MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Next week, Swindon Borough Council's Cabinet will be considering a long-term cut in the cost of car parking in the town centre and Old Town.  This is fantastic news.  It's a bold and innovative move which I fully support, and will be a real boost to the town centre.  Not only will it help existing retailers, but it'll send a clear signal to developers that we take the Swindon seriously.  The town centre is ripe for regeneration, and this move should real...

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Swinden Advertiser Weekly Article

By the time you read this, I hope to have made my maiden speech in the House of Commons.  I’ll be talking about quality of life, and how it too often plays second fiddle as North Swindon expands at such eye-watering speed.  The high density of development and the lack of thoughtful planning is storing up problems for the future.  Lack of open space means there’s nowhere for kids to let off steam, leading to obesity and anti-social behaviour.  Lack of parking means...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Makes Debut With Parliamentary Football Team

Justin Tomlinson MP, "I have dusted off my football boots and signed up for the Parliamentary Football Team.  I made my debut against the US Embassy Football Team, ahead of our World Cup opening match against USA on Saturday.  I am afraid to say though we lost 4-3, hopefully not a result that will be repeated on Saturday!"

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Justin Tomlinson MP Attends Valuing Volunteers Event

Volunteers Event, Robert Buckland MP, Akila Sroya Treasurer SAWA, Justin Tomlinson MP and Nazma Ramruttun Chair SAWA Justin Tomlinson MP, "I was very pleased to have the opportunity to not only attend the Valuing Volunteers Event, but also meet with the various groups and organisations to learn about how they are helping within our local community."Further information on Volunteer Centre Swindon can be seen on: Read More →

Justin Tomlinson Attends First Anniversary of Willows

Justin Tomlinson MP attended the first anniversary of the Willows Counseling Center located at 11 Prospect Place Swindon SN 13LQ on the 22nd of May. Willows Counseling Service is an agency for support, change and recovery through counselling, training and debt advice services.Willows is a Swindon based charity committed to offering help to the community via an adult counselling service, education via our training courses and workshops and offering advice to help to alleviate ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Charity Golf Day Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP attended the Sandgate Pub in Oxford Road on Saturday 22nd May to present raffle prizes and trophies to the winning golf team.The Sandgate Pub have for the past three years held a Charity Golf Day to raise money for various charities and this years nominated charity is the Prospect Hospice and Help The Heroes. Their previous charity Golf Days have raised in total £5000 and this year they are hoping to raise approx £2000.Justin Tomlinson MP, "I was delight...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Lowering Car Parking Charges

Parking charges in Swindon could be slashed if the council agrees to new proposals next week.If the new charges, which would last until the end of July 2011, are backed by Swindon Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday it would see the price of parking for up to four hours in the town centre cut from £4.80 to £2.It would also mean that parking for up to an hour would cost £1, as opposed to the current price of £1.20.In Old Town, under the new plans, it would cost 70p for up...

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McDonalds / Swindon Council Leisure Team Football Open Day

John Barnes Entertaining Potential Future StarsI was delighted to attend the 'McDonald's Football Open Day' in association with Swindon Town FC and Swindon Borough Council's Leisure Team.The Open Day events is part of the community programme encouraging local youngsters to pull on their boots and join in the sporting fun.The Open Day included coaching sessions, a mini tournament, skills inflatables and the chance to meet John Barnes, who spent time chatting, playing football and ...

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