Swansea Labour News


Swansea Labour firmly behind Energy Island vision for new tidal lagoon in Bay

Swansea Labour are driving forward new plans for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. It is all part of a major renewable energy development in the  Bay which is financially viable, according to an independent report. The lagoon would form part of a new Dragon Energy island off the Swansea coast which could create thousands of […]

Older people event at Birchgrove Community Centre

Popular senior citizens event to be put on by Llansamlet councillors

Labour councillors in Llansamlet ward are organising an older people’s event at Birchgrove Community Centre this  Friday from 12pm until 3pm. The event will include bingo at £10 a house and £5 a line. There will be musical entertainment so people can get up and dance, plus there is also a buffet provided with homemade […]

Cllrs June Burtonshaw and Wendy Lewis

Veteran county councillor steps down from armed forces role

Long-serving Labour councillor June Burtonshaw has stepped down from her role as the City Council’s armed forces champion. After seven years as the council’s inaugural armed forces champion Cllr Burtonshaw has handed over the position to her fellow Labour Cllr Wendy Lewis. “The role involves supporting all the armed forces in Swansea and all those […]

Digital Arena

Swansea Labour driving city deal forward as development of indoor arena ready to be started

Swansea Labour’s ambitious vision for the city moves a step closer as work on the 3,500-capacity Digital Arena is about to begin. Contractors are set to arrive on site on May 15 to prepare for construction work that will see the top class facility built on part of the existing Oystermouth Road car park, by […]

Llansamlet councillors Mo Sykes, Ryland Doyle, Alyson Pugh and Penny Matthews campaigning against the Biffa incinerator.

Labour councillors delighted incinerator plan turned down by council

Swansea Labour councillors have been celebrating after controversial plans for a waste incinerator plant in Llansamlet were unanimously rejected by the City Council’s planning committee. Biffa wanted to build the incinerator at its site on Clarion Close, in the Llansamlet ward, claiming it would avoid the need to transport waste from Swansea by lorry to […]

Recycling plastics

Swansea Labour policy to recyclable plastic meeting demands in UK

Swansea residents’ increase awareness to recycle plastic has led to greater opportunities with UK-based recycling companies. The Labour-led Swansea Council continues its roll out of reusable pink bags across the city, calling on residents to recycle loose bottles, pots, tubs and trays. The quality and efficiency of the recycling by residents – four in five […]

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