Looking back at my election leaflet in 2016,

I promised to help deliver this 'bypass' - three years later in 2019 it looks like I will have achieved that promise. 


As the Ridgeway Ward Councillor I know this is a fantastic help in minimising 'rat running'. I am now also the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and I also recognised that this is a great advantage in bringing forward development. 


This is a £30m road to be delivered at no cost to Swindon residents.



Traffic around Wanborough Primary School - July 2019: 

I arranged for officers from the Highways team to meet representatives from the school to discuss how parking and road safety might be improved. The meeting came up with a number of options which will be developed further.



I'm working with Community Speedwatch and the Parish Council in Liddington to deal with speeding motorists and I arranged a meeting with a SBC Highways manager & Parish Councillors (ironically on a July morning this year when the M4 was closed due to an accident)! 


We discussed crossing safety, speeds and signage and the potential location for Parish Council funded flashing speed signs.


I work with residents on Village Clean-ups - the Ridgeway team also work independently: 


We cleaned graffiti from road signs and swept the path on the B4192 as well as clearing grass & leaves.


Looked great afterwards!


In 2016:

- a special 'Ridgeway Transport to school area' was created following my campaign

- this service continues: 


I have just re-affirmed in July 2019 that the availability of school buses (at cost) will continue for pupils in the 'Ridgeway Transport to school area'.





Gary Sumner

Ridgeway Ward



Tel: 01793 790814


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