Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour administration’s investment in cycle paths shows three-fold increase in usage

Research shows that the number of people using Swansea’s cycle routes has more than tripled. Electronic cycle-counters installed along many of the 120 kilometres of off-road cycle routes along Swansea Bay have recorded a tripling of cyclists using routes in 2020 compared to previous years. It means the number of cyclists has jumped from 50 […]

  Swansea Labour Council ready to hand over millions in more lockdown business grants

The Swansea Labour Council administration is putting city businesses on stand-by to receive a share in millions of pounds more in lockdown grants. The Labour administration has already handed out around £115m in grants to thousands of local small and medium-sized businesses to help them protect jobs and livelihoods during the pandemic. And it is […]

Swansea Labour cabinet hand over lease of Mumbles park for £1.3m sports upgrade

The planned development of sporting facilities at Underhill Park has taken a significant step forward after a decision by Swansea Council’s Labour cabinet. The cabinet has agreed in principle to grant a 125-year lease of Underhill Park to Mumbles Community Council. That will allow MCC to put into action around £1.3m’s worth of development of […]

Swansea Labour Council offering funding for food charities

Charities and volunteers helping to feed hard-up families are being urged to apply for funding made available by the Swansea Labour-led council administration. The Labour Council is welcoming applications from across Swansea to apply for part of a £100,000 fund directed at projects tackling food poverty or addressing food insecurity. The Round Two deadline for […]

Councillors provide some welcome Christmas cheer to Llansamlet ward

Llansamlet’s four Labour councillors have provided some much-needed Christmas cheer to their ward after a difficult year for many residents. Cllrs Alyson Pugh, Penny Matthews, Ryland Doyle and Mo Sykes were keen to ensure less fortunate residents were still able to enjoy some joy over Christmas. They spent a good part of their council community […]

Gorseinon foodbank receives generous donation from Swansea Labour councillors

A Gorseinon foodbank has received a cheque for £15,000 from money raised by Labour councillors and other donations during lockdown. The original Gorseinon foodbank had to close during lockdown but a group of six Swansea Labour councillors from five connected wards and other volunteers set up a temporary food hub to fill the void. The […]

Local councillors respond to complaints about misuse of green area in West Cross

  West Cross’s two Labour councillors have pledged to improve a green area in their ward that has been turned into a ‘mudbath’. Residents have complained that the Council Housing-owned land between Moorside Road and Yewtree Close in the ward is gradually becoming an eyesore through children using it as a BMX and mountain bike […]

Swansea Labour celebrating after official opening of new energy-efficient homes

The Swansea Labour-led council administration has been celebrating the official opening by the city’s Lord Mayor of the first council homes to be built for a generation. Cllr Mark Child paid a visit to 16 new properties at the site Parc yr Helyg in Birchgrove – among the most energy-efficient ever built by Swansea Council. […]