Saturday, October 30, 2010

We've Got Our Digital City Wi-Fi Eye On You

Digital City (the council funded business that's missed a platter of deadlines for giving Swindon free wi-fi) has bid to install CCTV cameras in Broadgreen.

Swindon Centric Says ; Shouldn't they be concentrating on fulfilling their initial commitments than making more?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sparks Effect Not Extinguished By CSR

The electrification of the Great Western Main Line wasn't mentioned by the Chancellor yesterday, and sources say the scheme is "in the balance" reports Wales Online (Swindon Centric isn't able to cut and paste this into a hyperlink at the moment, but a quick Google search will find it).

The source quote in full says "This is genuinely in the balance, and we are doing all we can to see if it can be done. Do not read anything into the fact it was not mentioned by George Osbourne in his statement."

Swindon Centric Says ; A phased scheme, to Reading and then onto Oxford and eventually to Swindon and Westwards might grease Osbourne's wheels.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Top Ten Things Heard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 170

Click here for the original and still the best at this brilliant idea, here's our own version for Swindon's buses from last week.

10. He called her 'Madam', he was lucky to be able to walk after.

9. There are fourteen different ways to get there and it appears we're seeing a few of them this afternoon.

8. A new restaurant is just what the area needs.

7. They think it's better for Marcus that way.

6. I'm a very good scientist, but I'm sure you know that.

5. Move to a more appropriate position before they shut you down.

4. Popcorn not included, but encouraged.

3. It's time for a change, besides, it's falling apart.

2. They'll start to get better before you know your way around in the dark.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. I like it on the dining room table.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Living Wall : Autumn Planting

Whatever administration and red tape would appear now to be over and it's full steam ahead for the Living Wall on the bridges above Canal Walk.

Swindon Centric Says ; We've got some spare crocus bulbs, any help?

P.S. - It's a shame that this seems to have been 'announced' by the council, rather than Forward Swindon, there's nothing on their main site, or recently reinvigorated twitter page about it. Maybe the council wanted to get this out to be seen to be doing something on town centre improvements after Karen Walker's resignation.

But why not get Forward Swindon to announce this? Otherwise, what's the point of the company?