Our vision, priorities and pledges

Priority two: Protect and enhance our heritage, cultural and leisure facilities: delivering improvements now and securing long-term investment

Acting as the guardian and champion of Swindon’s heritage, even where we do not directly own and control sites. Continuing to ensure that residents and visitors to Swindon enjoy our parks and open spaces to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Ensuring access for residents, visitors and our school children to existing cultural activities in Swindon whilst seeking to secure funding to realise our plans to develop a Cultural Quarter over the next 10 years.

We will build on the external investment helping to revitalise Swindon’s Railway Village as a heritage destination. Showing tenacity, patience and resilience working with partners to achieve our heritage ambitions.

Pledge 4

We will ensure a sustainable future for our parks, delivering a Country Parks Strategic Improvement Plan setting out a four-year improvement plan for our larger parks, including Coate Water Country Park and Lydiard Park.

Pledge 5

We will safeguard Swindon’s heritage and make the best use of our historic assets.

Pledge 6

We will work closely with local arts organisations and funding partners to secure funding for a new Cultural Quarter in the next decade. In the meantime we will ensure all residents have access to cultural activities in Swindon.

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