Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour delighted as contractors move on site for £11.5 school build

The Swansea Labour-led Council administration has been behind the planning for an £11.5m new build for YGG Tirdeunaw. And now contractors Morgan Sindall have moved on site to start construction of the school on land fronting Heol Gwyosydd in Penlan next to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe. The project is being jointly funded by Swansea Council […]

Dunvant Councillors unveil new long-awaited Pelican crossing

After an eight-year campaign Dunvant’s two Labour councillors have finally been celebrating the installation of a much-needed Pelican crossing in their ward. The crossing on Dunvant Road near the junction with Goetre Fawr Road had been high on the councillors’ wish list. But thanks to their campaigning and a contribution from their councillor community budget […]

Labour Council leading the way in providing companies with Covid-19 financial support

The Swansea Labour-led Council has been at the forefront of facilitating and providing multi-million-pound support during the coronavirus crisis. Overall, almost £100m of support has come from Swansea Council and Welsh and UK Government schemes. More than 4,000 businesses in Swansea have shared £50m in funding under the Welsh Government’s Business Grant scheme which was […]

Swansea Labour council driving forward innovative Wind Street improvements

An innovative scheme aimed at testing out how a traffic-free Wind Street could benefit Swansea is making progress a month into the pilot project. Businesses based in the city centre street are getting used to changes, introduced by the Labour-led council administration, which restrict vehicle access to a four-hour morning window. And feedback from disabled […]

West Cross councillors to resume surgeries

From Monday, Sept 7West Cross Labour Councillors – Des Thomas and Mark Child – are pleased to announce that they will be resuming their weekly surgeries, between 18:00 and 19:00, in West Cross Community Centre. The surgeries are limited to two people at a time with the normal social distancing required, but if you feel your councillors […]

Enjoy your Swansea Bank Holiday but act responsibly – urges Swansea Labour-led Council

Swansea’s Labour council is urging visitors and residents looking forward to a Bank Holiday day out to enjoy Swansea Bay responsibly this weekend. Hospitality businesses, beaches, parks and a number of visitor attractions will all be open for the August Bank Holiday weekend and looking to offer people a warm welcome. Residents and visitors are […]

Staycationers flock to Swansea Bay delights Swansea Labour-led council

The Labour led-Swansea Council have been encouraged by the numbers of Staycationers choosing Swansea Bay for their holiday or short break this year, according to latest figures. Visits to the official tourism website for destination www.visitswanseabay.com,  have increased by 40% when compared to this time last year. And, not surprisingly, with the Eat Out to […]