Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour give go-ahead for Sketty traffic improvement scheme

The Labour-led Swansea Council have given the green light for work to upgrade a busy traffic intersection in Swansea beginning in November. The Council is making changes at the junction of Vivian Road, Broadway, Cockett Road and Townhill Road to help improve traffic flows and reduce waiting times for motorists. Currently there are two mini […]

Swansea Labour ready to back self-build home scheme trial

Swansea Council’s Labour administration is set to trial an innovative scheme to encourage more people to self-build their own homes. Despite a shortage of affordable housing the UK has a much lower rate of self-building than many other countries in Europe. To address this and increase the availability of suitable plots the Welsh Government is […]

Labour’s cabinet member for education hails Swansea schools’ results

Swansea Council’s Labour-led administration have been celebrating the achievements of GCSE, A-Level and BTEC students across the city whose results are way above the national Wales average. And Jennifer Raynor, Swansea Councils’s cabinet member for education, has put on record her delight at results. “Education is the top priority of the Labour Council,” she said. […]

Labour councillors sponsor local rugby club jerseys

The four Labour councillors from Cockett have sponsored Waunarlwydd Rugby Club’s jerseys for the 2019-2020 season. Club chairman Andrew Wedlake said the club were delighted with the councillors’ contribution from their community budget. “We are very grateful for the Cockett Labour councillors for sponsoring our club jerseys for the 2019-2020 season. It is a very […]

Labour-led Council given top marks as school attendance continues to improve

Not only have Swansea schools celebrated exceptional A-level, GCSE and BTEC results, but they are now also among the best performing in Wales when it comes to lesson attendance. New Welsh Government figures show an overall pupil attendance rate of 94% in the city which is above the Welsh average. It also makes Swansea the […]