March 2015

1 April IT & Publications 6.00pm Agenda Minutes
1 April F&GP 7.00pm Agenda Minutes
13 April Planning 6.15pm Agenda Minutes
14 April Full Council 7.00pm Agenda Minutes
20 April Events 6.00pm Agenda Meeting Not Quorate
20 April Community Planning 7.00pm No Meeting No Meeting
23 April Policy Committee 6.00pm Agenda Minutes
23April Honours Committee 7.00pm Agenda Minutes
27 April Development 6.30pm Agenda Minutes
27 April Highways 7.30pm Agenda Minutes
29 April IT & Publications 6.00pm Agenda Minutes
29 April F&GP 7.00pm Agenda Minutes

As from Monday  6th April 2015 all small businesses, Newsagents, pubs, clubs and small shops are being warned that they will have to stop displaying tobacco products.

Large businesses have had to cover their displays since 2012.

The ban is aimed at reducing the uptake of smoking amongst young people by removing the eye-catching tobacco displays.

Editors comment.


It is reported that Police were out on the streets of West Cross, Thursday 12th March to crack down on parking issues at school time.

West Cross contact PCSO Victoria Cassidy, was carrying out high visibility parking patrols on West Cross Ave. to help curb the problem parking on the streets serving three local schools.

Do drive and park safely near schools.

Mumbles has been named in a list of the five best places to live in Wales.

The accolade, it is reported, comes from The Sunday Times, best of places to live guide, towns and suburbs, which is published on Sunday.

Also on the list are Whitchurch, Monmouth, Hay-on-Wye and Cowbridge.

Let’s keep it that way, I say. Editor (see ‘News in brief’, Evening Post 13th March 2015)

Evening Post Reporter, Richard Youle has reported on the “It’s a knockout” event which is being arranged by the Mumbles Community Council during July 2015.

They will be looking for about 12 teams, including schools to take part in the traditional sports day type activities and fun events.

It has yet to be decided on the venue for this event. Either the Castle grounds or Underhill park (where a previous event took place). Advice is being sought from the Company who are arranging the activity. It is suggested that an area the size of a football pitch is needed to hold this event.

More details from Mumbles Community Council later when all is arranged.

Read Richard Youles full article in the Evening Post 13th March 2015

The Evening Post Reporter, Nino Williams in the Post, 13th March tells us about the horrific attack on trees on the Mumbles foreshore near the West Cross TA centre.

Three trees have been attacked over the past few weeks after similar events during 2012 and 2013. The latest trees are two hawthorns and one field maple. They have now been removed by Swansea City Council for safety reasons.

If you have any information regarding these incidents you should call the police on 101 or the Parks watch number 0800 0787357

See the full report in the Eveing Post, 13-3-2015

This annual event will take place on Saturday 14th March 2015.

Come along dressed in something “Welsh” to the gathering point at Southend Gardens, Mumbles around 10.40 am getting ready to move off at 11.00 am.

Samba Tawe will lead the parade, marching along the promenade to Oystermouth Square and the dairy car park.

The Mumbles Development Trust invites all to attend but children must be accompanied by a adult.

The Swansea LEADER issue 96 March 2015 tells motorists that they can obtain details of major roadworks in the city by utility companies by switching on their smartphone or computer.

The Council have signed up to a new roadwatch map based service which is updated every half hour and is dedicated to helping motorists plan their journeys.

The new service is in addition to the weekly roadworks bulletin and can be found at

Let’s hope this helps all motorists, bikers and cyclists.