Entries by Richard Thomas

Call for Council to make bold changes to Mumbles following sea defence announcement

Labour Councillors Mark Child and Des Thomas believe there is a golden opportunity for Mumbles following the announcement that Swansea Council is investing nearly £5m into sea defences along the seafront. On the back of the multi-million pound project Cllrs Child and Thomas now want to make changes to Mumbles to provide a 21st Century […]

Let’s ‘Choose to Challenge’ on International Women’s Day – a message from Swansea Council Champion for Women Cllr Louise Gibbard

Cllr Louise Gibbard, Joint Cabinet Member for Supporting Communities and Council Member Champion for Women Today is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women’s work and achievements but also an opportunity to reflect on ongoing inequality around the world, and closer to home. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge” and I want to […]

Labour administration policy shows big drop in homelessness and rough sleeping

Swansea Labour’s concerted strategy to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the city continues to be successful. And that has been seen by the numbers dramatically reducing thanks to ongoing efforts by the Labour-led Swansea Council and partner organisations. More individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless are being supported than ever while rough […]

Charity and community groups’ food poverty funds boosted by Labour council grants

The Labour-led Swansea Council administration has ensured that more than 40 charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty have had successful grant applications. In total £155,000 has been awarded following two rounds of applications to the Food Poverty Fund in December and January. The funding will be used for a variety of schemes ranging […]

Swansea Labour’s commitment to litter-free city buoyed by purchase of new cleansing equipment

The Swansea Labour-led Council is committed to trying to keep the city’s streets as clean as possible. And to that end, the Council has strengthened its cleansing workforce by purchasing two mini cleaning vehicles called the Hako Citymaster. The Labour administration is hopeful the street-cleaning machines will get to parts of the city other vehicles […]

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 […]