Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea GCSE results compare favourably to overall grades across Wales

Swansea Council’s Labour-led administration was celebrating as GCSE results were well above those for Wales as a whole. Swansea has again held up well, with the main indicators all being above the averages for Wales, and most subjects showing results which are better than the national picture. The figures show 21.2% of city pupils gained […]

Labour-controlled council’s budget on track despite challenges of austerity and Brexit

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart believes the Labour-led administration’s 2019-20 budget is well placed despite outside challenges. The demands of austerity, the rising demand for services and the challenges thrown up by Brexit are all putting pressure on the council coffers. But in a report presented to the Labour council cabinet – assessing the council’s […]

Labour councillor proud of school refurbishment funding

Labour Councillor Cyril Anderson says he is very proud that Swansea is delivering a partial refurbishment of a popular city primary school during the summer holidays including the addition of a new classroom extension. The investment, nearly £500,000, which Swansea Council successfully bid for from the Welsh Government, will improve the learning environment for pupils […]

Free lunches organised by councillors to help eradicate holiday hunger

Swansea Labour councillors in Llansamlet have organised special free lunch clubs over the school holidays. Over the past couple of years the councillors have identified a problem in their ward concerning ‘holiday hunger’ and are determined help those families and others who are struggling to make ends meet. Councillors Alyson Pugh, Ryland Doyle, Penny Matthews […]

Swansea Labour delighted by impressive A-Level results by city students

Swansea Labour continues to back significant investment in the city’s schools which is reflected in an impressive set of A-Level results. There were excellent results within the Swansea Council region – with students achieving grades above the Welsh and UK averages. The overall pass rate of 97.9% (97.6% 2018) is above the Welsh average with […]

Cllr Andrew Stevens grateful for donations ahead of charity rugby tournament

Swansea Labour Cllr Andrew Stevens has thanked fellow dignitaries including Upper Loughor Cllr Robert Smith, Llwchwr Town Council (Cllr Will Evans) and Gorseinon Town Council for their donations to help run the Decky Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament which takes place at Loughor RFC on Sunday, August 25. It will be the third annual tournament in memory […]

Swansea libraries joining city’s 50th anniversary celebrations

All of the Labour-led Council’s libraries are joining in the summer of celebrations for Swansea’s 50th anniversary as a city. Every library will be hosting events featuring games, craft, reading challenges, displays and Sixties-themed parties for all ages. Labour Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, revealed that thousands of people had already […]

Swansea Labour driving green policy on food waste in south Wales

Swansea Labour is delighted to be part of a food waste scheme which is helping to power homes in south Wales. Food waste from thousands of homes in Swansea and Bridgend is providing power to generate renewable electricity at a site in Bridgend. The arrangement has been going since 2017 under a 15-year contract. The […]

Swansea Labour grateful for work of lifeguards after record numbers flock to beaches

Swansea Labour has thanked the RNLI lifeguards for the work they have done after a record number of visitors have been lapping up the sea and sunshine on Swansea beaches this summer. According to the Met Office July was the hottest month on record and a period of sustained sunshine coupled with the onset of […]