Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour asking residents to recycle pumpkins following Halloween celebrations

Swansea Labour are encouraging residents across the city to recycle their pumpkins following the recent Halloween celebrations. Thousands of pumpkins are likely to have been carved into lanterns and Swansea Council is urging households to utilise kerbside food waste recycling service to dispose of them. Labour Cllr Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure […]

Remember, remember Swansea Council’s special fireworks display is free!

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary city status celebrations, the Swansea Labour-led Council fireworks display will be free to all and will take place on Swansea Beach. Labour Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “This great sociable occasion will have a real wow factor in a safe, family-friendly […]

Swansea Labour behind new walking and cycle route to link two city communities

The Swansea Labour-controlled Council has started work on a 1.4km off-road cycle route between Gowerton and Kingsbridge. When it is finished this new route will provide an important link between the two communities in the north of Swansea, offering school children a safe walking route to and from school. It will also link up with […]

Hundreds of young performers and five bands to feature in this year’s city centre Christmas parade

Five marching bands will join hundreds of from dance and drama groups to perform in the year’s Christmas parade on the evening of Sunday, November 17. Swansea Labour is delighted that The Welsh Wing Marching Band (Royal Air Force Air Cadets), the Loughor Town Band, the Bloco Vale Samba; the Swansea Silver Rhythmaires, and the […]

Swansea Labour administration ready to appoint contractor to deliver new home for primary school

The Swansea Labour-controlled Council cabinet will be asked to award the contract for YGG Tan-y-lan at its meeting on Thursday, October 17. Work will be scheduled to start on the new build early in 2020 with the new school ready to open in autumn 2021. YGG Tan-y-lan is currently based at the former Graig Infant […]

Swansea Labour delight as comprehensive is city’s first Dementia-friendly School

Swansea Labour are exceptionally proud that a comprehensive has become the first in the City & County to be officially recognised as a dementia-friendly school. Pupils at Pontarddulais Comprehensive and their teachers have been presented with the award by the Alzheimer’s Society. Awareness sessions and whole school assemblies have helped everyone at the school to […]

Record household recycling following Labour-led council campaign

Swansea Labour has been at the forefront of a campaign to get more residents in the City and County recycling more. And now more household waste than ever is being recycled following the launch of an initiative at the start of 2019. The Labour-controlled Swansea Council introduced its ‘Keep it out’ campaign in February in […]