Entries by Richard Thomas

Labour councillor criticises Tory MP over ‘irrelevant’ campaign

Labour Councillor Mark Child has reacted strongly to Gower MP Byron Davies “irrelevant” opinions on tethering horses. The Conservative MP had claimed in the South Wales Evening Post that Swansea Council had “effectively kicked the tethering issue into the long grass” when Cllr Child, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Healthy City, rejected a recommendation by […]

Labour call for bus shelter removal

A local Labour Party group is calling on Swansea Council to remove an unsightly, graffiti-ravaged bus shelter in Cwmdu. Cwmbwrla Ward Labour Team has requested the Labour-led Swansea Council remove the bus shelter from Gwilliam St in Cwmdu. “I have received numerous complaints regarding this bus shelter. Its only use is to shelter youths smoking […]

Councillors act over Townhill manure problem

Townhill Labour councillors have sorted a horse manure problem at the end of Gwili Terrace. The horse manure was dumped and was literally causing a stink in the community. But Cllrs David Hopkins, Cyril Anderson and Lesley Walton worked quickly to report the problem to the relevant council department and got it cleaned up. Gwili […]

Labour councillors part of trade mission to China

Labour councillors are among a group of Swansea politicians, academics and businessmen who have travelled to China as part of a delegation to continue talks on a new co-operation deal. Leader of Swansea Council, Cllr Rob Stewart and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Cllr David Hopkins and Cllr Beverley Hopkins, are be part of […]

Labour council having impact on making Swansea more prosperous than Cardiff

Swansea Labour councillors have been celebrating after a recent survey revealed that the second city is more prosperous then Cardiff. According to a landmark wealth and wellbeing report from the Legatum Institute of the UK’s 389 council areas Swansea ranked 78 places higher than the Welsh capital. The complete study considered everything from the area’s […]

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 […]