Entries by Richard Thomas

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 […]

Swansea Labour Council hand over lease for skate park development

Mumbles Community Council will take over the development of the proposed skate park, which would replace the current ageing half-pipe at Blackpill. Originally more than 4,000 people signed a petition backing the estimated £300,000 plans. There were objections but were completely outweighed by the support for the project. Labour Community Councillor Sara Keeton is delighted […]

Swansea Labour-led Council direct £4m of investment into boosting digital learning in schools

Improved online teaching and learning during the pandemic has been possible thanks to more than £4m of digital technology investment into Swansea’s schools. In the past year 8,124 new devices including laptops, Chromebooks, iPads have been delivered to schools in the city and a further 1,866 are currently being prepared. Another 2,000 devices are expected […]