February 9, 2014


The Mumbles Tamar Lifeboat has had its trial run from the newly built station at the end of Mumbles Pier.

This is the fourth new Tamar boat to be stationed in Wales. The Tamar features the latest in technology to enhance its lifesaving capabilities and is two metres longer that the Tyne class it replaces and has a speed of 25 knots against 17 of the Tyne class. Many other features have also been improved.

The RNLI charity is receiving great support towards its fundraising appeal to help equip the new boathouse. More help is needed to to reach its £136,000 target.

It was announced in the Evening Post, by Reporter Richard Youle that the Swansea Council tax will increase, during 2014/15 by 5%.

This will raise £4million  by increasing Band D householders paying £1,079.98 (excluding the South Wales Police precept), up £51.42 from the current year. (see the full report in the Evening Post 5th Feb. 2014).