Swansea Labour News

Dunvant Cllrs Jennifer Raynor and Louise Gibbard at the new crossing

Dunvant Councillors unveil new long-awaited Pelican crossing

After an eight-year campaign Dunvant’s two Labour councillors have finally been celebrating the installation of a much-needed Pelican crossing in their ward. The crossing on Dunvant Road near the junction with Goetre Fawr Road had been high on the councillors’ wish list. But thanks to their campaigning and a contribution from their councillor community budget […]

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Swansea Labour select Hannah Lawson to fight the Castle ward by-election

Hannah Lawson, a committed environmentalist and a champion of the arts, has been chosen as the Labour candidate to fight the Castle ward by-election. If elected Ms Lawson, who was born in the ward and has spent the majority of her adult working life employed in Swansea City Centre, will replace Cllr Sybil Crouch following […]

Solar farm

Green Labour policy set to get go-ahead for Eastside solar farm

A plan by the Labour-controlled Swansea Council could see the creation of a solar farm in the Eastside of the city that would reduce the administration’s carbon footprint. The scheme on a 17-acre site at Tir John is set to go to Cabinet on September 17 and would see a reduced carbon footprint of 3% […]

Play facilities

Swansea Labour administration seek to invest extra £1m in play facilities

The Labour-led Swansea Council is set to invest an additional £1m on improving play facilities across the city. The council’s Labour cabinet is being asked to approve the scheme at a meeting on September 17. A share of the new pot, which could be used to improve or refurbish existing playgrounds and equipment or create […]

Debenhams, Swansea

Labour Council leading the way in providing companies with Covid-19 financial support

The Swansea Labour-led Council has been at the forefront of facilitating and providing multi-million-pound support during the coronavirus crisis. Overall, almost £100m of support has come from Swansea Council and Welsh and UK Government schemes. More than 4,000 businesses in Swansea have shared £50m in funding under the Welsh Government’s Business Grant scheme which was […]

Wind Street

Swansea Labour council driving forward innovative Wind Street improvements

An innovative scheme aimed at testing out how a traffic-free Wind Street could benefit Swansea is making progress a month into the pilot project. Businesses based in the city centre street are getting used to changes, introduced by the Labour-led council administration, which restrict vehicle access to a four-hour morning window. And feedback from disabled […]

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