Swansea Labour News

Adult Social Care

Labour charging for day care services is an acknowledgement that austerity is starting to cut deep

Due to the ongoing UK Tory Government austerity cuts your Labour Council like councils across the UK is being forced to consider introducing charges for day services and other services that are currently free to stop them being closed or picked off by private operators. The Labour-led Council has prided itself that to date those […]

Votes for women

Council’s champion for women celebrates recognition of suffrage campaigners

Swansea Labour councillor Louise Gibbard, the council’s champion for women, is delighted that two Swansea Bay women have been recognised nationally as pioneers for women’s suffrage. The two – Emily Phipps and Winifred Coombe Tennant – were recognised on the centenary of Royal Assent for an Act of Parliament which began the process of granting […]

schoolchildren

Labour celebrating school improvement for fourth year in a row

Labour is delighted that schools in Swansea have shown improvement for the fourth successive year. That success comes under the Welsh Government’s school categorisation system. The results show a record number of schools in the city are in the green category and for the second year running none at all are red. The categorisation system […]

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Penyrheol councillors donate £1000 to local boxing gym

Penyrheol’s Labour Party councillors Jan Curtice and Andrew Stevens have been thanked for their donation of £1000 towards the upkeep of Penyrheol Boxing Club. The recently rebuilt gym is an important focal point for the local community. Cllrs Stevens and Curtice hold surgeries there and people of all ages use the gym to train. Eric […]

Overgrown hedge in Dunvant

Dunvant householder ordered to trim down overgrown hedge

A homeowner in Dunvant has been ordered by Swansea Council to reduce the size of her hedge after losing an appeal to the planning inspectorate. The overgrown hedge, which consists of conifers 12 metres high and is 30 metres long, in Yr Aran, Dunvant had been the subject of a complaint by the local Neighbourhood […]

BBC's Biggest Weekend

Attracting Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to BBC’s Biggest Weekend is a major coup, say Swansea Labour

Swansea Labour has welcomed the announcement that world singing sensations Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran will play in the city as part of the BBC’s Biggest Weekend. The BBC-backed extravaganza will take place in Singleton Park on the Bank Holiday weekend (25-29 May) over four sites in four nations across four days, including Coventry, Perth […]

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