Entries by Richard Thomas

Swansea Labour Council delighted to announce residents recycling more during the pandemic

Swansea residents have been increasing the amount of recycling they do during the pandemic and are on course to hit the Welsh Government’s 64% recycling target this year. The Labour-led Council recycling and waste teams have ensured kerbside collection has been maintained throughout the pandemic and that’s showing in rising tonnages of recycling collected over […]

Swansea Labour Council hand over lease for skate park development

Mumbles Community Council will take over the development of the proposed skate park, which would replace the current ageing half-pipe at Blackpill. Originally more than 4,000 people signed a petition backing the estimated £300,000 plans. There were objections but were completely outweighed by the support for the project. Labour Community Councillor Sara Keeton is delighted […]

Swansea Labour-led Council direct £4m of investment into boosting digital learning in schools

Improved online teaching and learning during the pandemic has been possible thanks to more than £4m of digital technology investment into Swansea’s schools. In the past year 8,124 new devices including laptops, Chromebooks, iPads have been delivered to schools in the city and a further 1,866 are currently being prepared. Another 2,000 devices are expected […]

Swansea Labour administration’s investment in cycle paths shows three-fold increase in usage

Research shows that the number of people using Swansea’s cycle routes has more than tripled. Electronic cycle-counters installed along many of the 120 kilometres of off-road cycle routes along Swansea Bay have recorded a tripling of cyclists using routes in 2020 compared to previous years. It means the number of cyclists has jumped from 50 […]

Swansea Labour Council ready to hand over millions in more lockdown business grants

The Swansea Labour Council administration is putting city businesses on stand-by to receive a share in millions of pounds more in lockdown grants. The Labour administration has already handed out around £115m in grants to thousands of local small and medium-sized businesses to help them protect jobs and livelihoods during the pandemic. And it is […]