Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Full Council Meeting January 21st

Reminder - 

Full Council Meeting, Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Euclid Street 

This evening - Thursday, January 21st 7pm

Having given consideration to the Friends of Lydiard Park petition (which now stands at 8,436 signatories) members of Swindon Borough Council are going to debate the subject again.

Motion 7a - Lydiard Park and House

(i) Councillor Garry Perkins will move:

"This Council notes the online petition signed by over 8,300 people, saying: "We the undersigned oppose Swindon Borough Council's plans to hand over Lydiard House and Park to the commercial sector."

This Council requests that the Board Director, Service Delivery ensures that the report scheduled to go to Cabinet in February sets out a timetable allowing a further three months for all proposals to be developed more fully so as to reflect the Council's goal of securing a sustainable future for Lydiard House and Park."

(ii) Councillor Jim Robbins will move and Councillor Jim Grant will second:

"This Council notes the Swindon petition with more than 8000 signatories, which states "We the undersigned oppose Swindon Borough Council's plans to hand over Lydiard House and Park to the commercial sector."

This Council believes Lydiard House and Park should not be transferred to the commercial sector and urges Cabinet to reconsider its plans for this heritage asset."

Members of the public are allowed to attend this meeting.

There is still time to sign the petition - let's make it 10,000 before Thursday.

Civic Offices c1948


Civic Offices captured more recently


1950s aerial view of the Civic Offices

Entrance to Lydiard House


Lady Bolingbroke taking tea on the front lawn at Lydiard House


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