Entries by Richard Thomas

Labour councillors assist karate kids to travel to European Championships

A Swansea karate club has praised their local Labour councillors for helping them to send two competitors to the European Championships in Dublin this weekend. The Wales Karate-do Wadokai club are sending two girls – Chloe Lewis (11) and Nia Williams (10) – to the championships with the Wales national team after Mynyddbach councillors Gloria […]

Council’s green vehicle policy recognised with double shortlisting in national awards

Labour-controlled Swansea Council has been shortlisted for two national awards in recognition of its electric van fleet. As part of Swansea Labour’s policy of introducing greener transport, 40 fully electric vans were purchased by the council earlier in the year and are being used by a variety of services which require staff to travel across […]

Swansea Labour at forefront of approved strategy to tackle homelessness

The Labour-controlled Swansea Council has unveiled its Homelessness Strategy aimed at early intervention and prevention as well as making the support of rough sleepers a top priority. The strategy, driven by Swansea Labour, has been approved by the council Cabinet on Thursday and includes five objectives and a detailed action plan which includes creating a […]

Labour politicians welcome reinstated Kingsbridge post office

Residents and local Labour politicians have been celebrating after the re-opening of the Garden Village Post Office in Kingsbridge after it was taken out of service 15 years ago. Llwchwr Town Councillor Wilf Smith has successfully fought to get the post office back in operation along with Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi. “I’m absolutely thrilled. I […]

Rob Stewart to address public meeting on planned incinerator in Llansamlet

Councillor Rob Stewart will address a public meeting organised to discuss the planned installation of a waste incinerator in Llansamlet. There have been around 2,500 objections posted on Swansea Council’s planning site about the application for a state-of-the-art incinerator situated in Clarion Close in Llansamlet from Biffa, the waste management company. The public meeting is set […]