Entries by Richard Thomas

Labour councillors back Buddy Bench scheme

Swansea councillors have used some of their Community Budget to sponsor Buddy Benches at three separate primary schools, a scheme promoted by the South Wales Evening Post. Penderry councillors June Burtonshaw, Terry Hennegan and Hazel Morris have all sponsored benches at Blaenymaes, Clwyd, and Portmead primary schools. The scheme has proved so successful that 70 […]

National Adoption Week gets backing from Labour-run Swansea Council

Swansea Council Deputy Leader Christine Richards has thrown her support behind National Adoption Week 2016. The special week will take place from the 17th to 23 October with the theme being embodied by the hashtag #SupportAdoption. “We at Swansea Council are only too delighted to back National Adoption Week, especially as it will focus on the adoption […]

Labour Party announces their five Sketty candidates for local elections in May 2017

Swansea Labour has selected its five candidates to fight the Sketty ward for the party in the 2017 Council elections. Current Cockett councillor Geraint Owens will stand for Labour in the ward along with Ben Jenkins, Peter Jones, Greg Kaminaris, and Maciej Krzymieniecki. Swansea-born Benjamin Jenkins, 33, has lived in Sketty for the past 27 […]

Labour leader delighted by successful pothole campaign

Labour Council leader Rob Stewart has welcomed the news that almost 750 potholes have been filled in Swansea since mid-July. That was following a council pledge to repair every pothole that reported within 48 hours. Swansea Council has invested £5 million into highways maintenance this year – £1m more than compared to previous years. It […]

Labour Party welcome countdown to Glynn Vivian Gallery reopening

Labour councillors have welcomed the imminent re-opening of the Glynn Vivian Gallery which means that for the first time in five years there are no hoardings around the building in Alexandra Road. The construction hoardings which have shrouded the building since 2011 have been removed in readiness for the gallery’s official re-opening on October 15th. […]