Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour proud of work being done by Pontarddulais food supply volunteers

Hundreds of families in a Swansea community are being provided with vital food parcels thanks to efforts of volunteers and the Labour-led Swansea Council. The volunteers who work out of Canolfan y Bont in Pontarddulais are part of the established Pontarddulais Partnership, which has been in full flow since the coronavirus restrictions were implemented in […]

Swansea Labour administration hails council call centre capacity in helping city residents

The Labour-led Swansea Council virtual call centre has been taking more than 3,000 calls a week to help residents with everything from burst water pipes to wasp infestations and missed bin collections. Despite the Coronavirus lockdown the dedicated team of 12 are fielding thousands of calls a week from people seeking support from key services […]

Swansea Labour administration set to scrap thousands of business rates for this year

The Swansea Labour-led Swansea Council is to consider doing away with this year’s business rates to support thousands of city retailers, pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels, gyms and similar businesses during the Coronavirus crisis. Under a scheme that could be worth up to around £35m in Swansea, qualifying businesses will see their business rates reduced to […]

Swansea Labour administration helping those shielding from coronavirus with food deliveries

The Labour-led Council is delivering emergency food parcels to 500 shielded individuals across Swansea to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Officers took over responsibility for the service from the Welsh Government around a week ago – and 100% of planned deliveries were made in the first week. This is helping vulnerable individuals cope […]

Labour-led administration repair team keeping tenants safe during pandemic

The Labour-led Swansea Council has ensured housing maintenance teams continue to assist council tenants with emergency repairs during the coronavirus pandemic. Since Wales went into lockdown in March the emergency repair team has been on stand-by the whole time and has responded to more than 1,000 call-outs, tackling issues such as boiler failures, burst water […]

Swansea Labour administration extend resident parking permit through coronavirus

Swansea residents with parking permits are to get an automatic three-month extension on their permits, the Labour-led administration has decided. Those who have emails linked to their permits have already been informed of the move, which is part of the council’s response to supporting residents through the coronavirus crisis. Those residents who have a mobile […]

Six-figure Swansea market improvement package started

Work instigated by the Labour-led Council administration has started on an impressive improvements package at Swansea’s award-winning indoor market. Almost £440,000 is being spent on the venue – with the first of five projects the creation of a new public toilet unit near the market’s Quadrant entrance. It will have three unisex cubicles, including a […]

Labour administration impressed by work of highways teams despite coronavirus crisis

The Covid-19 crisis and the lockdown has caused restrictions but the Swansea  Labour-led council’s highways teams have continued to keep the city on the move. They have been carrying out hundreds of road repairs since the start of the lockdown and major projects like the £750,000 Broadway interchange and the £250,000 Loughor Bridge refurbishment have […]