October 2014


Five a side football match at Underhill Park


The inaugural Mumbles Community Council 5 a side competition was held at Underhill Park on Thursday as part of our teen festival, run in conjunction with the Red Cafe.

Ten teams entered. The winning team was the “Swagglers” who beat the “Dribblers ” on penalties. “Ajax Trees Down” came third and the “Losers” actually won the special prize.

There was a good turnout of support which included a swarm of ladybirds and a rather special Swan.

The cups and medals were awarded at the unplugged music night by Lee Trundle to round off a splendid day.


IMG_0470Half term week saw the arrival of the football cage. Unfortunately the weather was dreadful and we couldn’t use Southend Gardens as planned, so we set up the cage in the Linden Centre, West Cross where young people could play in the dry and use the big screen to play video games.
Thursday sees the 5 a side football competition at Underhill. Trophies will be awarded at the musical event at the Red Cafe on Thursday evening, by no less a person than Lee Trundle!

On Friday we are back at the Linden Centre from 12 to 3.

The Evening Post Reporter, Helen Keates, under the above big headlines, tells us that “the City centre is being treated to an ultra clean ahead of the Christmas period”.

All the pedestrian areas and street furniture such as benches and bins are getting a thorough power wash.

Mark Thomas, cabinet member for environment and transport said ” Thousands of shoppers visit our city centre shops every day and we want it looking as clean and inviting as possible”.

Well I certainly agree that this is a sensible approach BUT what is going to happen in MUMBLES?

This is a very well sort after place to visit, by thousands of vistors. The only problem is that Mumbles could also do with a bit of TLC, so has  this been considered by the City with regards to a “big clean and sheen”.

So how about it Mr Thomas what about MUMBLES/OYSTERMOUTH having a share of the Big clean ready for their visitors?

The temporary road closure of Newton Road (Part) in south-westerly direction from its junction with Newton Villas, a distance of approximately 70 metres.

The Order issued by the City Council will operate from Monday 3rd Nov 14 for 18 months or until the works are completed, whichever is sooner.

The work should take approximately 4 weeks to complete .

The alternative route is via the unaffected section of Newton Road and New Well Lane, a distance of 300 metres. Similarly this route will operate in the reverse direction.

Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.

See the Public Notice in the Evening Post, 27th October 14(page 43)

Because of the terrible weather, the cage football is to be set up in the Linden Centre West Cross, all those who showed an interst have been informed but someone may ring the office.
The 5 a side is still going ahesd. On Thursday Prizes wuill be awarded at the unplugged night at the Red Cafe by Lee Trundle
Paul could you add to website please as a matter of urgency Thanks.

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On Friday 24th we held a quiz and musical evening at the West Cross Community Centre. The entertainment was provided by the Swansea Accordion Orchestra, who were brilliant. Next week we embark on the Teen Festival involving cage football and hockey, a five a side match on Thursday and a musical evening at the Red Cafe. Lee Trundle will present the trophies to the winning football teams at the unplugged night.

The Dylan thomas story writing competition came to a climax during the Oyster Festival when the winners were awarded their certificates. We had an excellent response and many people are urging us to publish some of the entries. Three winners have been awarded tokens for £25 worth of books and have won £100 for their school library.

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On Thursday 9th October at Newton Village Hall, John Powell gave an excellent lecture on GIs in Gower. There were many people with stories to tell about war brides, chewing gum, nylons and spam. There were a number of surprises too. A “genuine” GI whose name was possibly Glenn Miller, turned up to bring candies and gum while looking for Fairwood Airport. Later 91 year old Cliff Guard who was from Swansea, joined the American army and landed in Normandy just after DDay told us of his experiences to appreciative applause.
This was just part of MCC s Older Persons’ Festival. We are looking forward to the social and quiz on 24th October, at WX Community Centre, featuring Swansea Accordion Orchestra