ITS future hangs in the balance but this video demonstrates why thousands of Swindonians are battling to safeguard Lydiard House and Park.

Shot by local video production company Solo16, the fly-by promo captures the venue in all its glory.

Hundreds of people attended a meeting last night to discuss the future of Lydiard, after an online petition against the historic attraction being leased to a private company gained huge support.

Swindon Borough Council plans to lease Lydiard to reduce a £450,000 subsidy and nine organisations have come forward with commercial plans for the beauty spot.