What you can do

If you live in Swindon, you can:

  • Write to your local councillor asking them not to support greyhound racing.  This is particularly helpful if they are on the council’s planning committee as the council is going to be considering a revised planning application for the track soon.  (We support the speedway track but not the greyhound racing.) 

Have a look at https://www.writetothem.com to find out who your local councillor is.

The planning committee members and their contact details are listed here.

  • Write to your MP asking them to support a nationwide ban on greyhound racing. The Write to Them website (link above) will also give you the name of your local MP.

Whether you live in Swindon or elsewhere, you can:

  • Follow @stopswindongre1 on Twitter and follow up on tweets asking companies/organisations to not support greyhound racing.   For example, we have tweeted Virgin Bet (@VirginBet and @VirginBetHelp) repeatedly to ask them to reconsider offering greyhound racing as part of their betting package but they are not answering us.
  • Sign our e-petition calling on Swindon Borough Council to work with the owners of the track, Gaming International, to exclude the greyhound track from the redevelopment plans.  The greyhound racing is a loss making business for Gaming International and the speedway will also suffer if the track is eventually closed.  It is far better to redevelop the track with alternative uses that will support the speedway more sustainably and that will also meet the aims and objectives of the Local Plan.  You can find the petition link here. E-Petition
  • Encourage anyone who is thinking about visiting the track to think twice about what they are supporting and encourage anyone who bets on dog racing to stop betting on it.  The betting companies are helping to keep the industry going. 

And finally, if you can:

  • Come and be a voice for the dogs at the track whenever you can on a Saturday evening to help raise awareness and encourage others to come along too.   We are there every Saturday between 6pm and 7.15pm when racing is taking place.