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

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

Farmers and growers in Wales six months on from drought conditions

SIX months ago farmers in Wales were starting to look at the sky and wonder when it was going to rain. Growers and gardeners were watering at full tilt – and all this after unprecedented floods in South Wales in February. Carmarthenshire dairy farmer Dai Gravell, speaking in May, said: Continue Reading

Swansea gardeners don hard hats to avoid wayward golf balls

WAYWARD drives have left residents living by a Swansea golf course donning hard hats while gardening, it has been claimed. The claim was made by a resident of a new development which is adjacent to a hole at Morriston Golf Club. Protective netting has been installed between new bungalows on Continue Reading

Residents anger at West Cross bungalow development

A PATCH of land cherished by people living around it in a built-up area of Swansea will make way for six bungalows. They will take shape on a field in West Cross surrounded by Cedar Crescent, Elmgrove Road and Linden Avenue. A total of 103 residents objected to the plans Continue Reading

Managers hopes for rapid coronavirus testing in care homes

CARE home managers say the roll-out of rapid coronavirus tests would have huge benefits for residents and relatives who have been kept apart for months. A trial is taking place in a small number of care homes in England of a testing process which can give an accurate result in Continue Reading

Swansea pool set to be bailed out by taxpayers

TAXPAYERS look set to bail out the Wales National Swimming Pool after months of plummeting revenue. The Swansea pool is run by Swansea Council and Swansea University, which subsidise it equally. The two parties had planned to contribute £272,000 each in subsidies between August 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021. Continue Reading

Landowners asked to pay for gates and stiles under new council measures

LANDOWNERS will have to cough up for new gates and stiles in certain circumstances, council leaders in Carmarthenshire have decided. Executive board members approved the recommendations of a report which said the current arrangements were not sustainable given a difficult financial outlook and the end of a rights of way Continue Reading

Carmarthen Bowling centre gets cash lifeline from council

A BOWLING alley, food bank, community shop and furniture recycling project have been handed a lifeline by Carmarthenshire Council. Executive board members agreed to provide Towy Community Church, which runs the Carmarthen projects, with a £50,000 grant and an extension of an existing loan by up to £50,000. Income from Continue Reading

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