MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes Announcement CCTV Will Be Compulsory In Slaughterhouses

Having personally highlighted the key issues with standards of animal welfare in England’s slaughterhouses, Justin Tomlinson MP has hailed as an important victory the announcement that all slaughterhouses will be required by law to have CCTV cameras  following a long campaign.The change in law will require that all slaughter houses in England must have CCTV cameras present in any areas in which animals dwell, are transported or slaughtered. The measures come after Justin and animal welfare c...

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Justin Joins Local Young People Using National Citizen Service To Support Charity

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, supported students taking part in the National Citizen Service programme by joining them at their book launch and charity event in aid of the Rainbow Trust.National Citizen Service is an scheme that teaches essential life skills and works to foster links and understanding between young people from different backgrounds. A key focus is on charity and community work. The students organised a fun-filled evening with a cake sale, raffle and live entertainment in a...

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Local MP Meets Representatives Of Grange Leisure Centre & Pays Tribute To Inclusive Programmes

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has praised the group activities that are made available to local residents at Grange Leisure Centre in Stratton St. Margaret, as well as their cooperation with charities & volunteer organisations, such as the Open Door Centre and the Uplands Educational Trust.Justin has previously visited Grange Leisure Centre and praised the weekly drop-in sessions put on for Uplands Educational Trust, which caters for students with severe or profound and multiple learning diff...

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North Swindon MP Supports Local Charity SMASH

Justin Tomlinson MP has met with a representative of SMASH to discuss the charity’s fantastic work and offer the community space at his constituency office, as well as offer his general advice.SMASH is a local Swindon charity which supports young people and children through two programmes: Swindon Youth Mentoring (ages 13-19) and Memory Makers (ages 9-12). They work to provide guidance for young people who may be struggling due to their individual circumstances. The mentors meet with the same ...

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Justin Pleased To Accept Fantastic Piece For Community Office By Local Artist

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has proudly accepted a beautiful landscape painting by local artist David Gibbons.The work, with Parliament woven into the background will now be displayed in his Community Office at the Orbital for all visitors to see.David, who studied at Birmingham College of Art, works on a variety of paintings, using different types of media like oil, watercolours and acrylic as well as the “marbling” technique. Living locally, and having retired early, David now dedica...

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North Swindon MP Showcases Design For New State-Of-The-Art Museum & Art Gallery

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has hosted a display for the general public at his office in the Orbital Shopping Park, which showcased the design for the highly anticipated, proposed Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. The event was an opportunity for the public to come along and ask questions regarding the new project, and of Rod Hebden, the interim director of the proposed building, who was able to provide key information about the project and what it entails.Justin hosted the public drop-in e...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article - 11th August

I was dismayed to see that the decision to close the Place of Safety at Sandalwood Court had been confirmed.The plans were initially proposed by the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) earlier this year and in response I wrote a lengthy letter to AWP outlining why this would be a bad decision.The Place of Safety, which is a specialist suite within Sandalwood Court, offers a space for those with serious mental health conditions who pose a risk to themselves or others around them an...

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Local MPs Write To Health Secretary & NHS England To Oppose Mental Health Place Of Safety Change

Local MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have taken their concerns about plans to close the vital 'Place of Safety' suite at Sandalwood Court to the top, after writing directly to the Health Secretary & the Chief Executive of NHS England to oppose the change.Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has confirmed that it intends to go ahead with its proposal to centralise the critical service in Devizes, despite concerns being raised by key stakeholders including ment...

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