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Point to point Wifi at local farm

Today we planned and installed a point to point link.
It is only a short one, but from the planning stage, we wanted stability over speed, so only went with 40Mhz channel width, which would reduce throughput from 600Mbps+ down to 300Mbps. This speed would be ample for the required application.

Upon installation, we hit the expected speeds with only minor tweaks. A consistent 300Mbps capacity up/down over the link.

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New electric vehicle charging points to be install at Orbital Shopping Park.

British Land are planning to install some additional electric vehicle charging points over at Orbital Shopping Park.

2 units (4 vehicles) in the top corner of the soon to be Lidl side of the car park, near to McDonalds.

2 units (4 vehicles) in the top corner of the car park opposite Next, by the disabled bays.

3 units (6 vehicles) in the rear car park (customer services hub and gym), by the existing disabled and motorcycle bays.

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Haydon Farm proposed development refused by planning department S/19/0625

Earlier this year an application for planning was submitted to build homes and offices on part of Haydon End Farm, which is sited between Haydon End Lane, and Casterbridge Road/Lucetta Rise.

The proposed development was for 12 new homes and 2 office units (converting the old barn).

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Having looked at the plans and spoken with local residents, questions and objections were raised.

My comments can be seen in the attached images, along with some of the plans.

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The full plans can be seen  https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PQF5UHPTG2G00

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Now I am glad to see this planning application has been rejected. However, I do not wish to see this land left empty forever, as the farm is no longer operational, it is a good location for houses, whilst keeping a good proportion of green space, the designs must be high quality and sustainable. They should fit with the existing surrounding homes.

I am certain we will see a future planning application for this land, at which point I will once again engage to ensure it meetings planning regulations and fits with the area.


Litter fears raised after bin is removed from bus stop in Haydon Wick

A resident contacted the Swindon Advertiser about a recently removed bin yesterday. The journalist got in touch to ask for my side of the story.

Haydon wick parish council is currently undertaking a bin review across the parish. Some bins are in a state of disrepair, some are too close together and some too far apart.

Part of the review is rationalising the 200+ dog waste bins across the parish, as dog waste is no longer classified as hazardous, so can be placed in a normal bin. We have many locations where a dog waste bin is right next to a normal waste bin, or in very close proximity.

I think this message has not been widely advertised so the parish have been making use of social media to inform our residents that dog waste can be placed in a normal bin, provided it is bagged.

Any bin that is removed is done so on the basis there is another within a few mins walking distance.

Haydon wick parish inspect all 200+ bins daily and they are emptied as required.The daily inspections have played a big part in rationalising the bins in the parish.

The plan is to reduce the number plastic bin bags, and also a lot of stopping and starting of the vans as they are inspected or emptied. This is just a part of the parish reducing its carbon footprint.

Another part of the inspections has shown we need to look at bins with no cover, and look at replacing those with newer ones with lids.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18137547.litter-fears-raised-bin-removed-bus-stop-haydon-wick/


Swindon Advertiser quoting me in regards to a residents planning application, but not quoting directly

I was quoted in the Swindon Advertiser today. It would have been nice if they actually quoted, even partially, what I wrote, or even called to speak with me.

My full comments can be seen published on the public planning portal: https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicacc…/applicationDetails.do…

“I write in reference to planning app S/LDP/19/1756 35 Voyager Drive.

I would like to register the following comments.

Voyager Drive and Apollo Close have limited parking.

Voyager Drive itself is a main through road to other parts of Oakhurst. Parking on this road is not easy and causes issues for passing traffic.

Apollo Close is a narrow and short cul-de-sac. It provides access to a few Voyager Drive residents parking and garages, along with Apollo Close residents.

Having spoken with the residents their plan is to create 2/3 parking spaces in the indicated area on their property, in order to reduce the need for the family to have to park on Voyager Drive or Apollo Close. This will compliment the 2 existing parking spaces the resident has, and make more space available road side to other neighboring residents.

The resident will try to keep some of the more mature green foliage along 2 sides of the area. This is important as we are losing too much green space to development.

I have spoken with some residents in the area and the general view is it will help the parking situation.

I do have the following questions:

Is a dropped curb required to correctly designate this as an off road parking? This could be important in future if there were enforcement action required due to access being blocked.

I would like to see some of the green space retained. I appreciate this is not public land, but when built it was designated as green space on their plot. Can a condition be placed that a percentage of the land remains green space?

I would like to see access to the parking spaces be located so it has minimal impact on others who may need to park road side.

I have attached an image with my thoughts on how best to implement, with minimal impact on other residents, whilst maintaining some green space.

Overall I am in support of the application and see no reason why we should not grant a certificate, provided it meets planning requirements.”

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18126911.planning-approved-refused-applied-swindon-week/?fbclid=IwAR0kEIRUyEgV23HsTw4Of2VfcXxQJeTKQV6uQTnEeGrz1Rd1CUlUkNPaok8


Apollo Close, Oakhurst damaged curb stone to be replaced

A resident has contacted me regarding this curb stone on the footpath after seeing another post of mine.

(https://www.facebook.com/…/a.3854146120777…/501381130481129/)

The resident struggles to cross on his mobility scooter with the curb stone as it is. It has been reported, and will be scheduled in for repair/replacement.

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Swindon will see improvements to water infrastructure, and potential cost savings for households.

This morning The Water Services Regulation Authority, or Ofwat (Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) announced final price review and determinations for all water companies in the UK.

The image shows the proposed Thames Water determination and profiling for the coming years.

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https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/regulated-companies/price-review/2019-price-review/final-determinations/

https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/PR19-final-determinations-Thames-Water-final-determination.pdf

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Extra Recycling collections Swindon

From Monday, 16 December to Friday, 31 January the Council’s recycling crews will be collecting additional recycling, providing it is sorted correctly and presented in sturdy containers. The containers do not have to be Swindon Borough Council branded.

Additional recycling must be sorted by grouping paper and card recycling together and grouping glass and metal recycling together.

Your additional recyclable materials may be collected by a second vehicle at a different time. Please note we will not be collecting additional non-recyclable waste.

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20015/bins_rubbish_and_recycling/138/recycling_guide/6?fbclid=IwAR0ZDrmQdI_lQUSNxB2556oIFRZ3E0hxUr2L3XOKjGS_h2TrvJKlLCmz0o0


Creating a sanctuary for Great Crested Newts at Mouldon Hill, Priory Vale.

Last night I attended the Council’s Cabinet meeting to be involved in discussions.

🏗️ Shrinking the Town Centre shopping area.
🚗 Reducing traffic on Oxford Road.
🌳 Increasing tree coverage across Swindon.
💶 Investing in phase 2 of The Carriageworks.
🌍 Creating a sanctuary for Great Crested Newts at Mouldon Hill, which is in my ward Priory Vale.

We are working hard to improve things for all across Swindon, but I am particularly delighted to see the sanctuary for Great Crested Newts, the protection of green space within Priory Vale, and that we can achieve this with grant funding.

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