September 2013


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Householder Permitted Development Rights
Last updated 22 July 2013
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Proposed changes to Householder Permitted Development Rights
We are consulting on changes to allow more improvements and clarify what permitted development you can do. Householder Permitted Development Rights Frequently Asked Questions
Responses to technical questions about changes to Householder Permitted Development Rights that come into force on 30 September 2013. Readers and software
Certain information on this site requires that you have the right software to view it. This page offers links to freely available viewers and readers. You can make some improvements, alterations and extensions to your home without needing planning permission. These are called Permitted Development Rights.
These rights are allowed under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (GPDO).

We have amended the GPDO to give you flexibility to make more changes to your home without needing to make a planning application.

The guidance below will help you to interpret the amendments.

You should note that the guidance is not an authoritative interpretation of the law, that is a matter for the courts. You should get advice from your Local Planning Authority if there is any doubt whether your proposal would be permitted development.

These changes to householder permitted development rights will come into force on 30 September 2013.

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(this information has been passed to the Mumbles Community Council from U3A)
In the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University we welcome the involvement of local people in our health programmes. It is important that our students who are training to be health professionals have input from people with a range of health conditions as part of their education.
We have an active service user and carer involvement health group, and would like to invite you to become part of it if you are interested. We involve people in interviewing students, classroom teaching, making teaching resources and evaluating programmes.
If you are interested in finding out more, we are having a recruitment event on Friday 25th October at 10am. This is an opportunity to find out more about involvement opportunities, and to explore the potential benefits for you and for us.
We have a website you may be interested to look at –
We will be talking about how you can get involved, the types of activities, payment and expenses, and there will be the opportunity to talk with some of our current members who will be sharing their experiences. There will be plenty of tea, coffee and light refreshments. The event will be held from 10am-12noon at Swansea University, in the Vivian Tower, rm 120, on the first floor.
If you would like to attend, please contact Alison Miles – by email –  or telephone – 01792 518548.

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The University of the Third Age are very active in the Mumbles area and
throughout Swansea , organising classes and lots of activities.

 On the 2nd October there is an Open Day at the Dragon Hotel.

Mumbles Community Council has decided to provide a free minibus service for residents wishing to attend.
If you live in Oystermouth, West Cross, Newton or Mayals and would like to
take advantage of this door to door service please contact the Mumbles Community Council on 363598 and speak to the Clerk, Steve Heydon, or ring 406220, (mobile   07910438638) and speak to Cllr. David Dorsett.


A report by Geraint Thomas, Evening Post Reporter 16 Sept 13, tells us about a new mini brewery that has been set-up by Richard and Jo Bennett at the PILOT INN on the Mumbles seafront, which they took over after it had closed last Christmas. Check out the full story in the Evening Post. All we can do is to wish them well with their new business adventure.




Cwtch the Bid Swansea Bay 2017

Did you know that Swansea Bay has been shortlisted in the race to become UK City of Culture 2017? Show your support and ‘cwtch the bid’!
You may know that Swansea Bay – which encompasses Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Llanelli and Carmarthen – is in the final four to become the UK City of Culture in 2017.

We’re up against Hull, Dundee and Leicester in the bid to win the prestigious title that will help boost the city’s cultural life and economy.  You’ll see the ‘Cwtch the Bid’ logo and team around the city as support and awareness is raised around Swansea Bay.

Final bids go in at the end of September and the winner of the UK City of Culture 2017 will be announced in November 2013.
Help us win by filling out this short survey <>


October First is International Older People’s Day. From October 1st for two weeks there will be a series of events, some of which are organised by the Mumbles Community Council and are aimed at our more mature residents.

At the moment these include: a visit to the U3A Open Day in the Dragon Hotel, films, Lectures on the history of Mumbles, a tea dance, a social/ nostalgic quiz night and a Boules tournament.

Details are being finalised and all events will be free and tickets will be available soon from the Council offices. If you are over 60 and resident in Oystermouth, West Cross, Newton or Mayals please look out for details of these coming events.