May 2014


A West Cross resident, Gary Gregor has written a new historical book, entitled ‘Hidden Histories’.

It features details of  a facsinating area known as Gower, according to the secretary of the Gower Society. (see the Evening Post , May 24th for full details)

See the report by Evening Post Reporter, Richard Youle  on May 22nd.

All Saints Church, Mumbles held a wedding reception in the main body of the church.

What a great idea!  The Vicar, Canon Keith Evans explained that the church is in need of a new roof and repairs to the tower  together with a lot of other work.

The Mumbles Community Council has set aside monies to help pay towards new seats for the refurbished church.

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Mumbles Community Council have applied to the Coastal Communities Fund for a grant of £172,000 as lead partner in a project looking to maximise Tourism opportunities for the unique, distinctive Gateway town to Gower; to sustain distinctiveness and improve the economic growth of the coastal community of Mumbles.

The ‘Marvellous Mumbles’ project will involve the establishment a cross sector partnership project board comprising of existing successful Community run organisations; led by Mumbles Community Council in partnership with Mumbles Development Trust, Mumbles Tourist Information Centre, Mumbles Forum, Mumbles Traders and the City and County of Swansea.

Each organisation individually currently successfully delivers a series of marketed events and activities to promote the area as a viable recreation tourism destination to support local businesses and sustain the local community.

The project will provide 2 co-ordinating Tourism Ambassadors working in partnership with volunteer based existing organisations, local businesses and the City and County of Swansea to develop a 5 year business and marketing action plan.

The project plan will facilitate co-ordinated and robust delivery of a community led sustainable programme of activities and events, community management of identified local facilities and the procurement of a feasibility study for harbour facilities.

2.5 direct jobs will be created. Existing at risk jobs / businesses will be sustained.

Mumbles Community Council’s Chairman Cllr Helen Mitchell said: “If the grant application is successful it will give a huge boost to tourism in Mumbles, with the improved facilities benefitting residents and tourist alike.”

Decisions are expected to be made in June/July on which applications will be invited to s bmit a full stage two application.

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Well what do you think of this?

Please let us know how you feel. Can it or will it improve the area behind Boots and provide more car parking for visitors and residents?

If you want to see the plans in detail, copies are available to view in the Community Council offices.

A report by Richard Youle, Evening Post Reporter on Thursday 15th May 14.

Highlighted the danger to pedestrians of cyclists riding on pavements.

He tells us about two pedestrians who were struck by cycliststs and each lost the sight in one eye.



A half  marathon is being organised by JCP Solicitors in support of fund raising for the Mumbles RNLI Charity.

A further £136,000 is being sought before the appeal closes in September.

Details of the route for the 13.1 mile event on the 20th July is still being finalised.

See the full report in the Evening Post, 5th May 14 by  Reporter, Chris Peregrine.

A report in the Evening Post, 5th May 14 tells us that a planning application for luxury homes in a four house development at Langland Bay has been turned down as it is described as a “carbuncle”.

City Councillor, Miles Thomas said that many residents in the area had objected, also the scheme was opposed by the Mumbles Community Council and the Langland Bay Residents Association.






The Evening Post, 5th May 14 states that the 72 Swansea City Councillors will be asked to complete a training course to improve their skills in the use of Information Technology (I.T.).

A report suggests that any costs would be minimal and would be met from existing budgets. It also states that “Training and personal development is vital for councillors,  also puts emphasis on broader skills, which are applicable in a wide range of situations such as decision making and creative thinking”

The Evening Post Reporter, Nino Williams in an interview with Cllr Linda Tyler-Lloyd reports that “Around a dozen trees in Clyne Gardens have been slashed and gouged, with what is thought to have been a knife or screwdriver.” See the full report in the Evening Post , 2nd May 14.

This is the third spring in a row that trees along Swansea’s foreshore have been attacked.

If you have any information, or know who is responsible or you see any such vandalism being carried out you should inform the police immediately.

RNLI Lifeguards will be on duty for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Caswell and Langland Bays.

Do enjoy the wonderful beaches and facilities that Mumbles has to offer.

The Lifeguards will be on duty between 10am and 6pm.