Entries by Richard Thomas

West Cross Labour councillors win debate on promenade

West Cross councillors Mark Child and Des Thomas say they are delighted that the Council have listened to the concerns of residents and decided not to proceed with placing a new building on the Mumbles side of the West Cross Inn. The Council has engaged in a public consultation on a number of sites around […]

Traffic calming measures needed urgently at Swansea Valley accident blackspot – call from councillors

Labour councillor Paulette Smith is leading the calls for the authorities to act urgently following another crash on the A4067 near Glais. The plea for traffic calming measures, which is part of a cross party approach including Plaid Cymru councillors in Neath Port Talbot, comes after an 11-year-old boy was airlifted from the scene of […]

Swansea Labour behind accessible tourism move at Caswell Bay

Swansea’s Caswell Bay will soon benefit from new facilities to give people with severely limited mobility access to its natural attractions. Its new ‘Changing Places’ facilities will be the first of their kind on Gower. They are specifically designed for people with profound physical or learning disabilities as well as other disabilities that severely limit […]

First responders delighted with community budget donation from councillors

Labour councillors have donated funds from their community budgets to the Gorseinon & Districts First Responders (GDFR). County Councillors from Penyrheol and Gorseinon wards provided £750 in collaboration with Gorseinon Town Council’s contribution of £500. GDFR is a community-based voluntary scheme that has been set up to provide a local response to a 999 Emergency […]

Swansea Labour delighted with top marks for extremely caring and inclusive school

Swansea Labour has praised Clase Primary after the school gained a glowing Estyn inspection report. The school has been described as an extremely caring and inclusive school that supports all its children exceptionally well. The report said that the pupils themselves can take a lot of the credit for this. Among the many highlights included […]

Swansea Labour backing plans for school’s new home

Swansea Labour are behind plans for a new home for Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Tirdeunaw. If successful it would see the construction of new state-of-the-art buildings to be constructed on land next to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe. YSG Tirdeunaw is currently based at the former Daniel James secondary school site at Heol Ddu catering for […]

Swansea Labour behind new agreement to boost area’s tourism

Swansea Labour has driven forward a new agreement to boost the area’s flourishing tourism trade signed by private, public and third sector partners. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) formalises the working partnership of tourism trade membership organisation Tourism Swansea Bay and Swansea Council. Tourism in the Swansea Bay area is worth more than £447m annually […]

Swansea Labour delivering campaign to prevent dogs dying in hot cars

Swansea Labour are behind an initiative with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to help prevent pets dying in hot cars this summer. Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has joined forces with Swansea Council because only a few minutes in a hot car can prove fatal for dogs. Despite this every year […]

Swansea Labour encouraging departing students to leave city litter free

Swansea Labour is urging thousands of students to leave the city litter free before they go home at the end of term. The Labour-led Swansea Council has written to 1,400 HMO properties in Brynmill, Uplands, Sandfields and Mount Pleasant, reminding students when their household waste collections are throughout June. A dedicated ‘end of term’ webpage […]

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 […]