Cavendish Square at night, and this is not a dark night. Photo from Maggie Hathaway-Mills.
Linda's press release forms the basis of this article in the Advertiser, though their geography is, as ever, not very good. They have St Johns in Lawn! https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17708638.lawn-vicar-calls-on-council-to-fix-up-cavendish-square/
This is a media release from Linda Fletcher. Rev Linda Fletcher, Vicar of St John’s, Park’s is encouraging members of the church community to join protestors at Cavendish Square at 10am on Saturday 22nd June. Rev Linda Fletcher said, “I fully support the call for the Council to take back control of Cavendish Square. … Continue reading Vicar urges parishioners to protest over Cavendish Square
Here's a letter to the Advertiser in response to David Renard's praise of the regeneration of Cavendish Square. David Renard's praise in the Advertiser for the Cavendish Square regeneration completely contradicts the lived experience of the local community. The fact is that we were promised an indoor shopping centre. In the consultation it was agreed … Continue reading We were promised an indoors shopping centre
This is a letter from Sherry Waldon in response to David Renard's comments in the Adver. RE: The disgraceful state of Cavendish Square (SA, June 5), it is obvious that Councillor Renard does not grace this area with his presence. Yes, the council did provide new premises for the credit union and the shop and … Continue reading Regeneration disgrace
Media Release Parks & East Walcot Community Forum The Post Office is proposing to close down the existing dedicated Post Office at Cavendish Square. It is 'consulting' on moving it into a tiny Premier Newsagents/shop round the corner on the Whitbourne Avenue side of the square. The Post Office is attempting to sweeten the pill … Continue reading Post Office move – putting a pint into a half-pint pot
Time to take back control of Cavendish Square Media release Parks & East Walcot Community Forum Parks & East Walcot Community Forum is organising a demonstration calling for the council to take responsibility for resolving the long standing problems which Cavendish Square has suffered from. Before the regeneration took place David Renard said that the … Continue reading Cavendish Square demonstration June 22nd 10 a.m.
As you will no doubt be aware the Reuben George Hall has now been opened, as an office for Council staff, and the old Co-op site has been covered in tarmac. You will probably agree that it's a big improvement on a boarded up building and what looked like a derelict building site. How did … Continue reading Cavendish Square update: community campaigning gets results
Monday 22nd November 2010 By David Wiles, Swindon Advertiser NEARLY 500 people have so far signed a petition calling for an ugly concrete space at Cavendish Square to be properly surfaced. The concrete patch – the former site of the Co-op – was meant to be developed with new retail units as part of the … Continue reading Call made to fix up concrete eyesore
Aside from the environmental state of Cavendish Square one of the problems with the “regeneration” relates to the shops. Rents set by the 'developer' are exorbitant. So much so that already two tenants have left because they could not make a living. And now we are in danger of losing the Cafe which serves as … Continue reading Shops under threat?