Entries by Richard Thomas

Labour councillors and Swans combine to provide much-needed defibrillators

Four defibrillators have been provided around the Penyrheol ward at key locations. Labour councillors Jan Curtice and Andrew Stevens have provided three with the fourth being funded via Swansea City in memory of Mitchell Joseph, who sadly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest playing for his local Swansea Senior League side St Joseph’s last […]

Tackling the issue of fly-tipping

The following are two letters published recently in the South Wales Evening Post by Cllr Lesley Walton from Townhill Ward: Tackling Fly-tipping (Evening Post, 25.2.19) I note there have been two articles this week highlighting fly-tipping.  This issue seems never-ending, but I don’t think it needs to be. To tackle it I think we need to take a two stage approach, firstly […]

Swansea Labour delivering on their promise to build more affordable homes

Swansea Labour is delighted to be driving forward a plan for around 150 new council homes set to be built from now until 2022. There are also opportunities for the development of approximately 550 affordable council homes for rent on council land, identified in the Local Development Plan, as well as exploring opportunities for partnerships and joint ventures with other social landlords […]

Penderyn Distillery: Big step forward for key Swansea heritage site in Landore

Swansea Labour is delighted that plans to revitalise a former hotbed of the city’s industry have taken another big step forward. A major scheme that will see Penderyn Distillery expand into part of Swansea’s historic Hafod Morfa Copperworks site has been given listed building consent and planning permission. Plans for the disused site opposite the […]

2019 Budget: Labour-led council ready to invest more in schools and social care

Swansea Council, under the control of Swansea Labour, is pledging to invest in education and social care despite continued cuts to local government funding. The positive move by the Council to provide extra support for vital services comes despite continuing Tory austerity cuts in funding for local government in Wales that have required £24m of […]

Swansea Labour driving force behind further plans for council homes development in city

The Labour-led council is delighted to be behind development plans for even more social housing in Swansea. The development has taken a step forward with the submission of plans for two new sites in the city. Swansea Council is looking to continue the development of new council homes in Birchgrove and  and will follow the […]

Swansea Labour driving forward new contracts to reduce school transport costs

Swansea Labour are behind new contracts between Swansea Council and local transport providers that will mean thousands of schoolchildren can continue to get safe passage to and from school. The proposed scheme, which will save the council almost £70,000 a year, will be presented to the council’s Cabinet after formal open tendering was completed for […]