October 28, 2014


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)