Contact with Councillors and MP : 2008 - 2010
COUNCIL MEETING : 23 SEPTEMBER 2010
Your Petition to 'Save Swindon's Community Libraries'was formally received by the
Council on Thursday, 23rd September
Please Click here to read Shirley's address to the Councillors about the Petition
here to read : Shirley Burnham's letter to Mayor and
Councillors : 24th September
here to read : Swindon Advertiser : 'Letter from Sherry Waldon' : 28th September and here to read : 'Mayor Apologises to Elderly Woman after "Humiliating"
Meeting' : 30th September
WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATE : 7 September 2010
Please click here to read the text of Justin Tomlinson's speech when opening the Westminster Hall 'Libraries Debate' and access a video link to the Debate on iPlayer : 7th September
OLD TOWN & LAWN AREA PANEL : 11th March 2010
Councillor Mattock re. Old Town Library
Please Click here to read what Councillor Mattock said about the future of Old Town Library at the Panel Meeting on 11th March 2010
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE : 29th October 2009
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE : 22nd September 2009
The matters discussed seemed not to include an overview of specifics of the ERS Report; this was surprising in light of it being the main Agenda item. There were, however, some interesting contributions and remarks from Councillors S Pajak, D Heenan and the Chair.
CABINET : 22nd July 2009 (and 30th July email from Cllr Foley) :
QUESTIONS FROM RESIDENTS and ANSWERS
Please click :-
here to read the outcome of the Cabinet's vote and here to read Councillor Foley's email to Shirley of 30th July.
here to read Sherry Waldon's Questions to Cabinet and
here to read Margaret Cooney's Question.
here to read Shirley's Question and here for her Statement to Open Forum;
here to read Martha Parry's Question to Cabinet on behalf of the Swindon Federation
of Community Organisations, and
here to read what Mary Ratcliffe said at Open Forum
BARBARA FOLLETT MP, Minister for Culture & Tourism, WRITES TO
ANNE SNELGROVE MP : 4th August and 2nd July 2009
OPEN FORUM and CABINET : 10th June 2009
Open Forum Statement, Question, Supplementary Question and Responses
Anne Snelgrove MP attacks Council cuts at
PRIME MINISTER'S QUESTION TIME : 6th May 2009
COUNCIL MEETING : 30th April 2009
Public Question Time :
Please click here to see Shirley's Question and Supplementary Question at Public Question Time and the responses : 30th April 2009
OPEN FORUM and CABINET : 11 March 2009
Open Forum Statement, Question and the Leader's Responses
Please click here to see Shirley's Statement to
Open Forum, her Question
and the responses from Councillor Bluh on 11th March 2009
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE : 16th February 2009
Scrutiny Committee looked at the business conducted at Cabinet on 11th February. Please click here for Shirley's question to Scrutiny, the Answer and some comments from Councillor Nick Martin noted during the meeting.
OPEN FORUM and CABINET : 11th February 2009Please click here to see the Question, Supplementary Question and Answers
LETTERS from ANNE SNELGROVE MP 26th and 7th Jan 2009
Please click here to read Anne's letter sent on 26th January to the Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
and here to read Anne's letter sent on 26th January to Angela Eagle MP
Please click here to read Anne's letter to Shirley B, dated 7th January
QUESTIONS to CABINET 21 January 2009
Please click here to see Shirley's Question, her Supplementary Question and the Written and Verbal Answers from Councillors on 21st January 2009
and here to read her Statement to Open Forum
QUESTIONS to COUNCIL 15 January 2009
Please click here to see Shirley's Question,
her Supplementary Question
and the Written and Verbal Answers from Councillors on 15th January 2009
LETTER SENT to ALL COUNCILLORS : 24 Dec 2008
A letter was sent to all Councillors by post and by e-mail, urging them to vote "No" or abstain when asked to agree to proposals for 'volunteers or closure' for Old Town Library.
Please click here to read the letter sent on 24th December
An E-MAIL from DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL : 12 December 2008We have made inquiries to Dorset's Library Service about the 'Dorset model', cited by our Library Service officials and Councillors to support their proposals. This is Dorset's reply.
OPEN FORUM and CABINET : 10 December 2008Please click here to see the Question and Answer, and here to read the
Contact Robert Buckland MPPlease use the link below if you wish to contact
Any Comments ?
You can mail the Lead Member for Libraries, Councillor Keith Williams Mail Councillor Williams
1964 Libraries Act
Please Click here to read the Libraries and Museums Act 1964, with all amendments