Council leader David Renard announced that the purchase of that part of Cavendish Square which it does not own would be suspended owing to the impact of Covid-19 on retail values. He said the situation would be reviewed when the situation had "settled down". Below is a statement by community groups calling on the council … Continue reading Community organisations call on council to stick to commitment to buy Cavi Square
We understand that Swindon Council has agreed the purchase of Cavendish Square with the current owners. Solicitors have been instructed to process the purchase. The Council should shortly become owner of the shops and the square floor. Once they are then the issues which need resolving can be addressed. There is around £85,000 available (from … Continue reading Cavendish Square update – purchase imminent
Despite the self-serving publicity of Post Office management about the 'new Post Office' in Cavendish Square, explaining what a wondrous thing it would be, we discover that, as predicted there are many problems with the new service. The tiny Premier Shop into which it has been squeezed has the same push doors as previously. We … Continue reading Cavendish Square Post Office – no room for manoeuvre
Published in today's Swindon Advertiser. Hundreds of people have signed petition to the council calling on it to buy back Cavendish Square and sort out its problems. The signatures were collected by the Parks and East Walcot Community Forum and given to the mayor Kevin Parry just before the Conservative cabinet was due to debate … Continue reading ‘Buy back Cavendish Square’ petition handed into council
According to the Swindon Advertiser yesterday the question of buying back another part of Cavendish Square will be considered by the council's Commercial Investment Board next week. The Board will make a recommendation to the Cabinet. An unnamed spokesman for the authority “confirmed that the political leadership was in favour of making the purchase” but … Continue reading Swindon Council’s Commercial Investment Board will discuss buying back Cavendish Square
As a result of our demonstration and the media publicity - the Cavi square issue was the main item on BBC Wiltshire radio's breakfast programme - the council sent round a team from its highways department to examine the drainage at the Square. They excavated a manhole (this was the area which collapsed some years … Continue reading Cavendish Square update
Cavendish Square featured on the BBC Radio Wilts Breakfast Time progamme this morning. It was the first item on the programme opening. Four of us were interviewed. see the approximate timings below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07dbtj4 Bazil Solomon at approx. 1 hour 5 minues Carol Freeman at approx. 1 hour 37 minutes Martin Wicks at approx. 2 hours … Continue reading Cavendish Square features on BBC Radio Wilts Breakfast Time programme
A few photos of the Cavendish Square demonstration calling on the council to buy back the land and shops owned by Lytton Rd Ltd, in order to deal with the long standing problems of the Square.
"In busy periods queues would be outside the door" This is a letter from Eileen George published in the Advertiser The post office authorities proposal to relocate our present PO to a tiny convenience store is ridiculous. The proposed site, the Premier Store is a very small premises made even smaller by the large quantity … Continue reading Cavendish Square Post Office
Cavendish Square at night, and this is not a dark night. Photo from Maggie Hathaway-Mills.