Entries by Richard Thomas

Councillors provide some welcome Christmas cheer to Llansamlet ward

Llansamlet’s four Labour councillors have provided some much-needed Christmas cheer to their ward after a difficult year for many residents. Cllrs Alyson Pugh, Penny Matthews, Ryland Doyle and Mo Sykes were keen to ensure less fortunate residents were still able to enjoy some joy over Christmas. They spent a good part of their council community […]

Gorseinon foodbank receives generous donation from Swansea Labour councillors

A Gorseinon foodbank has received a cheque for £15,000 from money raised by Labour councillors and other donations during lockdown. The original Gorseinon foodbank had to close during lockdown but a group of six Swansea Labour councillors from five connected wards and other volunteers set up a temporary food hub to fill the void. The […]

Local councillors respond to complaints about misuse of green area in West Cross

  West Cross’s two Labour councillors have pledged to improve a green area in their ward that has been turned into a ‘mudbath’. Residents have complained that the Council Housing-owned land between Moorside Road and Yewtree Close in the ward is gradually becoming an eyesore through children using it as a BMX and mountain bike […]

Swansea Labour celebrating after official opening of new energy-efficient homes

The Swansea Labour-led council administration has been celebrating the official opening by the city’s Lord Mayor of the first council homes to be built for a generation. Cllr Mark Child paid a visit to 16 new properties at the site Parc yr Helyg in Birchgrove – among the most energy-efficient ever built by Swansea Council. […]

Swansea Labour to oversee major cash injection for city road repairs

The Labour-led Swansea administration is set to give the go ahead for a £2m road repair cash injection over the coming months. This will come under proposals being seen by Swansea Council’s Cabinet next week. Some of the money is already being earmarked for street re-surfacing across the entire city, starting in Uplands with more […]

Swansea Labour accuse Tories of incompetence after their leader votes against cross-party agreement

Swansea Labour has slammed the Conservatives on the city council saying they cannot be trusted “to run a whelk stall”. The accusation came after the Conservative group leader, Lyndon Jones voted against an important cross-party agreement. All parties on the Swansea City Council had agreed a response to a Welsh Government proposal to form Council […]

Labour-led council set up fund to help feed families facing poverty

The Swansea Labour-led Council has again reiterated its support for tackling food poverty in the city. And because of that support charities and volunteers aiming to transform lives by helping to put food on the tables of families facing hardship have the chance to do even more for their communities. Because the Labour council administration […]

Llansamlet councillors celebrate after BIFFA withdraw appeal on incinerator

Swansea Labour councillors and Mike Hedges MS have welcomed the news that BIFFA have withdrawn their appeal to have a waste incinerator situated in Llansamlet. The Swansea Council planning committee had rejected the original BIFFA application. But although the company had pledged to fight that rejection they have now withdrawn that appeal. This application would […]