January 2014


gumAt last a PINK GUM POT for recycling your used chewing gum has been installed in Mumbles.

The installation is attributed to Dragon Crafts of Mumbles. Well done I say, and so should all the locals and visitors.

All we need now is to educate people to use it, and perhaps we need more installed in Mumbles.

Photo to follow

The three weeks of road closure in Mumbles will have a massive impact on business at a Mumbles village restaurant, claims the owner of the Castellamare at Bracelet Bay, Swansea.

The Mumbles Road from the pier to the Big Apple will be closed whilst essential safety work is undertaken on the rock faces.

Specialist climbing teams will scale the cliffs to ensure that loose rocks will not be a danger to motoristts and or pedestrians.

There is of course another road access to Bracelet Bay!

The next PACT meeting , to be held a Mayals Primary School will express concerns about the speeding vehicles on Mayals and Fairwood Roads also on West Cross lane. If you have any concerns regarding safety or any other matter, please come along and make yourself heard.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014

It is reported that work to rebuild the Langland Bay seawall has started!

The section of the seawall which collapsed in October 2012, caused by stormy weather and high tides is being rebuilt using limestone to match the existing stonework.

The work is expected to take between 2 – 3months in readness for the start of the tourist season in April this year.

Notice is given in the Swansea LEADER, for the Mumbles Community Council area that Mayals Road, North side there will be a ‘Prohibition of waiting, no loading and unloading at any time. This is between points 142 metres west and 262 metres west of the western kerbline of Mumbles Road a distance of 120 metres. Notice is dated 6th January 2014.

In the Village of Newton at Nottage Road and Southward Lane, Newton.

Southward Lane

Schedule 2 “Limited waiting 10 minutes and Disabled badge holders 10 minutes no return within 30 minutes. East side from a point opposite the south east boundary of Nottage Rd to a point 12 metres south of that point.

Nottage Road

From a point 70 metres south of its junction with the south western kerb line of Southward Lane to a point 7 metres south west of that point. Notice dated 6th January 2014

All exisiting Traffic orders will be revoked where thay are inconsistant with these proposals.

The Swansea LEADER, January 2014 reads ” Beginners courses will be run throughout the year in 21 locations across Swansea, supplemented by a series of ‘Digital Friday’ drop-in sessions in nine libraries at Brynhyfryd, Central, Clydach, Fforestfach, Llansamlet, Morriston, Penlan, St. Thomas and Townhill. (what happened to Mumbles and West Cross in the Mumbles Community Council area?)

Local Communities First offices have further information or on the website

Good luck to all ‘Silver Surfers’