Entries by Richard Thomas

Labour councillors objecting to waste incinerator plans in residential area of Swansea ward

Labour councillors in Llansamlet are leading the fight with local residents against the installation of a  waste incinerator being planned in their ward. Biffa, the waste management company, have submitted a planning application for a state-of-the-art incinerator situated in Clarion Close in Llansamlet, but there are concerns it is too close to a nature reserve, […]

Swansea Labour is driving forward a successful campaign to get the city’s students to recycle

Thousands of students have returned to the city for the start of the new academic year with Swansea Council getting them get on board with the ‘Get It Sorted’ campaign – a drive to recycle kerbside rubbish. Swansea Council’s Recycling Team have a pop-up stall erected in Singleton Park to help distribute recycling sacks and […]

Tribute Paid to Swansea Labour stalwart Brian Ludlam

A tribute has been paid to former Swansea Labour Party councillor Brian Ludlam who has died aged 84. Brian represented Castle Ward for Labour, firstly sitting on Swansea Borough Council, eventually serving as chairman of West Glamorgan County Council. Deputy leader of Swansea City Council Clive Lloyd said: “Brian made a big contribution to Swansea […]

Swansea Labour proud to be delivering £120m city transformation

Swansea Labour has been the driving force for what will be one of the city centre’s biggest ever transformation projects after full planning permission was granted for the £120m Swansea Central Phase One scheme. The green light from council planners means building could start very soon for a 3,500-capacity digital indoor arena, coastal park, digital plaza, “gateway” […]

Swansea Labour predicts healthy future for city council leisure centres

Swansea Labour insists that the city’s leisure facilities are set for a bright future. As from the start of October the six key community facilities and the LC2 are to be operated by respected not-for-profit trust Freedom Leisure. Labour councillor Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “This is an […]

City Council pick up coveted award for apprenticeship initiative backed by Swansea Labour

Swansea Labour is delighted after the City Council won a top UK award for helping develop a new generation of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, plasterers and bricklayers. The council’s proactive approach to investing in a new generation of skilled craftspeople helped it scoop a coveted UK APSE award for its efforts. APSE, the Association for Public […]