How you can support this year’s White Ribbon campaign

THERE’S just a couple of days to go until this year’s White Ribbon Day on November 25 which aims to raise awareness and work towards ending male violence against women. As part of the campaign the day is followed by 16 Days of Action. Last year in Carmarthenshire over 2,800 Continue Reading

Improvements to call waiting times at Pembrokeshire council contact centre

CALL waiting times have reduced for those ringing the council’s customer contact centre after last year’s waste changes caused significant issues. Councillors raised concerns about the contact centre’s capacity when the number of calls spiked in response to waste and recycling changes across the county with three extra staff taken Continue Reading

Swansea comprehensive school secures £111,000 funding towards new 3G pitch

LEADERS at a Swansea comprehensive school in a deprived area of the city have been congratulated for securing funding for a much-needed all-weather pitch. They have been instrumental in acquiring £111,000 from two charitable foundations. This will pave the way for a new 3G pitch to be installed at Dylan Continue Reading

Richard Brown appointed interim CEO of Pembrokeshire county council

HE’S been heading up the council’s response to Covid 19 and Richard Brown is now set to take on the top job at County Hall. Following an interview involving all councillors of today (Friday, November 20) Mr Brown has been appointed interim chief executive, taking over from departing Ian Westley Continue Reading

Swansea City parking concessions extended until end of January 2021

LEAVING your car in Swansea city centre will be a lot cheaper than normal in December and January, if you use council car parks. Charges will be £1 for two hours and £2 all day after 9.30am. Participating car parks include the Quadrant, St David’s and High Street multi-storeys. In Continue Reading

Climate actions agreed to make Swansea Council carbon neutral by 2030

MORE solar panel schemes, fewer journeys by council staff and new energy-efficient school buildings are among the measures Swansea Council will focus on to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. They are some of a series of actions agreed by cabinet after councillors unanimously backed a climate emergency motion in June Continue Reading

‘Government alone can’t stop virus spreading’, the power ‘lies in the hands of each one of us’ says First Minister

THE First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford MS has reiterated his call for the people of Wales to continue taking responsibility for their actions following the end of the firebreak. Speaking at a press conference via Zoom today, Friday (Nov 20) the First Minister said that it had been 10 Continue Reading

Welsh Lib Dems renew support for Welsh Electoral Reform ahead of key Senedd vote

COMMENTING ahead of the final debate on the Local Government and Elections Bill, Welsh Liberal Democrats have reaffirmed their support for the bill and its contents which include allowing local councils to switch from First Past the Post (FPTP) to the Single Transferable Vote (STV) and lowering the voting age Continue Reading

Greener future for police as PCC invests in electric cars

THE thin blue line is getting greener as Dyfed-Powys Police welcomes a new fleet of electric cars in a bid to become more environmentally friendly. Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn made the commitment to invest in 11 electric cars for the force, with the aim of cutting carbon emissions Continue Reading

Helen Mary Jones MS calls for Welsh Government support over potential Peacocks job losses

FASHION shops Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration, threatening the future of up to 4,700 jobs and almost 500 shops. The owner of the retailers Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group failed to find a buyer for both businesses. Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy and Continue Reading

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