‘Back Garden’ – Statement of first principles

  1. Back Garden is a network supporting communication between all persons or organisations with a legitimate interest in it’s area. It will do this by personal contact, the Internet, telephone, the local media, meetings and print.
  2. Back Garden’s area of interest is that bounded by Victoria Road, Bath Road, Ashford Road, Edmund Street and Cross Street.
  3. Back Garden is independent of any third party control.
  4. Back Garden consists of anyone sympathetic to it’s aims.
  5. Back Garden will at the request of any person or organisation review or change it’s policies with regard to the communications it transmits. If appropriate this will be at at an open meeting.
  6. Back Garden will at the request of any person or organisation review or change it’s policies with regard to it’s geographic remit at an open meeting.
  7. Back Garden defines an ‘Open Meeting’ as one held in it’s area at a reasonable time and with reasonable notice.
  8. Back Garden will include coordinators at street level and wider to instigate and/or direct it’s activities.
  9. Back Garden web sites, email addresses, and other tools are the property of the network.
  10. Back Garden will not act in any way that brings Back Garden, Swindon or any individual into disrepute.

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