Entries by Richard Thomas

Let’s ‘Choose to Challenge’ on International Women’s Day – a message from Swansea Council Champion for Women Cllr Louise Gibbard

Cllr Louise Gibbard, Joint Cabinet Member for Supporting Communities and Council Member Champion for Women Today is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women’s work and achievements but also an opportunity to reflect on ongoing inequality around the world, and closer to home. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge” and I want to […]

Labour administration policy shows big drop in homelessness and rough sleeping

Swansea Labour’s concerted strategy to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the city continues to be successful. And that has been seen by the numbers dramatically reducing thanks to ongoing efforts by the Labour-led Swansea Council and partner organisations. More individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless are being supported than ever while rough […]

Charity and community groups’ food poverty funds boosted by Labour council grants

The Labour-led Swansea Council administration has ensured that more than 40 charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty have had successful grant applications. In total £155,000 has been awarded following two rounds of applications to the Food Poverty Fund in December and January. The funding will be used for a variety of schemes ranging […]

Swansea Labour’s commitment to litter-free city buoyed by purchase of new cleansing equipment

The Swansea Labour-led Council is committed to trying to keep the city’s streets as clean as possible. And to that end, the Council has strengthened its cleansing workforce by purchasing two mini cleaning vehicles called the Hako Citymaster. The Labour administration is hopeful the street-cleaning machines will get to parts of the city other vehicles […]

Swansea Labour-led Council continues award-winning apprentice recruitment programme

The Labour-led Swansea Council has launched its annual apprenticeships recruitment campaign with 17 places in the Building Services team available. The council’s award-winning programme is highly regarded for developing the next generation of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, plasterers and bricklayers. Labour Cllr Andrea Lewis, Cabinet Member for Homes and Energy, said: “I’m exceptionally proud of our apprenticeship […]

Swansea Labour Council delighted to announce residents recycling more during the pandemic

Swansea residents have been increasing the amount of recycling they do during the pandemic and are on course to hit the Welsh Government’s 64% recycling target this year. The Labour-led Council recycling and waste teams have ensured kerbside collection has been maintained throughout the pandemic and that’s showing in rising tonnages of recycling collected over […]