‘Operation clean-up’ has been initiated by Gorseinon Labour Cllr Kelly Roberts in a bid to spruce up her ward following months of lockdown.
Since lockdown Cllr Roberts has used her community budget to install two benches by the Mardy Inn, had two switchgear boxes painted in a thank you to Key Workers, as well as power washing one side of Gorseinon High Street.
“I felt after lockdown that it was time to brighten up the ward where possible and spruce up the High Street,” said Cllr Roberts.
“We have power-washed one side of the High Street and plan to do the other side soon.
Cllr Roberts added: “I would like to thank the cleansing team and Highways team for their work during lockdown, keeping the area as clean as possible with a skeleton staff.”
“Next on the agenda is to install safety railings outside Sew and Sew to go around Brighton Road, have all safety railings on the High Street repainted, as well as have seasonal flowers and hanging baskets added around in a bid to brighten up the area”.
“On top of that I have applied for funding – out of a £1m Swansea Labour Council for community projects and capital schemes – to replace the paving on the High Street and have it tarmacked. This is long overdue.”
In addition, as part of a £1m Welsh Government investment grant for safe routes in the community, proposals for the High Street could include upgrades to both sets of traffic lights, as well as pedestrian countdown facilities added to existing pelican crossings.
Other pedestrian-friendly measures are being introduced and there is a plan to introduce loading only parking restrictions to be reduced to 8-30-9.30am (was 10.30am).
Meanwhile, Gorseinon Town Council and the mayor Malcom Curtice are investing in tree planting and flowers along Railway Terrace.
CAPTION: Cllr Roberts (centre) is pictured with the two Labour councillors for Penyrheol – Jan Curtice (left) and Andrew Stevens – who she is collaborating with on a number of local initiatives.