Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour praise council staff readiness to distribute businesses with Corona grant payments

Around 1,500 small businesses in Swansea are set to share in £21m of grants to help see them through the Coronavirus crisis. Staff at the Swansea Labour-led Council have been working hard to make the Welsh Government funding available as quickly as possible to help keep business afloat in these difficult times. The enormous effort […]

Labour-led Council transforms adapts working practice to help communities through crisis

The Swansea Labour-led City Council is transforming the way it works to support its communities during the Coronavirus crisis. Critical front-line services like recycling, social services, childcare, burials and emergency highways and council house repairs will continue while 100s of support staff work from home to keep the council operating. But staff working in non-essential […]

Swansea Labour welcomes support package for city’s small businesses

Swansea Labour leader Rob Stewart has welcomed the Welsh Government to help businesses during the Coronavirus crisis. The WAG has announced a support package for businesses listed on the business rates register to help them through these uncertain times. This includes a year-long business rates holiday for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales for […]

Coronavirus updates and advice from Swansea Council

Swansea Council is urging residents to join it in taking action to reduce the spread of coronavirus in city communities. The council is taking a series of steps to help support local people and keep families and communities safe. Rob Stewart, Leader of the Council, said: “These are unprecedented times and we are all facing […]

Swansea women refugees put on stunning fashion show

Refugees from around the globe joined together in a successful cultural fashion show at Swansea’s Grand Theatre. The Swansea Women’s Asylum Seekers and Refugee Support Group showed off  a series of traditional costumes at the first annual event. Labour Cllr Alyson Pugh, Cabinet member For better Communities, said she was delighted to have been invited […]