 8,000 homes between Wanborough, Bishopstone and South Marston and whilst I support the growth of Swindon, I am passionate about making sure that infrastructure is in place to serve the developments and ensure that the adverse effects of a growing Town are not to rat run through our villages or impact upon our education and medical facilities.


I have worked in the wider area with Covingham and South Marston Parish Councils to address our common concerns about bad planning.


FLOODING: I am passionate about stopping people suffering from flooding. I was Chair of the Parish Council’s flood group, liaising regularly with Thames Water, the Environment Agency and Swindon Borough Council to improve the situation for those in the village at risk of flooding. We are the only Parish in the area to have its own ‘Surface Water Flood Plan’ covering our village and have used this to campaign for improvements. In 2016 we saw the completion of a £400,000 project to provide flood mitigation and flood management in the village.


AS BOROUGH COUNCILLOR: I will continue to press for improvments and to STOP homes being built in flood plains without proper mitigation

BROADBAND: I have now been given the date of SEPTEMBER for 'go live' in Wanborough & Liddington. Register your interest at - I have worked closely with Bishopstone and Liddington Parish Council's to campaign for Superfast Broadband for the villages and have attended numerous meetings with Swindon Borough Council, BT and UK Broadband. Now it looks like we are nearly there!!




Gary Sumner

Ridgeway Ward



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